Exploring Copenhagen

My trip to the city ended up being yesterday after all! On Tuesday, our orientation week began, which involved breaking into groups of around eight people. My group is fantastic and quite the international mix! Our group leader is Italian, and we also have one student each from Germany, Poland, France, South Korea, and Mexico. We’ve basically spent the last two days straight together, so here’s a pic of Emma, Elody, Michael, Daniele, and Angel, standing in front of an amusement park in downtown Copenhagen.

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But, first things first. Uncle Jack! You asked about Danish people eating Oreos. Danish people actually do seem to love Oreos, based on the huge billboards for them in the metro! They also love Snickers bars, but they sell them frozen in vending machines, so they taste very different.

Here’s the outside of my dorm:

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70’s architecture at its finest! The showers are probably the strangest part of our dorms. Rather than having knobs to adjust the water in the shower, you actually have to turn the water on in the sink and re-direct it to the shower! The chilly Danish mornings definitely will take some getting used to =)

Here are a few more pictures from our trip yesterday.

In the metro station:

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Our group in front of a fashion show that was going on in downtown Copenhagen:

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A man feeding pigeons:

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Elody again:

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Sight-seeing:

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In the National Museum: Image

Amber for my mom:

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And a few more:

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Daniele liked taking pictures of us behind horse statues, so this is payback:Image

The stock exchange:

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And a hip little student cafe, too:

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The school payed for us all to go out to a restaurant in the city last night (called RizRaz, which turned out to be a vegetarian place, go figure!). Afterwards they also sponsored a trip to a very famous nightclub, so I had the opportunity to break out all my Zumba moves from this winter break! I’m getting ready for another action-packed, exhausting day, so I’ll post a picture of my breakfast and get moving. More details will come when we have a second to spare!

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One Response to Exploring Copenhagen

  1. Letizia says:

    I am so glad you are eating well and fnally feeling better.
    Baldo says hi! He went cros-country skiing for the first time last week-end in Monterey in frigid temperature..
    Do you have a cafeteria?

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