I’ve had a bit of a love-hate relationship with Denmark since I moved to Copenhagen a little more than a year and a half ago. I’m back in Germany now and, though my friends will be disappointed to hear it, I doubt I’ll be going back to Copenhagen any time soon. I get nervous just … More My Favourite Things About Denmark
It’s strange to return to the place where you grew up for a holiday after a few years of not being there. I mean, there’s all that culture shock nonsense I already wrote about. But it’s also a weird combination that goes into planning what to do during your days: on one hand, you want … More Canadian Shenanigans
At the end of June, I went back to Canada for the first time since I left more than three years ago. I put off writing this blog post for a long time. First I had to deal with the jet lag when I returned. Then I had some work engagements that took up more … More The Prodigal Son Returns for a Short Visit
I recently ran my first ever marathon. When I decided I wanted to run it seven months ago, I didn’t really do any research into what it takes to actually run a marathon, despite having only done a 10k up to that point. I just went for it, occasionally asking for advice along the way … More Everything I Ate for a Month Before My First Marathon
One week ago I ran the Copenhagen Marathon. It was my first ever marathon, and I ran the whole thing. The first 31 km were surprisingly easy, and everything after 36 km was just hell. That pretty much sums up the experience. I wanted to write this post last Sunday, when I was sitting on … More Marathon Update: I Did It!
Every year at Easter, the Danes get a five-day weekend during which most shops are only open on Saturday. Last year I did some touristy things around Copenhagen to pass the time, but as my to-do list gets shorter and shorter, and since I now actually earn money from my job, I thought about going … More Bornholm: Worth the Trip from Ystad
In the immortal words of Ferris Bueller, “Life moves pretty fast. If you don’t stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it.” Okay, maybe only the first part applies to me right now. But it’s hard to believe I’m writing this with less than four weeks to go before my first … More Marathon Update: One Month To Go
If there’s one thing I’ve learned from living in places for just a few months at a time, it’s that you can’t really pack your suitcase for more than one season. With that in mind, at the beginning of the year I booked a week-long trip back to Germany in March to exchange my wardrobe … More Getting Cologne-ial
A few things have happened so far this year in relation to my goal of running a marathon in 2017. After getting tired of running the short, straight, flat path in the tiny park by my house, I set off in search of a new track and discovered I live just twenty minutes from an … More Marathon Update: It’s Official!
Happy New Year! I’ve never really understood the big deal about starting a new year. When I worked in retail I never used to wish any customers a Happy New Year unless they did first – not because I’m a monster, but because it just didn’t occur to me that that is a thing you … More A Year in Review