Before arriving to Copenhagen we spent one night in a German city called "Bremen" - where Angela Merkel happened to have a speech the same day, and where snipers would scrutinize us meticulously. It started pouring down as usual and we ran to an Italian restaurant where we had godlike pizza and wine. Enough of Germany, I'll jump to Copenhagen now.

Coming to Copenhagen was a very zen-moment for me, because for the first time I was quite close to home. The language was similar - at least when written, and the prices were rocket high.

Since our train came quite late we checked in at lightning speed into our hostel, and then we headed out to the city where the sun was setting. We had great veggie burgers and headed off to Vesterbro, where we tried to find a bar/club. It ended up being a miserable failure since danish clubs are closed on Wednesdays, so we bought ciders from grocery stores and got lost in the very dark center. It took us about an hour to get back to the hostel due to how far we had gone. That time was spent shouting/singing the only Danish song we knew with locals cringeing as they passed on their bikes.

We decided to spend our last morning at Christiania. A freetown in the middle of Copenhagen. It felt historic and odd, yet wonderful simultaneously. It's definitely my top 3 when it comes to Copenhagen! Lastly, we went to Glyptoteket - a very picturesque museum that houses ancient sculptures and has walls painted in all my favorite colors.

After that we simply went to the train station and enjoyed the last train ride of the journey. I will write a post about the entire experience soon, but I'm left grateful and blown away.

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Amsterdam is Northern Europe's little Rome and Venice. There are lots of scooters, people kissing, pizza(?!), coffee shops ;), tiny bridges everywhere and cobblestone streets.

It was a shame that we had so little time in "Biketown" - because it had so much to give. We rented bikes and spent one day seeing as much as we could. We saw everything from Rijksmuseum, Waterlooplein, Vondelpark, the 9 streets, Westergasfabriek to the Van Gogh Museum and the streets of Jordaan.



The city of the EU parliament. A peeing statue. Waffles. Those were the things that I used to associate Brussels with - but I can gladly tell you that it's so much more.

It has warm, friendly, smiling and excessively helpful locals. It's fast-paced, yet calm. It has breathtaking art museums. And architecture for that matter. Areas and blocks that look like entirely different. During the entire stay I felt like I had half a foot in Amsterdam and the other half in Paris, or even Vienna?..

We only had two days in the city, but we managed to do quite a lot. But I definitely think that Brussels deserves a lot of time and attention with everything that it has to offer.

Our first day was spent having an art marathon and eating Pad Thai under a set of newly painted trees in the rain. My backpack took the hit and is white stained forever. :)

What I couldn't help to notice was that in the midst of colorful streets and festivities, guards patrolled every single street with huge rifles. It's a disturbing contrast to see a kid eat cotton candy with a highly armed guard next to it. And I never got used to it, even if I saw similar scenarios in other cities.

My phone started going crazy on this part of the journey, hence the few and quite mediocre pictures.

The second day was spent in Ixelles, the vivid neighborhood of Matonge and in the Wiels gallery. The gallery was especially memorable with its many, and quite thought provoking exhibits. This post really doesn't justify the amazingness of Brussels - and I genuinely think it's a city that everyone should visit.

I'll post about Amsterdam tonight.

PS. Their waffles are crazy good ;) And Speculoos spread is crack.



Munich. The city of Hofbräuhaus and the world's largest park.

After being in Vienna, which felt very German although it wasn't, Munich felt more German and like home.

First we met our extremely sweet Airbnb hosts, and then we headed into the center where we had dinner and just chilled.

Post-dinner. Hofbräuhaus was calling - and so were its large beers. It's a very special experience with orchestras playing old German tunes and men playing with spoons while dressed in Lederhosen. The way to the terrace is also difficult, because you have to walk through sticky floors and excessively skilled waiters.

We didn't have much time in Munich, and our heads were too tired after seeing so many art galleries. So in the morning we had two parts of shitty breakfast and headed of to "Eisbachwelle" - an artificial surf spot for locals. We watched the extremely skilled surfers for about an hour and I really felt the urge to go as well, although it turned out to require much more preparation than I thought.

It started raining lots as usual and it got really cold. So we headed of to a cat café - which also was vegan, and might be the most eccentric thing I've ever mentioned. We returned to the beautiful square of Marienplatz during our stay and especially enjoyed the misty Englischer Garten - which is the world's biggest park.

