I have been thinking about what it would feel like to be back in Denmark for nearly four months, ever since we decided to take the plunge and return to the land of Vikings, bike paths and buttery pastries. I anticipated a mostly joyous reunion, but even my high expectations couldn’t fully prepare me for our lovely first day back in the country. We arrived mid-afternoon, following a smooth and easy flight via Reykjavik, and settled into our temporary home. For the next few months, we will be living in a sunny apartment on a broad street located just minutes from the heart of downtown Copenhagen in an area called Østerbro. We lived a few blocks away back in 2011 and loved it.