Alex's Alliterative Adventures

Thoughts on Programming, Life, and Travel


“Hej” to all of you. That’s either Danish for “hi” or I just defamed your extended family, it depends to what extent you trust online translators.

 My flight arrived at around 8am local time, which is 6 hours ahead of you EST folk.  In the span of about 4 hours, I went from feeling excited to out of place to adventurous to panicked to stranded to saved to cheated to explorative to gratified to exhausted to passed out.

 Here’s a friendly tip, folks: if you ever want to watch a Danish storekeep’s eyes glaze over, just ask them if they take “interac”.  I felt as if I had switched over to some kind of arcane tongue for a few minutes without noticing.  I suppose I’ll need to set up a Swedish bank account sooner than I thought.

 I’m going to be wandering around Copenhagen for another day before heading off to Lund.  Does anyone have any suggestions for good Danish sightseeing opportunities on the cheap?


4 Comments so far

  1. *¡¿Du August 14th, 2006 2:34 pm

    So it really…starts….the new people, placese, things that we can read but never really share in. I guess you had to go…and we’ll miss you… (sorry I fell asleep on your last true night here (CLN- the generally original cast revisited).
    But I’m confident that you will finally concur the world and then we will live happily ever after in out castle in Sweedan cum Land of the A’s

  2. Brendan August 14th, 2006 7:30 pm

    I was going to assault you one last time before you left, but I figured 4 months ain’t so bad. You be hurtin’ when you come back, Boy!

    Let’s count Reel Big Fish as the “Hoozah!” so I don’t feel like a douche.

    PS: Bring me back some of whatever it is they make in Sweden. Women, is it?

  3. Your mother August 15th, 2006 9:34 am

    I suggest that you sightsee for my schlong. It is long enough that you can likely see a portion of it from Denmark.

  4. Alex August 15th, 2006 9:54 am

    AJ: I’m thinking of you guys all the time. Skipping about Europe is tons of fun so far, but it would be that much better if I had my friends to share the experiences with. In conclusion: come to europe, dammit!

    Bren: sounds good to me. I don’t know what they make in Sweden, but I think I’ll pass on shipping you a selection of Danishes. I went into a pastry shop and asked for a Danish, and the girl just looked at me funny. I think she eventually got the idea that I in fact wasn’t just trying to proposition her, as I wound up eating the tastiest* european pastry I’ve ever had.

    My Mother: Hi mom, miss you! Don’t worry, I’m wearing clean underwear every day!

    *disclaimer: while the Danish was tasty, I have had about 3 pastries here so far. Not too special.

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