I spent Wednesday in Copenhagen, Denmark, just a 35-minute train ride (and passport check) away from Malmö. Though I wasn’t planning to visit Denmark, it seems to be the thing to do when you live so close. In fact, my Airbnb host commutes to Copenhagen almost every day for work (and she was kind enough to lend me her transport pass for the day so I wouldn’t have to pay for the train). I was mostly there as a tourist, but I also met up with a couple people about my project.
One of Copenhagen’s most famous neighborhoods is “Freetown Christiania,” an autonomous commune that seems immune to the city and laws around it. I don’t have any pictures of the inside because Christiania has a ‘green district,’ where cannibis is sold, with three rules: don’t run (it causes panic); have fun; and don’t take photos (it’s all illegal). But it was a fascinating place to walk through, with a skate park, sculpture art and graffiti everywhere, and multiple stands selling Bob Marley gear.
Lastly, I did try to make a map of where I went on Wednesday, and got this:
I walked at least 12 miles that day, took the metro a couple times, and crossed the same bridge 3 times, so there you go! Just off the map at the top-middle, by the Kastellet, is the famous Little Mermaid statue. It was too far for me to go just to see that statue (when I was closest to it, it was raining and the statue was still two miles away). One day though!