Seeking Danish Delicacies in the Hinterland and Taste Sensations everywhere else

Aalborg Akvavit Tanks

13 June 2016
by Sharole
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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


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 →