I have to keep checking my calendar to see how long I have actually been in Copenhagen, because it feels like I've already been here forever but also that I've only been here for like 2 days. I think I've just figured out why this is though. I already feel so comfortable with the people I am living with, so it feels like I've known them for a long time and we've done so much together, however I'm still getting used to Copenhagen and settling into a routine here, so that makes it feel like I've spent almost no time here. In reality, this is now my sixth day here in Copenhagen. (I had to check my calendar for that again...)
The past few days mainly consisted of orientation events, exploring the city, and buying groceries and other necessities. I've been walking around the city a lot because I've been to scared to rent a bike yet. Biking is a big thing here and most people's form of transporation, however I just don't trust my biking skills enough yet to keep up with Copenhageners. Maybe I'll get around to it in a few weeks, we'll see. But for now, I'm walking and taking the Metro around, like I do in Boston, which is comforting. I enjoy walking around the city now because the weather is just so perfect! I know this won't last long, so I'm making the best of this warmth and sunshine while it's still here. I already checked the classic Copenhagen tourist spots, like the Little Mermaid and Nyhavn, off of my list, and am slowly making my way through the others in my free time. This city is just so gorgeous, even more beautiful than I was expecting, so I've been taking a lot of photos and you can check out my Copenhagen photojournal to see some of them!
Adjusting to Copenhagen hasn't been as difficult as I was expecting, thankfully. Everyone I've encountered here so far speaks English, so the langage barrier hasn't been difficult (except for grocery shopping, but I'll talk more about those adventures in another post.) Jet lag has been a bother, but my body is adjusting to the 6 hour time difference faster that expected, so that's good!
As I mentioned in previous posts, I'm living in the Performative City LLC, and we are located in the heart of the city and literally right above the DIS main campus. This location is absolutely perfect because my DIS classes are literally less than a minute away from my bed, and everything I could want is just so close. Tivoli, Strøget, and the King's Gardens are all less than a 10 minute walk away from my dorm! There are so many adorable coffee shops around, and many, many stores to explore on Strøget. There are 14 of us in the Performative City LLC, and I really have loved getting to know everybody so far. I will do another blog post soon all about living in an LLC, so stay tuned for that! However for now, I'll just say that I'm so incredibly happy I ended up living here and meeting these awesome people!
My first day of DIS classes is tomorrow and I begin voice lessons at RDAM in two weeks. I'm excited to begin class and get into a rhythm here. These six days of settling into life in Copenhagen have been incredible so far, so I'm super optimistic about the next four months and all that they will bring.