I left the US on the 20th of August, the Friday at 11 pm. I had a transit in Lisbon, Portugal for a couple hours after which I got to the airport in Copenhagen, Denmark. The view I saw from my plane was amazing even in Lisbon. I arrived at 11 pm local time in Copenhagen. The experience I had there was very different than what I had expected.
To go to my home from the airport, I took a Metro. The crazy thing was it was a driverless Metro. Later, I found out the first driverless Metro was started in Denmark. After getting situated at home, I started exploring Denmark, specifically Copenhagen. It is a beautiful city with well organized buildings. As known in the world, Copenhagen is well known for riding bicycles. Here, bike lanes are bigger than the ones for cars. They have separate signals for the cycles because of the traffic.
I am staying with some relatives here which made my life much easier in Copenhagen. I got situated pretty quickly and started exploring the city. Unlike cities in the US, Copenhagen is comparatively small but this is what cities are like here in Europe. There are only a few buildings and hospitals which are big( the biggest building has 17 floors). I went up to one of the viewing towers where you could see the whole city of Copenhagen and it was an amazing view. You could see the bridge connecting to Sweden, you could see the historic buildings and a lot of culture can be seen through these buildings. You can see in the picture that Copenhagen is a fairly flat city, all the buildings are the same heights with some exception.
My classes at DTU have just started and there is just so much to explore and experience which I am looking forward to. Most of the students go to campus on bikes and some use public transportation. Use of cars is very rare here. The environment is fresher, greener than a lot of other places I have been too. This is just the beginning of the adventure and there is a lot more to take in. I will definitely make sure to share my experience in this beautiful city and tell you more about my adventures so stay tuned. I am planning to go on a trip on a bike so should be fun. I will share more once I am done with that adventure.
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