I’ve arrived safe and sound at my flat in Copenhagen, thanks to having a fantastisk multi-lingual roommate who met me at the airport. The plane ride was easy, the air is clean, the sun was out- it was just a beautiful lørdag (saturday).
Whereas I used to live in Frederiksberg when I was studying at DIS, now I live in Nørrebro, slightly north and more central to the younger part of the city. Alexandra and I are renting a two-room apartment on the fourth floor of a large complex with a hyggelig kitchen, large windows well-suited for spying on neighbors and a comfy jet-lag-accommodating bed. Right now, the sweet sounds of crying Danish children (børn) are echoing from the courtyard.
It was rainy yesterday, so Alex and I set out to the Frederiksberg shopping center for rainboots and groceries at Føtex, meandering through bikers, hipsters and cute blonde kids. I didn’t realize how much I missed Danish food: my fridge is filled with leverpostej, rugbrød, yogurt for muesli, and good Danish butter (smør).
Today was the first day at Hotel Pro Forma. It is quite a special place, very welcoming and meget Danske (very Danish). Thankfully everyone speaks English, and even though I am the only intern who is a native speaker, the language barrier does not seem to be a problem. Today was introductory and I’m sure that there will be many posts to come.
After today’s 1.5 hour round-trip commute via walking and the expensive though clean and harmonious metro system, it was time to buy a bike.
And here’s why I wanted to get a bike:
After work today, I walked around Assistens Kierkegård (Assistens Cemetary), which is just across the street from the flat.
The Danish phrases aren’t exactly flooding back to me, but I can still mime my way through grocery stores and if necessary, pull out “taler du engelsk?” which solves 99% of my problems here. Did you notice how many times I used ø in this post? 7 times.
Next on the list is to get my residence permit before I become illegal. Also, Danish lessons.
Vi ses 🙂