New Year's Eve is a fun evening in Denmark. It revolves around a fancy dinner with friends, wearing funny hats and safety goggles. This year we decided to do this with some friends from Copenhagen. These are the friends I stayed with when running the Copenhagen marathon. They are also volleyball players and we mainly know each other through competitions against each other and the parties that followed.
The evening was filled with fantastic food (mussels, salmon, soups, and all kinds of salads), laughs and drinks. The hostess is Scottish and was saying "Happy Hogmanay", and while we wanted to participate we never remembered the precise words and ended up saying "Happy Hug-a-lot!" New Year's resolutions were shared and games were played. I am fortunate to have such good friends to celebrate New Years with, and I'm happy we decided to travel to Copenhagen this year.
We didn't go into the center of town, but our view of fireworks were very magnificent nonetheless. We were right next to some water and a huge parking lot were some firework dudes had set up. It was exploding all around us, and the need for safety glasses were real. We went into the new year in style!