Travel Savoring

Why after every trip one should relive the moments for the positive psychology effect of savoring on top of gratitude for making the trop

DENMARK

SLEEP

Citizen M — 25% owned by GIC (Singapore) and it was a great stay. Known for their cocktail bar and had great location to walk downtown.

I loved their art and quirky-ness

https://www.citizenm.com/hotels/europe/copenhagen/copenhagen-radhuspladsen-hotel

- didn’t do breakfast cos I do intermittent fasting

Stayed 1 night at airport hotel (suited our purposes for the last night — but basically a great normal hotel chain

https://www.nordicchoicehotels.dk/hoteller/danmark/kastrup-lufthavn/clarion-hotel-copenhagen-airport/?utm_campaign=regular-pictures&utm_medium=organic&utm_source=googlemybusiness

ATE

Illum Rooftop — we ate there twice because of the ambience and great food https://illum.dk/food

Try the monkfish burger and the mussels and I went with a dark and stormy cocktail (loved it)

We brunched at a local place — have to get name from my Dane friend. And we dined at Union Kitchen https://www.theunionkitchen.dk/ and I celebrated my birthday like a typical Dane with a small flag on my table! Kinda heavy the food but obviously a hot spot for locals.

My favorite was the open faced sandwich place — https://selmacopenhagen.dk/ LOVE IT — sooo rich I could not eat 2 of the tasting menus dishes cos I was so full. Later had food coma and slept for hours and had to cancel our Marv and Ben https://en.marvogben.dk/ (came recommended and we have to try that when I return to Copenhagen)

On our train ride we had local Burger Max — not Jagger which we were told was good too. Max didn’t rock my world but was a decent burger.

We loved the food market and took some cold cuts. We also did the Tapas https://torvehallernekbh.dk/ very crowded and popular with the post work crowd and they get out early… so make your way early or at lunch for a seat

But the other food market in Stockholm stole my heart and stomach — their steak tartare had me at hello — http://www.willyohlsson.se/

even though https://restaurantkoed.dk/menukort/ in Copenhagen had great staff and their steaks ooooohhhhhh — their steak tartare fell second to Willy…. damn it was a close fight

We tried both -

450g. Chateaubriand — Hereford / Angus

595, -

Uruguay — Grass fed — Matured in min. 28 days

and

700g. “Cöte de KöD” — Hereford

595, -

Uruguay — Grain fed — Matured min. 35 days

I liked both but the Chateaubriand was definitely fatter and juicier

SWEDEN

SLEEP and EXPERIENCE

This won for great breakfasts — included.

Amazing view and walking trails — water or forest

Had to take uber to go downtown but I felt so relaxed staying there

Old school hotel with a history

and their own pet rabbits in the spring garden

RIDE

Train — easy but my co traveller was bored — scenery wasn’t moving … and the ride was 5 hours Copenhagen to Stockholm

Use Swedish rail as it was a cheaper rate and their technical platform worked better :P we tried a few times with DSB

Even first class was 75% full but possibly because it was Easter break

FLY

Copenhagen airport is small and manageable- and had a quick covid testing center in the airport Falck

But Stockholm had the American Express Lounge and ahem yummy food as they are attached to a restaurant.

(activities too diverse to mention and we hung out with locals — did mostly touristy stuff)

Remember to pack 1 or 2 GREAT friends or family

and enjoy your own trip

Best

Marion

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