Hooray! We’ve finally made it to the final post in my Baltic cruise travel diary series. I know I’ve dragged this one out and you’ve probably all lost interest by now, but I’ve started so I’m going to finish!
The final stop on our Baltic cruise was Copenhagen in Denmark. Copenhagen was the city I was most looking forward to visiting on this cruise and I’m kind of gutted we didn’t get to visit earlier in the itinerary when my legs weren’t so tired.
We docked about a 30 minute walk outside of the city centre. In fact, we were docked quite close to the famous Little Mermaid statue, so that was our first stop of the day.
The Little Mermaid statue is much smaller than I expected. It’s hard to believe this tiny statue has become a symbol for the city of Copenhagen, and even for the country. For those of you who don’t know, she is based on the character from the story The Little Mermaid by Hans Christian Andersen, not the Disney animated one!
The main part of the city I wanted to see was Nyhavn. Nyhavn is the famous canal that is lined with colourful buildings. As with the rest of the cruise, we got very lucky with the weather, and the buildings look even more incredible with a blue backdrop.
Once we’ve finished up taking photos a Nyhavn, we headed into the city centre on a mission to find a Lego store.
Lego originates from Denmark, so just like we had to find an Ikea in Sweden, we had to find a Lego store in Denmark. Because that’s the type of people we are. 😂
We were successful in our mission at the Lego store we found was pretty cool. It even had a Lego version of Nyhavn inside.
Unfortunately, after just a few hours of exploring Copenhagen I was in a lot of pain. My hip had finally given up on me after two weeks of solid work. At this point, we realised we needed to head back to the ship so I could rest and recover.
I tweeted about it saying that I wasn’t even upset because just a few years ago my situation was so much worse and at times I couldn’t even leave the house. Back then I couldn’t have imagined that I would be well enough to spend two weeks exploring new cities. But it wouldn’t be possible without my steroid injections. They’ve literally given me my life back.
Besides, it’s a great excuse to return to Copenhagen! And we will be returning because I’ve really fallen in love with the city and I’m dying to go back to visit Tivoli Gardens (as I like theme parks now!) and to do the Carlsberg brewery tour.
Thank you for following along with this series! My next travel post will be a round up of my trip to Barcelona back in February.