PS. Asam's church was a really small and quick stop, yet very beautiful and almost ghostlike. See it if you have the chance!

Next up is Brussels with a small section on how Strasbourg was.



Vienna has been a city which exceeded my expectations by a million. Arriving here, I knew way less about the city than I should have.

We worried about not being able to see everything in less than two days. But in retrospect I'd say that we saw more than we had planned.

The first day was spent at Naschmarkt where fruit from all over the world decorated the stands, and intense selling competitions took place. After having lunch at the Naschmarkt we went to the Austrian National Library, which might have been one of the most beautiful places I've seen in my life. That sensation reappeared constantly during the entire visit.

In the afternoon we visited Hundertwasser Haus, which was quirky and colorful. The evening was spent in Prater - a park which houses a giant amusement park with expensive attractions and toxic Asian takeout.

The second day was spent visiting the Art history museum (Kunsthistorisches Museum), which unsurprisingly had incredible architecture and diverse paintings. In the afternoon we felt restless because we ran out of fun things to do. But in the evening a Canadian guy from the hostel enlightened us on the gift of "Google trips". This was an immediate success which resulted in us almost missing our current train to Munich.

A bit too late in the night we hit a bar with a bunch from the hostel. We were greeted by a rather drunk bartender who forced us to buy beer and who attempted to speak French. Speaking of alcohol, it's worth mentioning that Vienna is a city where you can buy champagne like street food.

Our final morning in Vienna was spent rushing through the Natural history museum and the Albertina gallery, which I highly, highly recommend!

Vienna has been absolutely sublime with incredible sights, friendly people, good food and a cultural overdose.

All in all, Vienna is 1) Classy 2) Cultural 3) Welcoming. Munich is up next and remember kids: Google Trips is our lord and savior.



Today was our last day in Prague, which was rather interesting. Since we had seen most things/sights that could be seen, and the things left to see were closed - I decided to go Vans hunting. It took a turn for the worse when an employee wanted me to pay a larger sum for the same pair of shoes "because I was a girl and I had a female size". There was literally no difference in shoe appearance and etcetera.

Anyhow, with that rather annoying incident we had cheap Indian lunch. Looking back at our "restaurant visits" we discovered that a lot of restaurants have Feng Shui interior, which quite frankly caused a lot of laughs from our side due to it being pseudo scientific and impractical.

In the evening we met up with two Czech EYP-friends that live in Prague. We went for a beer along the shoreline, which was super nice. We later on went to one of our Czech friends' favorite bar where we had a second beer. The bar was quite underground with ripped furniture and an ancient computer from the 90's where you could queue songs. When we were about to pay it turned out that they didn't take Euros or cards. This led to the bartender taking the matter in his own hands by saying: "It's fine, you don't have to pay, you can go". This was extremely sweet and weird at the same time.

After saying goodbye to one of our friends we had falafel and pizza before heading back to our 12 squared meter apartment.

Tomorrow we head for Vienna and the lesson to be learned today is to never underestimate charitable acts done by strangers.



Our second day in Prague is over and tomorrow is our last day here, before taking the train to sunny Vienna. There are some basic elements to Prague; 1) It's cheap. 2) It's extremely beautiful - everywhere. 3) Energetic - the nightlife starts at 10.

We have been blessed to live literally a couple of steps from the Old Town Square, which houses the Astronomical Clock and several other gorgeous buildings.

Our stay has been unconventional to some extent. With visits to the Steve Jobs and Alchemist museum. Disclaimer: The second museum was visited exclusively for avoiding the heat. Science is real.

Red teams complete the Wes Anderson vibe of the city and no house is alike the other. It's extremely advantageous that Prague has a lot of hills - because the views are to die for. I'm honestly surprised that I haven't been here before. I was also super impressed by the observatory at the top of "Perrin park" where we had the opportunity to see sun spots and Jupiter.

My final message from all of me to all of you is to try the Czech national dessert "Trdelnik" - if you won't see it, you'll sure as hell be able smell it.



Berlin, Berlin... Where do I even begin? A city of dazzling architecture that breathes culture and joy.

Taking the earlier train to Berlin was probably one of the best decisions that we made. We spent our evening in Mitte, where we visited Hackescher Höfe and our favorite hidden street art alley. The day got even better as we were upgraded for free at our hostel. Our mouths were shaped like big O's as we saw three large beds, a neat kitchen and a bathroom. We concluded that the room had apartment potential.

