Beautiful and expensive Copenhagen

    We are always told that if you cross the border, don\’t convert prices to our kroner. In Denmark, however, the embarrassment is several times greater, more precisely two to four times greater.Dívka na kole.jpg
    The national currency is the Danish krone, and one Danish krone is about 3.40 of ours. Upon entering a grocery store, at first glance, prices are almost identical to those we are used to in Alberta. And a little disappointing.
    For lunch, we went to a pizza place far from downtown that was basically a stand-up diner, but despite this, we paid 350 CZK for a vegetable pizza and a glass of soda. The Nordic countries are known for their high taxes on sugar and fatty products, so obese people pay the least. That\’s fine, but 105 CZK for a scoop of ice cream is still a minimum. As in all other countries except the Czech Republic, Copenhagen is the cheapest place to eat at fast food restaurants, with McDonald\’s, KFC, and Burger King.
    Even if you don\’t bring cash, cards are accepted almost everywhere. I paid cash only once in three days, and that was for ice cream at a stand.Promenáda Nyhavn.jpg
    The city is beautiful, clean, and safe, with very few homeless people or beggars. There are a lot of crazy cyclists in Copenhagen, and in some places there are multiple bike lanes. There are more cyclists than cars, they ride accordingly, and cars and pedestrians give way to cyclists. Bicycles are an ideal means of transportation, they can get you anywhere and for 350 CZK you can ride all day. On the other hand, a 15-20 minute subway ride costs 70 CZK. In Copenhagen, instead of purchasing fares by the hour as we did, the machine displays the exact destination station and you pay accordingly.
    As for lodging, we took a room in a 4+1 shared house on AirBnB, 30 minutes from the center, and could not afford less than 1000 CZK per person per night. There is so much to see and do in Copenhagen that I would recommend staying a few days if you go.