IPC, the journey.

 

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I still have in my mind the image of the first time I stepped on the IPC, Christmas was over and it was a cold winter afternoon ❄, but without ice, which contrasted with the warmth of family moments lived in the previous dates.

Full of expectations, fears, doubts, questions, illuions, energy … I took the bus from Asturias to Madrid, I took a plane ✈ to Alborg with a stop in Amsterdam, I think it was there, when I ran the fastest 200 meters ⚡ of my life, a delay ⌛ in the connecting flight was responsible for this speed test.

Finally, I was able to board without problems, although with my heart at 200 bpm, it didn’t matter, I was on the road and as the song says “You don’t have to get there first, but you have to know how to get there.” I boarded the first train 🚆 leaving for Aarhus, I had to pick up a suitcase 🧳 to later continue my ro

 

ute to Copenaghe and finish my trip in Elsinor.

In my head, I had all the steps of the road clear, however, as in any trip and despite the Amsterdam sprint, destiny wanted me to live new adventures on this journey.

Once the suitcase is collected, I head to the Aarhus bus station, what a surprise to see that the bus station  was under construction …! The stops were provisionally located in another part of the city, as time was running⏰, I was forced to take a taxi🚖, we had a few minutes to get to thebus on time, luckily for me, I met the most empathetic Turkish taxi driver, fast and adrenaline-loving from all over Denmark. Far from being intimidated, given the short time available to reach the destination, he carry the suicase and stepped on the accelerator, along with a couple of maneuvers of doubful legality and a speed according to the situation, we come forward at the bus stop, literally, because the taxi driver parked the taxi in front of the bus to block the exit, with a smile he said to me, “Don’t worry, you can put your bags down and pay me with calm, the bus will not move. I assure you 😉 ’’

Now yes, I was on my way to Copenaghe, I use the bus trip to make friends, because in five hours, we had time. Upon arrival at the destination, I boarded a train again for Helsingor. There Adriana and Claus were waiting for me who kindly picked me up at the station 🚉 … Soon I will continue telling you about this adventure.

#5 DISTORTION – WHEN COPENHAGEN BECOMES LADY PARTY

Distortion is a street + proper spring festival based in our lovely (almost) home Copenhagen. While we can find online such descriptions as a celebration of the “Copenhagen Street Life and New Dance Music”, the official website preferes qualify its baby as a way to turn “the city of Copenhagen into a party heaven”. With an estimated 100,000 guests per day, the festival got the ambition to become one of the largest annual gatherings in Europe, and is already the craziest party of Scandinavia. It looks like it’s already smoothly going across the continents border : we can definitely meet the world at Distortion. Experience talking. Because yes, we participated to this party marathon. So, is Distortion really what it claims to be, and does it worth it? Keep reading to know!

 

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#4 Step Back In Time – Visiting Moesgaard Museum, Aarhus, Denmark

To tell you the truth, we were not very lucky with the weather during our stay in Aarhus.  It was pretty awful in fact – cold wind, snow or sleet (or both at once) and thick fog. This is why we decided on some indoor activity. After a short chat with Rasmus, an IPC Alumni and our host in Aarhus, we came with an idea of visiting the Moesgaard Museum – undoubtedly one of the best museums in Denmark and a place with two Michelin stars (no, not according to Restaurants&Hotels Red Guide but the Michelin Attraction’s Guide). Even I – not the biggest fan of museums of archeology or ethnography – have to admit that after 5 minutes, my jaw went slack and I absolutely fell in love with the place.

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