Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Weeks like this.

What's getting me through weeks like these: midterms, papers, applications, emails, and chilly chilly Scandinavian weather...

It's things like these...










1. Friends like these | 2. Leftovers like this (poached eggs are definitely my food of the week) | 3. Silly things like this | 4. Late night food like this (there may be a pizza theme going here...) | 5. Nights like this! | 6. Breakfasts like this... | 7. Snacks like this one | 8. Lunch like these | 9. Late night studying like this.

Almost halfway through this crazy week!

But what is getting me through this most of all is on Friday I am flying off to a place like this...


Actually exactly like this!

To see THIS girl.

xoxo

Monday, March 11, 2013

When in Helsinki...















1. flying over Sweden | 2. the Lutheran church on the hill | 3. Central Station | 4. beautiful bricks | 5. the chilly harbor | 6. Russian Orthodox church | 7. Bridge of Love | 8. the view from the hotel room | 9. Danish Design Museum | 10. wasn't supposed to take pictures... | 11. oops! | 12. Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra


The Century is yours.

Tallinn, Estonia... 











1. medieval fortress towers | 2, 3. medieval dinner! | 4. the snowy streets of Tallinn | 5. so ornate! | 6. Texas Honky Town, obviously | 7. more medieval fortress walls | 8. looking over the city | 9. the Parliament buildings are pink! | 10. The Century is yours.

Catching up!

So much has happened since my last post, my FIRST week here! Of course I told myself I'd be posting every day, but life is what happens when you forget to blog... or something like that. In the past month I have...
     - Travelled around Western Denmark (Hans Christian Andersen's hometown!)
     - Spent days in Copenhagen enjoying the increasing daylight hours
     - Visited Leah in Vienna for one of the best whirlwind weekends of my life
     - Travelled to Tallinn, Estonia and Helsinki, Finland
     - Returned to Copenhagen to enjoy a brief return to normalcy before...

... Leah and I travel around Northern Italy! Lake Como, Verona, Cinque Terre...
I could not be more excited

Then I will return again to Copenhagen to a visit from my mom and brother.
Then two weeks later, I'm back to Vienna to enjoy the springtime and then travel to Salzberg to visit ice caves and castles!

Though I'm incredibly excited about all of my travels, it's been difficult to find a proper balance. I feel like I live in Copenhagen--going to the gym, grocery shopping, taking classes, enjoying time with friends, and sleeping in when possible--but in reality I have very little time here to just get comfortable. It's going to be a wild semester.

But here are some recent highlights from around Copenhagen...