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Seeking Danish Delicacies in the Hinterland and Taste Sensations everywhere else

14 June 2016
by Sharole
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Der er en Yndigt Land

Der er et yndigt land,

det står med brede bøge

nær salten østerstrand

Det bugter sig i bakke, dal,

det hedder gamle Danmark og

det er Frejas sal

Danish National Anthem

This Danish national anthem, There is a Lovely Country, describes a beautiful country, surrounded by sea, with tall beech trees reaching towards a clear, clear blue sky, land of Vikings.   Continue Reading →

Aalborg Akvavit Tanks

13 June 2016
by Sharole
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Aalborg

Aalborg

Aalborg has always been, to me, the place where akvavit comes from.  I never really had a reason to visit the city until my cousin moved up there.  My loss, obviously.

It is a beautiful city with a lovely fjord.  The few times I’ve been there, I have found it is a unique and interesting place, full of surprises and more than just akvavit.  Although I understand now that the Norwegians have bought Aalborg Akvavit Sprit Fabrik and have moved the whole thing to Norway.  Pity that but at least it’s owned by Scandinavians. Continue Reading →

Kro Platter, Bakken, Copenhagen

8 June 2016
by Sharole
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Danish Food – Roundup

Food, Glorious Food,

What else is there to live for?

Oliver Twist

Danish Food

When I went to Denmark, I had a list of all the food I was looking forward to eating.  Foods that are simply not readily available on the damp coast where I live.  It was a novelty to go into any store and simply pick up the items from the cooler or counter.  What a joy.

So, here’s how my food sampling wish list panned out.

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The Vejle Å

6 June 2016
by Sharole
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Vejle og Jelling

Vejle

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

Sculpture 

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 →