Denmark (& Sweden) Trip Diary

Hey! It’s been a long time since I’ve posted anything here. I don’t want it to become a habit, and soon I hope to be back on my usual schedule of three or four posts each month. This past month, however, a lot of things happened that kept me from updating this site. First, my computer broke down. This complicated a whole bunch of other areas of my life, including my work and studies, and I haven’t gotten my computer back from the shop yet – it’s being fixed, they keep telling me. But not having my computer means that I don’t have all the photos I was planning on posting during the month of October. I thought about posting other things, but I was too busy working around the lack of computer for my work and studies and doing something else with which I’ll be filling the rest of this post (as well as the next few posts): my trip to Denmark (and one day in Sweden)!

A friend of mine had to go to Copenhagen due to work and it happened to be around her birthday – October 19th (a friday). So, another friend and I decided to meet her there and spend her birthday weekend with her. I had been longing for a trip, as the last time I traveled was exactly a year ago, in October, to Dublin, Ireland – and at the time I hadn’t found Zoe yet. The prospect of taking pictures with Zoe in a different country gave me butterflies in my stomach! And, just like I imagined, it was magical. Copenhagen is beautiful, the weather was surprisingly warm and sunny, and traveling with your best friends is indeed one of the best things in the world. We stayed at a hostel in Copenhagen, visited Roskilde (30 kms west of Copenhagen), and also took a one-day trip to Malmö, Sweden, as it’s only a 20 minute train ride from Copenhagen. I’ll be dividing all these things into different posts – an only post would be way too long otherwise. The photos of the whole trip will be available in a few weeks in the Photography section, or you can accompany them one by one in the next few days by following my instagram.

In this post, though, I’ve decided to share the whole trip! Not the photos, though, and not even a textual description of everything I visited (which I’ll leave for the next few blog posts). Today, I bring you something I haven’t yet shared here: a video. Besides Zoe, I also took Sophie, my digital camera, with me – taking the risk of making her feel bad, taking photos with her is not as fun as with Zoe (sorry Sophie!). However, she’s very useful for filming! I had the idea of doing a sort of trip diary in video form, like I’ve seen many people do, and it was actually a lot of fun. The editing took more than 20 hours, but, although time consuming, editing was also a lot of fun, which was very surprising. It has made me realize that I’d be very happy to start a new hobby: videography. As if I didn’t have enough hobbies!

Editing this was a bit like reliving some of the best moments of our trip. Of course we didn’t record everything we did, and even what we did record didn’t all make it to the final video – as I believe is the usual, hours of footage were cut. Yet, I think this video is a nice summary of our week long trip, and has probably birthed a new little hobby for me – we’ll see.

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