Copenhagen, my first solo trip & nature.

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You might have guessed it from my instagram, but my first solo trip was to Copenhagen.

It was an experience I really enjoyed. Of course I was scared at first, especially when I was at the airport at 5:35 A.M asking myself “Why did you do that self?”, but as soon as I was sitting in the plane, I knew deep inside that I had made the best decision for myself. I also discovered that I just adore flying. Yup, watching clouds for two hours straight with folk music in my ears was one of the highlights of the trip.

Travelling alone is scary at first, but it’s also incredibly liberating. I was able to schedule things at my own pace, I was able to change plans out of the blue and it also helped to be more spontaneous.
I was not afraid of feeling “lonely”, I was there with myself, my camera, my music and a book just in case I needed comfort. I’m quite shy and very introverted, but I felt like if I wanted to, I could talk to anyone. Danish people are incredibly warm, caring and nice. How could I feel lonely with them being so darn charming?

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You certainly know about the Danish word “hygge” ? It’s a word that has no equivalent in other languages. Here’s a little definition for you.

“In essence, hygge means creating a warm atmosphere and enjoying the good things in life with good people. The warm glow of candlelight is hygge. Friends and family – that’s hygge too. There’s nothing more hygge than sitting round a table, discussing the big and small things in life.”

Well, it is true, it really is true. Copenhagen is warm, cozy, welcoming, glowing and kind. But enough talk about my love for the city, let’s talk about my trip!

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The first day was the most exhausting to be honest : I walked to the centre of the city… yeah, a one hour walk with a hurting knee was not such a bright idea, but it allowed me to get a first glimpse of Copenhagen’s soul, and since I was alone, I could walk at my own pace! Eh! See, perks once again.

My first stop was at a beautiful park, but the one thing I couldn’t wait to see was the Botanical Garden. I didn’t bring my 85mm with me to Copenhagen, so I was a bit worried of not being able to take close-up pictures, but my 35mm surprised me! I could take pictures of flowers! Hooray, my mood was saved!

I then walked back home, another couple of hours of wandering in the streets, taking pictures, sitting on benches and just trying to realize that I had done it. I was alone in Copenhagen…

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To be continued…

50 thoughts on “Copenhagen, my first solo trip & nature.

  1. I can’t get over how pretty these are <3 Once again, I'm glad you had a great time by yourself and that you left while I was gone too or I would have missed you too much 🙂

  2. I can’t get over how pretty these are <3 Once again, I'm glad you had a great time by yourself and that you left while I was gone too or I would have missed you too much 🙂

  3. Very nice! I’ve tried solo a couple of times, and …it’s been difficult for me. Did you spend a lot of time chatting / texting with your friends while you were there though ? I think it probably makes a massive difference. When I was traveling alone, I couldn’t do that so much, so I was *really* on my own. I’m also very introverted, and yet and yet, I didn’t enjoy the loneliness. I was also in a place where people are friendly but I didn’t know how to start a conversation with them, and no one really came up to talk to me… Anyway, I hope I figure it out one day!

    1. I tried not to chat with them, I just sent quick pictures but I talked to them at night or in the morning while I was getting ready in the flat I was staying in. It’s difficult, I know that. Like I said, I had my camera and my book so I felt safe in a way and if I felt lonely I could take pictures (it sends me somewhere else) or read. Thank you for your comment, hope you have a nice day! x

  4. Very nice! I’ve tried solo a couple of times, and …it’s been difficult for me. Did you spend a lot of time chatting / texting with your friends while you were there though ? I think it probably makes a massive difference. When I was traveling alone, I couldn’t do that so much, so I was *really* on my own. I’m also very introverted, and yet and yet, I didn’t enjoy the loneliness. I was also in a place where people are friendly but I didn’t know how to start a conversation with them, and no one really came up to talk to me… Anyway, I hope I figure it out one day!

  5. My First trip completely alone was also in Copenhaguen. I really love this city and I couldn’t leave the marvelous Botanical garden.
    I was used to visit some cities alone as I visited friends abroad and available only at night. But this time I was only by myself, except when I ran into some friend I didn’t know he was also in Copenhaguen.
    Anyway, glad you enjoyed the city. And it is so great to take as time as you want to do pictures, right ? 🙂 Can’t wait to see more !

    1. Aw, that’s funny, so much coincidences! It was one of the highlight yes, being able to take my time to take pictures, even if it meant taking 5 minutes just for getting the perfect one of the same flower.
      Thank you Ally for always being kind <3

  6. My First trip completely alone was also in Copenhaguen. I really love this city and I couldn’t leave the marvelous Botanical garden.
    I was used to visit some cities alone as I visited friends abroad and available only at night. But this time I was only by myself, except when I ran into some friend I didn’t know he was also in Copenhaguen.
    Anyway, glad you enjoyed the city. And it is so great to take as time as you want to do pictures, right ? 🙂 Can’t wait to see more !

  7. Aw! Copenhagen looks so pretty! And I had the exact same thought process a few months ago when I did my first solo trip. “Is this a mistake?” “Why am I doing this alone?” But it was totally worth it and such a fantastic experience. I can’t wait to see more of your trip!

    Erin | Explore, Refresh

  8. Aw! Copenhagen looks so pretty! And I had the exact same thought process a few months ago when I did my first solo trip. “Is this a mistake?” “Why am I doing this alone?” But it was totally worth it and such a fantastic experience. I can’t wait to see more of your trip!

    Erin | Explore, Refresh

      1. So you said, but my solo trip was such a disappointment to me, and there wasn’t too much risk as I already knew the city quite well, that I don’t really see how that could have influenced you.

  9. Absolutely beautiful photos, as always! It’s a dream of mine to go on a solo trip to Cabourg… thanks for reminding me that yes, it’s possible to travel alone!

    PS: folk music + cloud watching = bliss.

  10. Absolutely beautiful photos, as always! It’s a dream of mine to go on a solo trip to Cabourg… thanks for reminding me that yes, it’s possible to travel alone!

    PS: folk music cloud watching = bliss.

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