Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Leaving on a jet plane!

Hello everybody!

I created this blog so people can follow along on my trip to Denmark (and not be upset that I'm really bad at staying in touch through emails). =) I will be pretty busy teaching, experiencing the country, etc. but I'll have my laptop with me and can hopefully keep people up-to-date on what I'm doing.

Anyways, here are the details for as much as I know:

  • The Flight There
---I leave from Boston on Oct. 31st at 7:05pm. I will arrive in London/Heathrow at about 5:20am local time(6 hour & 15 min. flight). Flight #212, can be tracked here: http://www.massport.com/logan/f_Awindow.aspx?flight=BA212

---I have 1.5 hour layover there before leaving at 6:55am to Copenhagen Airport. Just shy of 3 hours and I land in Copenhagen on Nov. 1st at 9:50am local time. (About 3:50am our time....they're 6 hours ahead of us.)

  • Accomodations

---I will be picked up at the airport by the people I will be staying with at the beginning of my trip. They are friends of a friend of my professor (Roselle) and I'm not exactly sure who is going to meet me or where. I'll be staying with Bettina (a nurse), her husband Jan (an architect), daughter Amalie (almost 17), son Victor (12), and son Malthe (7) for the first ten days that I am in the country. I've emailed back and forth with Bettina and I am so excited to meet the whole family!! They're very excited to show me around the city, so that's really cool too! =)

---Around Nov. 10th, I will be moving to a different part of the city with a lovely married couple, Marie and Casey, who I found through http://www.couchsurfing.com/. Marie is a journalist and met Casey while she was an exchange student at U. of Tennessee several years ago. Casey is an American musician and I've already fallen in love with the music he has posted on his myspace page (www.myspace.com/caseyjonesvibes)! They have graciously offered me a room in their home for most of my stay, including about 3 weeks that they will be in the U.S. visiting Casey's family!!!! Yes, folks, you read that correctly... they will be out of the country and are leaving me to watch their house while they are gone. I am truly overwhelmed by their amazing generosity!!

  • The School

---I will be working with a 3rd grade teacher named Carolyn at the Copenhagen International School. I haven't had much luck finding out specific information about what she teaches, etc. but I do know that all subjects are taught in English! =)

  • The Flight Home

---I will be leaving Copenhagen (CPH) on December 6th at 1:20pm (=6:20am MA time). I will arrive at London/Heathrow at 2:25pm (little over 3 hours).

---1 hour, 40 min. layover and leave at 4:05pm (=11:05am MA time) to Boston. I land at 6:40pm our time on Dec. 6th (7 hours, 35 min.).

Please feel free to leave comments on my posts! It will be nice to have contact with people from home while I am away. Love you all!


Sue said...

OMG if you get me something from the airport in London I will love you forever! Not that I already don't, but.. OMG.. just some cheap lame souvenir like a magnet or a key chain or a pencil.. I'll give you moneys for it! hahahaha I'm a loser, and I didn't even finish reading your post... *goes to do that now...*
yaaaaaay. super cute idea, I like it :) will miss yooooou!

Smiley! said...

hey, BOSTON!!!!

maybe i'll surprise meet you when you get back.

... or forget about it completely until you are back in the interworld and i'm all like "oh, you were in boston?"

Heather said...

What a great idea..I know my Mom wishes this form of communication was available when I went to Europe for 3 months with a back pack on my back. How things have changed...Finding a telephone to call the US was difficult not to mention very expensive. We had to go to American Express offices to retrieve our mail from home and mail to the US took 7-14 days depending on the country you were in. My parents would NEVER have even considered flying to Europe to visit me..You are so lucky to be able to share this experience with your Mom....enjoy. I have a feeling that this journey will just be the first of many more to come as it was for me:>)

Kristin said...

I missed seminar today, so I wanted to say bye! :) I hope you have a great time and I can't wait to read about it! Be safe! :)