From my observations it seems that Easter is a very important holiday in Denmark. The supermarkets are packed with Easter baskets. The chocolate shops are all advertising egg shaped products. It seems that most family’s will have a nice lunch planned with friends and family. This isn’t too atypical from my experience in America, but… Read More Easter Abroad: Danish Valentines
Located in Älmhult, Sweden is the epicenter of all things Ikea. This small town boasts the home of the original Ikea store, which opened in 1943. Now the town is home to the official Ikea museum, which is located in the original store. Along with the Ikea hotel, Ikea test lab, Ikea corporate office. A… Read More Älmhult, Sweden: An Ikea Experience
We recently turned in our first official paper for my travel writing class. The assignment was to write about a recent trip or experience we have had in the first two months while abroad. We needed to focus on describing the people we met and places we visited. I decided to write about a trip… Read More 48 hours. 16 miles. 251 steps.
While studying abroad in Europe I knew there were two places I wanted to visit: Germany and Poland. I knew I wanted to visit Germany to meet up with my friends Steffon & his brother Jan. Seven years ago Steffon did an exchange and stayed with my family for three weeks. I also knew I… Read More Auschwitz-Birkenau
Sometimes the best adventures happen on a whim. About a month into school a classmate, Ingrid, and I were discussing our interest in visiting Auschwitz, the concentration camp in Poland. I shared my thoughts of really wanting to go but not wanting to go alone. Ingrid then suggested we go together. My type A mind… Read More Taking a Chance: Krakow, Poland.
In my New Nordic Design class, with the lovely BB teaching, I visited the National Bank of Denmark which was designed by the famous architect and designer, Arne Jacobsen. Below is a short essay I wrote for my midterm, capturing my experience of the bank. Walking along the outside of the National Bank of Denmark… Read More National Bank of Denmark: An Arne Jacobsen Experience
Sitting down at the white table, I stare into the strange meal in a box my host sister has handed me. Apparently her and my definitions of a kebab differ slightly. Mine includes meat, usually chicken, grilled on a stick. Hers is some sort of thinly sliced meat covered in a mystery white sauce. All… Read More The Interview