Model UN 2018, Copenhagen: Daily Blog #6
Each year, Linden students from Grade 11 participate in Rysensteen Gymnasium’s Model UN in Copenhagen. Below is the sixth in a series of blogs from the 2018 event.
Out and About Around Copenhagen
By Isobel Bain, Grade 11
Today was an amazing day! It all started with the sun streaming through my window as I woke up at the ungodly hour of 6:00 am. This was because I had to meet the group minus our homestay hosts at 8:15 am in the morning. But, after we all met up, we began the walk to the first tourist stop of the day, The Little Mermaid. It was super cool but slightly underwhelming. My mom had demanded a picture of me and the statue and I had to fight my way through the crowd to get a picture. We then wandered through the shopping streets, and we all bought souvenirs and some jewelry and clothes. I got my ear pierced! Later we sat at a cafe for a while, and Sophia and I had a nap which was amazing. Afterward, we met up with our homestays and went for dinner and we all went to different restaurants where we brought back food and ate the food as a group on a lawn.The night ended there and I eventually went home and collapsed because I was so tired
The homestay hosts have been amazing so far, I’m staying with a guy and it’s been a really interesting experience as I have to come up with conversation with a person I don’t really have all that much in common with. He has been super nice so far and seems to know every single person in this city, it’s kind of ridiculous. He’s talked about the culture a lot, and because he's older than me, he obviously goes out a lot more than I do. We’ve had a lot of conversations debating the pro’s and con’s of the younger drinking age here. It’s also different because public drinking is permitted there, so all of their drinking is very civilized compared to Canada's youth.
Something I thought was super interesting is how much they all go out and hang out with friends. In Toronto we only hang out on the weekends but, after school, they’ve told us that they frequently hang out with friends at parks or cafes. It was a super busy day but, it was so amazing, and I’m so sad that this trip is coming to an end.
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