We were really keen on going clubbing at "Club Der Visionäre" and we had mandatory Berlin Falafel before a failed attempt of getting into a "21+ club" took place. I'm pretty sure that the bouncer thought we looked too much like tourists and not enough like graphic designers.

The evening ended with us having two beers at a quite cool bar at our favorite shady street art alley.

Day two started with us renting bikes and heading towards the DDR museum. The visit consisted of us opening drawers full of facts and squeezing ourselves into prototypes of Soviet/GDR apartments.

We then dragged ourselves to the other side of the city. To Friedrichshain, where we once more visited East side gallery and dwelled into the half dilapidated RAW-area. Both places are definitely worth a visit! And I think that clubbing/visiting RAW at night might be really fun.

After lunch we continued our biking-around-Berlin journey. Neukölln was our point B. By the time we had arrived we realized that it was a huge area to discover, something which our legs and knees told us not to. So we parked our bikes nearby a shopping mall, which supposedly was housing the artsy bar/lookout point "Klunkerkranich". We had to go through the entire mall, take the elevator to the 5th parking lot and then look for the bar ourselves. Despite all the hassle, it was so worth it. The interior was amazing and there was even a "balloon dog" statue and garden on the rooftop. The view and breeze was also incredible.

After having such an intense program we still had two more points. One of them was Tiergarten. I wrote down the streets that would take us there with a pen on my hand, and then we just went.

When finally arriving in Tiergarten I was mesmerized by the trees and the surrounding nature. But right before we were going to head back it started to rain. A lot. Our backpacks were soaked like loofahs and Lovisa regretted uttering the phrase "I really want a cold shower" - because she sure got one.

The last activity" of our Berlin stay was revisiting our favorite restaurant SOY. We had super delicious and cheap food and left the place content and smiling.

All in all (sorry for the Bible length of this post), I really, really encourage anyone visiting Berlin to rent a bike! Because you get to see the city from all of its sides and you also experience small, quirky things; such as riding under planks held up by construction workers.

Saying farewell to Berlin is always painful, but looking forward to what Prague has to offer is somewhat comforting.



Despite only being in Copenhagen 3 years ago, my impressions of the city were as if it was the first time I sat my foot into it. Lovisa and I decided to do a city tour in a bout an hour - which we managed to do rather okay.

After seeing the colorful architecture and mass populations of bikes we ran back to the station and jumped on the train to Hamburg. Our total journey from Stockholm to Hamburg was 12 hours. Though they were well spent. I tried to take pictures of the extremely beautiful forests and landscapes. But they came out quite shitty.

After arriving in Hamburg we took the subway to "Sternschanze" where we explored streets covered in graffiti down to the slightest detail and balconies covered in anti-G20 and capitalist signs.

We also visited "Planten und Blumen" (a botanical garden/park) in pouring rain, which was so diverse and colorful.

We ended up having dinner at a slightly shady Indian restaurant - which was surprisingly good at 9:47 pm. Thereafter we crashed onto our beds after having explored two cities in one day.

Currently we're back on the train - to Berlin this time.

But before we returned to the road we visited two art museums on the so called "Kunstmeile". The first one was "Kunsthalle" as seen in the picture above. The architecture was breathtaking and the museum staff were smoking and gossiping by the entrance. The last thing we did in Hamburg was visiting Deichtorhalle - which housed an extremely contemporary and abstract exhibition, which left us sleepy and relaxed for some reason? Hamburg was quite difficult to understand as a whole. It is known for being wealthy and business friendly, yet I've never seen so many homeless people in my life.

Berlin has a very special place in my heart and I look very much forward to see what my second favorite city (after Stockholm<3) has to offer.



My friend Lovisa and I are finally hitting the road. Our trip started at 6:21 from Stockholm's Central station and today our first proper stop will be Hamburg. Where we'll spend a day. Our bags are stuffed to the limit and I can't believe that the day has come. This journey started out as an idea by the breakfast table - and now we're actually doing it.

The journey has consisted of grass fields, seeing tiny animals on fields and having almost too close encounters with windows of elders living in shanty towns.

I'll post twice today - because today's journey consists of one stop on the way to Hamburg (Copenhagen).