Stress is a Bitch

stress

A few weeks ago, I was so stressed out about so many things, and I was having a meltdown about something insignificant because whatever it was, was the last straw. I told Andy I needed a change of scenery, needed to take my mind off all the things pulling at it.

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How Much I Spent Traveling in Copenhagen

how much I spent traveling in Copenhagen

Denmark is not a cheap country. It’s not the most expensive country in Europe, but it’s towards the top of the list. It’s also really pretty, at least from the little I saw while I was there. Definitely a country I’d return to if the opportunity came up. I spent three nights in Copenhagen and did several activities to make the most of my short visit.

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Scenes From Copenhagen

how much I spent traveling in Copenhagen

I recently checked off a new country by visiting Denmark. I didn’t have a lot of time, but I got a good feel for Copenhagen and I wouldn’t mind returning someday. I was invited to stay at Copenhagen Downtown Hostel for a few nights, and it turned out to be a great central location to base my exploration of the city.

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Copenhagen Food Tour

how much I spent traveling in Copenhagen

I’ve started making it a habit to look for food tours everywhere I travel. They’re fun, and I find them to be a really interesting way to try new foods and learn about the food culture and history of the destination I’m visiting. I thought I would find tons of fish dishes listed on the itineraries of food tour companies in Copenhagen, but I quickly learned there’s a lot more to Danish cuisine than fish.

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Lost and Found in Denmark’s Castles

Fredriksborg Castle Denmark

While Andy and his dad were hiking through the Cumbria lake district in England, I was exploring Paris (more on that later) with my friend Rachel, followed by a few days of solo travel in Copenhagen, Denmark. I could tell I was a little rusty at solo travel almost as soon as I landed in Copenhagen. The metro ticket machine confused me, I almost got on a train instead of the metro, I couldn’t figure out if I needed to validate my ticket, and I got lost several times trying to find my hostel because I’m not good with maps. So I gave myself permission to do almost nothing once I finally got to my room.

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Blood Transfusions and Hospital Stays: How I Spent My Summer Vacation

Lake Bled

The waiter brought over my Pad Thai, and Andy and I dug into our meals. Neither tasted authentic or overwhelmingly delicious, but the flavors were decent enough for what we were looking for – inexpensive and short walking distance from home.

What we hadn’t bargained for was the food poisoning that hit us both a few hours later.

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Scenes From a Failed Trip to Morocco

Chefchaouen, Morocco photos

Morocco was supposed to be our real vacation during the winter. Sure, we spent a few months in Italy and Spain, but we were mostly working in other places. Andy and I planned a work-free, laptop-free trip to Morocco for about two and a half weeks as a chance to relax and go someplace a little more adventurous. As I talked about previously, the trip was not a success and ended it after only five days. But we did see some interesting things during our short trip to Morocco.

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