Christmasland: Copenhagen and Stockholm

My first imaginary encounter with Copenhagen was in the book Number the Stars by Lois Lowry, a young-adult novel we read in the 5th grade which is set in Denmark during the Nazi occupation. The main character, Annemarie, who is a young Danish girl, helps her Jewish friend and her family to hide and escape to Sweden. I remember a scene inContinue reading “Christmasland: Copenhagen and Stockholm”

Home for the Holidays, and to Ring in 2012

All days are sacred days to wake New gladness in the sunny air. Only a night from old to new; Only a sleep from night to morn. The new is but the old come true; Each sunrise sees a new year born. – Helen Hunt Jackson, “New Year’s Morning” This is the first time inContinue reading “Home for the Holidays, and to Ring in 2012”

A New Year, a New Format

Welcome back to my travel blog, I know it’s been awhile…I’ll be sticking to English from now on. And welcome to my new metro stop at Concha Espina. I am now living in the northeastern part of Madrid, quite close to the renowned football stadium, Santiago Bernabeu, and right across the street from the BerlinContinue reading “A New Year, a New Format”