- It is gorgeous here.
- But, the weather only behaves when visitors are in town. In the first week it didn’t rain once and threatened to rain almost every day.
- It’s better not to ask if someone speaks English. If they do (95% chance), they’ll be offended, and if they don’t, they won’t understand you anyways.
- Forget about converting Danish Kroner to USD when it comes to eating out, since a $10 coffee drink is just absurd, but so is having a sleep-deprivation induced meltdown.
- You will wake up at around 5am every morning whether you like it or not (sunrise is at 4:30am). The eye mask may let you fall back asleep until your alarm goes off, but it refuses to stay put until after 5am no matter how much tape you stick to your face. Just kidding, I have no tape, but now I’m tempted to try using bandaids.
- Adding to a tendency towards sleep deprivation, you will not notice that it’s time for bed until the sun finally goes down at 10pm. Unfortunately you will always be at least a half-hour walk from your hotel.
- Cafeteria food is just as bad here as in the US, and perhaps even more unrecognizable.
- I never really left California: the temperature is still 70 degrees, it hasn’t rained, the bikes run you over if you don’t look both ways when crossing the bike lane, everyone is blonde and in excellent shape, and the architecture has a coherent theme.