Copenhagen, 1 year ago…

“We travel, some of us forever, to seek other states, other lives, other souls.”-Anaïs Nin

As a traveller, I love discovering new places, new cultures, new languages… I love everything that is different from me. Nonetheless, I also love to reminisce over past trips and see what I discovered and how that trip made me grow! And one of the best experiences I’ve had was in Copenhagen almost a year ago!

Copenhagen was such a magical place for me, maybe because it was the first time I was travelling without my parents by my side or maybe because I was accompanied by 2 of my best friends, either way I enjoyed myself so much during that trip and would definitely recommend to visit this city.

I wanted to share with you a few pictures of my trip that I can only hope will inspire you to pack a bag and book a ticket to this marvelous city! And also to take under consideration everything I would do differently so that you may have a better experience!

As a first experience, this trip went beyond my expectations. I loved every part of it but there is a few thing I would do differently if I was to go back today.

First off, I would try to learn some basic communication skills. Once there we started to pick up on words and making sense of the language (even started to understand it a little bit intuitively) and everyone we met were very nice to explain everything to us in English but our experience would’ve been a hundred times better if we would’ve spoken a little bit of the language. Just to say stuff like thank you or where is the bathroom and how can I get to this place to a local. I strongly believe that the language is the key to really embrace and understand the history of a country and to understanding their values and beliefs. You kill a culture by killing the language and this is why when a country get colonized the first thing that happens is to change the language that is allowed to be used.

Giving this was our first time in there we had to do all the touristy stuff and see what the city is really known for. But we should’ve definitely added some uncommon things as well. We should’ve given ourselves the time to get lost and experience things like a local and go to unusual places. The mainstream places crowded with tourists from all over the globe is not a real representation of how people from that place live; and that is the difference between a tourist and a traveler. Don’t get me wrong we did wander a bit and got lost a few times but I would’ve loved to do more of that.

Last thing, weirdly enough, I would take more pictures. Giving I love pictures and creating forever lasting memories, strange I didn’t take that many picture of my trip. I thought I took a lot but now looking back at it I don’t have that many. I took picture of the important stuff and pictures of myself and my friends but nothing more. I would’ve loved to take more pictures of the art and graffities, the store fronts, the cafes, the streets, the transportation… Don’t get me wrong, I remember everything about that trip and I really lived it but having pictures on top of that would’ve been nice (in case I lose my memory).

I don’t know when I will get the chance to go back to Copenhagen but I will do my best to make it happen as soon as possible. I have another post coming about everything I loved in Copenhagen so make sure you follow my blog and keep an eye open for that article! I post every Monday’s so don’t miss out!

With much love,

Sofyah,

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