The best burgers in Østerbro, Copenhagen

I’m not saying that these are the best burgers in Copenhagen, because I have not yet visited all the great restaurants that this city has to offer – but I can definitely say that Østerbro originale Burgerrestaurant serves the best burgers in Østerbro. We live right next to this place and have visited twice so far. First time was just after moving to our new place and the second time when my fiance’s parents were visiting us a few weeks ago. The concept here is…Continue Reading “The best burgers in Østerbro”

Renting a bike in Copenhagen is easy

Renting a bike in Copenhagen is SUPER easy. Seriously. Most people think that they first need to find a bike rental company and be sure that they are there at a certain time. But not in Copenhagen. Here you can rent a bike any time of the day by just taking one out of a bike stand. Easy. Cheap. Convenient. Of course there are separate companies that rent bicycles as well… But I’ll take a deeper dive into both of these two ways. Renting a…Continue Reading “Bike Rental in Copenhagen”

The Little Mermaid Statue

The Little Mermaid is, in my opinion, a rather controversial attraction. It is small. It is not the most beautiful statue in the world. And the area around it is always filled with tourists. On the other hand, The Little Mermaid statue is legendary. It’s an icon. Everyone knows it. It simply is world-famous. I am having a hard time deciding whether to tell you to avoid the whole thing (due to all the tourists) or to go and see it. But maybe seeing the…Continue Reading “The Little Mermaid Statue in Copenhagen”

Quotes about Denmark and Danish people

In my opinion these three quotes describe the Danes and the country of Denmark rather well. “Something is rotten in the state of Denmark.” – Marcellus in William Shakespeare’s Hamlet “This is Denmark. We are Danes. We keep our distance. We do not pick a seat close to strangers if other seats are available. We do not talk to strangers in the trains.” – William Wilson, a character in Steen Langstrup’s Metro short story “Denmark is like a secret little place with its own special…Continue Reading “My 3+2 Favourite Quotes about Denmark & Danish People”

Training Program to Get Stronger in Bench, Squat and Deadlift

I’m not an expert at strength training. Heck, I’m not even that good at lifting. But I’d love to be. I’ve been going to the gym for a long time and I used to do rather well when I was younger. At around 90 kilos (or even a little below that), I had a really low fat percentage, I ran well and lifted like a beast. Now, 6 years later, I never run, I weight a ton more and I lift like a granny. I…Continue Reading “My 10 Week Training Program to Get Stronger In Squat, Bench & Deadlift”

Picture of Nyhavn

Looking for cheap or free things to do and see in Copenhagen? As a foreigner living in the city, I know what is worth visiting for a tourist – and what is not. That is why I wanted to list my own favourites and top sights that I think, you should definitely try out. The Free Ones First I’ll start off by going through the list of free things you should do in Copenhagen. I’m always updating this list, so feel free to send me…Continue Reading “24 Free or Cheap Things You Must Do in Copenhagen”

Gifs about Danish gym etiquette

I’ve noticed that the gym etiquette here differs from other countries I’ve worked out in. Like… Here no one takes the weights off the barbells. And it pisses me off. So I decided to do a summary of the gym etiquette in Denmark. Please follow these simple rules. 1. Warm Up Should Last At Least 4 Hours Because biking 5 km to the gym wasn’t enough. 2. You are not allowed to put your weights away Just leave the plates on the barbell. Let someone…Continue Reading “Danish Gym Etiquette in 7 GIFs”

Brunch at Kafe Kapers

Based on the few posts I’ve posted here in my blog, all we do in Denmark is EAT. Well, I admit it – we love food. We love sitting in restaurants, having a few drinks, tasting new dishes. So that’s what we do. Life should be fun – and eating is fun! (Yeahyeah, I’ll try to do some manly stuff and write some “Top 10s of Copenhagen” later instead of these life stylish food posts… But I’m just having too much fun with food at…Continue Reading “Sunday Brunch at Kafe Kapers”

Biking around Amager Island

We’re not hugely athletic. We go to the gym, lift decent weights and I bike to work. But that’s about it. So when we decided to go and bike from our place in Østerbro around Amager (the whole island) and back, we weren’t sure whether it would be an enjoyable journey or pure hell. We left from our apartment at 11:30 after having a small breakfast and a cup of coffee. Our route: Østerbro to Christianshavn Amagerbro to Amagerstrand Along Amagerstrandvej to the airport Along…Continue Reading “A 53 km Ride – Biking around Amager and back!”

