A weekend in the Faroe Islands with Mikkeller brewery

Aos amigos brasileiros, o link pro google tá ali embaixo, mas vou traduzir em breve 🙂

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Mikkeller’ first beer brewed in Tórsthavn

Last weekend I had the honor and privilege to fly to the Faroe Islands with my partner in crime Roberta to be at Mikkeller’ bar opening in Tórshavn. If you know me, it is very clear that I love beers, I’m very into the Scandinavian brews and that I often go to Copenhagen because of Mikkeller, once we do not have a bar here in Oslo (and yes, I’m using it as an excuse to go my fav Scandinavian city).

I won the trip as a Mikkeller marketing action in partnership with SAS airlines and Hotel Føroya. I know you are thinking: “Did she win again?!”. I did. But it wasn’t a “free trip”. I won an amazing experience, got to meet great people and learn a lot about friendship.

Maybe you have tried Mikkeller in Brazil. Maybe you have tasted it in Japan, US or Stockholm. They are everywhere – 40 + countries, and yes, they are ready to take over the world.

We met part of the crew at Copenhagen airport, after a long night drinking at Mikkeller bar at Viktoriagade, since Roberta have never been there and I wanted her to go there. Roberta and I have been friends for years and we try to meet at least once a year once she lives in Paris and I’m based in Oslo. Two weeks ago, we met in Stockholm and decided to have a new trip next year. During one of our drunk nights, I tagged her on a Mikkeller post on facebook. My last words were: “Roberta, tag me back” and then she died. My mistake. Less than a week after we would meet up again for a crazy adventure.

Back to the point.

Usually, I don’t expect nothing from no one/ situation. Since I got sick I’m trying to live day by day, having fun and enjoying. Zero drama.  So, I was open for whatever and so Roberta. If you are foreign in Scandinavia you know that people might be a lot bit cold/quiet. And I was fine with it. Again, my mistake. Since the first very email Mikkeller’ crew were amazing. We got to meet Theis (the cam guy), Mixen and Jacob (Mikkeller), Rasmus (magician!!!) Jonathan (Arizona Wilderness brewery) early morning at CPH airport. Robert and I had almost no sleep the night before and we were still drunk after a long night drinking at Mikkeller’ bar. They welcomed us with a beer (of course!) a magic show. I mean, 9am, two still drunk girls and we get beers and a magic show. I remember telling Roberta: vai dar merda!. 

I had one of the best flights of my life, even with a crazy landing due to the wind. And I hate to fly. We tasted the new brews in partnership with SAS, and the vodka. In land, we got to know the full team: Mikkel, the founder, his adorable wife, Pernille and their kids Poly and the sweetest Stella; our “guide” and Hotel Forøyar marketing head, Thora, SAS representative Peter Lawrence and his wife and baby Archie (who smiled at me every time I said the word beer).

Honestly, I thought we would have a chill time. We arrived and we went to a guided tour/ Treasure hunting. We got Mikkeller beers, wine and local food to taste: dried codfish, lamb, and whale (whale hunting is a huge historical thing in the islands, but I will leave it for the next post). And of course, scenic views that made me happy for being healthy after such a crazy year. Of course we ended it up at the bar and with a nice dinner.

It was a crazy weekend, full of new experiences, surrounded by amazing people. I got to run in jeans and shitty shoes after to chug a beer can. I got to dance with amazing local people, and had to take a shot in each place we enter dancing. Maybe 3?4?. I’m not emotional, but in the middle of the dance I looked at Roberta and said: “Girl, I’m gonna cry”. And I did. Had a weird/ amazing feeling that I can not explain. And I was not high.  Thora told me in the day before the opening: “If you party here, you have to be welcomed”, I heard. Since I’m very polite, no way I would say no to the ram’s horn filled with a spirit (maybe aquavit?)”. Those people really know how to party! And I, my friend, I know that pretty well.

