Danes start the new year with a bang

Danes start the new year with a bang | Rebecca Hawkes Diary
Danes start the new year with a bang | Rebecca Hawkes Diary 2014 went out with a bang. Several of them. From becoming tour guides and host, to the joys of spending the last few days of the year with those closest to my heart, our year finished with a final bang as Danes light up the streets with streams of fireworks. We were in Copenhagen, a city that always gives me the feeling of coming home along with the sense of great possibilities and an ever changing landscape. Around the new year in Scandinavia shops close (or have limited hours), and people stay at home with family. I instead travelled with family and spent our time off having adventures in a city where my favourite ‘haunts’ are guided my a visual map in my mind. We took in the magical transformation of Tivoli (one of the worlds oldest theme parks) into a reincarnation of santa’s grotto where fountains danced to Tchaikovsky and brændte mandler (caramelised almonds) are offered along side mugs of warm gløgg (mulled wine). We got dizzy walking up the winding path to the top of the Round Tower to see chimneys topped with a sprinkle of snow. Witnessed so many interior decoration ideas that I felt spoilt for choice, and that I need not to buy anything as I had taken in so much already (with my eyes, if that makes any sense?). And on the last night of the year we got to share food with friends, watch fireworks in the street and dance till the morning.

Danes start the new year with a bang | Rebecca Hawkes Diary
Danes start the new year with a bang | Rebecca Hawkes Diary
Danes start the new year with a bang | Rebecca Hawkes Diary
Danes start the new year with a bang | Rebecca Hawkes Diary
Danes start the new year with a bang | Rebecca Hawkes Diary
Danes start the new year with a bang | Rebecca Hawkes Diary
Danes start the new year with a bang | Rebecca Hawkes Diary
Danes start the new year with a bang | Rebecca Hawkes Diary
Danes start the new year with a bang | Rebecca Hawkes Diary
Danes start the new year with a bang | Rebecca Hawkes Diary

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