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Spontan roadtrip – hvordan gjorde jeg det?

I og med, at beslutningen om at tage turen fra Las Vegas til New York City blev taget på cirka 30 timer så havde jeg ikke nået at planlægge ret meget. Det vil sige, det eneste jeg sådan set havde besluttet var at jeg ville tage turen “syd på” ad Interstate 40 (og følge Route […]

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Hvordan får man en bolig i NYC – Del 3

Sidste del af blogserien, hvordan finder man en bolig i New York. Men denne kunne også hedde: Hvordan man IKKE bør finde bolig i New York.

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Hvordan får man en bolig i NYC – Del 2

Dette indlæg af del 2, af 3 indlæg hvor jeg deler mine erfaringer med at finde bolig i New York. Læs første del her: Hvordan får man en bolig i NYC – Del 1 Så da jeg i august i år, mens jeg stadig var i Las Vegas, skulle finde en ny lejlighed men ikke […]

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Hvordan får man en bolig i NYC – Del 1

Hvordan finder man en bolig i New York? Jeg har gjort det flere gange … læs mine erfaringer, og stil endelig spørgsmål.

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Hvorfor ikke bare kører, Maria?

Det var faktisk min mor, der satte tanken i hovedet på mig. Jeg havde bestilt en auto transport til Toyotaen til den “nette” pris af $1150. Den laveste pris, jeg havde fundet hvor gennemsnittet lå på $1600. Fra en mægler, der ville tage $250 gebyr for at finde en billig transport. De havde ikke de […]

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Flytte til New York midt i pandemien 2020

Jeg tog et par år væk fra New York City af personlige årsager, hvilket gav mening da jeg traf beslutningen om at bryde mine bånd med byen. Det var ellers altid ønsket, at blive i NYC forevigt … Det viste sig så, at selvom jeg flyttede væk så var byen stadig i mine tanker, og […]

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Transferring money abroad – Transferwise

Let me start out by saying that, yes, this post has referral links and if you use them you’ll get your first transfer free! And yes, I will also get a little thank you for every 3 persons who sign up. But this is good – so continue reading! When I started my days as […]

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To be a student in New York

Important links U.S Department of State – Student Visa USCIS – Students and employment Homeland Security – Study in The States Danish Students Abroad Facebook-side For International Students Many dream of studying in America, or more specifically study in New York. The opportunity to mix a stay in the greatest city of the world with […]

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POE and other anecdotes

This is my tale about my POE (Port of Entry) into the United States of America: So after finishing up my business in Denmark it was time to gather my stuff and get on that plane back ‘home’! I got a one-way ticket with Icelandair for $500 on cheapoair.com which was a pretty good deal […]

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My F-1 Visa interview

I wasn’t able to sleep last night. I was “over thinking” my F-1 visa interview, completely convinced that they were going to deny me. For what reason you might ask? – For spending too much time in the U.S the last couple of years. I arrived at the embassy too early. My appointment time was […]

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Black Friday – the aftermath

Sorry readers, I was busy sleeping so didn’t have time to update you all on MY black friday adventure. I went to Queens Center, a large mall in my neighborhood. I was there 10 minutes after they opened at midnight and it was crazy. They call the event: ‘Midnight Madness’ for a reason! There was […]

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My first Black Friday

Black Friday is the day where the official sale for Christmas starts. Since it’s the day after thanksgiving, it also means that it’s this upcoming Friday. I never really understood what the dealio was but now I do! I love a good sale, and I get a kick out of buying things and paying less […]

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From Paris to JFK airport

After 2 miniature bottles of Absolut Vodka, sophisticatedly mixed up with Orange juice, half a bottle of white wine and a deliciously combo of a Cognac and a benadryl I went to sleep!

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Application for the Immigration Certificate of Eligibility (Form I-20)

Man, so now it is coming down to ‘greens’ ($$$$) whether or not I can follow my dream. Why, oh why?

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Sweet return, or?

It was hard leaving New York. Leaving the town of Forest Hills, that is my home. Leaving my friends, that I love so much! I got the chance to say goodbye and hug two of my best friends, and it did break my heart looking over my shoulder when saying the last farewell, on my […]

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5 year anniversary

“September 26, 2006. It was an early morning, didn’t sleep all night. My bags were almost packed and all I had to do was get as much coffee down without puking – I was a nervous wreck.

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Progress in dissertation

Or lack of it! It’s no secret I’ve been trying to finish school by writing my final thesis/dissertation.

