It has been over a week since I’ve posted last…I guess that’s a good thing because it means I’ve been busy, but I know (some) of you have been dying to hear what I’ve been up to! I have a lot of new pictures and stories, but some of them are not uploaded and/or ready to be put into words, so I’ll just start with last Sunday. First, my host family took me to the recycling area in Rungsted. It’s very hard to explain, but it’s similar to a traditional American dump, except it’s not a dump at all. Danes seem to be very much more concerned about being green and environmentally friendly, so they go to these place and separate their garbage in every way possible, and a lot of it is melted and reused. The recycling center actually looked like it was filled with giant tupperware, alien spacecrafts and other things of the sort.
After that, they took me to Hellerup, a nearby town to see an “exhibition” that was all about science, with a focus on the human body. Through this program, people donate their bodies in order for other people to see how specific systems of the body work. It sounds gross and weird, but it was actually very cool—especially since we were looking at real human bodies, even though they looked fake. Also in the exhibition were tons of other science-related experiments and games involving phsyics, water, measurement, and energy (et cetera…I’m clearly not a science person). The place was mostly aimed at children, but I still found a lot of the stuff entertaining. Finally, we went to a “bubble show”. The man who was putting on the show was actually from California, so his American English was a nice break from the Danish and the DanGlish that I’ve been hearing for the last three weeks.
On another note, I just returned from my short study tour to Western Denmark. My memory card is full of photos and I’m planning on making a long post about the trip sometime in the next couple days!