Talked to these people I have met gave me a broad idea about Mikkeller. I knew them from before, the brews, the special brews, the background. After that weekend, I bet you that Mikkeller success it is because of the people behind it, not because they have fucking amazing brews. Mikkel has an amazing crew holding his back. People who love beer, but love each other even more. I felt like I was on holidays with a friend and I have met a big family. A very unite family, who talks and have fun all the time, but also knows how to take things seriously.

I’m still overwhelmed. It was the best experience someone could get. An amazing brewery, with a great fucking amazing crew and a fantastic location. Maybe these words can’t help you to get how I feel, so maybe the pictures will give you a small taste.

Ah, about the bar? Go to Tórsthavn and check by yourself, believe me, is worth it.

 

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Tromsø: a Paris do Norte

Situada a apenas 350km do Círculo Polar Ártico, você encontra Tromsø, uma cidade vibrante e cheia de histórias. Tromsø é um dos melhores lugares do mundo para ver a Northern Lights – Aurora Boreal e passar frio. Muito frio.

A pequena cidade também é conhecida por sua arte, comida e localização cênica espetacular. Não importa onde você está por lá, você sempre estará cercado pelas belas montanhas cobertas de neve ao sair do avião, cruzar a costa por navio, ou simplesmente andando pela ilha.

Durante o século XIX, Tromsø tornou-se conhecida como a “Paris do Norte”. De onde esse apelido saiu ninguém sabe, mas há quem diga que é porque os visitantes vindos do Sul chegavam à cidade e ficavam surpresos pela sofisticação, algo que eles não esperavam ver ao Norte.

 

Destaques em e perto de Tromsø

Claro que se você estiver bem das pernas (bolsos) vale muito fazer os passeios de rena, trenó e etc. Mas como eu sou estudante e aproveitei uma promo de milhas, deixei pra outra oportunidade, já que quero voltar até lá. Mais infos aqui.

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O teleférico vai de Solliveien em Tromsdalen até  Storsteinen (421 m acima do nível do mar) em apenas quatro minutos. As duas gôndolas, conhecidas como Foca e Urso Polar, tem uma capacidade de 28 passageiros cada uma . Da plataforma de observação na estação superior, você pode desfrutar de vistas panorâmicas espectaculares de Tromsø e as ilhas, montanhas e fiordes. Dizem que durante o verão é um ótimo lugar para ver o sol da meia-noite ou a Aurora Boreal, em seu pico (outubro- fevereiro).

 

Mack Bryggeri Tour

Se você, assim como eu é apaixonado por cerveja, a parada na Mack é obrigatória. Uma das cervejarias mais antigas da Noruega, fundada em 1877, também é dententora do bar mais antigo de Trømso – Ølhallen, que serve mais de 67 tipos de cervejas. O pub Ølhallen abriu as portas em 1928 no porão da Macks Bryggeri, a cervejaria mais ao norte do mundo.

A cervejaria Mack é ainda mais antiga do que Ølhallen. O padeiro Ludwig Mack era um homem religioso que ficou consternado com a embriaguez da classe trabalhadora de Tromsø do século XIX. Nessa época, as pessoas bebiam principalmente shots, e algumas estavam tão constantemente intoxicadas que bebiam de casa e de casa. A cerveja tem muito menos álcool em volume do que bebidas destiladas. Por esta razão, Ludwig Mack estava convencido de que a cerveja poderia ser uma boa troca/ substituição e reduziria a concentração de álcool que as pessoas bebiam. Assim, em 1877 ele começou a produzir a Mack, assistido por seu pai que era alemæo de Braunschweig. A cervejaria é ainda propriedade da família Mack, e tem resistido a todas as tentativas de comprá-lo pelas gigantescas cervejarias internacionais ao sul do círculo do Ártico.

O tour pela antiga Mack é sensacional. O ponto alto para mim foi saber que ao testar novas receitas, os mestres cervejeiros da Mack têm na música o ponto alto: uma planilha junto ao método (cervejeiro) trabalhado, traz uma lista com as músicas que foram ouvidas durante o processo e, caso aprovada, a nova cerveja traz no rótulo um QR code para a playlist no serviço de streaming Spotify. Sensacional!

