Denmark for the Weekend – No Big Deal

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So, by the time this is posted (I’m trying out this post scheduling thing, not sure how well it will work…) I’ll be in Copenhagen for the Weekend!  It’s crazy how close I am to all these fantastic cities.  My European friends think it’s even crazier that I’m just traveling there for a weekend.  A one hour plane ride is not a short distance to them.  But, having traveled across the ocean to live in Stockholm, I’ll never be so close to these places again.

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creamy, eggy, cinnamon vanilla oatmeal this morning. flax, pb, raisins. sweetly simple

My flight leaves early (8:30am) Friday morning, and lands in Copenhagen around 10am or so.  I’m taking public transport to the airport, so I’m leaving my place around 5:15am.  And of course, I can’t sleep.

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I love this. Also, it's coffee from a supermarket - I have yet to have a *bad* coffee here.

But anyway – I’m staying in a hostel for two nights, planning to do as many tourist-y sight-seeing things as I can without paying too much.  I also have another friend from Stockholm who happened to plan her trip to Copenhagen at the same time – so hopefully we’ll meet up some time.  I’m excited.

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veggie pre-departure meal. all roasted from frozen. all yum.

I really like that most of the “things to see” in Copenhagen are all so close, and are within walking distance.  And when traveling, to save money (and throw in a little exercise), I’ll walk up to 30 minutes at a fast-ish pace to get between places.  And hey, it isn’t as cold as Stockholm!  I’m also bringing my gym boss interval timer, for when I want to do a quick sweat-session at the hostel.

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the best way to make hot chocolate. seriously - find these sticks. dark chocolate + soymilk.

I’m trying to spend as little money as possible, without compromising my experience. I have my travel plans set (public transport is easy there, and I have a Stockholm monthly pass).  The thing that tends to get me spending too much money on a trip is always food – especially snacks.  I often let myself get too hungry and impulse buy a not-so-healthy, expensive, and unsatisfying snack.  Since I’ve heard that Copenhagen in even more expensive than Stockholm, I’m coming prepared.  Check it out:

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This is basically cleaning of the contents of my pantry.  Lots of fruit (fresh and some raisins), nuts, seeds, and rice crackers for snacking.  I also packed some dried oatmeal mix, buckwheat, and lentils if I choose to cook a cheap meal at the hostel.  Although I know they offer breakfast pretty cheap, I’ll have to see what it is before I decide to buy.

I’m not bringing my laptop, but I’ll have internet on my smart phone – so follow me on twitter to keep up with my adventures!

Have any budget travel strategies to share?

So excited ahh!

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