The funny thing about being a tourist is that you tend to do things you wouldn't do at home. Back in London, we have the Thames River boat, a public transport that takes you along the River Thames. They're a lot cheaper than the tourist cruise ships but a little more expensive than taking the tube or bus. Plus they are not included in the public transport travel tickets, so I've never thought of going on them before.
In Copenhagen, Denmark, they have a similar service called the harbour bus, and the price is the same as taking the bus or metro. Perfect!! Doing the touristy thing in the economical way is right up my street!
I took the northbound service getting on outside The Black Diamond, the Royal Danish Library (a post about this will follow, it's an incredible building) going to Refshaleøen, a hip area on a former shipyard that has lots of street food stalls, start ups and an ultra expensive 2 star Michelin restaurant that cost over US$540 per head. The boat ride takes half an hour, makes 5 stops and only cost a little over USD3. It's a great value to see part of Copenhagen by water.
The boat is very spacious inside with lots of seats but most people opted to stand outside, afterall the whole point of doing this is sight seeing.
So I boarded outside the Black Diamond and sailed past the building as we headed north. I had just spent some time inside the building, and to be honest the exterior isn't half as stunning as the inside. Patience please, I will show you later.
We passed by some amazing architecture along the harbour, but I haven't managed to find out the building names. Everything seems so stylish here, I wouldn't be surprised if they're just random normal buildings.
This area I do know, it's the famous Nyhavn, the iconic colourful houses by the waterfront that always appear on postcards. You can't see the houses very clearly from this image as we were a little away from the harbour.
After a lovely half an hour boat ride along the beautiful Copenhagen harbour we arrived at Refshaleøen.
They have an awesome street food market here called Reffen, and I can imagine the vibe would be really great at night time. Here's a day time taster for everyone. Gonna grab some food now. See Ya!!