KLM. Flight KL1724

From: Brussels, Belgium (BRU). Wed 25 - December 2013. 10:45

To: Lisbon, Portugal (LIS). Wed 25 - December 2013. 14:20

great-cityscapes:

Copenhagen Tivoli Gardens Main Enterance by JacobSurland

Three years ago to this day I bid farewell to Copenhagen and vowed to return during another Christmas season. At the same time though, my memories of that place have been preserved in such a fairytale state that I don’t want to overwrite it unless it’s a very special revisit. 

great-cityscapes:

Copenhagen Tivoli Gardens Main Enterance by JacobSurland

Three years ago to this day I bid farewell to Copenhagen and vowed to return during another Christmas season. At the same time though, my memories of that place have been preserved in such a fairytale state that I don’t want to overwrite it unless it’s a very special revisit. 

Merry Christmas!

My mother should be an interior decorator! This is her masterpiece of a Christmas tree in the main lobby of our hotel back home in Guangzhou. Any gifts under there for me?

The Copenhagener’s Christmas

This time last week I was still exploring the bicycle lanes of Copenhagen, searching for Christmas gifts along Strøget, and spending precious remaining moments with friends and Danish beer. But now I’m back. I’m back in Toronto, Canada. I’m missing the rødgrød med fløde, æbleskiver, gløgg, the real fir trees, and the Danes themselves. Here, it’s a little less charming and a little more lonely but I’m finally coming to terms that nostalgia has it’s limits. I’m sure all my friends across the globe now are looking forward to the new year, so as will I. 

Check out denmarkmywords.tumblr.com if you’re curious about my exchange experience!

Happy holidays, everyone!

The Quiet Christmas

Last year, my immediate family flew thirteen hours during the holiday season to visit me, yay! At the time, I had not seen my dad, my mom, and my little sister for a little over eight months. Ah, last Christmas was so lively and warm! There was Christmas music in the background, the adults were sipping wine and chatting boisterously, the kids (including myself) were galloping around the house and playing random board games…

Well, this holiday season was a little less festive but I still enjoyed catching up with my relatives. I treated them to all-you-can-eat sushi to show my appreciation (amongst other things) for taking me in all these years since university started.

I think I’ll be enjoying the boxing day sales more this year! Merry Christmas everyone!

Thanks for reading.