By Liana, Grade 11.
April 29, 2017: Saturday was the first day we actually got to sleep in! We all slept in until about 11:00 am, and met up at 1:00 pm to go on an hour-long boat ride through the canals of Copenhagen.
We met up in central Copenhagen for the boat ride that was very beautiful, and we got to see the statue of the little mermaid! After that, we went to a goods market that had a bunch of small food venues inside, which looked amazing. We sat outside and ate with everyone and afterward we went to the most visited tourist spot in Denmark: Christiana. Christiana is a very vibrant hippy market/township within the walls of the city. It was charming, and Emma and Toni got stickers.
After walking around in Christiana for a few hours, we took the bus to the Rysensteen school for a goodbye and thank you dinner attended by all of our homestay hosts. We arrived at the room where it was being held, and our first reaction was to wonder if there was going to be enough food for everyone. We sat with our hosts and talked with people from other countries such as India, Denmark, and Egypt. The dinner was delicious, and there was enough food for everyone in the end. In Copenhagen, they are very strict about food waste, and it's something that is very much kept in mind.
After dinner, we went to get ice cream from a very popular ice cream parlor called Paradise which was amazing. Next, we all went to a cafe for tea and coffee before heading home.