Once the sun comes out in Copenhagen, the population suddenly all leave their homes. I have never seen so many people outside in Copenhagen as I did yesterday! Today is the fourth day in a row that I have seen the sun and I really hope it’s here to stay! It is so great to use sunglasses again and actually feel warmth outside. A few friends and I even had our lunch outside on Wednesday! Here is proof that we had sun:

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We should have no class when days are as beautiful and sunny as that/this! Or at least have class outside. Great day to go for a run or a bike ride, that’s for sure!

Tomorrow is the big day: I leave with my class to go to Istanbul, Turkey! It feels a little bit like a dream instead of real life, but alas! It is completely real! *wistful sigh* We are all going to have so much fun together and learn so much about the culture in this different part of the world. I’m sure some of you might be a little sick of hearing about Istanbul…well, you don’t have to read my blog (but really, I like that you are reading!). 

You might be wondering about the tentacles ..well it’s not a very long story but it is a story nonetheless. Last night my host parents wanted to make something specific for dinner and they wouldn’t tell us what they were making. When my host dad when out to go buy it, he came home saying that the stores didn’t have it anymore (it had been on-sale). So, he rummaged through the kitchen and came up with something else. We had green beans, pasta, and then a fish sauce type thing that went on the pasta. The fish sauce thing had scallops (I think that’s what they were) and then some other weird looking sea food and something with tentacles. Yes. Tentacles. Now, I’m sure you want to know whether I ate the thing with tentacles and I have to sadly say no. I did not. Why? Because I have a strict no tentacles policy, that’s why. That’s where I draw the line. I just couldn’t get my gag reflex past the idea. I wasn’t going to risk actually putting tentacles in my mouth. No way. No Fear Factor for me, thanks. Who just has that chillin’ in their fridge, anyway? 
 

This is a pretty short blog, but when I get back from my travels, I’m sure you will be hearing many fun stories!

Until then…