Once in a while I regret not listening to the boyfriend, luckily for me those moments are not to often 😎 I definitely had one of those moments last Saturday. I received some tickets for the “legendary” Coma Club, this party was supposed to be epic in the 90s and from what I have heard it must have been like NOW&WOW in Rotterdam. They organize the party yearly again and the boyfriend warned me that everybody would be dressed up, but I’m stubborn and as an expat I have learned to take things with a grain of salt. Which I would regret..
So after biking under stress (Janet, why-oh-why can’t you ever be on time) to meet my friend, I noticed something shiny. When coming closer to the queue, I actually realised that it was because two guys where in full cirque-du-soleil outfit with matching christmas lights on their head. Yes, actual lights! While waiting for my friend (luckily, I wasn’t the only one who was late) I stood behind a banana and in front of a monkey (oh, the irony).
One of the other party go-ers was so nice to borrow us an eye pencil, so we could draw some cat whiskers on our face and luckily we were allowed into the venue. I honestly haven’t felt that kind of “stress” since I was 16, trying to get into a min. 18-year old party! Nonetheless, I had an amazing time and I’m already contemplating what to dress up as next year!
I’m a sucker for holiday traditions, so even though it is a mindfuck to see that there’s already a lot of Christmas decoration in Copenhagen (oh-no-you-didnt just do that before Sinterklaas) I welcome every other tradition that comes with it!
So when I heard about “J-dag” I was half intrigued and half mortified. On J-dag the Danes celebrate the launch of the Christmas beer . So 1. there is something like Christmas beer, more than a “WTF!” I can’t even say.. 2. there is a special day to honour it.. (oh, those Danes..) 3. to make it even funnier, there is also a P-dag – where the easter (påske) beer is being released and honoured.
Ofcourse it’s nothing more than a marketing tool for the mighty Carlsberg to sell more of their Christmas beer (which is a darker ale that is supposed to be a better combo with all Christmas food), but it’s still a pretty fun occasion! Trucks filled with Santa’s helpers and beer drive through the city and at exactly 20:59 they will enter all the bars while Jingle Bells is being played to give away some free beer and Christmas goodies. CUTE!
Last weekend the boyfriend and I decided to finally make use of our new car (ehem, his car..), so last Friday we drove to Hamburg, Germany. From Copenhagen it was a 4,5 hours drive, which I (to be honest) primarily experienced while sleeping.. We arrived Friday night at the Design Hotel affiliated 25hours Hotel Hafencity Hamburg.
The hotel has a maritime theme, so a lot of rawness and industrial fabrics. The coolest thing about the hotel was all their extra features: they transferred their smoking room into a vinyl room, I don’t even smoke but the idea of being able to smoke and listen to some LPs definitely made it more attractive (haha, I kid – the vinyl is enough). They also had a sauna on their roof terrace, with a great view over the harbour. Best of all, their breakfast buffet was actually pretty amazing!!! The rooms are also pretty affordable, with night rates starting from 105 euro – and you even get a 15% discount up till 25 years old!
I know, I’m walking waaaaaaay behind the facts with this post. But better too late than never right?! My favorite place in Copenhagen Tivoli opened again for 2 weeks during the Halloween period. But don’t expect any Walibi Fright Night situations, Tivoli’s Halloween is kid proof!
The entire park was decorated with pumpkins and friendly witches and after 6 o’clock there were a sporadic guard/zombie to scare people. You wanna go there too? You don’t have to wait untill next season just yet, they have a Russian Christmas from the 16th of November till 30th of December!
Even though it seems that I only run these days, I actually still go to Crossfit. Besides getting a better condition, I’m also getting (a bit) stronger – which in return is a great plus in avoiding running injuries. I found this great youtube about Crossfit in Scandinavia and a lot is actually shot in the box where I train!