Seeking Danish Delicacies in the Hinterland

The Vejle Å

6 June 2016
by Sharole
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Vejle og Jelling


Most of my family lives around the Vejle area therefore most of my time in Denmark is spent in this region.  It’s a beautiful region surrounded by hills and lush green forests.  The Vejle Fjord is a spectacularly long one with small beaches and settlements all along it. The water is extremely clear and not too cold.  Though there was one time we went swimming at Rosenvold beach along with dozens of jellyfish.  Not the greatest swim experience. Continue Reading →

Mennesket ved Havet, Esbjerg

3 June 2016
by Sharole
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Esbjerg, Olsen’s Paradise

Og stormen sused’ og gjor’ halløj,
og bølgen stod som en kæmpehøj,
og det var sandelig ingen spøg
imellem Esbjerg og Fanø.

Old Danish Song, often sung by my pops


When I planned my trip to Denmark, I decided to try and go to places that I have never been to before.  During my search 2 places in the west of Denmark came up, both involving interesting art sculptures. One was Mennesket Ved Havet in Esbjerg, the other was Olsen’s Paradis in Bramming. Continue Reading →

Hedensted Kommune logo

1 June 2016
by Sharole
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Hedensted og Julesminde


Hedensted is a quite little town just east of Vejle.  It’s small but has an excellent baker, Byen’s Bager, several well stocked grocery stores and a fish monger who comes Tuesdays and Thursdays.  It also boasts a very good ladies and mens clothing store, and lovely church and a good pizza joint. Continue Reading →


30 May 2016
by Sharole
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Quest for Smørrebrød, Epilogue

The Smørrebrød Quest

When I arrived in Denmark, I thought that I would be able to indulge in smørrebrød, open faced sandwiches, where ever and when ever I wanted.  After all, Danes have turned open faced sandwiches into high art.   Much to my shock and dismay, it turns out that the art of the sandwich is a very difficult thing to find in the old country these days.

And so my quest began. Continue Reading →

Flag of Denmark

20 May 2016
by Sharole
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Copenhagen 2

Wonderful, Wonderful Copenhagen

With her harbour lights, that she wears at night

Like a golden, golden crown

Bakken, Copenhagen

Unlike Tivoli, which is refined and a bit high in the instep, Bakken is a working man’s amusement park.  You take the S train to the

end of the line, walk a kilometre and you come into a smallish amusement park made up of restaurants, bars, games and a few rides.  It used to be the King’s hunting grounds and you can still see some remnants, like the long, tree lined driveway up to the gates of Bakken. Continue Reading →