I am one of the many German students studying abroad. I am one of the people who love travelling. I can't sit still, I always have to do stuff. I am curious, always chasing for stories. Stay here for a while and be part of my respaced world

Saturday, November 13, 2010

A Random Saturday in Aarhus

Today I went to the public library in the city center. I made the mistake to listen to music when I was at the bus, the cool music I got from Kalle in Sweden got me carried away and I missed my bus stop. Wasted 30min of my precious time… At the moment I am very busy with school, the Danish university system is similar to the American system, which demands a lot of school work from the students during the semester, not as in Germany where students mostly work only at the end of the semester. This week, I have to write two 5 pages assignments. However, the 3 hours at the library passed very quickly (the library already closes at 3pm on Saturday!! And the university library closes even earlier, at 2pm!!! Can you imagine that??) When I left the library, I passed the bookshelf with the travel guides. Lucky me!! They had 3 English guides for Australia and Sydney, from Lonely Planet and Fodors! Perfect! Now I can browse through them, dream about my next adventure and decide which one I want to buy for my trip. 

Then I went downtown for a little bit, bought a present for an exchange student who celebrates his birthday tonight at my dorm. Got him a Danish flag and sweets. Danes are pretty proud on their flag, it is put on birthday cakes and used whenever there’s something to celebrate. However, Danes don’t consider this as nationalist behavior, instead, a Danish teacher said once they do it because “they just really like the flag!”. After buying the Danish flag I felt the urge of buying a flødeboller with licorice filling (Oh wow!) and fresh fish for dinner. 

When I left the store it felt like dinner-time, but it was only 4.30pm. The last few weeks, it has started getting dark very early. But today I didn’t care. Waiting for the bus, I took out one of the tourist guides out of my backpack full of books and food. While the boy standing next to me was looking jealous at my lonely planet, I started dreaming about Koalas, fusion food, Sydney’s china town, diving in the sea and big shopping malls. What a great day!

Friday, November 12, 2010

10 Things To Do For Becoming Respaced When Travelling Around

1.     Be brave – Don’t be shy. Just do it. You will never see these people again anyway.
2.     Go to a hostel. Lots of internationals AND nice people who show you around for free.
3.     Ask local students where they go out to have fun – and if you can go with them
4.     Go to a party all by yourself. You won’t regret it. Say you are new in town and you’re looking for cool people to hang out with.
5.     Find a boyfriend: Ask guys for help – Computer advice? Need a ride?
6.     Find a girlfriend: Ask girls for shopping advice
7.     Tell everyone you meet that you are bored and that you like to do stuff – give them your number (get a phone first)
8.     Steal music: Ask people for their favorite local bands – ask them to send you links.
9.     Eat weird stuff. Be interested in traditional food even when it looks weird. TRY IT
10.  Party. You’ll miss home someday, but that’s part of the process!!!! So much fun waiting for you!
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