The Train to Copenhagen
One of the best things about travelling in Europe is that most countries are so closely located to each other that you can literally hop from one country to the next all in one day!
This is exactly what we decided to do after spending a lovely weekend in Sweden attending the wedding of our friends.
Taking advantage of Malmö's proximity to one of Northern Europe's leading travel destinations we decided to take the train across to the Danish capital of Copenhagen to spend the day!
Thanks to the genius that is the Øresund Bridge, an eight kilometer rail and motorway linking the Swedish city of Malmö to Denmark's capital, Copenhagen, we were able to travel between both cities on a thirty minute train ride.
Arriving into a gloriously sunny day in Copenhagen we exited the train station and immediately spotted one of many (many!) bicycles which are highly favoured amongst commuters in the world's most bike-friendly city.
In every direction we looked we were sure to see countless cyclists weaving their way through the roads or attempting to avoid crowds of pedestrians scurrying around the city's polished streets.
Once we reached the bustling downtown area , a few minutes away from the train station, we got down to the business of finding a cute café where we could get an early brunch and a spot of people-watching.
After scouting around, we decided to make the most of the pleasantly sunny day and headed towards the waterfront area which is home to one of the city's liveliest neighbourhoods - the colourful Nyhavn district.
Once we browsed around some of the eclectic market stalls along the harbourfront we finally settled into a nearby cafe and whiled our time away.
After taking in the colourful views of Nyhavn and the laid back vibe as crowds of people lay sprawled along the waterfront enjoying the great weather, we decided to make our way back into the bustling centre of the city to continue exploring.
Weaving our way through the throngs of people and bicycles it was really impressive to see the city's complex network of bicycle lanes swirling into action, like a charming dance.
Before we could even spot our next bicycle our time in Copenhagen was up!
Heading to the station to catch the train back to Malmö I couldn't help but feel like we had only sampled a tiny piece of Copenhagen's inexplicably cool and modern vibe! Without a doubt, one day we'll be back for more!