Quick Update

Things have been so crazy lately… my time in Copenhagen has drawn to a close. I am so sad, and it seems like time has gone by so quickly. I’m trying to stay positive, though, and it’s on to the next adventure! For me, this means a couple of whirlwind weeks of traveling… first to […]

I am SO PROUD to be an American

Much of my first months here were spent trying to figure out how to hide my American-ness and blend in with the Danes. When you are already 100% Northern European, like me, it’s not all that hard… just wear all black and look pretty serious all the time. By now, I’ve pretty much mastered the […]

Back to Where it all Began

For those of you who don’t know me, it’s important to know that my parents used to live in Amsterdam, and that the city is actually the place of my conception. True story. My parents hadn’t been back there since 1991, when they moved back to Chicago to raise me in the states… until now. […]

A Scandinavian Connection to File Sharing

Ever heard of The Pirate Bay? If you’re around my age, chances are, you probably have. The Pirate Bay (aka TPB) is a huge file sharing site (started in Sweden–that’s the connection to Scandinavia! And now the rest of my post will choose to ignore that completely) where anyone could find and download free music […]

16 Non-exhaustive Reasons Why I Can’t Wait to Go Back to America

This is NOT a top ten list… that’s too been there, done that. This is just a list of the most random reasons why I am looking forward to going home. Most of them have to do with food. 1. Affordable food. Vi ses, Scandinavian prices! 2. Chipotle. You are my one true love. 3. […]

Why Are the Danes so Darn Happy!!?? Pt. 1

Disclaimer: This blog post is based on my own observations, and not on any formal surveys or anything. When I was thinking about where to study abroad, my advisor advocated for Denmark, because it’s the happiest place in the world (according to some measurements)! Why, why, WHY would the happiest country on Earth be someplace […]

Hola Hola Barcelona!

Hej, hola, and hello! Last week was my first free travel break, and I chose to spend it with my friends Brooke and Rachel in sunny, beautiful Barcelona. We had such a great time. Although the weather forecast called for rain for many of our days there, we got really lucky and were gifted with […]

Grønland… Oqaatsit ataasiinnaat naammanngillat

“One language is never enough.” That’s how I felt when I arrived in Greenland last week for my long study tour. As if Danish wasn’t foreign enough to me, Greenlandic sounds like clucking and gibberish. Oh well, it was a small price to pay for five days in the coolest place I’ve ever been… literally. […]