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I made it through a stressful day today without using any curse-letters or laying down on the sidewalk and ugly crying, so as a reward, I'm letting myself blog a little about my trip to Denmark, and hey, isn't it about time anyways?

On the P.S. You are about to be overwhelmed with pictures up in here. Denmark has this whole situation going on where you just take pictures and eat pastries and take more pictures. That's life.

Denmark is an important stop on this journey because it's where Eric and I were introduced to "the pastry." Like. Literally. THE pastry (s). 

 Denmark is also important because there is water there. It's like the Scandinavian Venice, only it means business and everyone is blonde. Which is good. I fit in.

And for some reason I love being by the water. Rivers. Beaches. Lakes. Hotels with pools. I love it all.

This is Newhavn. One of my favorites of all the places I visited.

 I knew I liked Denmark before we got off of the metro. But I REALLY knew I liked Denmark when we took a cruise around the harbor  Our guide gave the tour in Danish, German, and English (Danke Schoen) which was impressive. 

This castle was for straight up vikings. The G's of the ancient Europe.

The water here is so clean and pure you can just drink it straight from the mote.... JK. 

Scandinavians know what to do with some antlers.

And chandeliers. They just know.

One of the things I loved most about this castle was that directly to the left of the lake was a huge end-of -the-school-year party for all the high school students. They were all wearing ridiculous costumes, getting very tipsy (next to a lake... not public health) and getting down (in a foam pit) to some Usher. You could hear the music from the castle. Hip hop castles. Oh man I love Denmark.

Of course before the close of the day we had to have flower soda. Or whatever. I don't know. Eric ordered it.

This building is also at the park where Eric and I sat around admiring (staring at) all the people who were just chilling (loitering?) in the park. Like really. Hundreds of them.

This is also the place where Eric and I had a serious discussion about whether or not we should eat one of the famous hot dogs, ice cream, and pastries, all within an hour of each other. It was one of my favorite memories of the trip. And also one of life's most soul searching dilemmas.

In the end the decision was obvious. Look at that brother of mine. Champion of dogs. 

 But on to the grand finale. I give you. The Danish. 

You guys these pastries were important.

So Long, Farewell

Tomorrow I leave Vienna to start my Oxford Program.

You guys. My heart is major broken. I love this place. I learned so many things in this place. I ate so many croissants in this place. I made some good friends in this place.  Today I wandered around all of my favorite places in the city. Stephanplatz, Karlsplatz, Naschmarkt, and on my way home an old italian man serenaded our train car (with lyrics that supposedly were funny?). It was like the perfect ending to a perfect week.


Let's real talk about England. London was straight crazy. There is so much commotion. So many people to not run into. So many cookies to eat. 

So logically, to create balance, Eric and I escaped into the countryside of England.

On recommendation of the family we stayed with, we stopped in this little village called Castle Combe. Right there in the middle of town we found an old church and some cake for sale by the side of the road.

We spent the night at an old barn from the 1690's where monks used to stay. This is the view we woke up to in the morning.

It poured the whole time in Bath, but I still couldn't get over how beautiful it is. Also how much of a maze it is. Also, rainy? 

Anyways, my brother has the rest of our photos from Bath, so this is as much as I've got for you. I'm doing my best to organize all my pictures and post things. But I'm also trying to cram in as much Vienna as I can before I head back to Oxford. I'll do my best though.

Love you all!

I fell in love with Vienna today


Maybe it's because of the wonderful people I have met here, maybe it's because I didn't get lost once today, but most likely it's because I ate a chocolate croissant and now I know what I want to do for the rest of my life


Hello/Tag! From Vienna.
I'm very behind on posting pictures. I'm sorry. I just arrived in Austria this morning and decided to take it easy. Obviously that means I am taking a break from pastries. Also that means that I can post pictures for my mama.

When I arrived in London, I wasn't completely sold. Everything was so busy. Everyone was calling potato chips crisps. Store clerks were giving me attitude. Accidentally buying a sweatshirt that stretches the wrong way and shoes that are too small. But I soon learned that there is so much to love about London.

This was a little market we happened upon after trying for Lion King tickets. Instead we ended up here and found ourselves in a cookie shop. Obviously. The street performers were down in the corner, and they were wonderful.

One of the days we took a tour of the river Thames. From there we ended up in Greenwich village. It was a fun little maritime town.

Some people really do like it hip hop.

It's hard to get over just how beautiful these buildings are.

Everyone needs a picture of themselves squinting in front of Big Ben. Everyone.

View from the London Eye.

Shout Out to Harry Potter!!

Hyde Park.

You guys. This is it. This is the best burger I have ever eaten in my entire life. It's from this little hole in the wall in the up and coming neighborhood we stayed near. It's from a place called Honest Burger. Oh my word. Ladies and Gentleman this was it. This was the real deal. 

Anyways. More posts to come. Right now I need to go nurse my tired feet and prepare to not get lost in Vienna tomorrow.

Love you all!

This is Real Life

Hello from London,
I have so many pictures to share, but I have been so busy eating fish and chips and Kinder chocolate that I haven't had time to go through them and post them. But in the mean time, here is a picture of me squinting in front of the Tower Bridge. Cool. So coming up, a blog post full of pictures and an important announcement about cheeseburgers because that's important.

P.S. Matthew I am taking tons of pictures with my phone and how do you feel about being the Jay-Z of me and Nicole and Amoray's Destiny's Child cover band?

After a long day of running around London

I accidentally deleted the most important picture taken yesterday which of course was the picture of the tart I  ate. Last night I was depressed about not being able to brag about that pastry. But just know. That picture would have blown you away. This was the kind of pastry people write raps about. You would have been all "dang, look at that pastry." Anyways. The past 2 days haven't been too touristy, but instead more of a frantic search to find wifi, not get lost on streets filled with people that look like the bad guys from Home Alone, and finding my brother with out a phone. Oh and shopping (which I had to fit in before my brother got here)

But. After a family reunion with the brosef, checking in to our room, and getting acquainted with the underground, we finally got out and started seeing things last night. We made a quick stop at the Burough Market where we turned the corner to the most beautiful cathedral. There beautiful old cathedrals everywhere here.
This is the view from our window. I'm obsessed. If in the future you see more pictures like this, just smile and nod.

From the British Museum.

 Cathedral outside of the Burough Market.
Same deal.

Anyway, we are about to run out the door. But I promise more pics are on the way.

Life Lessons about Bravery:

If Jonah Baldwin, age 8, can find his way from Seattle to the Empire State building without a smart phone, then you can certainly make it from the airport to your bed and breakfast.

Leaving on a Jet Plane

Get ready for some real talk coming at you all the way from the UK. Wanderlust, food, and a bajillion pictures. Let's do it!