I’ve been feeling a little helpless lately. Once again I’m unemployed, far away from my friends, and stessed about money and major decisions. My one concrete life goal that I hoped to achieve before turning 25, climbing Kilimanjaro, is looking financially out of reach. So, to get my spirits up (or, as the British say, … More I’m Running a Marathon!
The first time I ever heard the name “Roskilde” was while I was on exchange in Sweden, after I downloaded Spotify for the first time and started hearing ads for the Roskilde Festival. The annual Roskilde Festival may be what it is most known for, with major artists like Rihanna and David Bowie headlining a … More Popping Over to Roskilde
On Wednesday I am heading to Germany on a train with two fully-packed bags. At first I was going to write, “On Wednesday I am leaving Copenhagen,” but that sounds too definitive. It makes it sound like I’m never going to come back. I’ve complained a lot during my time in Copenhagen. I used my … More Islands Brygge & Frederiksborg
I’ve written before about Europa Park, the place I’ve been visiting throughout my life that has given me incredibly high expectations when it comes to amusement parks. It was these high expectations that kept me from ever showing much interest in the amusement park right in Copenhagen’s centre, Tivoli. Eventually, something changed. I started seeing … More Tivoli Adventures
16-21 August was Pride Week in Copenhagen. I’ve never been to any Pride events in Edmonton, and there weren’t any going on nearby where I lived in Germany, so I wanted to take advantage of living in a city and finally check out an event that I’d heard so many great things about. So on … More A Gay Old Time
It’s been just over a month since I moved to Denmark, and here I am wrapping up my summer in Germany. On my very last weekend back home, I insisted on something I’d been saying I’ll do ever since I moved to Germany. My family never made it a priority because for them it was … More Exploring Geroldseck
For years whenever I go to Germany, my mom and aunts have been saying, “We should go to Heidelberg.” Heidelberg is a university city about 150 km north of where my family lives. I’ve heard so many times about how beautiful it is and that it has one of the longest shopping streets in Germany. … More Holiday in Heidelberg
I wrote this post a few months ago, but with the Olympics just having come to an end I thought it would be a good time to finally share it. “Where are you from?” This has become one of my most dreaded questions. Naturally, considering how many people I meet through work and friends and … More Where Are You From?
I didn’t really appreciate Germany until I left it. And right now, when the sky is so grey in Copenhagen, I’m really missing it again – which is the perfect opportunity for me reminisce about some of the smaller highlights of my summer in Germany. One thing I was very excited about was the food. … More Summertime and the Living is Easy
After a last few adventures in Copenhagen with my mom, it was time to drive back to Germany. I felt pretty guilty that my mom had always driven me to Copenhagen, even when she came to see me, and always had to pay an exorbitant amount for the ferry. So this time I suggested we … More Roadtripping Home