Hello universe! I am Asher from Vermont, and my family and I have just recently moved to Denmark for five months (which, overall, in my personal opinion will prove to be AN ABSOLUTELY WONDERFUL ADVENTURE!).
As I said in my 8th Grade graduation thesis (yes, I had one of those): My mother will be on sabbatical next year, and we’ll be going to Denmark for a semester, but I’ve never been outside of North America. The farthest away from Vermont I’ve ever been was to Florida when I was three, which I only vaguely remember.
When I say vaguely remember Florida, I mean that I remember eating Fruit-Loops and playing with Lego Duplos in a hotel room. I don’t actually remember doing stuff there (to be fair I was three, remembering Fruit-Loops is an accomplishment!). I hope my memories of Denmark will be a little bit more- substantial.
Already I’ve done more exciting stuff then happens to me in a normal month… And it’s been less then a week! For example: I went on a plane for the first time in my life. I know, I know; fourteen years old and he’s never been on a plane… But remember, when it comes to foreign countries I’ve only been to Canada! Anyhow, planes are really cool!
I’ve always wanted to fly (like a bird), so getting the chance to do so in a plane was awesome. I remember when we first got off the ground my stomach felt weird- like it wasn’t just being carried upward, but pushed upward… Once we were in the air though practically all discomfort was gone. On the flight from New York to Iceland I re-watched Beauty and the Beast to pass the time (although it is a very good movie), and I tried to take some pictures when I could:
This picture was taken as we were getting close to Iceland. The sun was setting and above the cloud layer we could see on seemingly forever.
When we got above Iceland, I sat in my seat, waiting. As soon as we touched down on Icelandic soil a smile spread across my face; I was in a foreign country, I was across the ocean, I was farther away from home then I’d ever been in my entire life. I knew that I’d have a story to tell for the rest of my days.
Anyhow, when we took off from Iceland to Copenhagen it was getting late, and I was tired, so I basically tried to sleep through it. Not before I was able to see an Icelandic sunrise though. It was the most gorgeous sky I think I’ve every seen (not including Vermont sunsets, of course). Imagine the brightest colors of red and yellow you’ve ever seen, giving way to the deep blue above them. The camera didn’t do it justice, so I’d rather let it live inside your minds rather then spoil it with a picture.
Once we got to Copenhagen we were all tired because for our clock it was midnight… In Copenhagen it was six in the morning though, so we were going to have to stay up all day long. One of the most prominent things in our minds, was sleep. The best way I can describe it would be that I felt like you do when you’re watching a movie, and they stop the background music and it all suddenly feels wrong. That’s jet-lag for you.
I’m sad to say I slept for a few hours when I shouldn’t have, but it seems to have worked out okay. Anyhow, we settled down as best we could, and from there we started to explore the city.