After eating far too much in Copenhagen and telling you allll about it in Part One , here is where I pretend I’m actually much more cultured when I head on a city break and don’t spend all my time eating (honest). There are so many amazing things to do in Copenhagen, here’s a selection of my faves. P.S. I’m currently listening to The Year of Living Danishly and so far I LOVE it! Review to follow… DO Even if you don’t stay in SP34 (mentioned in part one), do visit the Latin Quarter anyway. It’s full of seriously cool…

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Is Copenhagen the best place for a city break outside of New York? I think so. I recently came back from three nights in the Danish capital and honestly, I want to go back immediately. We must have uttered the word ‘cool’ about 4,000 times an hour: “Look at that cute street, so cool!”, “Look at that guy holding a beer while cycling home from work, so cool!”, “Look at her minimal, chic scandi outfit, SO. FLIPPING. COOLl!” etc. etc. Copenhagen residents are said to be the happiest on the planet and it’s easy to see why. The city just…

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I came back last week from five days in Chicago to visit a friend who has relocated to the windy city. I’ve done New York and Boston but didn’t know what to expect from my first visit to Chicago. I fell in love. It’s a city full of character, charm and super friendly people. It’s got a uniqueness about it – you could only be in Chicago but it’s less intense than New York (which I also love), Chicago had a different pace and vibe.  My friend Georgie lives downtown in the centre of everything, so close to Michigan Avenue…

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After such an amazing time in Cape Town we left for Stellenbosch and Franschhoek to take in the scenery (and let’s face it the wine) of the winelands before heading on to the coastal town of Hermanus. The drive from Cape Town to Stellenbosh was probably the most stunning stretch of scenery I have ever had the privilege to see. Dramatic mountain vistas gave way to flat, stark almost moonlike terrain. We saw baboons everywhere and the weather was ever changing. One minute the sun was beating down, the next the clouds and mist covered the car. It was the…

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You know that whimsical idea of putting a pin on a map and going there? That’s pretty much what my boyfriend and I did before we decided upon South Africa 18 months ago. We wanted to spend a lot of air miles we had earned through work travel and spending too much on credit cards – South Africa it was. We’ve just come back from our two week holiday, starting in Cape Town and then travelling along the Garden Route and Eastern Cape, finishing with a safari before heading back to Cape Town for a final night. It was the…

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