After six weeks of absolute insanity, analyzing speech data that I'd just finished collecting at the end of April, grueling with Python (thanks for the help, Robby!), making quite a bit of progress on my PhD, and creating a fairly easy to understand Prezi for my New Sounds, Aarhus 2016 presentation - I had a few days off! The collage below is courtesy of Angelica's Facebook post. Izabela and I stayed in what was dubbed "The Brazilian House", an Airbnb that Izabel and I shared with 5 Brazilians. We loved them! What a great group!
|From top left: Group photo 1: Izabela, Hanna, Anabela, Sapna, Angelica,|
Group Photo 2: Izabela, Andreia, Denise, Ubirata, Angelica, Anabela, Sapna, Camilla, Diana
After we had both done our presentations, and attended the conference dinner and final day, Izabela and I took the bus to Copenhagen and spent a couple days touring around and staying in a super cute Airbnb. Izabela fell in love with Denmark (and kept commenting on how tall people were ;) . The Danish people were SUPER nice, everyone was helpful (and spoke English perfectly), and everything WORKED. This is an important concept lacking in Spain. Efficiency. Effectiveness. Expensive products, but equally high salaries. It was so nice to be in a place like that again. To be honest, it was a bit cold for me - we had a few sunny days, but June should really be warmer. I'm increasingly thinking of options to move within Europe in 2018 - or more likely, 2020, if I manage to stay in Spain for the 5 "employment" years required to get the Larga Duracion EU visa (3 of my PhD years count), which would let me have permanent residence in Spain and the same living and working in the EU rights that the Spanish have. Of course, the rules are clear as mud, so I'll be talking to a lawyer soon!
I have never seen SO many bikes in my life! They have their own traffic lanes, separated by meridians - and have everything from bikes with baby carriages to "daycare bikes" (which carry children with helmets in a "tub" like bucket attached to the front of the bike) to sporty racing bikes. They really use them for transport. Apprarently Holland is similar - so I will let you know!
Also - check out Cristiania (hippy/freetown area) while you're in town - but pictures aren't allowed past the gate! You'll see Izabela and I at the colourful gate in the slideshow pics.
Check out the slideshow below for a glimpse of Copenhagen!
|Anne and Sapna - Singapore Reunion 9.5 years later!|
"Do you mind dogs? We have a small one and the neighbour's big one visits frequently."
"Actually...I'd like to bring a Labrador with me..."
Here's to adventure!