Bopa Plads at Evening

Yeah, I told you in my last piece about brunch at Pixie that I might end up going back there. Which of course I did – faster than I would’ve thought. Even though I gave a harsh review to their brunch, Cafe Pixie just is a great place. The location is great. The atmosphere is great. And beer is always good. This time we went for the burger. At Pixie, their “standard” burger is something that I’d call a BBQ burger as it comes with…Continue Reading “Burgers at Cafe Pixie, Bopa Plads”

Brunch at Cafe Pixie

I think I gave the ending away right there in the title. A DECENT brunch. Not bad. Not great. But decent. Anyway. This is what Sunday’s were created for. Brunch. A lazy morning that slowly evolves into you finally putting on your clothes, heading out the door and having a plate full of bacon, eggs, bread and fruit. Well if you asked someone more religious, they’d say that Sunday is the day God rested. But for me, it’s the day of bacon. I worship BACON!…Continue Reading “A Decent Brunch at Pixie”

Cider Tasting at Kompasset

Thursday was an amazing day. Everything at work went well, I pushed many things forward. But that was not the greatest part of Thursday. The cider tasting at Kompasset Ølbar was. Kompasset is a new pub / bar at Østerbrogade 103 in Østerbro 2100, Copenhagen. As the name might tell you, the bar has a strong maritime atmosphere in it with old barrels, sextants and maps decorating the room. Walking into Kompasset feels like walking into the crew quarters in a large old wooden ship….Continue Reading “Cider Tasting at Kompasset Ølbar”

Two bottles of Willemoes beers and an additional amber

Stupid headline, I know. And I don’t know if this is going to be a thing, but I felt like posting a few pictures of the beers that I had this weekend. Denmark is a beerlovers paradise. There are hundreds of amazing small breweries that produce quality beers for a decent price. Bryggerriet Vestfyen is one of them. It’s not a SMALL brewery per se as it has apparently grown tremendously in the past 15 years and I do not wonder why: their products are…Continue Reading “A few bottles of Willemoes beers”

Tips for Finding an Apartment in Copenhagen

Finding an apartment in Copenhagen is a nightmare. When people tell you that, you better believe. Especially if you have a limited budget. Quick Links Housing Portals Networking Housing Companies Avoid Scams Summary There are thousands of people looking for a place, but only a very limited number of apartments and rooms available. All the best ones seem to go to someone before they are even posted anywhere online. So prepare yourself for a long search. If you’re lucky or supergood at it, you might…Continue Reading “Tips for Finding an Apartment in Copenhagen”

Danish Flag

Studies claim that Danes are the happiest people on Earth – at least as a nation. But is life really all champagne and strawberries in Denmark? Or are these studies full of “BAE”? Why are Danes happy? According to Visit Denmark, part of the secret lies in equality. High taxes level the playing field a lot as the cost of health care, education and child care are shared. The ones who earn the most, pay the most. Or at least that’s how it’s supposed to…Continue Reading “Are Danes as happy as studies claim? A Foreigner Speaks”

Madagascar lemurs behind bars

Whereas my friday and Cafe Sundet weren’t all that great – yesterday saved this weekend! We went to the Copenhagen Zoo! And I took a lot of pictures! The Zoo is located in Frederiksberg. A beautiful “cool & posh” area of Copenhagen where there are tons of hip restaurants, green gardens and rich people. It’s a prestigios area and a lot greener than, say, Vesterbro, Nørrebro or even Østerbro. The biggest problem I had in the morning was the lack of clean clothes. The only…Continue Reading “Fun Day at the Copenhagen Zoo”

The menu at restaurant Cafe Sundet

This is a story about a restaurant called Cafe Sundet and how they forgot all about us. But first. Let me tell you a little backstory. Yesterday was a really warm day here in Copenhagen. And we haven’t gotten many of those in August. So we decided to go for a piknik near the Svanemøllestranden. First we biked straight to the Waterfront Shoppingcenter which is some 2 kilometers from where our current place (AirBnB) is. My better half wanted a juice and a sandwich from…Continue Reading “Cafe Sundet – The worst restaurant experience in a long time!”

This is my Copenhagen

“WE GO BIG TONIGHT!” Said all the characters of How I Met Your Mother in Episode 15 of Season 9. I loved that show – and still do. And we did go big. Me and my fiance moved from Finland to Copenhagen. That’s what this whole blog is gonna be about. Me. My fiance. Copenhagen. And travelling. I know I’ll sometimes wonder into sports, discuss nerdy things and even talk about politics! *GASP* I’ve run tens (or even hundreds, I lost track) of different websites…Continue Reading ““WE GO BIG TONIGHT!””