Tue-Do #12: Tivoli and Bakken

When you think of Denmark I’m sure amusement parks are not one of the first things that pop into your mind. But did you know that 2 of the oldest amusement parks in the world are actually in or near Copenhagen?! Bakken Bakken is located in Dyrehaven, the deer park about a 10 minute drive…

Cohenhagen x3!

The number of Cohens in Cohenhagen tripled two weeks ago when my parents visited me for Easter weekend! It was so great having them visit and getting to show them around that I thought I’d give you a highlight of some of our favorite activities to do around the city! (And thanks again for visiting…

Tue-Do #11: Kronborg Castle aka Hamlet’s Castle

Hamlet, one of (if not the) most famous play Shakespeare ever wrote is loosely based on a story about the Prince of Denmark where the main character Hamlet decides to seek revenge on his uncle who recently ascended to the throne after killing his brother, the former king. I’m sure almost everyone reading this post…

Tue-Do #10: Thorvaldsen Museum

What better thing to do on a rainy day in Copenhagen than spend a few hours in a museum? And if you happen to be in the city on a Wednesday, why not check out the Thorvaldsen Museum  next to Christiansborg Palace (because its free on Wednesdays!)? Bertel Thorvaldsen was a Danish sculptor who grew…

Nordic/Scandinavian Explorer: Check!

The Scandinavian countries are not high on most people’s list of vacation spots. They’re cold and dark for most of the year, so if you thought they might be the perfect beach vacation, I’d suggest you look at the Mediterranean Sea instead of the North Sea. But what these countries lack in heat they make…

Tue-Do #9: Cherry Blossoms in Bispebjerg Cemetery!

Another sign that spring has sprung in Copenhagen is the bloom of cherry blossoms in Bispebjerg Cemetery each year! Thousands of locals and tourists flock to this cemetery to see the beautiful pink blooms and stroll through the gardens within the cemetery. But wait a second..people casually stroll through a cemetery to see flowers? Yes!…

Barcelona mi amor!

*WARNING: This post is long and contains beautiful pictures of Barcelona. After reading, you may be tempted to spend time in Barcelona and experience the beauty first hand.* What better way to shake off the cold of Bergen than to fly to Barcelona for a few days and hang out with my roomie from Oneonta,…

Tue-Do #8: Copenhagen in the Spring

Despite the rain that started to fall again this morning, the past few days have been incredibly warm and sunny in Copenhagen! I decided that the best way for me to soak up all of the sun would be to bike around the city for a few hours each day. I didn’t have any specific…

Bergen, Norway…more like burrrgen!

Getting so many opportunities during the semester to travel was one of the main reasons why I chose to study abroad with DIS. About every 2 weeks, everyone gets a week to travel whether that’s with your core course, on a DIScovery tour, or just traveling with some friends! Since my roommate Sonia and I…

Tue-Do #7: The Danish Design Museum

Long time no blog! Sorry for the infrequent blogging these past few weeks, but traveling and classes have overtaken my life and severely tested my time management skills. BUT have no fear because I’ve got new posts coming your way….. *** Denmark usually brings to mind three things: their welfare state, their happiness level, and…

Tue-Do #6: Berlin, Germany!

Notice that slight name change in the title? That’s thanks to my friend Melody, a videographer from DIS who is in my core class and enjoys puns just as much as me! At the end of the semester Melody and all of the other videographers will make a video of their semester her at DIS…

Fries and Waffles and Belgium (chocolate), oh my!

France may have delicious wine and Italy may have freshly made pasta, but if you’re looking for a place in Europe to find some amazing food look no further than Brussels, Belgium! When all of those travel sites and your friends say the waffles are superb and the fries are so good and the beer…