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Broadway show and other fantastic experiences

I’ve been so busy, way too busy to write anything. Even my dissertation is suffering from it. But life is so beautiful, and how can I possible say no, when being asked to go out and enjoy life! Since Irene, I’ve been running around, seeing things, experiencing things, hung out with friends. I’ve been spending […]

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Irene?

IRENE, how I was anxiously awaiting your visit! I made sure I had candle lights, canned goods, veggies and fruits, water and yes, I even bought a bottle of Captain Morgan. They told me I could expect her Saturday evening. I always get a little stressed out, when I’m expecting company. I find walking a […]

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Achievements.

I haven’t been able to write as much as I want to. There’s been so much going on and though my intentions are to always update and please my readers, life gets in the way! I do make almost daily updates on my Facebook page, and I hope you will ‘Like‘ it. It’s a way for […]

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4 years, 10 months and 12 days later

I did it! Nobody, not even myself believed that I was going to do this. Now, while the tears are running down my cheeks, adding a dimension to the smile on my lips, I know I had it in me. Eventually the struggle, the hassle, the hard work has paid off. It’s 4am; besides from […]

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Confused.

I haven’t been a very good blogger lately. I’ve been so distracted with my day-to-day life and even though I have the best intentions of keeping everybody up to date, somehow the month of July just went by like that. So much have happened. Emotionally it’s been a roller-coaster ride. But where I’m at now, […]

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I found a studio! vol 2.

After I got the call that I shouldn’t expect problems with getting the board approval I thought it was going to be easy peasy the rest of the way. I was so wrong!!! First I had to fill out two different applications. Make copies (5 in total) of all of my papers, letters of recommendation, references, […]

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Relationships.

There’s the ones you decide to be in the ones you didn’t know you where in and then the ones you were meant to be in … … The ones that are a blessing the ones that are a heartache And the ones that are a little bit of both. … And then there’s this […]

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I found a studio!

Last week I went for a walk around the neighborhood of Forest Hills, NY to think, relax and look for ‘For Rent’ signs. Some of the houses in Forest Hills are almost mansion-like, big beautiful houses, crazy expensive. Then, I saw a ‘For Sale’ sign. I thought to myself, what if I could buy? Then […]

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My money no good here

– The rental nightmare! When I was 18, I moved out of my mother’s house into a room with shared kitchen and bathroom. I paid about $435/month. I lived there for 9 months. Then, I moved to a studio apartment where I stayed for another 2 years. My rent was then $500. My third apartment […]

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Homeless, but fabulous!

– Yes, I might be homeless living out of my three suitcases, sleeping on an air mattress in my friends livingroom but my life is so pretty awesome! – I told my roomie today that I don’t have a broken heart, but a broken spirit! – And then we laughed. – I’m so funny that […]

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I’m coming home.

I couldn’t sleep last night. It’s always been difficult for me to finish my things on time, whenever I was moving. Usually it would turn out with last minute panic attacks. For whatever reason, most likely the fact that I know I’m making the absolut right decision, well, I managed to get ready on time! […]

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Waving my goodbyes.

It is no secret that I’m leaving Copenhagen. Friday morning I’m closing the door to my apartment for the last time. Where exactly my next ‘home’ is going to be – I don’t know. I have a good guess but nothing is for sure. That’s why I love my family and my friends. Always being […]

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Status on NY dream vol. 4

Only a few days after my last blogpost I went to my mailbox and the only thing awaiting me was this beautiful envelope: The letter was thick and heavy and I wasn’t sure if I wanted to open it. When I finally did, my heart sank when reading the first word: ‘Congratulations…’ Really didn’t read […]

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Status on NY dream vol. 3

Still haven’t heard from CUNY but I guess I have to remain patient for another few weeks.

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iRead

I was the girl that started reading novels at the age of 8. I was always at the school’s library up to the point where I didn’t find the literature appealing enough there!

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Simplifying

My apartment is almost empty. I’ve sold most of my furnitures. My favorite red couch, my large black room divider. I threw out my coffee tables. I gave away kitchen supplies to my grandfather.

