On Sunday, it rained and our tour guide was suddenly MIA. Still, we were determined to visit The Little Mermaid (Den lille havfrue) somewhere in the harbor. We asked the receptionist in the hotel how we can go there and they gave us a map, which we weren’t keen on reading. I also Googled a bit and used the handy iPhone app – Rejseplanen – which can tell how you can get from one location to another by means of walking or bus or taxi. It’s really useful!
We still got lost for a bit and there were groups of people who were also looking for the Little Mermaid we spotted going this way and that. When the rain was beating harder we sought refuge in a small Swedish church. We took this chance to pray for a bit and thank God that rainy or lost we were very blessed to be in Denmark right now. With our spirits renewed, we started walking towards the harbor. There was also a marathon event that day so a lot of people were running in the rain. Wow! Their dedication is commendable since it was very cold. Finally we reached The Little Mermaid situated near the harbor and among the rocks in the sea. You can see it quite closely without going down to the rocks but some tourists still brave the rain, rocks and wave just to have a photo taken with the beautiful statue.
We took a few photos and rushed back to the station. Since it was still early we decided to hit a nearby mall called Fiskertorvet (Copenhagen Mall) which is just a station away from our stop. There were people going in the mall but apparently the shops are closed because of the marathon. Awww. Anyways after walking around the mall (and the closed shops) we passed the only open section: Cinemaxx. One of my companion decided to treat us to Ironman 3 movie because he hadn’t watched it yet (and I already did). Yey, first time watching a movie overseas! 😀
One thing when it rains in Copenhagen it gets super cold – like 10 degrees below! I always bring my scarf and gloves with me just in case. Of course, bring an umbrella too. I know 10 degrees is normal for the natives and I must looked silly wearing jacket, scarf and gloves in the train but you mustn’t take any chance of getting sick in a foreign country. You’ll miss out on all the fun! 🙂
I have only a few pictures for this entry as it was rainy hard and I was wearing gloves. I added some miscellaneous photos as well:
Stay tuned for my last and most incredible day in Copenhagen! 😀