My Saturday was not as adventurous as Bilbo’s in The Hobbit, but I took the day off to explore my part of Denmark a little more. Although my street address says Copenhagen, my housing is located on the large island of Amager (AH-muh). Here you will find the airport, a huge public park called Kalvebod Fælled (AKA Vestamager), several suburbs, Field’s Mall, and even a beach called Amager Strandpark (“Beach Park”).
My first stop of the day was Amager Strandpark. It was a perfect summer day by Danish standards, and I knew it would be one of the last warm days of the year. I hopped on the metro, and after a 20 minute ride, I arrived at the beach. Coming from the Jersey Shore, I have to say that Amager is up there on the beach scale, at least for a manmade one. The pictures should speak for themselves:
After a freezing swim in the water, I took the metro back home and decided to bike to a place my visiting mom had mentioned last week. Vestamager is the last stop on the M1 line of the metro, so it’s very easy to get to from Signalhuset. I can’t believe I never heard of this place before because it’s one of the best spots around for biking and ogling at the scenery. My first impression was that it looked like a midwestern prairie or the Serengeti. Miles and miles of open fields were in front of me as I biked along one of the many paths. I must’ve taken at least 100 iPhone pictures of the spectacular views. It was also surreal to see such a rural area bordering a very modern, urban neighborhood. Once again, the pictures speak for themselves, but I’m happy that I took the time to do some exploring——can’t wait to go back soon.