Posts tagged Europe
Mikkeller and Friends Copenhagen

The Mikkeller and Friends Bar in Copenhagen's Nørrebro neighbourhood is possibly the worldwide seminary school of beer drinking. 

The first time I drank beer here was on the suggestion of a fiery red headed model and her American-Icelandic convert friend. It was a busy night in June, just before the summer solstice — the perfect kind of night to wind up in a Danish watering hole after a day of cycling around the city. 

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Cycling in Tuscany

Luciano's quads are the size of my waist. They are large enough to cast their own shadow...whereas mine are definitely not. I continue to pedal furiously behind the spandex clad Italian, fighting to keep the train car attached and not be the weak link in our mini-peleton. In cycling, the group always moves faster together, and if you fall off the back, well — your ride is done.

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Torvehallerne Market - Copenhagen

This is one of those amazing finds in any city, and Copenhagen has one of the best of the best. The Torvehallerne Market in central Copenhagen is a place to find the freshest produce, have a great cup of coffee, sip the afternoon away at one of the wine vendors, and have a smørrebrød open face style sandwich in the traditional Danish style while sipping on the local Mikkeller draft on a picnic table outside the market.

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Wandering Nørrebro - Copenhagen

Over coffee at the revered Coffee Collective in Copenhagen's über-hip Nørrebro neighbourhood, a former lawyer turned green energy broker explains to me and my American-Icelandic travel buddy that only a few years prior to this 2014 visit, Nørrebro was known for shootings and drug pushers. Some of the seedy underbelly is still visible in the neighbourhood around the crux street Jægersborggade in which we are sitting in the perfect afternoon sun.

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