Waking up this Saturday marks one full week of being in Copenhagen and I already feel like this place is home. I’ve decorated my room with pictures, made lots of friends from around the world, and have even figured out the public transportation system. Although I am here for class, here is a list of things I’ve already learned outside of the classroom.
- Do not walk in the bike lane. Bikes here are no joke. Just like you wouldn’t walk in front of a car in the states, don’t test the bikers here.
- Layering is your best friend. The wind is stronger than it looks and even stronger when it gets dark. I never leave the house without at least 2 layers, gloves, and a puffer jacket.
- Do not let your phone die. Bring chargers everywhere just in case. I’ve been using my phone to find transportation, food, and documenting memories, so do whatever it takes to keep it alive.
- Comfortable shoes are a must. I’ve been walking an average of 8 miles a day (and that’s after using public transportation). My nike sneakers have been essential for daytime activities, and black booties are perfect for going out at night.
- Pack light. I’ve already done an embarrassing amount of shopping, so I’m glad I didn’t bring my entire wardrobe from home.
- Always say yes to plans. You never know where you’ll meet a new friend and what adventures you may find yourself on if you stay spontaneous. Everyone is in the same boat, so it never hurts to push yourself out of your comfort zone.