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.
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.
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.
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.
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).