Because my aunt and Moa couldn't get home to Israel, we decided to make the best of the wait. So we went to Tivoli; I haven't been to Tivoli in years and it's been around 10 years since I've tried the rides. And despite insufferable 30 degrees, it turned out to be a really fun day in the old garden.
We were in high spirits before trying the old roller coaster; even at 100 years old it's still one of the best rides in Tivoli.
It's been shined up a litte...
I proudly conquered my fear of crazy loops and hanging upside-down when I tried the Demon. It went so fast I didn't notice anything, but what a great feeling afterwards.
Tivoli is full of old-fashioned shops with hard candy, ice creams and so on.
Moa had a double-coloured softserve swirl.
The H.C. Andersen ride The Flying Suitcase is one of my favourite.
We also had hot dogs and chocolate milk....
We ended our day trip to Tivoli with a ride in the ballon ferriswheel. We had a glorious view of Tivoli and Copenhagen in late daylight.
We took our aunt, Moa and the girls from Jutland into Copenhagen to meet up with Sølve. There's a heatwave over Denmark these days, so we melted in Copenhagen, but had such a good day beneath the sun nonetheless.
While the girls shopped, NP lay on benches reading his books on philosophy.
We had coffee at Ricco's (Sværtegade 6, Indre By), and I loved the coffeeshop's facade with all the reflections in the glass. And their lamps.
We had lunch at Papirøen and took the harbour bus over there from Nyhavn. I think they really enjoyed that majestic way to arrive.
Later, we met up with Sølve in Christiania.
Where NP and Sølve had an impromptu band photo. Btw, loving Sølve's Dolly Parton t-shirt!
We indulged in Sicilian ice cream at Siciliansk Is (Christianshavns Kanal 2, Christianshavn). Yum!
Later, we took the train to Ølstykke to meet some more family. We were a heat-tired group in the S-train.
When we got home at midnight, we dipped our feet in Øresund to cool down before hitting the beds. What a great day.
My father's sister met an Israeli man in the 80s, and they have lived in the southern part of Israel for as long as I can remember with their two beautiful children. This summer, my aunt and her oldest daughter Moa came to Denmark to visit, and we spent hot summer days with them at the ocean, in the city, eating ice cream, playing games, and just talking and laughing. Lucky for us, they stayed a few days longer since the neverending conflict in the Middle East started up again cancelling all flights to and out of Tel Aviv. I hope they will soon lay down their weapons down there and start communicating instead!
The first night, we went down to the beach at dusk and took some band photos - of course.
The water was warm and people took night swims.
My aunt's long time friend from Jutland came too with her two girls.
A sibling selfie.
We had ice creams by the harbour and looked at boats and buildings.
...And took a group selfie in a mirror on one of the small streets by the sea.
Before going to Jutland, I spent a little time in Copenhagen with some friends. Sofie, one of my oldest friends, has just moved into a huge penthouse apartment in Østerbro with her boyfriend, and Cecilie, another very old friend, and I went by for some breakfast on the roof balcony.
The streets around the apartment were interesting, I haven't been to that part of Copenhagen before. And there was the most adorable Westfalia.
A few days later, I had dinner with AnCa on her roof. The sky went crazy and there was the most surreal light.
The next morning, we had breakfast in her courtyard. I had skyr with banana, and it was great.