Well, I can officially confirm that we are seriously missing out in terms of university cafeterias in Canada! On Friday after class, I ate lunch at the University of Copenhagen’s cafeteria/canteen. I usually just stop there for coffee or a croissant during breaks, but since I didn’t really have any groceries at home, I decided to eat at school. Now, this wasn’t your typical hamburger, fries, and pizza spread, it was practically gourmet!
Rather than loading up on (let’s just be honest here) garbage, students here were eating hummus, couscous, beet salad, pasta salad, shrimp, broccoli salad, spinach salad, brie, tomatoes and bocconcini, carrots, and peas. And that was just the salad bar. There are two buffet tables, like the one pictured above, as well as a hot bar, which serves things like lasagna, salmon and quiche. The price is determined by the weight of your plate – and the best part is that it’s not even that expensive. I had a piece of lasagna, some spinach salad and some carrot salad, and I paid just over $7 CAD. That’s definitely cheaper than even a hamburger and french fries at home!
Friday evening I went out dancing with some of my classmates at a bar/club called Sukkerbageren downtown. It was pretty crazy inside, and absolutely packed – quite possibly because the drinks were free from 11 PM – 1 AM. I had lots of fun, and needless to say, it was a late night! I only took pictures from the beginning of the night when we were at Studenterhuset, but I think that’s probably a good thing?
Saturday morning I woke up super early (okay, it was 10:30… ) and met Lucy and Hannah (also Australian) at the metro station, and we went downtown to see the Queen of Denmark!
Queen Margarethe of Danemark is celebrating her 40th throne jubilee this year. She and the royal family traveled by coach from Amalienborg to Copenhagen’s City Hall, escorted by the the Royal Danish Hussar Guard Regiment. The streets were packed, but Lucy, Hannah and I found a good place to watch the action.
And then we saw the Queen!!! Pretty sure she was waving right at us! Haha.
After seeing the Queen, the streets started to empty, and we made our way back to the pedestrian area of Strøget. We ate lunch at a delicious place that I can’t remember the name of.
It was a little on the expensive side, but my first meal “out” in Denmark.
I haven’t done too much today- just my Danish homework of course. Tonight I’m meeting up with some friends from class, and we’re going to a jazz club called La Fontaine. http://www.lafontaine.dk/ According to my kitchen-mates, La Fontaine is usually quite expensive to go to, but tonight it’s free entry. We’ll be seeing Danish jazz musicians Jan Harbeck, Kasper Tagel and Andreas Fryland. I’m by no means a jazz aficionado, but it should be fun!