Yeah. This is what happens. I get very excited about something, and then motivation fails.
Or in this case, life happens.
The last 6 months
It’s been a busy 6 months, since I returned from studying abroad in Washington DC.
I moved back home. And then I moved out.
I got a job. And I quit that said job.
I partied quite a lot, and drank a lot of beer, to make up for all the time studying.
I went to Paris and Berlin.
I stopped running. And then I started running again. And then I stopped running again.
One thing I didn’t stop, but actually did, was finishing my bachelors degree (almost, need the grades for last exam, so crossing my fingers on that one). The title of my bachelor thesis was “Video surveillance as a tool against crime: Improvement of public safety, or place effect?”, and was the end of my degree in information science.
The day after finishing and celebrating the exam, I turned 24. Getting older, here. It was a good weekend though.
Aaaand, then I started another exam, while all my friends are running around the biggest festival in Denmark and the Nordic countries. To say I am jealous, is a big big understatement.
So that is what’s been happening, and what’s happening now.
And what is happening next?
The next 6 months
5 days from now, I am going to the US! If you been following my blog, you’ll know I’ve been counting down to this trip, for a long time. For 10 years actually, since this has been in the works since we were 14(!), and decided to go to Las Vegas when we turned 21 (a bit overdue, but whatever).
We are starting out in LA, and ending in NYC. You can see the somewhat planned trip itinerary in my last post. To say I am excited, is an understatement. We have a month, and are returning home to Copenhagen on the 5th of august.
The whole of august, I am going to spend on being a tutor for the new students at my school. This requires around 4-5 days a week, for the whole of the month.
From september on, I am starting my graduate degree. I have been very unsure about this, and what to do. I am not totally sure that it’s the degree for me (it’s also in information science, but not in the direction I am really interested in). But I am going to try it out.
I also hope to get a job, hopefully from the beginning of september.
I haven’t had a job in 3 months now, and my bank account is bleeding.
That is mainly due to a trip to Berlin, overspending, a road trip in the US, a new macbook because the old one crashed during exams, and an unexpected dentist trip.
But I’m managing! Thank god for savings.
So this is what happening. And I could write a lot about wanting to return to a better blogging schedule. But I guess we’ll have to see on that one.
Yay! There is only 23 days left. I just cannot wait. Time has been flying by so fast.
Me and my 3 good friends are spending a month in the US, traveling cross country from LA to NYC.
Our tentative route plan is currently (this is the bigger places, not including short day stops like Death Valley)
Los Angeles -> San Francisco -> Yosemite -> Las Vegas (which was always the central part of the trip) -> Grand Canyon -> Navajo Mountain & Monument Valley -> Santa Fe -> Austin -> New Orleans -> Somewhere in Alabama -> Nashville -> Somewhere in Kentucky (Bourbon trail?) -> West Virginia (Appalachian Mountains) -> Washington DC -> New York
I’ve been in a lot of these places before, but that’s okay. Because I am doing this for the experience, more than the places (and don’t get me wrong, I will go to new places too).
So so so excited! And if anyone has any good tips, especially about where to go in Alabama and Kentucky, I would be so happy to know!
Yay, I’m in Berlin today, one of my favorite cities. I could definitely see myself living here someday.
To be honest, I didn’t have the time – or the money. I quit my job a month ago, and I am in the end of writing my bachelors thesis.
But I’m a sucker for traveling. And when my friend asked me f I wanted to go to Berlin with her, staying in her parents’ apartment for free, I had to say yes.
So late thursday night, we jumped on a bus at Copenhagen Central Station, and went to Berlin. We drove a couple of hours before reaching the ferry, then spend an hour on the ferry, before we had 4,5 hours left to Berlin. We slept some of the way, but when you’re bad at sleeping like me, it’s a rather uncomfortable journey. At 6am friday morning we reached the city, took the U-Bahn to the apartment in Kreuzberg, and went to sleep for 4 hours.
When we woke up, we had some breakfast on the balcony. The weather was absolutely beautiful on friday, and we wore shorts and sunglasses all day! (Unfortunately, this has been the only sunny day so far). Then we spend most of the day walking. We saw some of the highlights of Berlin, “just because”, since both of
us have been here a fair amount of times. We had lunch in Prenzlauer Berg (Burned Cabbage with bread and hummus), and drank ice coffee in the sun. Afterwards we spent a fair amount of time in a park, and then went shopping for bit. At night we went to a GREAT sushi restaurant (Hashi Sushi), ate a lot of sushi and had some Tiger Beers.
Yesterday, it was cold! So our planned 19 km walk around the city and the parks, got cut short. First we went to Spreegold by Alexanderplatz – a perfect breakfast restaurant. I had 1/2 a bowl of bircher müsli, a green juice, and paleo pancakes with bitter chocolate and banana (so good!). I am definitely attempting making my own paleo pancakes and bircher müsli when I get home. Then we walked a lot, when to the DDR Museum at Kulturbrauerei, and then walked a lot more – again. We skipped the lunch, and in the afternoon we went back home to relax. At night we went to dinner with my friend’s family and their friends. I had a typical german wienerschnitzel with white asparagus in hollandaise sauce, and potatoes. And of course, a big draft beer. Then we went to a big big carnival in Kreuzberg (I think around 0,5 mio people were there) and had some more beer. Then we went home at around 11.30pm.
Today, we haven’t been doing much yet. It’s 11.30am, and we are both studying for a bit. We plan to walk into town at 1pm, have lunch, see Topography of Terror, and then go out for food and drinks later.
Tomorrow we are traveling home by bus, arriving in Copenhagen at 11pm. It’s been a great trip so far, I’m looking forward to the rest of the day, and while I actually didn’t have the time for this, I am SO happy I went.
When I get home from Berlin a day or two from now, I will write a post about my new recommendations to Berlin, and where we ate and drank this trip.
Have you been to Berlin? If yes, what’s your favorite place? And were would you like to go, the next time you’re in Berlin?