Christmas Shopping and Footballing

First of all, I’m pretty sure I’m not leaving Denmark ever.  I’m in denial.  It is just not going to happen.

Wednesday was a lovely winters day because I didn’t have any field studies!  Neither did Jessica, so we made Wednesday our Christmas shopping day.  After a leisurely breakfast, we headed out to the city.  There was a Christmas market at Nyhavn that was fun to walk around, but there wasn’t anything too exciting there.  It was just fun to see, especially with snow at Nyhavn!  Then we walked our way up Strøget and stopped at any store that looked remotely interesting.  Of course we took our time, because what’s the rush?  I only have one 10 page paper and three finals, haha.  There is also an adorable Christmas market around Strøget, so we stopped by there too!

A snowy Nyhavn. :)

A snowy Nyhavn. 🙂

Christmas marketing!

Christmas marketing!

Then on Thursday I had a free ticket to FC København game!  It was so fun!  The cheering section is so insane.  There are so many of them jumping up and down, chanting about, drumming and waving flags, pure craziness!  I went with two of my friends, and we soon learned that on either side of us there were people cheering for the Romanian team, FC Steaua Bucresti.  Nothing really happened in the game for a long time.  In the second half, the Romanian team scored a goal, and when there were about 5 minutes left in the game, Copenhagen scored too!  Then there was a 4 minute overtime, but nothing happened, so the end score was 1:1.

Game time F.C. København style.

Game time F.C. København style.

Go hard or go home.

Go hard or go home.

Today was my last day of classes at DIS!  It is sad, but true.  My Marine Biology prof brought bread and pastries to class.  After class, I met with Jessica and our friend Kaitlin to go to Agnes cupcakes one more time.  They have a new Christmas cupcake which is basically a chocolate cupcake with chocolate and orange frosting.  Such a good combination and such a pretty cupcake!

I love Agnes!

I love Agnes!

Next I had my Enemy Within class.  It lasted all of five minutes and my prof gave us chocolate.  I hung out in the DIS main office with some friends for a while until it was time to have my concluding MPP social at 2:30.  We went to a vegetarian buffet called Riz Raz and just enjoyed the good food and the good company.  I had A.C. Perch tea for the first time at Riz Raz.  It’s a pretty famous brand of tea in Copenhagen.  And now I know why!  The jasmine tea I had was delicious.

I ended up staying there longer than I thought.  Karin had asked me and Jessica if we would be interested in going Christmas shopping with her today, and of course we wanted too!  Therefore, I said I would just meet them in Lyngby, where we had planned on going shopping.  I ended up having to wait for half an hour, so I probably could have just gone home and left with them from there, but whatever!  We searched for a Christmas present for one of my host-brothers (a v-neck cardigan that was not black or purple, a shirt, or jeans).  I won’t tell you what we decided on though just in case he happens to read this blog….The Lyngby storecenter was all decked out for Christmas too!  I was impressed with their Christmas display.

Beautiful Christmas decorations at the Lyngby Storecenter.

Beautiful Christmas decorations at the Lyngby Storecenter.

Tomorrow Karin and Steen are taking me and Jessica to the Open Air Museum, Frilesmuseet, in Lyngby.  Can’t wait!

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