 

Os tours acontecem de diariamente às 15h30. Mais informações aqui.

Mais uma vez, Copenhagen

Não tenho palavras para descrever Copenhagen. Pra mim é sem dúvidas a cpaital mais linda da Escandinávia. Não me canso desse lugar. E no outono, as cores simplesmente mudam toda a perspectiva, principalmente se você só conheceu a cidade durante o verão.

Se você me conhece sabe que eu tenho uma compulsão por comprar passagens aéreas, principalmente durante sábados à noite, quando meu nível alcoólico é alto. Compro e não penso. Comprei há mais de um mês e perguntei pro Evaristo, amigo brasileiro que conheci por aqui, se eu poderia ficar com ele. Evaristo é um desses caras que nunca tem tempo ruim. Eu nunca o vi de mal humor. E daquelas amizades em que não existe pressão, podemos ficar de nos falar por tempos, que vai ser sempre a mesma coisa. Porque nós somos bem similares. Eu aprendi a ser calma e levar tudo na boa e ele é calmo. Passar tempo com ele é certeza de boas risadas, cervejas e comida. E era tudo o que eu precisava.

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Por tempos eu queria voltar e ir novamente à Mikkeller, conhecida pelo mundo. Sempre dava algum problema. Já conhecia a cerveja e um dos bares, mas gente, queria beber mais do que uma cerveja. Dessa vez nos assentamos e  passamos um tempo conversando e degustando as maravilhas do gêmeo bom. GENTE, vale cada centavo. Finalizamos com um jantar bom-bonito-barato num italiano perto, que me deixa com água na boca só de pensar.

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Não sou local em Copenhagen, mas já fui tantas vezes que meu foco é basicamente comer e beber. E a cidade conta com o melhor complexo de comida de rua escandinavo: Papirøen. Escrevi sobre isso aqui. Nem preciso falar, a foto ilustra bem o meu sentimento de felicidade. Comida boa devia ser lei. O melhor frango frito que comi na vida, melhor do que nos Estados Unidos, do que aqui em OSlo. 100DKK por um box cheio de batatas e frango no Chick Ko. O cachorro-quente,  gigante, seria melhor se estivesse quente. Sou chata mesmo. Bacon frio?  Nah.

Post curto, mas fica a dica: Mikkeller e Papirøen!

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The highlights of Hong Kong

I must say that Hong Kong it is one of the most amazing cities I ever been. It is mysterious, modern and has lots to offer. The multicultural people, the aesthetics of Chinese Revival architecture and the food, make this place unique.

Rains a lot in the island and the humidity it is quite high during the summer season. Do not leave the hotel without an umbrella or a light rain jacket, because when it comes, there is no escape. There is air conditioner all around, so if you want to refresh, just stop at a /Eleven or a mall.

In my opinion HK it is way safer than Oslo. And Oslo it is insanely safe. But still, be careful with your valuables on crowded places, such as the metro and buses. But there is no problem about walking around with an expensive camera or mobiles.

Forget everything you know about politeness. If your mom told you to do not burp nearby by the guests, in HK it is not a problem. I couldn’t hold my laugh every time someone farted or burped at a restaurant. Culture!

We all know the Asians are crazy for technology. In HK they take it to a next level: the weird one. I started to think if I’m using my gadgets for my well being or what. In HK they never leave their phones. All the time, anywhere, everywhere, they are connected playing or checking their social media. Was something anormal for me, even thought I still think that in Norway people use their gadgets a lot. But in HKG it is insane!

HK it is a magical place. From the wonderful skyscrapers, passing by the cuisine and culture, the city has lots to offer. Unfortunately, I could not make the Giant Buddha, super expensive and in the end, I just wanted to sleep and rest. But still, here are some of my high points while in the city.

