Yesterday I had the opportunity to see Copenhagen through the eyes of a couple of visiting New Yorkers. It was so inspiring that I completely forgot about the freezing temperatures (what spring?), and the friend waiting for me to show up across town for my second coffee appointment (sorry Irene). I wanted to know if there was something I could add to the blog that would be helpful to visitors. And was there ever. I never really thought about it before, but the tourist industry is huge (I want to say: rotten) and filled with traps. I couldn't believe that the Copenhagen tourist book they bought at Barnes & Noble suggested they go to Hard Rock Cafe. They should get a full refund for that purchase!
Looking into the majority of information available to Copenhagen visitors, I am honestly offended that the only things that make it to the books are the usual suspects like the amusement park Tivoli, the narrow stretch of harbour Newhaven and Royal Copenhagen. Plus seemingly whatever restaurant is willing to pay for the inclusion.
This meeting has inspired me to elaborate on my "visiting Copenhagen" pages. It will grow slowly, but I plan to revise and update it frequently. I find people wanting to visit my city so touching that I want to do what I can to make them feel welcome and have a good stay. If you have any suggestions or things you would like to know as a visitor, I would be happy if you leave a comment. Don't be shy.
Vintage Tivoli. This season there will be at least one post on this beautiful garden. Ah, sweet childhood memories.
Aaah, look at this! Where did all the cool postcards go? I see that I may need to get on that as well, haha.