Neighborhoods of Copenhagen: Vesterbro, Part 2 (The Night)

Neighborhoods of Copenhagen: Vesterbro, Part 2 (The Night)

Posted by: on May 6, 2014 | 2 Comments

Yesterday I left you with a cliffhanger: where would I go to dinner in the Vesterbro neighborhood of Copenhagen after a long day of sightseeing? Just kidding, but I did have to slash my post about Copenhagen’s red light district gone hip into three parts because it was way too long for anyone to commit to reading in one sitting. Here’s part two, but if you haven’t read the first post then click here to do so now!

Neighborhoods Of Copenhagen: Vesterbro, the Now-Fashionable Red Light District

Neighborhoods Of Copenhagen: Vesterbro, the Now-Fashionable Red Light District

Posted by: on May 5, 2014 | 5 Comments

In the last post I showed you around Nørrebro, the affordable hipster neighborhood of Copenhagen. But today’s we’re going somewhere with a completely different vibe: Vesterbro. For the sake of simple comparison, if Nørrebro was in NYC it would be Williamsburg and Vesterbro would be the West Village. Vesterbro is Copenhagen’s red light district, once known primarily for its sleazy side: sex, drugs and crime. Although some of that still exists today (there were sex toy shops and a strip club on the same street as our hotel), the neighborhood has undergone an extreme makeover and today is filled with trendy restaurants, bars, and boutiques. This post practically turned into a novel because there is so much to see and do in Vesterbro, so I chopped it into three parts. Here is part one!

Neighborhoods of Copenhagen: Hang Out In a Cemetery & Eat In a Laundromat In Nørrebro

Neighborhoods of Copenhagen: Hang Out In a Cemetery & Eat In a Laundromat In Nørrebro

Posted by: on May 3, 2014 | 3 Comments

Sometimes you can stop in a city or region for a couple days and see all there is too see. Other times, you feel like you need to live there for a year to satisfy your need to try and do everything. Copenhagen was the latter for me – the feeling I got while walking around the winding streets filled with tucked away cafes and shops reminded me of why I first moved to New York. I felt like there were infinite possibilities and that I wanted to know this city.

Unfortunately I couldn’t stay for a year, but I did manage to explore most of the neighborhoods of Copenhagen during my trip. Three areas stood out as the places I would probably hang out at if I lived in Copenhagen, the first of which was Nørrebro.

Copenhagen: 5 Reasons Why It’s My New Favorite City

Copenhagen: 5 Reasons Why It’s My New Favorite City

Posted by: on Apr 28, 2014 | 7 Comments

Photo: Nyhavn, Copenhagen’s popular waterfront hangout

I got back from Copenhagen yesterday and a few minutes after getting off the plane in Newark it hit me: I’m not in Denmark anymore. Usually I have this feeling when I’m entering a new country, not when I’m coming home! In many places outside the US, arriving can be confusing, frustrating and sometimes a little scary. But in Copenhagen, everything is better.

I’m in DENMARK!

I’m in DENMARK!

Posted by: on Apr 19, 2014 | No Comments

photo: Thomas Rousing via Flickr

Hej (hi) from Denmark! If all went well with my flight (FINGERS CROSSED), I’ve landed in Copenhagen by now.


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