Copenhagen is a truly magical city, and one of my favorite places that we visited (although Cameron says I have good taste since it is also one of the more expensive cities that we visited). After a long train ride from Berlin, we settled into our last AirBnb in the Christianshavn neighborhood, a short walk over a nearby bridge to the city center. On our street sat the famous Church of Our Savior with a brilliant twisting edifice that we climbed - over 400 steps to the top (not for the the faint of heart - very tight quarters and a thin rail between you and a steep descent). After visiting the top of the church and catching some amazing views, we made our way into the sanctuary and listened to some live music from the magnificent organ. This little excursion came shortly after we had visited the free town of Christiania, a commune within the city limits of Copenhagen that plays by its own rules. Cameron told me I needed a bit more common sense when strolling into places like Christiania, for when a gentleman in front of me dropped a package, I stooped to pick it up, and he quickly snatched it from me. I guess I accidentally picked up his drugs!
Our 2nd week in Berlin was bookended by interesting train ride conversations. The first, on the return trip from Prague, was when we shared a compartment with two girls from L.A. One in particular was very well-traveled and told us incredible stories about beaches in Vietnam and the wonders of Budapest. The train ride at the end of the week from Berlin to Copenhagen had us sharing an apartment with a fascinating couple who left their home in Australia in February of 2014 to go and travel the world via bike! They had been everywhere – from Span to Croatia, Germany to Denmark. He was a great storyteller, and we had a blast on the ride, especially when we discovered that our train had boarded onto a ferry to cross the Baltic Sea to Copenhagen…only in Europe!