I want to take the time to apologize for those who read my blog (yes, family, I mean you mostly) for not writing so often lately. I haven’t had the chance to really sit down and write a blog. It’s becoming crunch time. Time is running out for me here in Denmark. I only have 6 more weeks in Europe and 5 of those weeks are in Denmark. Not only does this mean that I have to squeeze time in for all the things I still haven’t done in Copenhagen, but it also means that my teachers are shoving as much as they can in the next 5 weeks. Papers. Presentations. Finals. Ughhhhhh.

Despite all the stress that I’m sure I will be swimming in, I am still having a good time and making sure to stay positive. It’s a must. This past weekend was one of the best weekends I have had since I have been in Copenhagen. Hands down. Let me guide you through my weekend:

Friday.

My roommate Christina left for Amsterdam at 2 in the morning on Friday. She is a crazy lady! But she came back Sunday and told me she had a great time, which is good to hear. However, this was my friends 21st birthday! It was very last minute but we made plans to go out with a fabulous group of people. Let me name them and tell you how we know them. You will be happy to know that half of them are Danes! Okay so, it was me, the birthday girl Liz and her boyfriend, Christopher Tito (who always makes me laugh), Katelyn (who is a crazy dancer!) Jackie (love youuuuu!) Jennifer (one of my favorite people here!! She is in my core course), Jen’s host brother Anas (sp?) and his best friend Christoffer (with whom we have been out with before), Martin and two of his friends (Danes who I had never met before, but Liz and Jenn have known for a while). It was a full house, so to speak, but we had the most fun together! We met at the Studenterhuset, which is the student cafe for the University of Copenhagen. Then we all went to a place called Night Fever. This is a disco that plays 80’s and 90’s music with a few current songs mixed in. It has to be the most amazing place on the face of the planet to dance at!! Here is a picture of some of us with our stamps:

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Needless to say, it had one of those light up dance floors and the group we were hanging out with was the best group to be dancing with. 

–> I just want to take a moment to discuss the difference between a club in the States and a club in Denmark. Two completely different worlds/vibes/cultures. In the States clubs have been reduced to dirty dancing (if you go to your average club) and people who really just need to get a room. It is just not pleasant. You are weird if you don’t go with someone to dance with. It’s just annoying. However, here in Denmark it is absolutely wonderful. Everything about it!! You go with your friends and you all dance and have a great time. There is no need to feel like you have to be on top of each other (unless the place in extremely crowded and then you can’t help it), you can be a crazy/weird/awkward/fantastic/bad dancer and no one cares. Everyone just looks for having a good time. Boys in the US, take a lesson from the Danes. They like dancing here, they have a good time, they don’t awkwardly lean against a wall and watch everyone else have fun, and they don’t feel the need to always grind up on girls. Not only do you have more fun, but you can dance with a boy/girl without being dirty. It is possible. I promise. <–

We left at 4:30 in the morning. Nuts. When I was biking home around 5:15 (cause we had to go get food, obviously) the sky was starting to light up. It was amazing. I would do it all again in a heartbeat. 

To those who were there: Can we please do that again soon?????

Saturday.

This day wasn’t necessarily the biggest highlight, but I went to Liesje’s house and slept over and that was really fun. I met her host mom who is really nice! We had a good night talking about housing for senior year/summer and just your general girl talk. We even watched Grease! I haven’t seen that movie in a long time so it was fun to see again.

Sunday.

This day. This day…was wonderful. All of it. Liesje’s host mom took us on an Island Tour. This consisted of us driving to the 6 southern islands of Denmark (7 if you include Zealand which is the island Copenhagen is on and that we all live on). It was so cool to hear all kinds of history about the islands (Eva – Liesje’s host mom – used to be a history teacher and knows everythinggggggg) and even hear some of what is going on today with the people living on the islands. We made stops at two churches, a great spot next to some water to eat lunch, at a little kiosk to see the bridge we crossed, some castle ruins, and we stopped at one of her relatives house’s for dinner. They were a lovely couple, extremely smart. They loved to talk, that’s for sure! Here are some pictures from the day:

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That last picture is also a castle we saw…had to be the smallest castle I have ever seen haha!

I got home around 11pm and I was feeling really good. My weekend might have been over but I had made new friends, learned a lot, and felt content. Also, I finished a book, which always makes me feel accomplished. 

What can I say? Some habits die hard.