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Life on standby

There’s a reason a lot of you haven’t heard from me in a while. I’ve been going through a tough time with a lot on my mind. My time in New York was wonderful but created new issues that I have to deal with. Some situations have changed to the worse and .. well, without […]

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40 days and I’m homeless

I’ve lived in this studio apartment in Copenhagen since September 2009 but in forty days I’m out. I don’t have a new place to move into yet but I’m sure something will come along. Have some health issues I’m taking care of as well as needing and wanting to finish my dissertation on time. All […]

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Things to do instead of …

Yo! Pro-Poor Tourism in USA, specialization report, hand-in Monday, 20 pages .. So as I’m getting more and more frustrated about the fact that I have to write something that has already been written before I find myself coming up with excuses to do  much more important things and my mind wanders off and suddenly […]

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It’s been 4 years

September 26, 2006. It was an early morning, didn’t sleep all night. My bags were almost packed and all I had to do was get as much coffee down without puking – I was a nervous wreck. I didn’t blame anybody but myself. I thought I could handle this but when the day finally arrived […]

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Patrons of the Art – Walking tour

Today I went with www.manhattanwalkingtour.com on a tour booked by a couple from one of the more up-scale hotels in New York. They wanted a tour around the neighborhood where their hotel is located. Luckily that’s one of the things we’ve been working on recently so we were prepared. At first glance you might think […]

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New York 2010 bucket list

My bucket list

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I always said I would

Someone wrote me an email yesterday that got me thinking. “So many people talk about doing something but never do. Takes desire,determination and help from others to make it a reality.“ So, how long have I been talking about and making a fool out of myself , wanting to live my dream in New York? […]

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Preperation: 6 weeks in USA

So friends, let me first of all tell you that I passed my exam this Wednesday with surprise. The subject was cultural understanding; UK compared to Denmark and then Customer relation management; complaint handling. It was really interesting sadly I didn’t study those two issues so I was pretty much left to what I knew […]

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NY, the best place on earth!

August 29, 2008 (NY trip #2 finished) I’m back in Denmark. Feeling crappy. The days over there were starting to feel like a regular life, but now I have to face the reality – daily life is in DK. It’s been the best experience for me, and I’m really happy I finally went again. All […]

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I nearly got married!

… men saa ikke helt alligevel. Men jeg var saa heldig at blive inviteret til bryllup i bedste Mr. Big og Carrie stil – Paa City Hall! Et dansk par jeg havde moedt i flyet, havde valgt at blive gift herover. Jeg synes det er den mest fantastiske ide overhovedet! De havde behov for et […]

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I love New York.

Kind of failed my blog for a while. Doesn’t mean it’s not true (=that I love NY) I actually think about New York all the time. I didn’t get to travel there this year, but maybe there’s going to be a possibility to go in February with my family. I hope so. I really want […]

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WUPTI sagde jeg så.

Onsdag eftermiddag efter skole tjekkede jeg som så ofte før, min mailinbox. Deri lå et nyhedsbrev fra Wupti.com med nogle 48 timers tilbud. Blandt andet en printer til 299. Jeg slog til og købte samtidigt det kamera jeg længe har haft kig på. Allerede torsdag morgen modtager jeg printeren. En lækker Lexmark (det ligger lis’som […]

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… and ACTION!

(note fra 2020: Jeg tog dansk som enkeltfag på HF i Korsør i 2007/2008)  Her den anden dag mødte jeg for første gang i 4 uger et par minutter for sent. Da jeg kom til skolen, stod to af mine klassekammerater uden for døren og fortalte mig at der var optagelser i gang derinde. Landet […]

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Jeg skal købe digitalkamera – hjælp ønskes.

Mit kære olympus FE-100 digitalkamera blev ødelagt, da jeg hjemvendte fra New York sidste år. Heldigvis fik jeg dækket størstedelen fra min rejseforsikring men brugte aldrig pengene til at købe et nyt. Jeg har kunne bruge min mobiltelefon men nu hvor turen igen går til New York vil jeg gerne købe et godt kamera. Jeg […]

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New York State of Mind, sagde jeg.

Om ca. 26 dage bør jeg være på vej til New York. Grunden til at jeg skriver cirka er at jeg faktisk ikke har købt billetten endnu. Ja, chok! Jeg har hver dag fulgt billetpriserne og op til for en uge siden kostede de omkring 3100 kroner. Da jeg så beslutter mig for at købe […]

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Forfatterskolen.

(Udgivet på aniston.dk februar 2007) Stedet der uddanner forfattere Elsker du ligesom mig at skrive og har du ønsket om at gøre det til din livsvej? Men frygter du, at det er for svær en branche at komme ind i? Har du hvad der skal til? Læs mine erfaringer og tanker omkring det. Jeg har […]

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Need for speed .. I mean, Coffee!

Mennesker vælger alskens drikke, præparater, urter og kemi for at få energi.  Jeg vælger kaffe. Jeg elsker kaffe eller, jeg elsker at drikke kaffe! Duften, smagen og virkningen! Jeg er i mit es med en kop go’ kaffe. Det har ikke altid været sådan. I mit barndomshjem blev der ikke drukket kaffe. Og når jeg […]