Hello hey you, AU – Aarhus calling! This weekend is the finale of the Eurovision Song Contest! Woohoo! Hurrah! Huzzah hurray! Even for those like me who don’t have cable, I’m sure there is some sort of viewing party set up somewhere where tons of non-Danes will flock to watch on a big screen (or … More A very European weekend (don’t tell the Europeans!)
Today is a lot of great things in Denmark. Not only is the sun shining, not only is it International Workers’ Day, but this May 1st also happens to be siren day! At 12:00 noon today, Denmark will test the sirens all around the country. Now, don’t be alarmed (no pun intended). This happens every … More Ring the alarm, I been through this too long!
Kapsejlads has come and gone. The idea for a live twitter and instagram feed backfired as there was NO reception by the lakes. So here is a little summary of events… Waking up on the day of Kapsejlads: The day after: Hope everyone had a great Kapsejlads! PS – AU offers a nice set of … More A summary of Kapsejlads events
Well. Today is THE day. The day we’ve all been waiting for. Kapsejladsen 2013 is upon us at Aarhus University! No matter what you call it: the naked run, the boat race, kapsejlads (or some various form in a foreign accent), today will be one of the highlights of spring at Aarhus University. Though the … More The day of days: Kapsejlads 2013
Hello and welcome to all the new full degree students trickling into this city from all parts of the world! In honor of your arrival, the International Extraordinaire thought we’d give you a handy little list that you won’t find in any arrival guide. When the International Extraordinaire isn’t sitting at a hand-carved oak desk, … More Favorite Hang outs
The International Extraordinaire has been known to poke fun at the fact that every Dane we’ve ever met was called Jacob or Kristina in varying forms. It seems, however, that a new generation of Danes is being birthed and, indeed, a new hilarious era of confusion. The link below lists some of the most unique … More Facebook Find of the Week: ‘Unique’ names is being polite
This article on the Time’s Ecocentric blog recently popped up on my Facebook newsfeed and caught my attention. I mean, it’s not everyday that Denmark makes it into the news without it being some average piece on politics or business. This time, it seems like Denmark’s penchant for cycling has yet again made world news! The … More Cycling in Denmark – Yeah, it’s real