It's the second winter that I'm spending in Copenhagen, the city that also happens to be the destination of Backroads' Stockholm to Copenhagen cycling voyage. Up here in the North, the winter days are short, sunrise is late and counting the hours to sunset does not require all fingers of both hands. Sometimes it seems as if the cold is not only freezing the lakes and ponds in the countless parks and city gardens, but it is also freezing time. The hands of the watch slow their pace, as if they want to save energy for the long awaited summer, when suddenly music festivals, foodie fairs and street galleries pop up at every corner as if they were tulips and Copenhagen was not a city, but a large, fertile field. While summer is the perfect time to explore Copenhagen's art and food scene, the slow winter is well-suited to chat up the locals and engage in some philosophizing, especially when a few sun rays manage to break through the cloudy sky.
About: Andreas Juchli
Andreas discovered his love for cycling when he left his home in Switzerland to make a two-wheeled journey to Turkey before attending college in 2009. From this trip, a passion to discover the lesser known parts of the world was born: from the Atlas mountains in Morocco to the Syrian oasis of Palmyra, from the deepest catacombs of Paris to the highest roofs of Moscow – he’s always looking for the next thrilling expedition! Andreas’ next journey will take him along the Silk Road from Istanbul to China on a bamboo bike. He’s lived in Colombia and Russia, but has recently fallen for the capital of cycling, Copenhagen, where he works in digital brand protection.
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