Category: Denmark

A New Appreciation For Potatoes

Every autumn, students in Denmark go on a one-week holiday for Kartoffel-Ferien (pronounced something like “kartahfull-fia”), or “Potato Holiday” in Danish. In the past, this was to allow children and young adults to return home from their studies to help their families harvest potatoes (a staple of many Danish dishes), as well as prepare the ...

A Murderous Wink

“Are you…Cameron?” The student in the red “Buddy” shirt, turned around and smiled. “Yeah, you can call me Cam. Are you in my group?” The buddy responded in a Turkish accent. I nodded. “I’m Lindsay.” “Nice! We’re about to start introductions. Hop in the circle!” I joined the rest of the students in my buddy ...

The Perfect Welcome

“What did I just get myself into?!” This was the first magical thought that popped into my head as I got out of the taxi and walked toward my home for the next few months: an on-campus dorm called Kampsax Kollegiet (more simply known as Kampsax). Granted, amidst my stress from the last week, I ...