Can I Stay Please?
With the Easter break rearing it’s head, I decided to take a long weekend in Copenhagen.
The trip entailed bonding with fellow hostel stayers, museums, a lot of map using and heavy drinking.
Then I realised when I got back to Aarhus, that I was home. On the four hour bus ride back I was saying to myself: “nearly home”, “2 hours til I’m home”, “half an hour and I’m home”.
My phone was dead but it didn’t matter, I didn’t need a map to get around anymore, I could walk the city knowing where I was. I think it’s small things like this that made me think about how much I like living here and how much I’ll miss it. It’s the halfway point now so it’s all starting to go very quickly. I’m briefly popping back to England soon — of course I miss my hometown, but I’m looking forward to returning to Denmark already. They aren’t wrong when they say Denmark is one of the happiest places in the world. There’s just something about the place, the people, even the University. It’s unique and I don’t want to leave!
So before you apply for your semester abroad (because you will, you definitely have to) be prepared to be completely in love with a brand new place and every person around you. Leave real life at the airport and indulge yourself! I didn’t think I was going to love it THIS much.
I might be a little heartbroken when it’s time to go but I will never regret having, what feels like, the extremely quick 6 months we get here in Aarhus. (But admissions, if you’re reading, just transfer me over here okay? thanks)