Posted by: hdoubt | February 7, 2013

Back for round TWO!

Man oh man it has been awhile since I have taken a look at this blog. I know, you must have all been eagerly awaiting my next post over this last month, probably not sleeping, itching for another one of Hunter’s infamous updates!

Of course I’m kidding, but it is nice to be back at it! I can’t believe it has been so long. So many things have happened since I finished up school and travelled back home. Getting to see the entire family at Christmas was amazing, and to come home to the house already decorated was perfect (most importantly because I didn’t have to set any of the damn stuff up!). I got spoiled once again with great gifts and couldn’t have been a happier guy!

On the 8th of January our family was lucky enough to have the opportunity to travel to Arizona for a couple of weeks because of the generous donation by Barry and Eileen of their home! Thanks again to them for doing that, our family loves that place and Scottsdale it an amazing place to hang out. It was unusually cold down there but that did not stop my Dad and I from playing a couple rounds of golf (6!). The highlight had to be playing TPC Scottsdale where they play the Waste Management Open every year on the PGA Tour. Dad and I had a great time pretending we were professionals out there because of all the grandstands that were set up for the tournament, and we didn’t play so bad either! I shot a 73, but that looks quite dull to Phil Mickelson’s 60 on the first day of the tournament two weeks later!!! We also travelled to Sedona and checked out the beautiful red rocks and brilliant landscape that it had to offer as well. Spending time with the immediate family felt so good and we all enjoyed some great meals together! If you’re ever in America please allow yourself one meal at a Capital Grill. Best meal of my life!!!

After Arizona it was time to head back to Europe after being home for a month. It was tough saying goodbye to Carling, Mom, Dad and Bella because of the realization that it was going to be another 6 months away from them! I’m sure Mom will find a way to make it less than that…she always seems to have her ways when it comes to travelling, I don’t have to tell any of you that!

Instead of heading straight to Copenhagen I decided to get off in Amsterdam and meet up with my friends Lauren, Ben and Nicola. We had a great three days in Amsterdam and really enjoyed the nightlife. We saw Anne Frank’s house, did a tour of the Heineken factory, shopped, explored the city by foot, wondered the Red Light District, and did a couple other things that the parent’s may or may not know about!!! (just kidding, Mom) 🙂 What an interesting place Amsterdam is. Lauren and I were saying that it almost felt like mini Copenhagen in a way with the countless canals, no high-rises, and the extreme amount of bikes! A beautiful city that any age group should check out!

From there, Lauren and I travelled to Paris because she had to fly back to Australia from there. Having been to Paris I had seen most of the sites before, however, this time around I got to do two of the things I hadn’t done the last time I was there – climb the Eiffel Tower and travel to Versailles. Now it was cloudy and rainy most of the time I was in Paris, but luckily the sun came out at the top of the Eiffel Tower, a great view and something everyone should do if they are ever there! Versailles was a beautiful palace with a ton of history. If you ever go there make sure to pick up the self-guided tour ear-phones because they give you all of that history as you walk room by room.

My neighbour from this year, Lizzie, surprised me by showing up in Paris as well which was a great surprise! Lizzie, Lauren and I had become extremely close in Copenhagen so it was nice to have the gang back together!

After saying goodbye to Lauren and Lizzie (which was not that pleasant) I travelled back to Copenhagen! Being back is strange but extremely comfortable, it almost feels like home. Classes began for me yesterday and it seems as though all of them should be quite interesting!

I’m looking forward to this second semester and all that it has to offer. First semester could not have gone any better in my mind with the people I met, the friends I made, the places I got to see and the overall experience I had. Here is hoping for much more of the same for round TWO!

H

Fun Fact (yes they are still happening): As one of the most iconic images in the world, the Eiffel Tower has been the inspiration for the creation of over 30 duplicates and similar towers around the world, including one in Copenhagen at the Copenhagen Zoo!

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  1. Good to get another update on your adventures. We enjoyed seeing you at Christmas as well. Enjoy the rest of your stay and keep us updated. I’m sure your mother will slip in another trip with a stop in Denmark!


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