Friday, May 24, 2019

København Days 3-4

Thursday morning we went for a nice walk 

We were on a mission. 

We went to Studio Arhoj so I could buy some of their adorable ceramic pieces. I first learned of them from a friend last year, and was so happy to finally get to see their studio. 

All the walking worked up an appetite. So we had hotdogs at the mall. Then we continued walking around and bought some Chili Klaus hot sauce to bring back. 

We went back to Mikkeller Viktoriagade to enjoy their TTO (tap takeover) for Angry Chair. 

So many incredible beers on a beautiful day. 

We ran into H again. 

And then added B to our squad. 

Then we went to dinner at the brand new Vesterbro Chinese. 

We ran into many more friends there too 

and ate a delicious prix fix menu with Mr Aktivfoodie, Donald. 

Burrada And Sichuan pepper! 

The most amazing chicken wings with Sichuan. 

All things Sichuan!

Soft shell crab smorrebrod. 

Us and Aktivfoodie. 

Post dinner we cycled up to Koelship the lambic bar. 

This is one of my favorite bars in CPH  it’s full of hygge and sours. 

We rode bikes up there- being confident to bike in Copenhagen was a game changer. Usually we would just walk - in this case almost 2 miles. But biking is so much better and faster!

We cycled fast to get to World famous Kebabistan before they closed at 1am. With 7 min to go, we were the only ones around. 

2 minutes later and 5 until closing, there was a crazy line. 

Perfect end to day 3. 

Day 4 was the start of MBCC!

We had our first beer from North Korea. 

The beer was light and kind of tasted like sake. 

The longest line at the festival consistently wasn’t for bissell brothers or the veil or any other world famous brewery, but it was for Taedonggang. 


Post festival we walked around. 

Friendly reminder. 

Fire starter at the festival. 

For dinner we wanted to go to Brus, so we rented bikes for the several mile trip there. Unfortunately it was packed and all we got was a delicious beer. 

Then we cycled over to my favorite bar, Mikropolis for a cocktail. 

Another friendly reminder. 

We cycled back to near where we were staying under the cover of darkness. I loved how peaceful it was. 

We ate at Ankara Duram for more amazing schwarma before going to Viktoriagade and eventually Fermentoren. 

Meet up with H again randomly and had a blast talking over beer. 

The perfect end to day 4. 

Tuesday, May 21, 2019

København Day 2 + Beer Mile {race recap}

Wednesday morning we went for a run around the lakes. 

There’s a bunch of birds which live at the lakes- geese, swans, coots. I love it. 

Saw this heron too!

Duas swans!

It’s a nice place to run- crushed limestone around the lakes. 

Post run we went to Andersen and Maillard bakery. We found them through a video on YouTube. The chef previously worked at Noma- so I knew it would be amazing. 

I love the simplicity of Danish breakfasts. A soft boiled egg + Rugbrød. So satisfying. 

Cinnamon sugar coated croissant. 

We went to Mikkeller Viktoriagade for a few beers- Omnipollo was having a tap takeover. 

Then we went to Warpigs for another beer + food. Hindsight is 20/20 and perhaps bbq {and beer} wasn’t the best idea pre beer mile. 
After our success of biking to Baghavn Tuesday night, we decided to rent Donkey Bikes again and bike to Baghavn.  We met up with A from Liverpool and then cycled 4 miles without incident to Baghavn. 

I love this place!

We picked up our numbers and waited for our heats. 

Fun before it wasn’t. 

Watching everyone suffer. 

Go L go!

L did great with a fast time of sub 11. 

Watched a. Few more heats and then it was my turn. I had wanted to stop at 2, but ultimately the competitor in me took over. 

First 2 laps were ok- full of burps. 

Last 2 I felt quite sick I tried to puke. No jam. 

The course went behind some shipping containers transformed into condos. Super cool. Until I stopped to cough/try to puke and looked over to my left to see a guy reading a book in his bed 10’ from me. Smh. 

I got lapped by a Danish Olympian at least 2x. On her final lap I tried to keep up running with her for 200m. So dumb of me. She finished in 6:xx, I finished in 12:xx
Post mile we packed into the tent for the awards ceremony. It is here where we learned a traditional danish drinking song. 

: Ka' Xaar, ka' Xaar, ka' Xaar  drikke ol

It was a ton of fun hanging with everyone. 

Then the Bäska came out. People know about our love for Malort and were inspired to share their countries versions. 

Luckily I didn’t have to accept an award and drink more beer. 🤢 

We ended the night at Boaden and Build. 

We cycled back to near our flat (somehow since I don’t remember) and got food from Khiosk and then met everyone for more beer at Fermentoren. 

I don’t remember much past the beer mile.  Last year I woke up the morning after the beer mile and felt the world spinning- I attributed it to melatonin. This year I didn’t take any melatonin and felt equally as bad. The adrenaline + beer = bad combo for me. No more beer miles in my future forever. I’ve also been thinking about quitting alcohol altogether. 

Friends, food and mostly fun for day 2.