As my second year in Copenhagen wraps up, and I continue to celebrate the completion of my Masters thesis and my graduation from the Erasmus Mundus Global Studies Masters Degree, I’ve been excited to explore even more of what this beautiful city and its surrounding region have to offer.
This spring and summer have been wonderful, filled with dancing and joy. As I sit here, on the cusp of my third year in Copenhagen, I can hardly believe how quickly the time has flown by. The past two years have been a whirlwind of activity, filled with new experiences and challenges. With fantastic trips, scintillating conversations and delightful adventures across the European continent, as well as to Asia and beyond.
I’ve continued my thesis habit of visiting the sheep and llamas in Sydhavenstippen, and continue to find great joy in the parks and green spaces of the city. More, in this neighborhood is a small stable, with lovely horses which together with classmates and friends we’ve visited and said hi. In addition to my visits to Sydhavnstippen, I continue to find peace and tranquility in the parks and green spaces of Copenhagen. From the stunning botanical garden to the picturesque lakes and canals, there is always somewhere beautiful to go for a walk or a picnic.
More recently, I have also had the pleasure of visiting a small stable in my neighborhood, where I have had the opportunity to meet and greet the lovely horses who call it home. Together with my classmates and friends, I have enjoyed many afternoons wandering slowly along the park’s trails.
One of the highlights of my second year in Copenhagen was the opportunity to work as a consultant, contributing to the graduate communications trial at Novozymes. This was a truly rewarding experience, and I feel fortunate to have had the opportunity to work with such a talented and dedicated team of graduate students and Novozymes staff. Throughout the year, we were able to apply our skills and knowledge to a variety of projects, working closely with their team.
In July, we had a chance to see new parts of the Capital region, while driving up along the northern coast above Copenhagen, we dropped in to the Mervyn Kurlansky Design Hornbækgaard, an outdoor sculpture and art “farm” located just a short drive from the city.
Located in a stunning natural setting, Mervyn Kurlansky Design Hornbækgaard is a true feast for the senses. The outdoor sculpture garden is home to a diverse collection of artworks, ranging from abstract metal sculptures to more traditional stone and wood carvings.
As I wandered through the garden, I am struck by the sense of peace and tranquility that permeates the air. The peaceful surroundings and the beautiful artworks combine to create a truly magical atmosphere. After our visit to Mervyn Kurlansky Design Hornbækgaard, we hopped over to the nearby town of Dronningmølle. Located on the coast, Dronningmølle is home to a beautiful sandy beach and a charming seaside promenade. Overall, the trip to north has been a delight. From the peaceful outdoor sculpture garden to the charming seaside town, there is so much to explore and enjoy in this beautiful part of the capital region.
I can’t wait to see what other adventures the coming year will bring.