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Yellow-tinted Autumn @ Copenhagen

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Yellow-tinted Autumn @ Copenhagen

Copenhagen is my favorite city so far (well, I've only been to Amsterdam and Prague...). The tree leaves turned red and yellow falling down on the grass; sunshine projected through the branches and created patterns on the pathway; ran into a nicely-designed cafe where the choice of lighting, pillows and furnitures was just right; hanging out with my friend who is a contemporary dancer I met in Berlin and also the reason why I traveled to Copenhagen.

Night bus is 8 hours ride including getting on the boat for about an hour. I would suggest booking the flight earlier so you can get a good price and it's only an hour. Copenhagen is quite a small city that you can just walk or bike around. 

Walking in this beautiful park is like a dream for me since there's nothing like this in Taiwan neither LA. Everything is just beautiful in Copenhagen. (Some people even complain it's way too beautiful)

Yellow, yellow, yellow.

Christiania is an interesting place that you can buy weed on the street. I didn't know much about it but it seems like an independent municipal. You can bring your sleeping bag there and find a free place to stay.
I would suggest going to Paper island, just at the other side of Nyhavn. There's a building where you can find street food from all over the world. Sitting on the bank while enjoying good food and the view towards Nyhavn is quite enjoyable.

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My fav cafe so farrrrrrrrrr

Copenhagen is more expensive than Berlin for sure. But it's still acceptable. I've lived in San Francisco for 4 months this summer so I feel the price is reasonable. Paris, Zürich, Oslo are the places that I can't afford to travel right now...

oh ho ho ho.... I love this! It seems not hard to make it by yourself. I'm gonna try to make this for my lunch! (Please let me know if you have a good resource of recipe / ingredient / tips!)

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Rock in Serene beauty - Hamburg

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Rock in Serene beauty - Hamburg

Don't be deceived by these wonderful sunny photos. This is NOT what I experienced when I got here from Berlin for 3-hrs bus ride! The rain was pouring and I didn't have an umbrella (well... I come from California...). I bought an 7€ umbrella in the train station and it broke in 10 min.... I was standing under the highway and pondering what I can do. Then I decided to go to Kunsthalle art museum to dry myself out. 

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Personally I prefer modern art than classic oil painting. There are both in the exhibition to cater different taste. The old building is currently under modernized reconstruction and will reopen in 2016. The student ticket is only 6€.

The rain stopped pouring around 2 so I happily ran outside and wandered to the historic district. The great thing about this trip is that I didn't have solid plan when I got here so everything is unexpected. The view along the river is breathtaking!

It happened that a rock music festival was held in the Mitte district. Lots of beer tents and street food were crowded along the river. I sit at the bank while having a falafel and raspberry ice cream and enjoyed the sunshine with brief drizzle. 

It turned colder in the late afternoon and started raining again so I ditched out heading to a lovely cafe. 

Hamburg is a beautiful with historic old buildings compared with Berlin. Lots of young and old couples wandered along the river kissing each other. Don't worry if you come here alone, they city will make you fall in love with it.

Previous article: Oblivion - Berlin East Side Gallery

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First Day Exploring in Berlin

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First Day Exploring in Berlin

Got off from the airplane, transferring from bus to train, towing my luggage to the apartment, I was the only one wearing the long boots on the street in 90° F (30° C). Most people say English is pretty common here but I don't think I can live here without learning basic German. In the supermarket, the clerk said the amount of money in German sincerely over and over again. Sorry I really can't understand... Don't get me wrong; I was not complaining. I already love here! So many lovely coffee shops and beer garden around my place. (Honestly, I started to drink coffee and beer from this year so I can't really tell you how good it is.)

I run into this hindered coffee shop this afternoon because I need some caffeine after a short nap. Surprisingly, the staff here speaks good English. Then he said he's from England. He moved to Berlin earlier this year because it's cheaper to make music here. Before, they had to travel to an affordable studio to rehearse. Now they focus on making new music and will have tour sometimes. Check out the music here>>>  https://soundcloud.com/esben-and-the-witch

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It suddenly rained in the late afternoon and became cooler. It seems the temperature will drop dramatically this week so it's better to bring jacket with you all the time even though it's hot and humid in the day time. 

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