So I was in Akureyri trying to be left alone while working on a project in a café, when I found the Polish couple, Aleksy and Katarzyna and Noah, from Luxembourg. They asked me to sit at my table (the place was packed), and I said yes because it would have been too awkward to say no.

They started talking about going to Luxembourg to visit Noah’s mom because she was sick. But suddenly, Katarzyna asked me how I met Jessica, and I said I met her travelling, probably the same way you guys meet her.

-By Tinder? -Said Noah from Luxembourg. Katarzyna hit Noah’s leg so strong that I understood her discomfort. He had just revealed that Pietro and Jessica met on the Internet. So Jessica was looking for a companion while here.

After that, I just laughed uncomfortably and focused on my work. Everyone understood I was hurt after acknowledging that.

15 minutes of silence later, I didn’t see the point of remaining at the table. So I stood up and said goodbye heading to my hostel.

Two minutes later, I found Katarzyna running behind me and yelling my name:

“Benjamin, Benjamin, Benjamin Gunst!” I stayed still until she reached.

-I have to tell you something, she said.

-What? That Jessica is living the happiest life with some random guy that met on Internet? and I am here running away and finding her anyways?

-No, precisely -she said- Pietro is dangerous, Benjamin. He is a liar, and he is worst than her ex-fiancee. Jessica is too innocent to find it out, and she believes in fairy tales.

I felt sad and empty, so I breathed and said with a lump in my throat -I can’t do anything, Katarzyna. She has already made her decision.

-Of course, you can, Benjamin Gunst. She loves you.

 

 

 

The next day I landed in Kastrup International Airport, Denmark.

So I went straight to downtown Copenhagen to be inside an actual Fairy tale at Tivoli Gardens.

For those who don’t know, Tivoli Gardens is the third oldest amusement park in the world. It was open in 1843 and still features the Rutschebanen, a wooden roller coaster available for the public since 1914.

 

It looks like Tivoli Garden tries to maintain its fairy tales essence with performances inspired by romantic theatre, academic music, jazz, Chinese and Danish classic tradition. Even though Tivoli is in constant evolution, including attractions now with Virtual Reality lenses, it keeps the magic among many amusement parks worldwide that makes you feel you are in the future. In Tivoli, you are not just in the beautiful past but also in an enchanted town.

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