Home from Helsinki and what an exciting day!
Trip Start Aug 20, 2008
20Trip End Dec 18, 2008
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They had a special coffin that was chillin in there to just resemble Christ dying and rising from the dead. I thought that was pretty interesting. I picked up a russian coin outside the church because they had just had a wedding earlier on that day, I guess they throw the coins as the bride and groom come out of the church. We then went to the Harbor where we took a ferry across to a tiny island outside of Helsinki. At this island there was famous ruins that were built to protect the city from invaders. There was also a little Market Hall at the Harbor that looked almost just like the underground of Pike Place Market.
When we got on the Ferry to head back to Stockholm, it was like a dream. We went to the top deck so we could see the whole city. It was so surreal seeing Helsinki fade into the distance and the amber sun glowing on it. It was gorgeous and we sad in silence freezing in the wind, watching the sun go down over the Sea. I was soaking up each mintue as it passed by.
Can't beleive how blessed I am to be leaving the Harbor of Helsinki Finland!
So today was an exciting day because the local newspaper from Sundsvall called me and said they would like to meet with me to interview me about being an international student at Mid Sweden University. So I will be meeting with them tomorrow for lunch and they will be taking my picture. How crazy is that? Then also today we pitched our ideas for our movies in our narrative forms of media class, and the class voted on three movie ideas they would like to create. Mine was one of the three picked, so I will be directing our 10 minute long short film that I created. We will be working on these films for the rest of the semester and they will be viewed as a final exam at the end of the semester. It was quite an exciting day for me today and I couldn't beleive all that was happening for me! I'll share my movie idea with you all in my next entry. My fingers are kind of tired from typing now. :)
Life is great and it's amazing being in Sweden. It was lovely coming home to Sundsvall, it has become a great place for my home and I am loving every minute i am here. I am learning so much that i can't even put it into words! I just know that every college student should study abroad atleast once in their life. I have grown so much and can't wait to come home and share it with the rest of the people i love in the world!
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