The last thing I thought I would be doing two days after my return to Florence after an 18-day stay in Paris was take off again. My marito (husband) had planned a trip to Copenhagen for us at the beginning of the year because he was going to run in the Copenhagen maratona (marathon). I was excited when he made the reservations, but then was a little less enthusiastic when I realized how little time I’d be spending in Florence.
We arrived on Friday and walked around the city all day Saturday. I was intrigued by the mix of old and new all around the city, which is why this picture of Absalon (the founder of Copenhagen) is a good representation of the entire city for me. It was cooler than in Florence, but mostly sunny during our stay. We took a boat ride through the canals and were able to get a better view of the city, which is much larger than I imagined.
The maratona was an amazing experience for me as a spectator. It’s impressive to see how the city is transformed and everything seems to cater to it for those few hours.
My marito and I enjoyed bike riding around town, along the canal, and into Christiania. I wanted to see what this type of “freetown” was like and how people lived together in this community. It was amazing to see the numerous stands selling cannabis.
Our trip to Copenhagen was a delight, but now that we just returned to Florence yesterday, we are getting ready for another trip. During this brief time in my beloved city, I won’t be able to enjoy much of it before we take off. I guess I’m putting the old adage “absence makes the heart grow fonder” to the test. Even though I’m in Florence, I feel myself still longing for it.
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