Aarhus Adventures

Well here I am, in Denmark.

There is so much that has happened the last week. I couldn't even begin to tell you.

But I can tell you that I'm slowly falling in love with Denmark. The people are wonderful and beautiful and blonde and they are very patient when speaking to me in English. The architecture is gorgeous, varying from old, elegant buildings with aged beauty and sleek, edgy modern buildings with huge glass windows and sleek functionality.

They have IKEA here and my new love, Tiger. They love hot dogs and ridiculously huge scarves and probably un-ironic European clothing. Denmark didn't have me at hello, with it's cold weather and lack of sun, but I am growing to love this place. Especially the beer, which I don't even drink in the States.

We've had some adventures the last couple weeks. I can't imagine becoming a citizen in another country, because just setting up to live for six months has been incredibly daunting. Thank goodness for the other international students who are going through the same thing and who can impart wisdom on each other.

School started this week. It is just orientation week, but The Bunker at DMJX, Danmarks Journalisthøjskole, is going to house some intense learning this semester. I'm struggling with story ideas, though I'm incredibly visually aroused. It's hard for me to find story ideas, since I don't have a television here and the news is in Danish — but I'm trying to venture out alone so I notice more things and become struck by something.

I could write forever and ever and ever about this place. I have to give a huge shout out to my father, though, for being patient with me all of last week while I had highs of excitement and lows of distress. It was incredibly stressful, figuring out the bus system and how to get around and scrimping on what I needed for my room and lugging ALL of that luggage around, but I could not have done it without him.

But now I am here and surrounded by fantastic people of all cultures. I've learned so much in this one week about Slovakia and the Flemish dialect and European car models I didn't know existed and have drank delicious tea from a wonderful British classmate and am just in love with the whole experience.

Expect more gushing posts and hopefully beautiful pictures over the next six months.