  1. The Peak

Climbing above the financial heart of the Island, the Peak has one of the best views of HK and neighbourhoods. To rise up to the viewpoint, it is necessary to catch the Peak Tram, knowing by been the first cable funicular in Asia, in operation since 1888.

The view at 552m above the sea makes The Peak the highest point on HK and will give you the best panorama of the Island, worth the visit! Do not forget to pay extra to get access to the Panorama 360 view.

  1. Temple Street Night Market

As the name says, the Temple market it is a night market at one of the most famous and busiest streets in Kowloon neighbourhood. At the market, you can find local food at a super cheap price to fake electronics, watches, and bags. Use your bargain abilities to negotiate with the sellers. I can tell that you will be surprised by how easy it is to get a nice price if you just ask. I bought a bag for 100HKD, which cost 280HKD, and of course, they still made money on it. Temple Street Market, it is a physical version of the websites Alibaba and Deal Extreme.

If you wear contact lenses as I do, the best price can be found a few streets up, at Sai Yeung Street. Usually, I buy mine in Brazil, but I got daily lenses for 6 months for 90HKD each box with 30. To have an idea, in Oslo, I would pay circa 500kr for a month.

For the Instax lovers as I’m, the Instax film can be found for 55HKD for 20 pictures. In Oslo it costs 230kr.

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  1. Get lost.

I keep saying this because getting lost for me it is one of the best ways to know a place. Start to walk close to your hotel and get to know the facilities nearby. You might be surprised about how much nice stuff you will discover around. In HK I would point Kowloon as a great place to stay and walk around.

  1. Cross HK island to Kowloon on the legendary Star Ferry

This legendary 15min ride from Victoria Harbour takes you to the Kowloon (Central – Tsim Shai Tsui) it is extremely charming and gives you a great view of the skyscrapers during the day and an unforgettable sight of the dancing lights during the night. Star Ferry was founded in 1880 and carry daily more than 5000 thousand passengers, every 15min.The National Geographic Traveler named the ferry crossing as one of 50 places of a lifetime. The ferry ride is also well known as one of the world’s best value-for-money sightseeing trips.Tickets costs 2,50HKD. Take note: there is a tour service with prices from 98HKD.

  1. Disneyland

I love Disneyland. I’m such a Mickey Mouse fan, that I spent 45 min in a giant queue just to take a new picture with it. I had no expectations about the HK version, so when I arrived I was fine about to see the lack of attractions for the grownups. If you have time, I would suggest a visit, but knowing that there are barely 3 attractions for the old ones. Still, it is Disneyland, the place where the magic happens. The price is not bad if we compare to the other Disney parks. A must see: the Lion King show. Impeccable, beautiful and in English. I felt like a kid when I started to sing all the movie’ songs alone since 90% of the crowd was Asian. I could see how disappointed they were.

Info: https://www.hongkongdisneyland.com/

6. Enjoy the architecture

Hong Kong old constructions are knocked down and replaced with taller, shinier versions almost while your back is turned. The Island is keep growing and losing lots of its potentially architecture history. This persistent cycle of destruction and construction won’t stop, so use your time to visit some of the historical buildings.

The brightly colored Alhambra was built in 1958 and it is a commercial/ residential block in the end of the famous Temple Street. The building it is definitely a landmark around the area!

 

 

Info:

To see the HKD value: www.xe.com

Language: Cantonese and Chinese. You will get all the necessary information at metro, buses, airport in English, but this language it is not often used.

My experience eating the cheapest Michelin’ awarded dish

[Português em breve, ou use o tradutor linkado <3]

Forget everything you know about Michelin restaurants being expensive and luxurious. I truly believed myself that could be impossible to eat a Michelin’ dish for less than 10 dollars.

I had the chance to “meet” the hawkers in Singapore, what is more than a simple food court: it takes you to the best kitchen experience in town, maybe in all Asia. And also, the new town of the cheapest Michelin’ awarded restaurant.

