© 2019 by Rishma Mendhekar

Hello, Copenhagen!

January 16, 2017

 

Hello Copenhagen! The last two days have been a whirlwind. I have, in no particular order: 

 

1. Flown across the world

2. Moved into a new apartment (with a wonderful roommate and her wonderful dog)

3. Gotten lost many, many, times trying to go grocery shopping

4. Gotten 10 hours of sleep (jet lag is a killer)

 

My roommate's (and I guess mine, now, as well) apartment is beautiful. For privacy I won't put a picture up, but the above image of the orange tree is in our living room. I can already see "Hygge" (the Danish concept of ~coziness~) in every apartment I have been in. Granted, I have only been in two apartments, but there has been Hygge galore. Homes are characterized by wood furniture, fur throws and rugs, candles, and dim indoor lighting. Even stores are like this!

 

One thing that is immediately different from the states are the grocery stores. Rather than large supermarkets like Stop and Shop or Safeway, there are a few small grocery stores scattered around. There is Netto, Fakta (where I got my groceries), Fotex, and Irma. My roommate said that Fakta and Fotex are the place to go, because Irma is expensive and Netto runs out of everything. Now that I have gone shopping, however, cooking for myself will be an adventure all on its own.

 

Along with grocery shopping, we also visited the Glass Market, which is a sort of farmers market located close to my house. Two of my classmates and I also took a walk through the botanical gardens, also located conveniently close to our apartments. It is beautiful, and we have been told it will bloom even more in the spring.

 

Can't wait to see what else Copenhagen has to offer. 

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