Three funny moments. – Kayara does things

It’s been two weeks since my last post, mainly because I spent the end of one week and the entirety of the other traveling to Spain for travel week 1. This is a time when you can either traveling on your own, or you have a compulsory trip with your basic course to a destination (mine will be Greece in November). I traveled with two of my friends and had an amazing time. I want to do an entire post just for this, but it’s taking me a while to organize myself and choose the photos I want to use, so that’s coming soon.

In the meantime, I thought I’d share a few of my favorite moments from this semester so far, just so you can get an idea of ​​what I’ve been up to between posts.

About a month ago I went here with my gender and sexuality class. We were talking a bit about how urban planning and design can perpetuate or challenge gender norms, and our professor took us around the center to look at the work of women architects. Even though I’m not a big fan of architecture, I was still able to appreciate the beauty of some of the exhibits and had a lot of fun participating in the interactive activities.

At the main entrance to the center, there was this cool house (pictured below) that you could climb into and pose in and look like you were hanging from the top.

Me and a classmate on the optical illusion.

Then we went in and saw this other exhibit, where people were writing notes in the center on a typewriter and then posting them on these interestingly shaped walls.

The structure.

I couldn’t resist writing a post because I LOVE typewriters.

A note to my family.
A nice sitting area to reflect.
Me and my adorable group posing in front of the photo booth.

The coolest part by far was that super tall metal slide that we had to go down. You put your legs in that cloth bag and slide down so fast it was actually kind of scary. I did it anyway, because why not?

Entrance to the slide.
See? I wasn’t exaggerating when I said it was huge.

It was a great place to spend a Wednesday morning. I would give it a 10/10 for one of my first field studies.

Another highlight was when I went to an event organized by the Students of Color Affinity Group. After meeting in a classroom and talking a bit about our experiences and getting to know each other, we wandered around Nørrebro and headed to an amazing Ugandan restaurant. I had never eaten Ugandan food before but this restaurant blew my mind and is an absolute must in CPH.

It’s a small restaurant, and there must have been twenty-five of us all crammed inside. Some people were sitting on benches without tables, but none of us cared. We laughed and talked with the owners and with each other and it made me feel so warm and fuzzy. DIS offered us Rolex (delicious vegetables and omelette wrapped in chapati, which is a kind of flatbread), sweet potato fries and cassava fries. We ate until our stomachs wanted to burst and they offered us more to take home. I took two Rolex wraps but it rained on the way back and they turned to soggy mush (sad!). It’s okay, it just means I have to go back, and I can’t wait to eat more and bring my other friends with me.

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My Rolex – it took a lot of self control to stop eating and take this photo (your welcome).

My roommate spontaneously decided to run a half marathon, because she’s so cool.

When my roommate Ellie told me she was going to run a half marathon, I thought she was crazy. Then she told me she decided to do it only a few weeks before the race, and I thought okay, she is DEFINITELY crazy. Needless to say, I can’t see myself running a half marathon, and if I did, I’d need no less than a year of training because I’m hopelessly out of shape. For Ellie, though? A piece of cake.

It was pretty cool to see because they closed a bunch of streets in the city for runners to get through. It was a cloudy day but perfect weather for running.

The race.
Ellie, after kicking in the race. She beat her target, and let me remind you: she decided to do it in a very short time.

After the race Ellie was hungry to run and we were hungry to jump up and down screaming when we saw her cross the finish line. We went to this authentic ramen place in østerbro and it was so good that I ate it in about five minutes and forgot to take a picture (sorry). I took a picture of this cool soda I tried.

There are so many other great moments that have happened so far, but I hope you enjoyed reading about these three places until I put them all together and write about Spain.

Also, to those reading who are prospective, incoming, or current students of DIS, please feel free to message if there is anything in particular you would like me to write about, or if you have just general questions.

Until next time.

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