In between my trips to Prague and Amsterdam, I visited Aarhus. This Danish city will always have a special place in my heart. 🙂
When I got there for the first time in September of 2005, the weather was not very welcoming: cold and wet. I was told that it was the typical weather in Denmark. I said to myself, “Gosh, how will I survive this?” But for some strange reasons, I got used to it after a few weeks. I loved its laid-back, slow-paced kind of environment. It reminded me of home.
After coming home in 2007, I have been back in Aarhus for a few days in 2008, 2010, 2011 and for this year, just last month. During my recent visit, the city still lived up to its famous weather – it was cold and raining when I arrived – although it was summer already. It was way different from the sunny and warm weather in Prague! It felt like the city was welcoming me back! 🙂
The city is the same, more or less. It still has this charm which is endearing, to me at least.
The best part about traveling to a familiar place is reconnecting with people you’ve met and known there. I stayed long enough in Aarhus to establish friendships. I was so happy to see my former professors at Aarhus University: Richard Raskin and Per Jauert.
I had a nice chat over coffee with Constanze – a former dorm-mate in Teknolog Kollegiet (where I stayed during my studies).
Constanze and me 🙂
I spent a pleasant afternoon at a cafe near the river talking to Paula – a fellow blogger and a new friend.
Paula and me 🙂
Then I had a fun lunch with my Filipino friends: Almavie and Jessica.
All in all, it was a very nice trip, short but sweet. I would like to thank the Viking for being such a gracious host.
Until my next visit, Aarhus! 🙂