Not much to say. Rode a train. Got off. Waited half an hour. Got on another. Got to Berlin. Checked in. Going to bed. Total about 9 hrs of travel including a ferry ride. My phone is not letting me post pictures so I'll try again tomorrow.
I landed at around 1:15. The ride was a breeze. A brand new 787, I got to sit in the front row so extra leg space and no one to push their chair back into my knees. It was a beautiful thing. Once in the airport, customs was a little slow but nothing too bad. Waiting for my luggage was boring but it always is. Then I made my way to Copenhagen Downtown Hostel to drop off my crap and check in. That went nice and smoothly. From there, I spent the rest of the day walking around and exploring. Copenhagen is an absolutely gorgeous city. Beautiful architecture and winding canals. Gotta admit I'm not used to following traffic laws though. People actually wait for the signal to cross streets instead if just going for the opening. It's 9 PM and I'm about ready to go to bed.
View from my room
Street soccer on a mini field being played
This is the building soccer was played in front of
For years, my parents have always put an emphasis on traveling and experience over things. They've always said that experiences will last longer. For this reason, they always encouraged me to study abroad. Unfortunately for them, I decided to apply as an RA and I got the job, which means no studying abroad for me, at least not for a semester. I looked at summer programs but everything was way overpriced and too uninteresting to justify the absurd cost ($8,000 for two weeks, not including airfare, food, tourism, etc.). It was coming to Christmas/Hanukkah time and in her classic fashion, my mom was bugging me about what I wanted. I jokingly told her to send me to Europe for the summer. The crazy woman said okay (love you mom). It was my job to find tickets, plan dates, and of course plan the itinerary.
I am a month and a half away from hopping on a plane and flying to Copenhagen. As I write this, I have more days in Europe than I do before I leave. That's a terrifying prospect. …
I think I have everything I need. I've got 5 days worth of clothes, shower shoes, headphones and an iPod, chargers and an adapter, a rain jacket and a light hoodie, toiletries, a travel book, sunglasses, catch-22 and Adventures of a Female Medical Detective for train rides, my passport and Eurail pass, a laundry bag, two locks, and a money belt. My flight leaves JFK at 11:59 tonight.