For Valentines Day, our language school took a trip to Sweden! Sweden is a beautiful country that sits just 10 minutes from my house, over an incredible bridge. We visited Malmø, a clean, medium sized city. Despite Swedish supposedly being mutually intelligible with Danish, they really might as well have been speaking Russian. Additionally, they … Continue reading Sweden
Recently (Actually back in January, but it feels like yesterday) I was blessed with the opportunity to go and visit London with my third host sister, my third host father, and my Brazilian friend Bella. IT WAS A BLAST! I fulfilled all my childhood dreams of Harry Potter and british tea and the queen and … Continue reading London
Brief Catch Up Time! I am still alive! I still live in Denmark! Actually, not much has changed. And honestly, I dont really know what to write a blog about because life is pretty much normal. I'm as busy as ever. Winter is gone and spring is come (which means alternating days of sun and … Continue reading So… it has been a while….
The last week was winter vacation, where we got a week off school. And boy was it a blast! I went winter bathing twice, visited Kristina and Frederikke, cooked a bunch, saw Tara, went to Sweden, saw another Tara, touristed through Copenhagen, saw Holly and Amelia, and more! Here is a comprehensive slide show of … Continue reading Winter Vacation
Now I've been living in Denmark for 6 months. My how the time flies! It feels like a long time that I've lived here; I'm all settled in. But at the same time I remember being in the airport and starting school and meeting people like it was yesterday. I'm more than half way done … Continue reading 6 months
I came across this, and although I'm not so eloquent, this expresses a lot of what exchange means to me. A big thanks to Bella for translating it for me. Intercâmbio é... Um dia você acorda e se passaram alguns meses e percebe que as coisas que um dia foram novas, já são rotina, que … Continue reading Exchange Is….
I spent a large part of my Christmas break lounging with my host family. We watched this awesome show called The Pillars of the Earth, finished both our Julecalendars, and saw the greats like The Incredibles. One of the most magical parts of Christmas is Tivoli, the amusement park in downtown Copenhagen. I was lucky … Continue reading Christmas Break
Now it is 2017! Welcome to the new year! I spent the new year with my third host family. My family helped me get ready and Signe did my makeup for me: it looked stunning and I felt so beautiful. Mathilde and I made chocolate mousse for dessert and then retired to change. My host aunt … Continue reading Nytår New Years
The most important aspect of Christmas in Denmark is that the whole thing actually happens on December 24. The Christmas Man and His Elves- In Danish, Santa is called The Christmas Man, and they are even more excited about elves than in an American Christmas. He brings presents to children and the elves fill the … Continue reading Danish Christmas pt 2
The classic Hahn Christmas historically goes something like this: Christmas Eve. December 24 Brunch: Coffee together with bagels and lox. We sit around the living room with the fire roaring and the tree. Family dinner at Grammy's house with everyone- Greg, Paula, cousins, Grammy, Grandma Ally and Boppa. We eat soup and chocolate and sit … Continue reading A slice of home