I don't have a lot of time left in Copenhagen so I need to make the most of it. I'm a huge fan of Samantha Brown and so I've been trying to do all of the things she did when she was in Copenhagen. I've been to the tourist office, Stroget, the Little Mermaid, and now I've been to the Laundromat cafe. She took her laundry here and ordered a coffee. I only did the latter part. I recognized it from the show and got too excited.
Here is a picture from the inside. Note my Blog is open on my laptop and that I spilled my coffee onto the saucer. I accidentally exclaimed Shit! and the couple next to me smiled at me. Not sure if it was a pity smile or sympathy smile.
Laundromat Cafe from the outside. It's in Norreboro. You can take the 5A bus or walk across the bridge from Norreport. It's on Elmegade 15.
I didn't take this picture but this shows the colorful books. Around the corner is the laundry machines. They even have cool framed posters in there.
Switichin it up here. Pictures first and then my blog post. Enjoy!
Me with my purple shorts and my purple bike.
The cool windmill we found
At the beach in Bornholm
Me and Jenn
They had the great idea to buy little containers and put the sand inside for a souvenir. The sand is supposedly the sand they use for hourglasses.
A Jutland Horse we saw on the side of the road. He reminds me of Patrick.
Me and my new equestrian friends. Fun Fact: The fence is electric.
The forest part of our biking on Saturday.
Me at the beach area by our hostel. Note the sun. B)
The cool cliffs
Christina, Me and Jenn at the waterfall
Me inside the cave. Oooo
The town we stayed in: Gudhjem
Jenn, me, Colleen, and Katie.
Ice cream!! I got Banana Split with Oreo and Nut sprinkles.
I’m done with Strategic
Communication! We had our final exam today. I actually thought it was
difficult. Not because I didn’t study at all but because the questions were
very specific, not what I studied for, and used crazy double negatives (Which
of the following is not sometimes except never a part of this?) After I
finished, I treated myself to a Chai Latte from Baresso. The trick is to not
listen when she says how much it costs and blindly hand over the money. I had a
nice chat with the barista who told me Baresso is better than Starbucks. We’ll
see about that. She also admitted that Baresso is expensive and that it will
get more crowded when people get paid in the beginning of May. I appreciated
This weekend I went biking in Bornholm!
Friday, we met at 11pm to get on a
bus which took us to an overnight ferry. I was lucky enough to be able to buy a
cabin on the ship. It was a small two-person room but the other girl didn’t
show up in the room so I had a peaceful night’s sleep alone. At 6am, we got off
the ferry and took a bus to our hostel where we ate breakfast and got on our
The group of girls I became friends
with decided to do the Killer Route. That was seriously the name. I give easily
into peer pressure so I joined them in the 65km tour. I’m not going to say it
was easy but it clearly didn’t kill me. It was a good workout and it gave us
the chance to really explore the island. The highlight of the bike ride that
day was reaching the beach where the sand is used for hourglasses.
I was amazed at how diverse
Bornholm was. We saw beaches, cliffs, caves, farms, fields, forests, small
towns, streams, hills, etc. It seemed to have every kind of landscape your
camera would want.
On Sunday, we were all so sore. It
was painful to sit back down on the bike seat. We biked maybe 5 or 6km and
hiked a lot instead. We saw a famous waterfall, some neat cliffs, and a creepy
After our bike rides Saturday and
Sunday we got ice cream at the shop by our hostel. They had a delightful ice
cream called the Gudjem Special which was one scoop of any flavor in a waffle
cone, vanilla soft serve on top and then your choice of sprinkles. I’m not sure
if I was just hungry or tired but that ice cream seemed to taste divine.
At the end of the trip, we took a
bus to the ferry which took us to Malmo, Sweden. Another bus took us the rest
of the way back to Copenhagen.
I knew I would say this in the end,
but I’m glad I went on the trip. I made new friends, got a lot of exercise, saw
some stunning nature, and had a once in a lifetime experience. Even though at
times it was an uphill battle (Literally.) it was good to prove that I can do
it. Throughout the day, it was a nice mix of biking next to and talking with
the other girls and biking alone with my thoughts. It’s sort of therapeutic to
be alone biking out in the country.
With finals happening and coming
up, I have more schoolwork than usual and am pretty busy. I’m using my train
commute to write this blog post now because I know when I get home and get
Internet, I’ll need to do my homework. (I’d rather be blogging.)
Today is the "great prayer day" or Store Bededag so I didn't have class and my host parents didn't have work at the cheese shop today. We started the day by getting bread at the nearby bakery. I went with Ulrik and helped pick out some pastries. The bread in the middle is the special bread made called varme hveder.
It's so easy to pull out my iPhone and snap a picture when I see something cool. I usually put the pictures on Instagram. For those who don't have Instagram, here you go.
This is the fountain by DIS. It just recently began spurting out water. I got to class early the other day so I just say by it and did some reading. Relaxing.
Have I mentioned I'm becoming obsessed with Somersby? The story behind this one is I was leaving Elsinore and stopped in a wine shop to buy a Somersby. The guy working there tells me his life story, lets me sample a Pina Colada drink, and gives me his name and tells me to add him on Facebook. Let's just say I "lost" that post it note that had his name on it.
I didn't know this was a fountain. All semester I've walked by it, wondered what it was and what the point was. I'd seen people sleeping, eating, and hanging out on it. But all the sudden it became a water fountain. Cool.