I Will Miss You Scandinavia

I still cannot believe that I had the amazing opportunity to travel to Denmark, Norway and Sweden. It is so surreal that I was able to travel to Europe for the first time during my last semester here at Mount Mary. I really do not want to leave, I wish I could live here for…

Stockholm Through Pictures

Today was our last full day of our adventurous trip. We squeezed a lot of fun activities in today that will hopefully give us lasting memories of gorgeous Stockholm. We first went to The Pallace to tour the inside, and let me tell you, one can never see too many chandeliers. Next, we went outside and…

Mama Mia Here We Go Again: Strolling Through Stockholm

So far, the city of Stockholm is absolutely charming. I must have taken a million pictures as we walked around the water; Stockholm is actually called “the Venice of the North” because there is so much water surrounding patches of land. The architecture here closely resembles that of Copenhagen, because of the vibrant colored buildings…

5 Places You Must Visit in Oslo

Norway seems to be my favorite country so far, but we had to see everything in 2 short days. This post is the perfect read for anyone staying in Oslo for a short amount of time. I think there are certain things you must do in order to experience this gorgeous city…so here are 5…

Peace be with You: The Nobel Peace Center in Oslo

“Give love, not hate…it’s so easy plus it’s free.” This was a message written on the wall by a visitor to the Nobel Peace Center. Did you know that Norway is responsible for choosing the Nobel Peace Prize winner? Neither did I until we visited the Nobel Peace Center here in the beautiful capital of…

Farvel Denmark, Hallo Norway!

I’ve had a lot of fun in Copenhagen, but I am itching to see a new country. The things that I will miss most in Denmark is the vibrant colors of  the banana yellows, tomato reds, and ocean blues meshed together as you stroll down the city streets. The food here is so delicious. Almost…

5 Taxicab Confessions in Denmark

We have taken quite a few taxis for the last two days because of the dreary weather, and we got some great information from the drivers when we asked them questions. (By the way, anytime you tell a person you’re from the U.S, they immediately crack a Donald Trump joke). 1. Big Brother is Watching We…

5 Copenhagen Castle Commandments

Today was very wet and freezing cold, so it was the perfect day to tour the rich-historic interior of the castles (slots in Danish) here in Denmark. First we went to Rosenborg Castle, and then Parliament, which included Christiansborg Castle. I honestly had apprehensive thoughts about touring castles all day because I thought it would get boring after…

Rosenborg Castle

The beautiful Rosenborg Castle was built in the 17th century under the command of Scandinavian King, Christian IV. He was basically a power obsessed ruler who came in to power at the really young age of 19. He had this castle built as a summer house for him and his family (and probably his many…

5 Facts About Denmark According to Me

Through the huge hustle-bustle of the streets, all I see are buildings and people. I start to think about the identity of the Danish people, and try to figure out what makes them different from people in the U.S. I’ve noticed certain characteristics and actions that the people here share, and had an itch to…

I’m not Copen-hating this place

As I step out of the airport, I realize that this country looks just like good old Wisconsin. The weather is crisply cold, but not too horrible. As we navigate the beautiful landscape, I know that we are far from Milwaukee. Right away I noticed the great detailed architecture that is filled with all kinds…