And so it begins! After a six hour drive from Des Moines to Chicago and a few hours hanging out with emma, we arrived 3 hours ahead of our 9:45pm flight at O’Hare to Copenhagen via London on Norwegian Air. Had lots of time to kill and fortunately our gate was right by a Frontera grill Torta stand so we shared an excellent Cuban sandwich.
Our maiden flight on Norwegian air went well. Nice clean not to bare bones a plane for an economy carrier. No pillows or blankets but not sure we need anyway. Very young chipper English-sounding flight attendants. Not sure we needed the food either although it came when we paid extra for a seat assignment and checked luggage.
We did have a tight connection in Gatwick – 70 minutes – but our flight arrived almost on time. We easily found the metro at the airport and the metro came quickly. E got off at Norreport metro station and walked northwest along frederikborggade and the lively bridge to our Airbnb. We are staying in an elegant turn of the (20th century) yellow brick apartment on the top floor (5 flight) with high ceilings, white walls, crown mounding, contemporary art, carved wood, Danish modern furniture. The owner is a documentary journalist for a local tv station. We are in Nørrebro along the lake (which we thought was a canal). Initial impressions: classy cool city, everyone riding bikes, few wearing helmets, striking blonds and brunettes, more smoking than expected, everyone out til late and still light hours enjoying the cafes and sunshine. We had an excellent fish and chips and salmon burger at a hip little cafe called “Hooked.” On Norrebrogade St.
Too exhausted to write more. Dirck has already conked out on our bed in our high ceilinged room with the glorious view at Sortedam Dossering #27.