As the new year set in and the magic wore away from the festive season, I decided to come up with a way to make the year exciting. Welcome to "Flights Under 50".
Flights Under 50 it a wonderful concept, not just because it's my idea but also because it challenges me to find return flights to anywhere, for under £50. As soon as I thought of the concept, I jumped straight on Skyscanner, typed in London and destination - anywhere!
Up first came Copenhagen, Denmark. A return flight for £32, yes please. I packed my bag, fumbled around for my passport, grabbed my camera and said "Your flight is not for another 6 weeks Dan, you're being a tad over zealous".
Fast forward 6 weeks later and I was ready, ready to see what I could capture with my Nikon and 50mm lens.
Copenhagen was a lovely city. It had managed to avoid being overly modernised, kept the ground roots of it's architecture and even offered a lovely beach - even if it was cold!
When ever I visit somewhere, whilst it is always nice to see those hot locations and landmarks, I like to get into the nitty gritty of a city. I like to see where the locals live and where the tourists never consider to go. You know you are doing the right thing when a local looks at with those suspecting eyes as if to say "You do not look like you belong here".
Life is extremely laid back in Copenhagen. People are friendly and tend to be car free. One thing that stood out the most was how relaxed people were with leaving their babies unattended. At first I thought it was a bit of bad parenting, but then I noticed everywhere. I asked someone "Why do people leave their babies unattended? What is someone steels them". The response I got "Who would steal a baby!?". It was so refreshing to see the society had not been stained with over protective mentality, where the idea is there is a baby snatcher on every corner.
Copenhagen was a great city to visit. It was slightly expensive (£3.50-£4 for a coffee) but if you are conservative with your spending you don't need to bust the bank.
I highly recommend visiting, I know love it.
The question now....where next?