So I’ve been in the U.S. for a few days now, and had a significant amount of Mexican and Thai food (with some bubble tea thrown in). Many non-European foods are still to come, but besides my ever-lingering jetlag (I’m still falling asleep on the couch around 10pm and waking up at 5am) I’m feeling fairly settled. It’s been weird to come back because as soon as it sunk in that I was actually in the U.S., it was hard for me to believe I was ever in Denmark. At times part of me believes that someone magically implanted all this information about Denmark into my head just to mess with me. Of course, whenever I think of hygge or my host family or delicious pastries, I do feel a pang of nostalgia, and I’m certainly already scheming of ways I can return to Europe sometime soon. For now, though, I’m enjoying the holiday season stateside (American Christmas pales in comparison to Danish holiday traditions) and trying to prepare myself for returning to Carleton (i.e. semi-real life). Last night I saw the Muppet movie with one of my friends and my sister (I highly recommend it) and I’m feeling generally pretty culturally acclimated. Of course, I’m still amazed by America’s cheap prices and shiny city lights and I definitely miss my quiet little Danish commute, complete with daily castle viewing. Still, it is so good to be home and enjoy such delicacies as the baby-sized burrito:
GOOD STUFF let me tell you. Anyhoozle, I think I’ll be wrapping this up (my LAST blog post) because today I’m going to pick out a Christmas tree for the second time this season.
Yes you read that right–I won’t be continuing this blog any longer, mostly because my life at home is not nearly as interesting as my life in Copenhagen, and I’m not sure anybody wants to read about how I sat around and watched TV then took my dog for a walk. Still, I have really enjoyed blogging about all the food that I encountered on my travels these past four months, and it’s possible I may continue that in one fashion or another. If it actually happens (read: it would be a Christmas miracle if I managed to do anything productive over this break) I’ll be sure to post a link here.
In any case, I guess this is hej hej for now. Thanks for reading about my adventures–I hope you didn’t mind my lazy food ramblings too much. And for all you DIS prospectives/future students out there (or anybody else who’s curious I suppose), please continue to feel free to ask me any questions about my experience in Denmark. I really truly enjoyed this semester, and I would highly recommend DIS to anybody who’s considering it!