At the US Embassy in Denmark.
May 17, 2013
The Utah women's basketball team is currently on a 10-day trip through Sweden, Norway and Denmark. Follow the Utes travels as they travel through Scandinavia through player diaries and photos, which will be posted each day of their trip. Today's diary entry is from Taryn Wicijowski.
We have had the greatest time on our trip thus far! Today was the most jam-packed day we've had I think, but it was one of my favorite days of the entire trip. It started off with Chelsea, Chey, Michelle, Dani, and myself getting to go to the Immigrant Women's Center in Copenhagen. We had some time to talk with the women who run the programs there and discuss teamwork and how we can get people to come together to reach a common goal. The women were INCREDIBLE! They are doing so much for women in Denmark who need their help. They have programs from a catering company, to clothing lines, to computer lessons.
After the Center, we were fortunate enough to go visit the house of the ambassador for the U.S. Embassy. We took a tour of the house and got a little bit of history as well. Everyone was so kind and welcoming to us (even us foreigners :))
Since it was our last day, after I had to do a little bit of souvenir shopping. Paige and I went and walked around, and found ourselves in Nyhavn, which is this cute and colorful little shopping and restaurant area surrounding one of the canals. We found a place that sold some delicious pastries for cheap, so we decided to have those for dinner, as well as some hot chocolate that I became addicted to - they steam milk for you, then stick in actual pieces of chocolate that melt... YUM!
To finish off our night (before all the packing), we went to Tivoli, which is an amusement park that has been open since the 1800s! Michelle and I went on as many rides as we could stand... it took us a while to stop spinning afterwards.
This trip has been the time of my life!