Few weeks ago, I had a little surprise: Some students had an assignement: travel in Denmark for 2 days, with 200kr each, the goal being to meet people.
One of a the team had a free spot so I could join them and here we are, dropped in the middle of nowhere, the rain starting…The first people that stopped for us were a brother and his sister. He was driving her to the hospital because apparently she had trouble breathing, however they still turned back to pick us up! How nice :)
The things I learnt during those two days and a half of traveling:
- Raincoat can really save your life, thanks to the one someone lend me 5 minutes before I left!
- You will look weird if you dry your socks with the blowdryer in public toilets…this should be done in private
- How to ask a spoon in Danish. You never know when you need one! So go back to your lesson.
- Most Danes can speak very good English. It doesn’t mean they will speak it :) get over it
- Italian wine is very good. Especially when offered by a lovely Danish family that just open their door to you. And provide dinner. And a bed. And give you a ride to Graasten the next day after you sang a song with the children at the school!
- You can shoot a short film with a phone and random people in a park. Just ask nicely.
- Writing a sign when you hitchike is super effective (in 5 minutes we were on the way)
- If you can hitch hike instead or walk, hitch hike. My leg will thank you.
- Bread with ham and beans is a pretty good lunch. Cold the beans, of course…
- You can sleep in a strain station, in your sleeping bag no one will wake you up, because Danes are so in love with privacy.
- Not everyone knows where they are going even if they are the one driving.