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Snapshots of Copenhagen

The man threw the stick into the air and watched as his dog bolted in its direction. The furry animal, with dark, stringy fur, picked up the stick with his mouth and brought it back to his owner. A woman in running gear jogged passed the dog and his owner. A faint smile appeared on […]

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14 Habits You’ll Pick Up Living in Copenhagen

The nostalgia I have for Copenhagen is constant. I fell in love with the city, with my bike, and with 4 a.m. shawarma. I miss looking out of my window and seeing the crimson and olive houses set against a scarlet colored sunset, and listening to the rhythmic creaking of bike chains rattling against their rusted metal […]

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10 Non-Touristy Things to do in Copenhagen (Part II)

This post is a sequel to my original post, 10 Non-Touristy Things to do in Copenhagen. Here are ten more non-touristy things to do. By the time you’re done seeing all of these places, people may start mistaking you for a Dane (but first, you have to master the art of biking).  1. Visit BaNanna Park There […]

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A Love Letter to My Bike

The first time I saw your rusted purple skeleton, I knew it was love. You were different than the rest of them; your purple color shined above all of the rest. Your wheels were creaking with excitement when you were brought out from the back room, and I couldn’t help but squeal in unison with […]

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Copenhagen on a Budget: the Free and the Cheap

There is a way to visit Copenhagen without, quite literally, smashing your piggy bank with a hammer. Denmark is damn expensive for a visitor to begin with. However, don’t let this deter you from visiting. If you’re willing to skip out on the expensive Danish restaurants and hotels, then it’s actually quite affordable. Denmark is […]

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Misplacing Michaela at Møns Klint

The sun was a combination of turquoise, magenta, and golden yellow. My hair was blowing in the breeze; my curls dancing along with the wind, twisting this way and that. I felt like I was flying, there was no stopping me. The wheels on my bike were spinning as fast as they ever had as […]

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From Groovy to Swanky: Top 7 Clubs in Copenhagen

Beer, beer, and more beer. Shots, shots, and more shots. To party in Copenhagen, you need to be tough. The bars stay open past sunrise and you may find yourself dragging your feet home as the initial early birds bike to work, dodging around you because you’re accidentally walking in the bike lane. The clubs […]

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10 Non-Touristy Things to do in Copenhagen

Copenhagen is full of colorful buildings, thousands of bikers, and a wild nightlife. If you’re visiting Copenhagen and want to experience the city as a local, there are tons of unique things to do that may help you figure out why Denmark is one of the happiest countries in the world. Be sure to check out […]

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Why You Should Study Abroad

I said one last goodbye to my family before getting on line at security. “See you in…May,” I said. The words sounded harsh coming out of my mouth. May? I thought. Four months? The longest and farthest I had ever been away from home was when I went to South Africa, and that was only […]

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The Zefside Vibe

The door to the bar was unmarked and black, with no signs or anything marking its existence. There was a man standing outside of it who looked cold and bored. “Is this it?” I said to my friends Michaela and Lauren as we locked our bikes and leaned them against the wall. “It might be,” […]

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