Friday, June 20, 2014

Jessica and Hans in Denmark....and Beyond!

Traveling companion extraordinare!

Hej, from Odense, Denmark.  My name is Jessica Twitchell, and I am studying at Syddansk Universitet with my dragon Hans.  My little red friend was named after Hans Christian Andersen, the Danish writer from Odense who wrote the stories of The Little Duckling.  We can also thank Hans Christian Andersen fro the inspiration of the Disney movies The Little Mermaid and Frozen. Below is a picture of the old streets of Odense.  The yellow house on the right hand side was the childhood home of our very own Hans. He is very much celebrated in Odense -- event the pedestrian green light is in the shape of Andersen.

Hans Christian Andersen's birth place

Denmark as a whole celebrates Hans Christian Andersen also.  In Copenhagen, there is a very famous statue of The Little Mermaid.  She is visited from tourists from all around the world.  Copenhagen is most remembered by the harbor.  Personally, it's one of my favorite placed to visit in Denmark.

The Copenhagen Harbor

Hans and I have also done a few journeys outside of Denmark.  Our first trip together was a trip to London, Paris, and Prague.  During our vacation, we went on the London Eye during the day and night, visited Shakespeare's Globe, saw Once in the theater district, picnicked in front of the Eiffel tower, visited the Louvre, hung out by the Astronomical Clock Tower, and saw the John Lennon wall.

Big Ben
Jessica and the T.A.R.D.I.S.

To celebrate the end of examinations at SDU, Hans and I also planned a trip to Spain, Morocco, and Italy.  So far we've hung out in front of El Palacio Real in Madrid, rode a camel in Marrekech, swam in the ocean in Rabat, and watched a religious-based parade in Toledo.

On a camel in Marrakech!
Handsome Hans
More Hans

Tomorrow we're off to Rome!
Hej Hej!

Jessica Twitchell
Syddansk Universitet
Odense, Denmark