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.
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.
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.
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.
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:
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!