Time Flies is truly the most fitting title for this post. As I sit here writing this, I cannot believe how quickly the time has past. Last week I said ‘See you (hopefully) soon!’ to precious, perfect Copenhagen.
In August it will have been three years since I visited Denmark for the very first time. Nicolas had just spent six weeks with me in the states, and I was SO excited to see where he came from and to meet his family. I had never been to Europe or traveled by myself before, so you can imagine how nervous I was! I ended up losing my luggage, but Nicolas was at the airport waiting for me (with a bag filled with flip-flops, a toothbrush, new clothes, and body wash. 🙂 ) It was one of the most nerve-wrecking things I’ve ever done, but once I got there, Nicolas made sure I had the best time ever.
The first three weeks I spent in Denmark were the most magical weeks of my life. Nicolas made sure I enjoyed every second and gave me the grandest tour of his little country. We visited Tivoli, Bakken, the zoo, several castles, his family’s beach house, the Little Mermaid . . . We did it all! I fell in love with the laid back atmosphere, beautiful sea views, cobblestone streets, cakes, and even the rye bread! I was so much in love with this city (and Nicolas hehe) that I decided to move there exactly one year later.
Now two whole years have flown right by, and our time in Copenhagen has come to an end. Before moving to the states, we visited some of our very favorite spots and took in every bit of the city! Nicolas took me on the canal tour during my first trip to Copenhagen. I loved it so much! Three years ago I never would’ve dreamed of living right by the canal and seeing the same tour boat float by everyday, but here we are . . . 🙂
We also visited Bakken again as it is a special place for me and Nicolas. It is a tiny amusement park tucked away in a beautiful forrest. On that first trip, Nicolas surprised me by saying we were going for a stroll in the woods but we actually ended up here. I was never more shocked!
We took lots of walks around Christianshavn and enjoyed all the beautifully colored buildings . . .
and we went to the beach. 🙂
Nicolas and I surprised my sweet friend Emily with an early birthday cake from Lagkagehuset. The Christianshavn Cake is my very favorite, and I needed to introduce her to it before we left!
Moving really makes you treasure everyday moments. I was sure to spend a little extra time enjoying the kitchen window view and my orchids . . .
as well as preparing some delicious meals and enjoying them with friends. 🙂
On one of our last evenings we took a lovely walk with Nicolas’s parents and saw the sunset. I have very much loved living in the same place as them and getting to spend so much time together. I never felt alone, and they made sure that I always felt at home! I will always be grateful for that. 🙂
And here we are after landing in Pennsylvania where we will be staying for the next year or so. I am so excited to see where life takes us. Once you have been in a long-distance relationship, being together is always something to be thankful for.
Have a lovely weekend! xx