I have returned.

 

Long time, no post.

It’s been a good 3 weeks since the last time I posted on here, so I figured I would bring everything up to date; all the adventures and experiences I have had.

To start…I went to Germany! Hamburg, followed by Berlin. It was an amazing week filled with speaking to influential people and organizations in the field of sustainable development, visiting historic and memorable destinations, and of course getting my fair share of German beer. I was even lucky enough to be in Berlin on Reunification Day (the anniversary of when the Berlin Wall came down). I had the pleasure of going to the DDR Museum (about the socialist era in Berlin), Topography of Terror museum (about the SS and Hitler’s secret police), seeing remaining pieces of the Berlin Wall, Brandenburg Gate, eating lunch at the top of the Reichstag, and much more. It was for sure a memorable trip, but I need to go back to see even more!

I also had the opportunity of seeing with my own eyes the world’s largest ship: a shipping container carrier owned by the Danish company Mærske. I’ll attach a picture….it’s almost unreal to believe a water vessel can be that large!

I also made my way over to Malmö, Sweden for a couple of days, seeing as it is accessible by bridge, with the train from Copenhagen only taking about 35 minutes. While there, I explored the city parks, ate delicious Mexican, Indian, and Greek foods, sampled some tasty Swedish micro-brews, went to the Modern Museum, and just simply experienced the 3rd largest city in Sweden.

Besides those more exciting things, I have been busy with schoolwork, but also dedicating quite a bit of time to socializing and seeing new parts of the city. A couple new favorite places that I have encountered include a tiny restaurant called Grød (specializing in local foods, most notably porridge) in Nørrebro, a cute little café/culture house called Beboerhus (so hygge!) in Christianshavn, and a wonderful café/bar in Nørrebro called Retro, in which I applied to volunteer as a bartender because I love it so much! If there is one thing that Copenhagen is good for, it is the small, cozy, completely hygge cafés and restaurants. (A lot of places for us to go when you visit, Mom and Grandma!)

From here, I’m just continuing my studies and my adventures around da Cope. I have a couple concerts coming up in these next couple weeks, so that is always fun! Also, on November 10 I’ll be flying to Lisbon, Portugal to spend 5 days during one of our travel breaks! Completely excited, you must know.

Farewell for now, sending my love from København, Danmark.

Hej, hej.

Group from class, about to climb to the top of a wind turbine!

Group from class, about to climb to the top of a wind turbine!

The fancy get-up for the turbine.

The fancy get-up for the turbine.

Soaring.

Soaring.

Sea & sky.

Sea & sky.

Which one is the reflection?

Which one is the reflection?

Hamburg: adventuring.

Hamburg: adventuring.

Hamburg: notice all the towers.

Hamburg: notice all the towers.

Hamburg flowers.

Hamburg flowers.

Urban flowers.

Urban flowers.

Potsdamer Platz, Berlin.

Potsdamer Platz, Berlin.

Really old piano, Berlin.

Really old piano, Berlin.

An aerial view of Berlin.

An aerial view of Berlin.

And another, different perspective.

And another, different perspective.

Deutschland!!

Deutschland!!

On top of the Reichstag.

On top of the Reichstag.

In the Reichstag's dome.

In the Reichstag’s dome.

The lovely Brandenburg Gate.

The lovely Brandenburg Gate.

To Astrid: Maybe someday we will be together. (On the Wall).

To Astrid: Maybe someday we will be together. (On the Wall).

The Holocaust Memorial...haunting.

The Holocaust Memorial…haunting.

Within the Memorial.

Within the Memorial.

Frankie at Reunification Day.

Frankie at Reunification Day.

The live concerts during the Celebration.

The live concerts during the Celebration.

Autumn is here (in Berlin).

Autumn is here (in Berlin).

Swedish ducks.

Swedish ducks.

Puddle jumpers in Malmö.

Puddle jumpers in Malmö.

Swedish trees.

Swedish trees.

Forgotten pacifier and rose, Malmö.

Forgotten pacifier and rose, Malmö.

One of the many gorgeous city parks of Malmö.

One of the many gorgeous city parks of Malmö.IMG_3001

The world's largest water vessel.
The world’s largest water vessel.

 

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