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Summer in Denmark

The weather forecast has changed from sunny with a chance of showers to pouring rain with a chance of deluge.  It was essentially raining sideways for most of the afternoon. Despite our rain gear, by the time we walked from the Little Mermaid to the shops, we were absolutely soaked to the bone.  The only saving grace was […]

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I don’t think you can walk more than 50 m through the Copenhagen train station without running into a 10m x 15 m advertisement for one of these.  At first we ignored it and remain strong and sceptical.  I mean who drinks Baileys these days anymore?  Finally we gave in and got a bottle they […]

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Alfa Romeo 159 Wagon

Italians vs. Vikings

It appears that Top Gear has taken some liking to our family chariot.  Being listed once on the Top Gear site was like winning a lottery, twice is just crazy.  Weekend in Cars has our lovely Alfa proudly displayed crossing the Great Belt Bridge on our trip to Copenhagen.  A big thanks to the Mozejko […]

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The Wrath of Thor

We are heading home from our excursion to the Danish country side. Both the wind  and  the rain have picked up quite significantly.  In retrospect we are glad that we went to Copenhagen yesterday as the Great Belt Bridge is now officially closed.  The wind is blowing at 54m/s or category 3 hurricane, the strongest […]

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Ulriksholm Castle

This small castle is located approx. 6 km. SW of Kerteminde.  It was built for one of Christian IV’s  many sons, in a typical Renaissance style.  The castle was completed in 1645.  The young Count Ulrik Christian GYLDENLOVE only managed to enjoy his new home for a few years. He died in 1658 , at the age of 28.  Today, the castle is a private residence which […]

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Viking Runes

We are following a trail of Viking Runes.  Its actually a beautiful autumn day, not like you could tell this from our outfits, but that’s because we are prepared for the upcoming storm.   These sties are protected by Thor, as the legend has it, and anyone no paying the respect these places deserve will […]

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Hans Christian Andersen

Even if you have never been or heard of Odense you know someone from here.  Hans Christian Andersen was born and lived here until he was 14 years old.  His mother used to work at the royal palace and on occasion Hans Christian would be invited to play with the young prince at the palace. […]

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St. Canute’s Cathedral

No self respecting European city goes without its own cathedral.  Odense is no different, St. Canute’s Cathedral is dedicated to the last Viking king of Denmark and his bones as well as those of his brother are displayed in the cathedral crypt.  Unlike some of the more ostentatious and extravagant baroque cathedrals this one is […]

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Odense – Demark

We are in Odense visiting our good friends Mozejkos.  It’s a beautiful autumn day, perfect for exploring the old city.  Odense has one of the oldest Saturday markets in Europe, where people have been buying and selling fresh produce for over 500 years.  There are a number of churches and monasteries, a  Benedictine abbey, the Odense Palace, […]

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Going North

We are setting off  for a week of holidays.  The children are getting their first fall school break, which is well deserved and earned as they have been working very hard both in school and with Saskia their private tutor.  We are going to be heading up to Denmark and Sweden driving mostly through Germany. […]

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