November 3, 2015

October 2015

 Autumn is an exciting time for this Caribbean girl.
  • I saw an apple tree for the first time
  • Saw the sunrise at 7 am and sunset at 4 pm. Winter is around the corner!
  • Foggy days!
  • Went for a walk at the beach...with a coat and scarf (that's not usual)
  • Brown leaves on the ground, brown leaves everywhere
  • It has become now an habit to drink two cups of coffee a day for two reasons - one to keep me warm and two for keeping me awake after 5 when it gets pitch black
  • Had a Star Wars marathon..yeap all 6 movies in one day. Not ashamed to admit this. hah I can't remember the last time I watched them. Now I'm very excited for the new one!
  • Booked airplane tickets to celebrate Christmas at home
  • Went to 'Kulturnatten' or Culture night in English. It was fun and freezing cold. Walked a lot and eat some hot dogs along the way... I'm still a "tourist" you know!

And that was October for me. Hello, November! 
xx

P.s. I uploaded a video on YouTube that a accompanies this post. It's not great and with free music...but oh well. I just didn't want to let this footage go to waste. Watch here :)

October 13, 2015

Hello Autumn!


Hello Autumn! It's finally nice to meet you...

It's so great to finally feel the change of seasons, something I only imagined and looked from afar through pictures and movies. So it's finally here! The air feels colder even if the sun is out and that it's a very weird feeling. I love the warm colors around me, the trees are changing and everything looks magical. Leaves are everywhere on the ground and it just makes me want to run and threw them to the air - just like in the movies, you know?

Now, in this cold and cloudy day I sit inside with a cup of tea to warm me up and wearing a cozy sweater not bothering to go out at the moment. I've noticed the only down side of autumn is that the days get shorter. For the first time it did bother me a bit that the sun was not out by 6 in the morning. I'm slowly getting ready for whats to come in the winter...my first winter! But at the moment everything is great and beautiful. 

xx

October 12, 2015

Leather, Leather Everywhere


It's leather weather! I mean sweater weather...both? 

I did not get the memo that a leather jacket was a essential here in Copenhagen. Like it's literally everywhere and I'm not complaining - I love it! I went out on the look for a nice fall/winter coat, since it's getting colder and the jackets I own are almost useless. The first thing I noticed is how a sea of people were wearing a black leather jacket. It was interesting....

I decided to go to Zara for a quick look (bad idea) and the next thing I know I'm looking at all the options and styles of leather jackets. To be completely honest, I'm pretty sure I can not pull off the "cool-sleek-bad-girl" look...like no! But I decided to get one anyway. They just look so nice and I think they can add something interesting to an outfit. So off I went, didn't think it twice (you can not think twice!), got the one that I liked the most, checked the price (to not get a surprise) and off I went to checkout! 

La, la, la, la...oh wait! I still need that winter coat...off to the shops soon! Hopefully I don't get drag into buying another "essential" piece. Oh, dear...

xx

September 24, 2015

Hello from Copenhagen!

I don't think we're in Kansas anymore... or more correctly, Puerto Rico. It's been officially a month since I arrived and still haven't got used to the new place I would call home for the next two years. Studying abroad has always been one of my dreams. Another one was to visit Europe, so I thought "why not do both? visit & study" Of course, easier said than done. It has been a more than a year work. Started with a bit of research of what I wanted to study and where. For days I stared at the computer screen searching, reading information about programs from different countries and universities. Until I found a few that I liked, next step was to send applications and hopefully get accepted. So long story short - I ended up here! The program was exactly what I was looking for and Denmark was on top of my list of places to visit. At the same time coming from a small island, I liked the idea in living in a small city close to the coast. 

It's been none stop work since I landed here. Have explored a little bit around, have gotten myself lost a few times and learning the transportation systems it's...something. At the moment I'm almost settled, still looking for a place (the rumors are true, wow it's difficult finding a place to live) and still without a bike in a city of bikes. Got to get myself together hah! Even if studies take a lot of my time, I want to have some fun when I can! Traveling to other cities it's on the agenda for the future. At the moment I'm just exploring the city. If you have visited Copenhagen before and have some recommendations, let me know!! Very excited to see more of this beautiful city and hopefully I can share more of this adventure.

xx

September 21, 2015

Postcards from Paris


Bonjour! Well, no, actually it has been over a month now since I was in this lovely city - Paris. Just making a few dreams come true. First: Traveling to Europe! (oh, hello first stamp in my Passport) Second: Paris. Do I need to say more? My excitement levels were out of this world.

To write the whole experience it's not entirely possible. But I can say that those five days felt like a dream. I just could not believe I was actually there.  Everything was so surreal, different and unexpected but at the same time a lot of things lived my expectations. Like the architecture, flowers on the balconies, crêpes and coffee in the morning, macarons, the cafes...I can't put everything into words. And to be honest, I spent most of the days exploring and really observing everything. Capturing everything with my eyes and not so much with the camera. Just took a few photos, enough to capture a bit of my days. Hopefully I can go back very soon! Five days were to enough to explore everything.

More photos coming soon...
xx