Well, this week was eventful.
Monday was a normal school day. I think I just went to the lecture, then came home to do some programming, and then watched a movie (Love, Rosie – IT WAS SO GOOD! The main characters, Rosie and Alex, are two childhood best friends who love each other but have some communication issues… WATCH IT! The best romantic comedy I’ve seen this year.).
On Tuesday evening I went to an ice skating event in Frederiksberg, organised by ESN. It was fun, even though really we just skated in a circle for an hour, because the skating ring was really small. 😀 After that we went to Tequila Bar, where they apparently have an hour of free beer (!!) every Tuesday at 21-22. It was quite funny to witness, as someone who doesn’t drink beer. 😀
Wednesday was Valentine’s day. FUN FACT for anyone non-Finnish who might be reading this: In Finland the 14th of February is not actually “Valentine’s day”, but Ystävänpäivä, which translates roughly to “friendship day”. 😀 In that spirit I had a sushi date with my awesome cousin Anna, who lives & works in Copenhagen. We went to a sushi place in Torvehallerne called Sushi Lovers, and ate A LOT. 😀 After the sushi bliss Anna invited me for a glass of wine with her friends to a place called Lo-Jo’s Social. Her friends were the best people, and somehow I ended up getting home at 3am. 😀
And now, finally, the topic of the week – I moved! My room in Albertslund was nice, but the kollegium (Denmarks Internationale Kollegium) had some serious security issues with unauthorised outsiders entering the homes, smoking in the common areas, thrashing stuff and threatening people. On the first week I met a guy who had only spent a night at DIK, before going to the accommodation office with a video of the intruders, asking for somewhere else to live. I was fine with the situation at first (partly due to my cold), thinking that if I avoided the common areas I would be fine. Then, last week, I woke up at 3am to people screaming outside my window, which gave me quite a scare. That’s when I decided to write to the accommodation office and ask if I could also move away from there.
At first they said that there were no rooms available anywhere, but then on this week’s Wednesday I messaged them again (slightly prompted by a lovely Valentine’s morning surprise when I saw a cockroach on my desk…) about a room that I knew was empty in another accommodation, and got an offer! The room was not the one I asked about, but one in Lyngby, in a student house shared with 8 other people. At first I was skeptical, because moving would mean that, a) I would have to give up my private bathroom and start sharing with others, and b) my new room would be less than half the size of my old one. On Thursday I came to see the place with Minna, and she convinced me that moving was a good idea.
And now I live here! And I’m glad that I do – the night before I moved out someone was entering the rooms at DIK with a key, closing the door if they found that the room wasn’t empty. So, on the off chance that someone finds this blog when they are looking for accommodation with DTU, maybe reconsider if you get an offer from DIK…
The area around my new place, Lundtofte, is so nice! It’s much more home-ish than Albertslund was. There’s even a Finlandsvej near here. 😀 The only thing about living here is that I really need to get a bike now. According to Google, I can get to DTU in 10 minutes by bike, but it will take 30 minutes to walk there. Also, the connection to central Copenhagen is maybe a bit tricky – I have to first take a local train (which are basically buses that go on rails), and then change to a S-tog. And I’m not sure how late the local trains run? Maybe with a bike I could first go to Lyngby St. and then take the B-train from there?
On Saturday I had made plans with Minna to go to a museum, but we had a communication issue (I thought that the museum was in central Copenhagen, when in fact it was 1h away), and instead I spent the day shopping with friends from Norway. 🙂 We met up with Minna and her friend for lunch, and on the evening we all went out together, to a bar called Søhesten. I think there’s some rail work going on with the B train, because as I tried to find a connection that would take me home after we left the bar they were all ridiculously long… Luckily Minna had a spare mattress that I could borrow. Today I didn’t do much, except went to check out a second hand shop called PRAG on my way home from Minna’s. It was maybe a bit pricey for a second hand place, so I didn’t buy anything.
Annd I think that’s all for now.
Have a nice week!