Monthly Archives : August 2012

Our Adaptable Adventure – Watching the sun go down in Lysekil


We went further north to the picturesque fishing town of Lysekil: https://goo.gl/maps/29UIs Lysekil was first mentioned in official documents in the 16th century as a fishing village. Over the centuries it has developed into a fishing town; in the 19th century it was known as a bathing resort, but also for its booming industry. Lysekil is known for its production…

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Our Adaptable Adventure – The quaint island of Marstrand


And it’s not only an island, but also a city with about 1300 inhabitants. It’s the smallest town in this part of Sweden. The city was founded in the 13th century by Norwegians and has also been part of Denmark. During the Middle Ages Marstrand was quite a prosperous town, because of the herring catch. In the middle of the…

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Our Adaptable Adventure – On the road to Marstrand


After our stroll in Kungälv we drove west, to Marstrand: https://goo.gl/maps/lZzUs After our first visit to Sweden, The Viking and I thought we had seen it all. We thought we knew what Sweden was all about. We had driven around Lake Vättern, stopping in several towns and villages. We had visited Store Mosse Park with its huge wet land and…

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Our Adaptable Adventure – An evening walk in Kungalv


After our visit to Torekov, it took us a long time before we found another fish shop … We headed north on local roads, following the coastline and having a look around in the small towns and villages. Unfortunately, about 1.856.451 Swedish people had the same idea. With the beautiful summer weather, a lot of people headed to the beach.…

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Our Adaptable Adventure – Looking for fish in Torekov


On Tuesday 24 July, we left Fyn very early in the morning. We crossed the neighboring island of Zealand, paid a quick visit to one of The Viking’s aunts and then went to the Öresund, a tunnel – bridge that connects Denmark with Sweden. It is situated right to the south of Copenhagen. You can also reach Sweden via a…

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Our Adaptable Adventure – Looking at waves in Thorsminde


Thorsminde is a place that The Viking and I have visited before, but I really wanted to come back here: https://goo.gl/maps/qJysj It’s very simple. The first time we were there, I took a lot of pictures, but most of them sucked. So, I wanted to have a second chance and this time I went for black and white. Since there…

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Inspired by movies – Finding the perfect location for Babette’s Feast


Babette’s Feast is actually based on a short story by Karen Blixen. Maybe this name rings a bell, because one of her other stories was the inspiration of the movie Out of Africa. Anyway, Babette’s Feast was originally set in Norway. The director of the movie, Gabriel Axel, traveled to Norway and visited the village where the story takes place.…

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Inspired by movies – Babette’s Feast


This was the first Danish movie to win an Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film. The two central characters are two sisters living in a remote village somewhere in Jutland. They are very much devoted to their father, who is the pastor of a small Protestant church and who is honored by the whole community. And although his daughters…

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