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 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 →
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.
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 →
3 June 2016
by Sharole Comments Off on 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 →