Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Copenhagen 2011: Drink fast, eat slow.

I'm leaving in the morning for Svenborg and Aero, on my short study tour for my Sustainable Development class. It'll be fun, I think; we're going to an ecovillage, and organic farm/cafe/brewery, we'll get to tour a windmill, plus a bunch of other stuff. It'll also be my first of many stays in hostels. I'll make sure to have a super huge post all about it when I return on Saturday, plus some cool photographs.

Today, Wednesday, was the first really eventful day of the week. Yesterday, I had class and went to a social for host family kids, but not a lot of kids showed up, which was a bit of a bummer. But I did enjoy the free pizza, plus I've decided I'm no longer not eating pork, because I won't eat much else if I don't. Anyway, today, I woke up late just because I could, considering I don't have classes on Wednesdays. And then I moseyed around the house and noshed a bit. Then I went on a crazy excursion to the Gentofte Kommune, which in the municipality office for my area. For insurance in Denmark, since Denmark is a country based on the welfare system, I had to go register at my Kommune in order to obtain health insurance and access to the libraries. So, I took a number and only had to wait about five minutes until someone could see me. They then took copies of my Visa along with some other info and I'm all registered. They'll assign me a CPR number and mail me a CPR card, this way I can go to the doctor if I need to while here. And it'll be free! It was easy once I got there; however, I apparently have a tendency to get lost in this city and well went 30 minutes in the wrong direction before I had to ask for directions. No worries though I found my way pretty easily after that, and promptly made it home. Needless to say I did a ton of walking, but went on my (hopefully) regular little jog. Of course it's only been nice twice and this again wasn't one of those days. However, I got home feeling all accomplished and made my way to a Climate Seminar in the city. DIS puts on three this semester and I plan to go to all of them. Tonight's was about urban renewal and the city's bike system. And afterwards, they provided free cheese/crackers and wine/beer and I don't need to explain why that's awesome. I made it home, ate some curry chicken, and need to get to packing, but first, Karina and I are watching a terrible movie and I'm posting this.

And don't worry, this weekend tour's post will be more snazzy than this little guy. There's not a lot to report when you're hanging around with the hostfam, retelling jokes is just not that interesting, though I am having a fabulous time.

1 comment:

  1. NICE TITLE. who is the awesome person that coined that phrase?