When one thinks of Copenhagen, and particularly of the city – many things come to mind. The architecture, Nyhaven, Danish Hygge, and the beautiful lakes that dot the city. From the tranquil waters of Sortedams Sø, across the city following the old fortifications and nearly connecting themselves to the bustling (with tourists) harbor of Nyhavn. The lakes of Copenhagen are a true gem of the city.

In the winter, if cold enough like this year there’s even some skating and playing on the ice. In the spring as things warm up, theres hot coffee and entertainment and in the summer, it is a perfect spot to sit and think.

One of my favorite things about the lakes is the sense of quiet and activity that can be found here. Quiet walks, couples chatting, runners passing quietly along the shore – whether I’m enjoying a hot coffee on the banks of the lakes or simply strolling along the water’s edge, there is always a sense of the dichotomy of movement and peace. Along the lakes this year we’ve also had a lot of dancing, Salsa and bachata on a pontoon cafe.

One of my most memorable nights in Copenhagen was the July blood moon, when the full moon rose over the lakes in a stunning display of red and orange. I will never forget the sense of awe and wonder I felt as I watched the moon rise over the beautiful architecture of the city – framed by the health faculty of Copenhagen University.

My time here in Copenhagen has been a truly enriching experience, filled with memories that I will always treasure. There is always something new to discover and enjoy in this wonderful city.