May is shaping up to be another exciting and fast-paced month for me, with a range of interpreting assignments on the horizon. I’ve got my passport and tickets ready to whisk me away to exciting destinations like Budapest, Helsinki and Copenhagen, (to name just a few!) and I am, as always, excited to hop on those planes and start immersing myself in these fascinating cities!
I haven’t been to Helsinki before so that will be quite a treat; exploring a new city is always a pleasure and I have heard such great things about Finland.
I have been to Copenhagen many times before, but I can never resist a visit to the famous Little Mermaid statue and this time I also intend on spending some time on Europe’s longest pedestrian shopping street, Strøget. It stretches for 1.1 kilometres and is filled with shops, restaurants and street performers: what a joy!
My new colleagues at Presence recently had a team-building weekend in Budapest. They took a great picture outside the impressive Hungarian Parliament Building last month. I haven’t been in the building myself before, but it has an incredible history and also, apparently, a resident ghost! Legend has it that the building’s architect, Imre Steindl, is said to haunt the building as he was so obsessed with the project that he was not able to leave it behind him, even after his death – now that is commitment!
What do you have scheduled for this month? I’d love to hear your news!