Seven days. Three cities. One incredible country. (Sorry not sorry for the incredibly long post). Out of the ten countries I’ve visited in the past four months, Spain was by far my favorite. We woke up super early after our weekend in Paris to catch our flight to Barcelona. As we were flying into BCN, … More How many Plaza de Españas can you visit in 7 days?
Oops, it’s been almost a month since I last posted. And what a month! The fall leaves are gone, replaced by about a foot-and-a-half of snow, and the Christmas decorations are out in full fanfare. Julehygge, or Christmas coziness, in Copenhagen is amazing. The Danes somehow manage to counter the 3:30 pm sunsets and freezing … More Julehygge
Two blog posts in one day? Wow, Sharanya is DEFINITELY doing her homework right now #sundaynights. Well, I just couldn’t wait to update you all on my three days in London, because they were incredible. I wasn’t expecting much out of my London trip; after all, I had seen the tourist stuff a couple of … More Minding the Gap
Do I ever stay in Copenhagen for more than two weeks at a time? Answer: nope, and it’ll continue to be that way until the end of the semester! This past week was my core course class’s long study tour to Oslo and London! As you might remember, my core course is Terrorism and Counterterrorism … More Scandinavian Wonders
In the two weeks between my travel breaks, I’ve had a lot of opportunities to engage in Danish culture. Primarily, this involved Copenhagen’s Culture Night (Kultur Natten). Culture night marks the beginning of the Danish autumn holiday, and is celebrated by having all the city’s main attractions open from 6 p.m. to midnight. This also … More Danish Adventures
It’s officially autumn weather in Copenhagen! The apple and cinnamon recipes are out, the wind is insanely strong and has a bit of an icy tinge, the leaves are falling, and I am officially in love. (Edit: Due to parental inquiries, I would like to clarify that I am not actually in love with any … More Fall Musings
Hi everyone! Sorry it has been a while since I last posted, but a lot has happened in that time! First, I finished up our Core Course Week with some field studies to the Jewish Community Center in Copenhagen (where there was a shooting in February) and an exhibit on the Danish presence in Afghanistan. … More Swedish Escapades
Warning: Very long post! This week is Core Course Week at DIS, which is a week that is completely devoted to the main focus that you’re studying here (mine is Terrorism and Counterterrorism from the European Perspective). The week consists of three days on a “short study tour,” as a preface to our long study tour … More Guten morgen, Hamburg!
So this week started just as any Monday morning should…with a bike mechanical failure. My bike chain decided to fall off mid-commute, and of course I panicked and grabbed the chain with my bare hands. Needless to say, the ensuing grease disaster was quite a saga that involved me ripping up wet grass (for once, … More Recurring Copenhagen Motifs: Biking.
Hi everyone! I decided that the easiest way to keep me accountable for writing these and for helping me remember my time in Copenhagen is to write these once a week and try and convey the most interesting moments from the past week. So here’s my update on highlights from week 2! I’ll start with … More Forests, rain, lights, and lots of walking