In Chinatown, at the Maxwell Food Centre, was time to eat one of the best chicken and rice in the world. So, after 25 minutes in the queue and no air conditioning to combat Singapore’s roasting heat, to buy one of the most famous dishes in Chinatown’s Hawker: rice chicken. The now famous stall “Hong Kong Soya Sauce Chicken Rice & Noodle” is now a milestone for street food in the history of the reputed Michelin Guide.

A giant queue shows that something happened there. Behind a small balcony, three people squeezed into a minimum space to serve one of the dishes that costs from 2USD and tastes like heaven!

According to the Michelin guide, one-star award is given to restaurants that offer “high-quality cooking, worth a stop”. If you ever have a chance to go to Singapore, take a time to dine at this or one of the innumerous Hawkers around the city. An experience for life.

 

Info:

Maxwell Food Centre -Open from 8 to 10pm1 Kadayanallur St, Singapore 069184

1 Kadayanallur St, Singapore 069184

[Trips in Norway] Stryn and Geiranger

[Português em breve, desculpem!!!!]

A trip by the glaciers, towering mountains and a beautiful coastline at the Nordfjord zone

Even if you’ve never ever been in Norway, you have heard that the Norwegian fjords are among the best destination in the world. Close up in a boat or from the shore, or from view points and mountain summits, the fjords are an invitation to enjoy the real Norwegian gem. From South to North of the country, passing by the capital, Oslo, the fjords are a worthy reason to visit Norway. But, where are the breathtaking places?

It isn’t a hard question, though. Expedia took me to discover the Nordfjord, a weekend spent between Stryn and Geiranger, the place internationally known for its awesome fjord view, and one of most fascinating roads in the country.

Stryn is a small town surrounded by stunning nature and glaciers. Even during summer, the glaciers are a big attraction, as the Jostedalsbreen Glacier, the biggest glacier on mainland Europe, that capture people’s attention for all their magnitude and beauty.

The way to Geiranger brings surprises and is a remedy for the eyes. The Trollstigen road affords incredible views of the fjord from a high altitude, from dramatic snow-capped mountains, cascading waterfalls and rivers, green valleys to the weather-beaten ocean landscape. Geiranger is approximately 1h30min from Stryn, by car.

The Geiranger Fjord is part of UNESCO World Heritage and if you come and visit you will understand why. Each year, hundreds of thousands of tourists visit this area, looking to experience all the great places and spectacular nature. The view from the sights on the way are breathtaking: the incredible blue-green sea between the mountains, receiving thousands of tourists every single day during the year. Dalsnibba is one of Geiranger’s main attractions and is a very popular mountain top with visitors to the area. From the Dalsnibba plateau there is an awesome view across the most beautiful World Heritage Site, nestled in the surrounding mountain landscape with Geirangerfjorden right in the middle.

Everybody knows that prices in Scandinavia are particularly high. Stryn/Geiranger are tourist areas, so be prepared for expensive meals and shopping, even for the Norwegian way of life.

Summer is definitely the best time to visit the region if you are planning to go by car and enjoy the ride through the mountains. During the winter the roads are usually closed, due to the snow.

If you are planning to visit Norway and experience a truly Nordic landscape, you must come to the Nordfjord.

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[#GoNordic] Strömstad: If you just know this city to shopping, you need to make up your mind! / Strömstad: Se você só conhece esta cidade para fazer compras, você precisa mudar de ideia!

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Se você é norueguês ou mora por aqui, você provavelmente conhece Strömstad por uma razão simples: fazer compras. Todos os dias muitas pessoas atravessam a fronteira para ir às compras na cidade. Já falei sobre isso aqui.  Um lugar bonito na costa oeste da Suécia, com preços atrativos e muitos supermercados. Mas, muito mais do que os preços​​, você vai encontrar uma cidade incrível, com uma vida noturna e pontos turísticos!

