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Seeking Danish Delicacies in the Hinterland and Taste Sensations everywhere else

5 July 2018
by Sharole
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Canada Day in Trieste

It seems appropriate to spend Canada Day in a port town.  Being from Vancouver, I’m used to seeing the ocean and feeling the breeze off the water.  Honestly I didn’t remember it was Canada Day until Agent R mentioned it.  Canada seems a world away.

Trieste – A city on the Edge

Trieste is slightly different than Vancouver.  It has been on the edge of empires for centuries and because of this really feels like an outpost.  The place is tough and gritty.  Where Vienna is a person of refinement who boxes at the club, Trieste is less polished and a street fighter.  Continue Reading →

Vienna 750 Year Marker

5 July 2018
by Sharole
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Vienna

Wien, Wien, nur du allein
Sollst stets die Stadt meiner Träume sein !
Vienna, Vienna, you alone
Should always be the city of my dreams!

 

I recall my grandmother singing this song when I was little.  It was such a lovely melody and she sang I so wistfully, I though that Vienna must be a very magical and beautiful place to inspire such a melody.  Farmor grew up in Schleswig, a piece of land that went back and forth between Germany and Denmark.  When she was born it was German so she always had a soft spot for German music.

Personally, I never dreamed that I’d ever make it there – yet here I am. Continue Reading →

park bench

10 August 2017
by Sharole
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Alberta Day 2 – Danes go West

Go west, life is peaceful there

Go west, lots of open air

Go west, to begin life new

Go west, this is what we’ll do

The Village People, Go West

Danes go West

The Danish Government bought a whole lotta land on the Canadian Prairies and lots of Danes went West.  Today we were going to find where some of them landed. Continue Reading →

Alberta Flag

20 July 2017
by Sharole
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Alberta Bound – The Danish Canuck goes ‘West’

Alberta Bound, it’s good to be Alberta bound.

Gordon Lightfoot

Pterodactyls sculpture

A pterodactyl greeting at the Calgary Airport

A trip to the Past

When junior was little, we went on a dinosaur adventure to Alberta.  Dinosaurs were his world and he was sooooo excited to see the real things.

Unfortunately the Royal Tyrell Museum had some dark areas and the poor little guy was too scared to enjoy them.  So I vowed we’d go back when he was older.

Ten years later, I decided that for his graduation present I was taking my little boy back to Alberta to re-live the dinosaur adventure. Continue Reading →