My Student Lifestyle
Trip Start Aug 29, 2007
9Trip End Feb 02, 2008
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For those of you who have travelled abroad with the intention of making casual acquaintances, and if you're an especially needy person maybe even 'friends', you will know that the process of socialising is, well, exhausting.
You see, meeting so many people in a strange and foreign land is quite taxing on one's mental and physical stamina even someone so physically unrivalled and mentally exemplary as my fine self.
Also on the topic of being a student here; did anyone know that it is legal to drink on the street here? Needless to say I have spent a considerable amount of time on the street since this revelation. Quite seriously though it seems that at clubs, and at the Student House in particular, people spend more time outside than in. Oh yes the Student House, near the historical Round Tower (which was an observatory built in the 1700s I think) is just like the uni bar and is frequented by international students. You can buy a bottle of Carlsberg here for about $3.50 Australian. Also you're not allowed to drink beer outside if you bought it from a bar, only if it's from a bottleshop etc. However, I do what I want with MY beer and no one would dare challenge an Australian on that.
On Wednesday the 5th I went on a canal tour along with hundreds of other students. A fairly touristy thing there's not much to tell you but I have included some cool pictures. Oh yes and when designing and subsequently building the Little Mermaid staute (which I did spy on the canal tour) the Danes obviously interpreted the "little" very literally. Had I not the visual acuity of a magic-eye solving diamond authenticator I very well could have missed it. Nevertheless I've included a photo for the curious. It was on this tour that I befriended a young Russian lass named Euvie who was raised in the Moscow district and further solidified my friendship with Danny, whom I'd met just that afternoon, a young buck from Exeter, UK.
I'll briefly mention what classes are like here for all you prospective exchangers (my cool slang for exchange students). Essentially you have one class per unit you take. This class consists of two 45 minute sessions with a 15 minute break in the middle (though one of my classes has three 45 minute sessions). These classes are called Lectures but are more like Australian tutorials, only longer and with short periods where only the "lecturer" speaks. The craziest thing about uni here is that there are NO: tests, essays, asssignments, or any sort of assessable work during the semester.
Rosenborg Slot (which means Castle in some language, Danish probably) is a cool locale I stumbled across whilst wandering in the Eastern parts of the city. I took some external shots of the building as it cost money to enter and I am cheap (as in chips). However, it was free to enter, and I think also use, the facilties so I snapped a couple of urinal shots for you.