My dear friends came to visit. It was Jon's first time to Europe and Jenelle's first time back in almost 10 years. They spent a week in Croatia before coming to Scandinavia to which they said was a good mix being able to see such different parts of Europe in one trip. Jenelle was relieved to be in a place with rules and order after the, "chaotic chaos" of Croatia. I was just happy to share my life with them.
We took a 3 hour free walking tour that was great. I was pleased to discover I really do know Copenhagen pretty well (at least the tourist stops).
|Creepy Swede looking on in the background|
|Finally made it to see the Little Mermaid after a whole year living here.|
|Happened upon the royal marching band escorting the guards changing duty from the palace|
|Reenacting the scene when I ran into Jon's parents under this statue last year|
Showed J&J the old city of Lund. We only got a picture of fika though. That's the most important anyways, right?
We took a canal tour through Malmö learning lots of interesting facts about this post-industrial city I live in. I also introduced them to sauna culture, we biked through the many neighborhoods and we got lost in playing with fake sand at an exhibition.
It was wonderful having friends see my life here and get to spend down-time catching up. There is an ease and comfortability that comes from being with people you have history with. And squished in my tiny European apartment was nice getting to pay them back for those months I lived on their couch, once upon a time...