Copenhagen: Christianshavn and City

This is my third visit to Copenhagen so you could say I am a fan. I like all of the parts of Scandinavia I have seen and Copenhagen is no exception.   I am here for a few days with Lara and Harvey.

Today we walked in to Christianshavn.  Along the way we saw this outside gymnand this cute floating house.I would love to stay in here.We noticed that many people cycle to get around and the city is well set up for cycling with cycle lanes everywhere.  Consequently there are bicycles all over the place.We admired the architecture as we walked along. Copenhagen is on the coast and is made up of several islands, connected by bridges. Some of the larger bridges open up to let large boats through and these building contain the controls to open the bridge.When we got to Christianshavn we found a bakery ( Brodflov) to have breakfast in.  Why are Danish places sooooo cool?Vegan food was not a strong point of this bakery so I had a black coffee and a bread roll. Both were excellent.We headed to Our Saviours Church because it has a tall steeple you can climb up.  First though we looked around the church. It was large and white and warm and very beautiful.Charming pews.A very ornate pulpit.A huge organ that is over 300 years old.The ceiling was high, painted white with stars on it and ornate sculptures on the wall.Check out this baptism font.We then climbed up the tower which was quite a tough climb in places.The church bells were huge!There was a bell to warn you when they rang but luckily I did not experience them.I was relieved to get to the top and admire the view. You can then walk round the outside of the steeple but it was a bit high for me.So I returned to the street and waited for my children who were braver then I was.We headed towards Nyhavn,stopping for a cuppa on the way.This is Nyhavn, a charming canal side street.We went for a boat trip and then returned to Nyhavn for a relax.We had a drink and played cards so we could rest and warm up as it was cold out there.We had not eaten since breakfast so we looked for somewhere for supper. Unfortunately Copenhagen is VERY expensive so we went to a fast food place – Wok On.

You choose your base (noodles, rice or just veg), then your protein and then a sauce.It is then cooked fresh.Yummy. I had tofu and broccoli with brown rice and vegetables and a garlic and black pepper sauce. We have walked over 20,000 steps today and as it is cold outside and ludicrously expensive to have a drink out, we are relaxing in our hotel tonight. We stopped in a Seven Eleven and bought provisions; a small bar of chocolate and salt liquorice for me.
Tomorrow we are hiring bikes.

About Lose Weight and Gain Health

Hi! My name is Zoe and I live in Hastings, East Sussex, with my son Harvey and dog, Milton. I have been fighting the fat for years but this time I am serious. I want to lose weight and gain health. This blog is about how I am changing my lifestyle so I can lose weight but not by just "being on a diet" but by making small changes to our lives so that as I lose weight, I gain health. I want my family to be healthy too and never have to struggle with their weight like I have. In common with many large people, I have gained and lost weight many times over the years. This time, I want to lose it and maintain a healthy low weight. I am interested in eating food that is nutrient dense and delicious and that appeals to children and adults. I do not eat animal products so follow a vegan diet. I try to use locally produced food supplemented with what I can grow myself. I support and try to use local farmers markets and farm shops. Another objective is to add more exercise to our days. It sounds so simple when I write it down :-)
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