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Århus, Kolding & Copenhagen

I return again from my heap of school work to share all the little and big exciting stories that happened this past month. Advent Sunday celebration November 27th marked the fourth Sunday before Christmas Day. Our German friends hosted a late afternoon gathering to celebrate the first Advent Sunday. Advent is the period of four Sundays and weeks before Christmas. The gathering couldn’t have come at a better time. Admist the stress of school and project work, it so nice to just be together. And not be together to discuss work, but to enjoy baked goods, enjoy lots of Glühwein (hot or mulled wine). This hot spiced wine is a staple at the Christmas festivities in Europe in the month of December. It’s so interesting to hear about the different Christmas and holiday celebrations! Everything from what is eaten, what is drunk, what is gifted/received, how they invite/host, even what movies or songs that they have to listen to. Århus What a wonderful city. I had an opportunity to take a mini-getaway from Kolding and travel north to …

Leg Godt

On a cool Friday evening, I met with three other master students to prepare for our first race. Among some of the students in our program we formed our own running club – running almost every other day throughout the city, around the lake, and through the forest. It has been such a fun way of exploring the city. Runs were followed by short yoga and stretching sessions. We signed up for our first race (Kolding Night Trail) about 2 weeks ago and all of a sudden it was time to run. Because it was a night race, starting at 21:30, we were expecting a dimly lit run and mostly flat trail (we weren’t told the route in advance, it was a surprise). What we got (in reality) was complete darkness, a wild trail of ups/downs, almost getting lost, almost losing a shoe, yelling “CAREFUL” throughout the race. The only light we had was a headlamp that we were advised to bring. At points, I was on my hands trying to crawl up the steep hills. …