Eu fui para as Ilhas Koster antes do almoço e no ferry, me vi em meio a um grupo de homens indo comemorar algo que eles chamam de a Távola Redonda. Cerca de 50 homens bebendo cerveja às 11h, muitos já bêbados. Me sentei no primeiro lugar que eu vi e logo um dos caras começou a conversar comigo e explicar sobre o seu “clube de cavalheiros”, algo super interessante. Incomum durante a minha viagem, achei engraçadíssimo alguém me abordar e bater papo comigo durante muito tempo. Durante o dia me encontrei com esses rapazes algumas vezes e, como a cidade é mini, à noite acabei tendo as minhas cervejas pagas por eles no bar de noite. Eu só me lembrava de dois, enquanto praticamente todos me abordavam e diziam: “Você é a jornalista brasileira, Poly?”. Todos me conehciam e eu não conhecia ninguém haha

Primeiro Parque Nacional Marinho da Suécia está localizado em Strömstad e é chamado Kosterhavet, nas Ilhas Koster. As ilhas estão localizadas no norte de Bohuslän e possuim caminhos traçados em meio as muitas áreas de beleza natural, agradáveis ​​para uma caminhada. Há duas ilhas, Nordkoster e Sydkoster: Você pode desfrutar tanto de bicicleta ou a pé. Estas ilhas são as ilhas mais a oeste-habitadas da Suécia, de acordo com a Visit Sweden.

Descobri as duas ilhas, de norte a sul e de leste a oeste, a pé. Um dia inteiro de caminhada, sol e um vento cortante e gelado. Sem dúvidas um ótimo lugar para passar o dia e desfrutar um café enquanto você aprecia a vista!

Strömstad oferece mar e uma natureza incrível, muito além da grande variedade de lojas e também uma vida noturna bastante intensa, o que me surpreendeu!

 

If you are Norwegian you probably know Strömstad for one simple reason: shopping. Everyday a bunch of Norwegian people cross the border to go shopping at this city, a cute place at the west coast of Sweden. But much more than nice prices, you will find an amazing city with a nightlife and great spots!

I went to Koster Islands before lunch and at the ferry, I meet a group of man going to celebrate something that they call the Round Table. Around 50 people drinking beer at 11am, couple drunk. I sat at the first place I saw and soon one of the guys started to talk to me and explain about their “Gentleman’s club”.

Sweden’s first marine national park is located in Strömstad, named Kosterhavet, at the Koster Islands. The islands are located in northern Bohuslän and has a fine network of paths, which run through many areas of great natural beauty, and are nice for a walk. There are two islands, Nordkoster and Sydkoster: you can enjoy both by bike or by walking. These islands are Sweden’s most westerly-inhabited islands, according on Visit Sweden.

I discovered both Islands, north to south and west to east. Great day walking, sunny and really wind. A great place to spend the day and enjoy a cup of coffee while you enjoy the view!

Strömstad offers sea and nature, sailing and town living with a great range of shops and quite nice nightlife!

Ferries to The Kosters Islands leave Strömstad all year-round. You find the time here. To reach the city by Oslo you can take a bus or train to Halden and there change for a local bus.

 

 

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[#GoNordic] 5 things you must DO in Copenhagen / 5 coisas que você precisa fazer em Copenhagen

Eu já estive em Copenhagen algumas vezes, sempre que posso volto. (Estou indo novamente na próxima quinta-feira :D).

A cidade é linda, as pessoas são incríveis e, sem dúvida, é um destino que não pode faltar no teu roteiro Europeu. Tento ao máximo passar aqui pro blog as boas experiências que tenho durante as minhas viagens – abaixo cito 5 dicas imperdíveis do que fazer em Copenhagen!

I’ve been in Copenhagen a few times and i always come back when i can. (I’m going again next Thursday: D).

The city is beautiful, the people are amazing and, no doubt, is a destination that can not miss in your European itinerary. I try to spend most of my experiences here at the blog, but its quite hard if im not travelling for work – I quote below 5 unmissable tips of what to do in Copenhagen!

