“It’s very cozy.”
My host mom, Malene, says that quite a lot. After arriving in Denmark, I met her as well as my new roommate Ashley, who are both really nice and sweet. We successfully stuffed my two giant suitcases into Malene’s car (if anyone is reading this, I suggest you bring one suitcase because two is actually hard to carry) and drove to our new home in Kokkedal. We unpacked our stuff, made dinner, and chatted until bedtime. It feels strange living in someone else’s home, but it already feels like I’ve settled in. Unlike the chaos I was imagining, it’s actually seems somewhat relaxed and ordinary.
We woke up to a perfect Sunday morning, with crisp air and sunny skies, and headed to the Bakery to get some fresh bread and Danishes for breakfast. Afterwards, Malene was very kind and took us to see Kronborg Castle, the home of Shakespeare’s Hamlet. We walked around the ocean and had some tea in a nice café nearby – all quite cozy stuff. And finally, the part I’ve been waiting for all day…we went to Netto, the Danish supermarket! When I visit a new country, I love to see each of their supermarkets because it’s so interesting how people shop and eat differently.
It was nice to relax before orientation and classes begin, but now I’m ready and pumped to explore Copenhagen tomorrow!