Svendborg train station bustled with trekkers waiting for the morning train to head back to Copenhagen. Some of the Korean trekkers I spoke to were heading to Aarhus. It is the second-largest city in Denmark with its own charm. We had our plans fixed. Hadi would fly back to Singapore on the next day. Ali and Berry flew to their respective countries. I was heading to Reykjavik, Iceland to embark on a solo journey trekking the Laugavegur Trail – one of the most beautiful trails in the world.
As we bid farewell to the other trekkers, we exchanged plans on our next trekking event. Fjallraven trekking events have a fair number of followers who are willing to travel to the other part of the world to enjoy nature. I made friends with those going to trek Fjallraven Classic Jeju in October the same year.
We got separated in the train because the train was overcrowded. There was someone sitting on my seat. Hadi and I ended up sitting on the floor near the train door.
Halal Luncheon at Shawarma Grill House, Copenhagen
After eating freeze-dried food for the past days, we needed to find a restaurant to eat a hearty meal. Since we had tried the food at Kebabish, we should try eating at another restaurant. After consulting Google Search, we decided to go Shawarma Grill House near Hard Rock Cafe Copenhagen. It was the best decision ever. The food was even better than the one we had in Kebabish.
Of course we had to enter Hard Rock Cafe next door.
Crowne Plaza Copenhagen Towers
After finishing the meal, my friends who had not seen Copenhagen, wanted to stay on to visit Nyhavn. As the backpacks were taking its toll on my shoulders, I went straight to Crowne Plaza Copenhagen Towers, the only fancy hotel I booked for the Denmark-Iceland trip. Check-in went smoothly as I was attended by the chatty receptionist lady.
We booked two rooms; one for my friends and one for me. The room was spacious and the wifi was strong. The amenities were luxurious.
It was the best rest day between my Denmark and Iceland hikes. It was also a good break from hostel and camping life. I finally got to soak myself in the bathtub and scrubbed the dirt on my body. There was a shopping mall near Crowne Plaza Copenhagen Towers, Field’s, with an outdoor store of Friluftland.