Visite uma microcervejaria

Qualquer dia da semana você vai encontrar algo legal para fazer sozinho ou com amigos. Eu conheci esses caras aí da foto, dois dinamarqueses super gente fina! Uma boa dica é beber pelo menos uma cerveja de uma das trocentas microcervejarias ao redor da cidade.

Qual é a receita para o sucesso de uma grande cervejaria? Provavelmente ter uma cultura generalizada e tradição em rótulos de cerveja deve ocupar a primeira posição nos critérios de seleção. Mikkeller, empresa criada pelo dinamarquês Mikkel Borg resolveu quebrar esse conceito para fundar uma cervejaria cigana, nenhuma planta fixa e rótulos feitos em parceria com outros fabricantes de cerveja. O resultado de tudo isso é o reconhecimento como a melhor cervejaria da Dinamarca e entre as melhores cervejas do mundo.

Viktoriagade 8 B-C, 1655.

Go to one microbrewery

Any day of the week you will find something cool to do by yourself or with friends. A nice shot is to drink at least one beer of the couple of microbrewers around the city.

What is the recipe for success for a large brewery? Probably have a pervasive culture and tradition in brewing labels must occupy the first position in the selection criteria. Mikkeller, a company created by the Danish Mikkel Borg decided to break this concept to found a gypsy brewery, no fixed plant and labels made in partnership with other brewers. The result of all this is the recognition as the best brewery in Denmark and among the best beers in the world.

Viktoriagade 8 B-C, 1655.

Locals

Aproveite o Tivoli

Estive no Tivoli uma vez antes, mas devo confessar: se eu pudesse eu iria todas as vezes que eu for a Copenhagen. Nós nunca estamos velhos demais para desfrutar de um dia fantástico em um parque temático! Então, vá sozinho ou com seus amigos e com certeza você vai ter um grande momento!

Have fun at Tivoli

I have been at Tivoli one time before, but I must to confess: if I could I would be every time I stop by Copenhagen.We are never too old to enjoy a fantastic day at the theme park! So go alone or with your friends and certainly you are going to have a great time!

 

Alugue uma bike por um dia

Em Copenhagen, 50% da população utilizam bikes diariamente, e há um sinal específico para todas as bicicletas. São mais de 390 quilômetros de ciclovias e ciclofaixas, e não há uma rede integrada de vias. A grande diferença é que as pessoas realmente respeitam os sinais e os ciclistas.

Have a bike for a day

In Copenhagen, 50% of the population use the bike daily, and there is a specific signal for all bikes. Are over 390 miles of bike paths and bike lanes, and there is an integrated network of pathways. The big difference is that people really respect the signs.

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Vá a um novo restaurante

Sou uma apaixonada por comida. O super novo restaurante Kul  foi inaugurado em novembro passado, no Meatpacking District. Não é apenas a comida que é a chave para o seu sucesso: mais do que o delicioso menu internacional, o ambiente convida a desfrutar de um bom vinho ou bebida preparada no bar, enquanto você também pode assistir o Chef Henrik e seus ajudantes fazendo a mágica acontecer.

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Try a new restaurant

Im a food passionate.The newly restaurant Kul was opened last November at  the Meatpacking District. Is not just the food that is the key for their success: more than the delicious international menu, the ambient invites you to enjoy a good wine or drink prepared at the bar, while you also can watch the Chef Henrik and his helpers to make the magic happens.

Høkerboderne 16B, 1712

 

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Visite Nyhavn

Impossível ir a Copenhagen e não ir até a Nyhavn. Esta rua acolhedora é um dos pontos mais famosos da “cidade do Rei”.

O canal foi escavado por soldados entre 1671 e 1673 a mando do rei Christian V, para permitir o acesso de barcos mercantes Kongens Nytorv. Muitos comerciantes ricos se estabeleceram em torno dele, a partir da idade de ouro de Nyhavn. Atualmente, quase todos os edifícios de Nyhavn foram transformados em bares, cafés e restaurantes, muitos dos quais possuem orgulho de seu passado como bordeis.

