Author Archives: Katherine Leopold

What’s a nisse?

What’s a nisse? feat. Hanne, my host mom & resident nisse expert This weekend, I interviewed my host mom, Hanne, about little Danish Christmas creatures named nisser. Nisser dolls have since invaded every shop and street corner in Copenhagen. Nisser … Continue reading

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It’s Raining Kindness in Denmark

On average, it rains or snows 16 days each November in Copenhagen (Rainy 1). To deal with the nearly constant stormy skies, Danes have some seriously cool rain gear. Not only do they have raincoats but they also have rain … Continue reading

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I am not in Stockholm!

Three days ago, I thought that I would be studying in Sweden this semester. The universe had other plans. My Swedish residency permit application was denied. And since I have already been in the EU for over a month traveling, there … Continue reading

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