The trip was pretty hectic as you have seen from previous posts but now I am back in New York City and am very much back to the old grind. There are a thousand things to be done in the next few months but I'm glad that I have a 3-day weekend because of Labor Day this week. I don't have that much jetlag, but the thing I love most about the 6-hour difference is how I wake up very early in the morning which enables me to breathe before starting my eventful days. More posts from my trip will come up soon. It will be fun to look back and recall all the fun experiences I had with my friends and the places I saw. I have yet to plan my final trip at the end of the year.
I always get this whenever I am back in Copenhagen. I never really disciplined myself to make this at home because it is so tedious and time consuming! I always get Bygotto which consists of mushrooms, rovost (Danish cheese), thyme and of course the porridge. Their homemade lemonade makes a refreshing combo to the otherwise heavy meal. Check Grød out at Torvehallerne!
Located along Vandkunsten, Restaurant PUK has a lot of outdoor seating which is perfect for the official end of Danish Summer and my trip. Getting dinner is usually very expensive in Copenhagen but PUK is pretty affordable given its quality. I had roast beef with potatoes, homemade pickled vegetables and gravy. Yum!
My health has failed me. It made me stay in bed for the rest of my stay in Berlin. However, Chesa and I decided to just cook/bake something German. People said that it's a shame that we can't go out because I'm sick, but I believe cooking or baking is one of the best ways to spend time with someone. Now I can't really remember how to spell this and that in the ingredients, but it's basically flame bread. Although it looks like a lot of work, it only took us around an hour making 3 batches. It was amazing and absolutely fun!
I know my itinerary must be the weirdest thing you'll ever see, but I am back in Copenhagen again. It's my home base, but things came up so now I'm on my way to Den Haag, The Netherlands. It's going to be a whirlwind once I set foot in the Dutch territories but I am very much excited!
For the most part, I failed so much today in Berlin in terms of ticking off boxes in my checklist due to feeling a little bit sick. I guess the pace of how I was travelling has started to weigh me down. However, despite being lost 50% of the day, I stumbled upon Flamingo Fresh Food Bar which was almost like a fun adult canteen. They served soup, sandwiches, pastries and drinks that vary each day. It almost feels like being back in school complete with grumpy canteen ladies, but the food was quite good!
When in Rome, always remember to hit the ground running. Literally. Every. Single. Time. I don't know why I always have unpleasant experiences in Rome. Now I've gotten over that, I'm glad to be back where I studied! It's fun to say the familiar phrases again.
I did not really know what to expect from Bastei. I had done little research before going here as it was last minute. I'm glad we ended up going because it was absolutely beautiful! This was the town where the train station was. We had to ride a boat that took us to the side of the famous bridge. Everything was quite affordable and the prices were not inflated for tourists. It's a high hike up so be prepared if you are heading up there!
We decided to go to Tanteleuk again to have a nice brunch before heading out to Bastei. After all, we walked quite a number of miles the previous day and needed a lot of energy. We had vegan cheesecake which was very interesting to me. I am not vegan but the cheesecake tasted so good and like the real thing! We also had vegatarian salami in typical German bread shaped in a bagel. We had a special furry guest with us. She wanted the cakes.
I am now in Dresden, Germany sipping coffee with Chesa in this super adorable little cafe called Tanteleuk. They have custom design interiors and mugs. All the coffee I've had here so far is quite amazing!
Hej! I am Katherine Ann A. Salamat and I am originally from the Philippines. Currently, I am an architectural designer in New York City. I love all things Nordic, language, design, food, travel, anthropology and experiential writing.