Fridays Scandinavian style.
While Copenhagen is beautiful and has great fooderys , my recent visit in August led me along Hajbro Plads a lovely energies area for tourists and locals alike. My daughter say it first while on the hop-on- hop- off bus, she was elated as we always are when we travel and see a Fridays restaurant ! It's like meeting an old faithful friend in a place where you never expected to see them. This restaurant had friendly staff, great happy hour and the food was fresh and had generous portions like the Fridays of the past at home in America. We had the Jack Daniels chicken strips which had the fresh taste of real chicken cut in pieces and not compressed parts , the sauce was fantastic and served in generous portions and with some sprinkled over the chicken while on a bed of red cabbage,yummy! I had a strawberry pina colada or two , which was new to me but so so good ! The presentation , service, taste of food was like the Fridays of old , while the price was a little more than traditional home Fridays it was absolutely worth it! The area was upbeat and scenic for people watching and the square by the restaurant has local talent for your entertainment!
More so now than ever , there has been a push for travelers to become more cognizant of their footprints so to speak when visiting other cultures and countries . The renewed awareness is probably gaining strength because of the widespread documented poverty and inequity seen by humanitarians who travel as well as the continued realization that something aught to be and can be done. Some Local economies as well as the Country at large only benefit minimally from tourism as the monitory benifits are scraped up by larger brands who provide lodging and tours as well as food in heavily visited tourist areas. The Travel Foundation based in England is a charity which partners with developing countries and their tourist boards to bring about sustainable travel measures that will benefit monitarily and environmentally. A few if their initiatives are, Reucing greenhouse gas emissions from tourism businesses, Leading the way: Locals leading tourist excursions in their community and Shining a light on local crafts which benefits local markets areas where tourists frequent. Partnership Countries include:Saint Lucia,Croatia, Mexico, Turkey, South Africa, Jamaica and Cape Verde. Learn more at http://www.thetravelfoundation.org.uk/
How we can help the movement:
Learn some of the language: Just a few words or phrases will help you connect with locals
Purchase tours that fund local businesses: some tours are now stating that that they are partnered with sustainable travel initiatives
Eat local: Venture outside of your hotel and visit other less touristy spots , meals are usual any less expensive and consorting with locals is priceless.
Purchase and carry a collapsible water bottle: This will reduce plastics being disposed of is landfills all over the world !