So my month in Denmark has come to a close and tomorrow I am off to Ireland to start a new chapter in my travels. Coming back to DK has just been absolutely brilliant. It's given me a sense of closure of longing for my exchange days because now I know DK in another way- or remember in another way. Over the past few weeks I have been busy busy busy with the odd few downs days in between.
- I have spent some time with my 4th host family- Connie and Ken. It was great seeing them and my host siblings again. I have had two lovely dinners with them and they always know how to put a smile on my face!
- My Aussie friend Marita came to CPH (she is travelling Europe and was based in Germany So we booked a hostel which was cheap, good quality, central to everything and had a great atmosphere (highly recommend) for three nights. It was so fun to show her around the city using my 'local' knowledge. I just let my feet do the remembering and we walked and walked and walked (but we got all the main sites in). We were also lucky enough to have beautiful weather so that made walking around the city even more amazing. CPH is such a beautiful place. It's not enormous like Melbs but it's big enough to get lost in!
- From CPH I then trained to Germany with Marita and in Hamburg she went one way and I went another to visit a friend who been on exchange in my Rotary district back home. Now let me tell you something. Oh My God, do I HATE German trains! They are always late and they are confusing, however I think it was the not understanding German that made it worse.
Despite my hatred for their trains I did have a LOVELY time in Germany. My friend Robert, showed me round the town that he lived close to. The town was beautiful and I spent the day being spoilt by his family with beer, chocolate, coffee and cake!
- I have managed to also catch up with two Danish girls that were on exchange last year in Melbourne. I spent the night at Karina's house and the next day we went shopping as well as spending a lovely afternoon with Camilla in CPH!
It has been great to catch up with the previous exchangee's. I got to know them from Safari that I went on with them last year and I just knew I couldn't be in europe and not say Hi to them!
- I have spent a lovely Saturday night at a local student production of Peter Pan. My host sister was a part of it so Sussie and Martin invited me along. It was a funny night and it really put my danish understanding abilities to the test!
- Oh, I got a tattoo. Astrid and I went to CPH after I got back from Germany and I got a daisy tattoo on my wrist. I love it. The flower represents DK because the daisy's are so popular here. I've always wanted something to signify my time here because it's a country that has been very good to me and will always be a part of my heart and life.
- I had a dinner last Sunday with my Danish friends from school. There was just four of us and we had such a 'hygge' night. I just loved seeing the girls again. It was exciting to see and hear about their lives now and talk about our travels here there and everywhere.
I had made mini pavlova's for my danish friends and families and took them to dinner and they were pretty successful!
The past few weeks have been filled with lots of other things. This post would be the size of Harry Potter if I wrote them all so I will leave it at that.
Thanks for the great month Denmark. You always manage to warm my heart and I feel so lucky to have another home all the way across the world.