Arriving in Copenhagen!
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December 9th, 2006 – by: Maureenie
Getting a chance to go to Copenhagen was incredible, but was kind of random for me. I don’t know anything about Denmark outside of Hamlet and I don’t speak a word of Danish. I probably would never have gone there if it hadn’t been for Jonathan and Edda, who are old friends on my parents. They picked me up from the airport, and we went to the grocery store. A simple activity, yes, but this provided me with plenty of confusion. First of all, this was the first time I’d been in a car since September.
Anyway, they live a little ways outside the city, so we drove through the middle of Copenhagen on the way back and they pointed things out to me. There is some really unique, beautiful architecture in this city. I saw a building that I unfortunately never found again that has a golden spiral staircase on the outside of the very top of the structure.
That night, Jonathan and Edda had a cinematography guild party to go to, or something, and so I was left at home with their 15 and 12 year old boys. This was pretty funny. They speak English pretty well, but it was obviously not their first language. They made me tacos, thinking it would remind me of home (it did). It was all kind of awkward, but we were able to talk about cultural differences and America’s influence on the European media. I think I will always be surprised about how excited the rest of the world is about American music, especially the countries that don’t speak English. We talked about soccer, the White Stripes, and the Simpsons for a while. Kjarten and I watched The Polar Express and then I went to bed.
Being here was very surreal. I've never been in a country where I didn't speak a word of the language. "Tak" means "thank you." That's my favorite one so far.
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