A área tornou-se uma das mais famosas da cidade e é preciso apenas que o sol dê as caras para que as pessoas saiam para a região a pé, e se aconcheguem em um dos muitos terraços para beber uma cerveja, ou dar um mergulho nas águas do canal.

Visit Nyhavn

Impossible come to Copenhagen and don’t go to Nyhavn. This cosy area is one of the most knowing sightseen at the Kongens by

The canal was dug by soldiers between 1671 and 1673 at the behest of King Christian V, to allow access of merchant boats Kongens Nytorv. Many rich merchants and then settled around him, beginning the golden age of Nyhavn. Currently, almost all buildings of Nyhavn were transformed into bars, cafes and restaurants, many of which boast proudly of his past as brothels.

The area has become one of the most famous and crowded city, and just a bit of sunshine to the people to come to the area to walk around, sit on the edge of the wall or one of the dozens of terraces to drink a beer, or take a dip in the waters of the canal.

Nyhavn

 

Thanks to Wonderful Copenhagen for all the help!

How to piss off a brazilian, Polyanna edition.

I saw this post about How to piss off a brazilian and , i dont agree on all points. So, i have decided to make my own cute and brilliant list! Of course its my opinion, things that i see around and you dont need to agree with me.

As a brazilian i must say that i barely get offended or pissed, i always try to answer with a smile in my face. But not all brazilian people are like Im hehe

  • How come you dont like football, you are brazilian!

I do like football, i love, actually. But not all brazilians does. And believe me, its quite normal.

  •  So, do you dance samba? 

To be a black brazilian girl many times means that i know how to dance samba. What makes me really pissed, since lot of people just come to me and even before ask my name, they ask me to dance for them. D A N C E for them. They probably picture me using all the carnival costumes and smilling while i dance.

  •  All the girls are slutty.

Definitely one of the worse things ever. I have been travelling a lot alone and as soon as you introduce yourself as brazilian, men start to talk bullshit. Its about respect. If you are not sure that the girl you are talking is a prostitute, dont offer money or invite her for a “party”.

  •  Brazil its a wild country. You have monkeys all around the streets.

No, we dont. You will not see monkeys, lions, giraffes around. If you want to live the wild way of life,go to Africa Amazon.

  • But, you are white!

Im not white, but someone asked it to a friend. Yes, we have white people in Brazil. And couple of blue too. We are multicultural, so, you are gonna meet lot of different people around there!

  • Suggest Argentina is better.

Not for us. We are better than Argentina in many aspects. Even Pelé is better than Maradona. I prefer to do not talk about Messi.

  • How come do you speak english?

My friend, we have schools in Brazil. And we can learn other languages as well, even chinese. Surprised? We have a nice and cute accent, please dont mock us!

  • Brazil is not just favelas. Or just Rio de Janeiro.

Usually people thinks that there are favelas all around Brazil. People thinks that we have favelas in every corner just like they be surprised when i say that im not from Rio. Hey, we have 26 states, try to visit a different place than Rio! I can give you a lits, if you want!

  • Brazilian people are not punctual.

Im sorry, but im extremely punctual. Always. I hate to be late. And i get extremely mad when someone tells me “Wow, you are in time!”. For almost all brazilians, to be late like 10-20 for a meeting or a date is okay. So, if you are going to Brazil, be ready.

  •  Do you like that song “Ai se eu te pego”?

Oh mai, we have such nice singers/songs, but we export the worse. Again, opinion is something really particular and i respect that. Sometimes  try to introduce some good/quality music to my friends and a couple got surprised. I know im not the best, since i love the 80’s. But i know what is good and definitely is not Michel Teló.

I will keep this post update, since im pretty sure that i will think out more stuff!

To illustrate, i must use this happy picture of me, in Helsinki, eating a deilcious brazilian meal and drinking guaraná!

Brazilian food