One Life. One Shot. Make it Count. #noregrets
That’s the slogan of Contiki, a travel community for travellers under 30. I still remember that 2017 was the busiest but most amazing “travel year” for me. It was also a year, where it was difficult for me to find travel mates (either we didn’t find the time slot or we didn’t match with the travel destination), so that was the reason why I decided to travel on my own. Maybe you don’t like or you are afraid of travelling alone – but trust me, this was one of my best experience in my life. And you’re not alone! I am a super shy person, but I quickly made new friends on this Contiki tour. Everyone was so nice! It has always been my dream to discover the north part of Europe. A good friend of mine recommended me Contiki, and I luckily found the perfect Scandinavia tour, starting from Berlin, Germany and with stop in Stockholm, Sweden. I arrived one day earlier in Berlin to enjoy shopping and I also wanted to visit the Ampelmann restaurant (which is closed nowadays, buhu). The Currywurst was so delicious! Just check out my latest blog post, if you would like to know more about Berlin.
So my tour officially started on the 22 July 2017 in Berlin, where the coach took us to Denmark. From Germany, you can take the ferry, which is operating frequently per day. Our tour guide was Bec, a super cheerful and very motivated sunshine girl! I enjoyed every minute with her. Our driver was Hans – his driving skills were insane and he drove us safely from Berlin to Stockholm. They both did a wonderful job!
After the boat trip (it took us approx. 2 hours), we arrived in Denmark! Bec did a brief presentation and gave us the programme together with a little travel booklet (with useful phrases and sightseeing spots – I will list them up below). We stayed in Copenhagen for two days. The first day was arrival and Bec did a short orientation tour with us. On the second day, we had free time, so I met up with my new travel friends to discover Copenhagen, the capital city of Denmark. The town’s classic and colourful architecture and Canals (Nyhaven) were truly beautiful!
Things to do in Berlin:
Please check out my detailed blog post here
Things to do in Copenhagen:
– The Little Mermaid (famous bronze statue)
– Christiania (Freetown, “hippie neighbourhood” in Copenhagen)
– Nyhavn (harbour)
– Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek (museum)
– Tivoli Gardens Amusement Park
– Amalienborg Palace
– Stroget (Europe’s longest pedestrian streets)
Let the journey begin!I took the bus from Berlin airport to the city
A day ticket (ABC zone) costs 7.70 EURThe Ampelmann Restaurant (it is not open anymore)
This Currywurst was a dream!Alexanderplatz I booked one night at the Hotel FriedrichshainThe next day – meeting up with the Contiki crew Denmark here we go! The ferry took us from Germany to Denmark This is my sunshine girl Bec! I miss her! Contiki Programme;
Denmark, CopenhagenBec hold a brief presentation about DenmarkLanguage Lesson DANISHWe stayed at the Generator Hostel
Don’t miss Nyhavn!It is so pretty! There was a gelateria on the left
(I tried the Daim ice cream – it was so good!)Selfie Time~ Rundetaarn
The Round Tower The entry fee was 25 crowns (~3.55 Swiss Francs/US-Dollars) …Pikachu? 100 crowns are approx. 14 Swiss Francs/US-Dollars The Little Mermaid Kongens Have (Public park) Sending postcards to my friends Last but not least, the Carlsberg Brewery