Fortunately, unfortunately, I live just next to Bella Center, what means being updated with everything that is happening, especially logistically. And I can tell you one thing: from the moment I woke up the only thing I hear is helicopters and sirens… Apparently all the prime ministers and “big fish” delegates are coming today to Copenhagen to actually FIX the climate and it seems like a bit of stressfull pill to take.
Also Bella Center became quite crowded, a friend of mine told me that the queues to get in were few km long and people were waiting for even 7-9 hours to get in what ended up in an unpleasent mood of the crowd…
So I suggest to keep far away from it, maybe read about it but not get into the MILL because I can tell you from my balcony- Crazy it is indeed.
Just go through the entertaining pages on the blog and you will find things to watch and listen to and just RELAX.
Let it not affect you ( I woke up thinking about bomb attacks but I guess it is the kind of “oh my God we have a war” thinking given to me from my grandparents.. ).
HAVE A GOOD DAY.
Seriously? Seriously? Today, 8.30 am. Here I am in the tube going to pass my exam and there is an announcement: ” The metro will not stop at the Bella Center because it is too crowded due to acreditation”.
I really do understand that climate is important, but.. 8.30 in the morning? really really? Fortunately I was going in the opposite direction.
Another anecdote: when buying a weekly ticket for public transport I was asked- “what zones do you need?” I said: “1 and 3”. The man said with a proud voice: “to Bella Center?”Then I said proudly myself: ” No, actually Orestad”. And I got a reply that almost made me crawl with laughter on the floor: “Oh, you are not one of THEM”.
Therefore, there are apparently people and people in Copenhagen these weeks: normal people and climate conference people. What if you are both?
GOGOL BORDELLO tonight, 7pm. Radhuspladsen.
More Balkan spirit in a more “traditional” way:
And if you are really into Balkan spirit, there is a Balkan party in Warsaw this Wednesday, that means tomorrow. Details- contact me.
EARTH HOUR tomorrow at 19 we are switching off lights: http://www.earthhour.org/Homepage.aspx
Yesterday was a big day. Climate conference took another turn- this time we had a demonstration that apparently ended in some riots ( as my journalist friend told me around 40 people got arrested and nobody injured). Whole this mess came completely unnoticeable for me. Why? Because in 10 minutes I had moved to France and I will tell you how.
My best friend and her sister came over for one day only ( my b.f. studies in Lund) and we had to be very organized. I had sent them on a canal tour and when they came abck it was already dark and they were starving. Our next point of destination was Cafe Sommersko ( menu and address: http://www.sommersko.dk/) – we wanted to treat ourselves a bit. It was recommended by another friend of mine so I thought- last chance to try it.
We had moved to France. All the dishes were typically French ( maybe not all of them but a great deal was): Croque Monsieur, Salade Chevre Chaud, Moules Frites, Steak au Sauce Bernaise… I could go without looking at Danish descriptions to know what they offer. Well, it was very good. But as an-almost-French-snob I would say that it could be a *bit* better ( well, at least the things I know from France are a bit different). Lets not exaggerate then and say that it was veeerryyy good for Danish standard! And interior is also a French/Danish style. So are waiters who tell you that you should eat something with something and that your choice was completely wrong.
Well, no wonder that all this madness just did not occur to me. Apparently I was 2 hours in France. Then my relatives started calling me from all around the world to check if everything is fine, but it was. How could it not be- Sommersko is the best hiding place!
Some optimism first:
Well, it is coming. Long waited Climate Conference held in Copenhagen:
United Nations Climate Change Conference December 7- December 18
to find out more go on page: http://en.cop15.dk/frontpage
To see events connected with “the Climate Change Times” you can see it here: http://www.visitcopenhagen.com/content/us7/green_events?EventId=807&ShowRelatedGreenEvents=true
let the discussion begin!