Brussel Sprouts.

A month. I’ve been living in Denmark for almost a month now and I still can’t believe this is real life. I’ve only had 2 classes so it still feels like I’m on a huge vacation with a ton of friends. I still don’t have wifi in my house so it kind of feels like I’m living in the Stone Age, but I am managing. I haven’t had to ride a bike yet, but when (if) the time comes I promise I will post photos.

This past weekend, my friends and I took our first trip of the semester and headed to Belgium! To be honest, I hadn’t even seen a picture of Belgium before so I didn’t know what to expect. We took a train to Copenhagen and spent the night in the cutest Airbnb right on the canal and the next morning headed to the airport to board our flight to Brussels. We flew Ryan Air, which is honestly the sketchiest airline in the entire world, but it’s cheap so you get what you pay for. Once we landed in Brussels, we went straight to our hostel. The 6 of us shared a room with 6 bunk beds that were built by hand and if you looked close, you could see the nails coming out of them.

hostle
Hostel or prison cell? You decide. 

Cozy. But it was all the space we needed and a short walk from the city center. We visited the Grand Place, the Royal Palace, Manneken Pis, and many other cathedrals and cool buildings.

grand place
The Grand Place in Brussels
the royal palace
The Royal Palace 

The buildings and monuments were great and all but my favorite thing about Brussels was obviously the waffles. They SLAYED. Something about eating Belgium waffles in Belgium is something else.

waffle

One of the days of our trip we took a train to Brugge. It was a nice little sleepy town that I bought some really good chocolate in (I’m sensing a very unhealthy theme here….). We spent the last day of the long weekend in Copenhagen. I loooooved Copenhagen. We finally got to see the city in the daylight this time and it was beautiful. The canal with all the colorful buildings looks like an actual postcard. And the best part? IT WAS SUNNY. Sunny days in Denmark are hard to come by so we really lucked out. Overall it was a really good trip with great people.

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Nyhavn- New Harbour Copenhagen

I can’t end this post without updating the world on the latest tragedy in my life. I seem to have broken my big toe by dropping a bottle of soy sauce on it. Is that not typical or what. Please keep me and my toe in your thoughts with every step you take (only slightly kidding).

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“What’s a kilo?”

What a different world I have been living in the past two weeks. Intro week is over & it was a blast. Today was my first day of school!!!! *insert classic first day of school pic*

 I had one class at 8am & I don’t have another class until next Monday so I could get used to this. Class was a snOoOoOzer but I survived. I’m taking the rest of this week off from school as a sign that I need to start my travels so my friends & I booked a trip to Brussles! I’m excited to see a different country even though the one I’m living in is still so new to me. Even simple things like doing laundry is SO COMPLICATED HERE. My roommates & I walked around the city yesterday for literally 3 hours with suitcases full of dirty laundry trying to wash our clothes before we just gave up & headed home. I’m sure it was a sight to see 3 lost girls wandering around the town with luggage in the rain & no where to go. But tomorrow is a new day & I will attempt to wash clothes one more time 🙂 I’m getting used to using the currency here, which is the Danish Krone. Right now 1 American dollar is worth about 7 Krones. That’s about the only conversion that makes sense to me. If I could make one recommendation to the U S of A, it would be to switch to the metric system. Why do we have to be complicated & different than everyone else??? It’s honestly annoying.

 I’ll leave you with a pic from the last day of intro week. My mentor group spent the day at the deer park & I conquered my fears & fed an animal. Studying abroad is all about trying new things right?