Before Copenhagen, I would often spend my free time in Køge, the municipality to which Bjæverskov, the small town where I lived for 8 months, is located. Køge is a seaport and a market town for many years. Old and well-preserved houses can be found in the city, lining its medieval cobbled streets. In fact, the oldest dated half-timbered house in Denmark, built in 1527, and the oldest town hall still in use, dating from 1552, are both in Køge.
The historical city is about 40 kms away from Copenhagen. An urbanized place at present, it has the Sankt Nikolai Church, the largest market square in Denmark outside Copenhagen, museums, parks, schools, theaters, sports halls, a mini-town, among others. The Køge Bay is a nice place to visit during summer. Many locals go to the bay to buy ice cream from the Blå Ishus (Blue Ice cream House) restaurant. My sister went to my place for a visit one weekend, and where else to take her but the beautiful Køge town and bay. We also watched a movie together, the first movie house experience I had in Denmark. Here are some photos of the old town:
And here are some shots from the bay. The beach was nice and the Danes were bathing, but for me and my sister was the water super cold that we couldn’t even walk in the waters for so long! haha
Aaah.. I really miss cold Denmark and my sisters right now. 🙂 But I still thank the heavens because I am at a better situation now than before, and I have my bf to accompany me in everyday life’s struggles. ❤ I wonder if I’d ever go back and visit Køge again.. Perhaps not for a very long time. It feels good to look back through these photos and the memories though. Cheers! ❤