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Denmark – Odense Zoo

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A trip to a zoo is always fun! First, a couple of facts and figures: Odense Zoo is Europe’s best zoo. It opened in 1930. 147 species, more than 2000 animals. I had a lot of fun with our action camera! Ingrid and I loved the zoo. It’s very clean, spacious and you have the impression of walking around in a…

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Denmark – An Excursion Cut Short

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Next destination: Middelfart. Middelfart is very close to the 2 bridges that connect Funen with the peninsula of Jutland. From May 2015 on, it will be possible to participate in bridge walking on the old bridge. Visit the touristic website for more details. A lot more goes on, especially during the touristic season, like whale watching and boat tours. Stroll…

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Denmark – Exploring Central Funen

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I think it’s safe to say that after 5 years of traveling together, Ingrid and I have pretty much seen most of Funen’s coast. It was about time to explore other regions of the island. The best thing you can do first is to go to some of the biggest tourist information offices and ask for advice. Here are some…

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Indian Summer in Denmark

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Ingrid gave me an action camera for my birthday, and to be honest, I have had a lot of fun with it. I still have to learn a lot – like not filming my own shadow or putting my finger on the lens. But I do enjoy myself, and it is another way to document our excursions and trips. I…

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Ollerup

The Shelter

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It’s not often that Lars and I find remnants of World War II in Denmark. Maybe it’s because we have never looked for them or maybe it’s because we were simply in the wrong places… That changed when we had a stop in Ollerup. 1943. The Germans requisitioned 3 schools in Ollerup. In the beginning of 1944, they decide to…

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Nakkebølle Fjord

Another Bay

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If you look at the map I inserted in the former post, you can clearly see Nakkebølle Fjord. In Denmark, the word “fjord” has different meanings. Forget the majestic Norwegian fjords; in Denmark a small inlet of water or a bay can be called a fjord. The word Nakkebølle on the other hand refers to a nearby estate with the same name.…

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Svelmø

Big and Small

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I am referring to Store (Big) and Lille (Small) Svelmø, two uninhabited islands to the south of Funen, not far from Faaborg.   Our GPS didn’t know any of the two islands, so Lars and I had to drive around for more than half an hour before we found them. And once we did, we felt overjoyed since the place was…

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Nyborg Beach

Fresh Sea Air

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It usually takes us 9 – 10 hours to drive from Brussels to Nyborg, Denmark. This cosy town is situated in the north of the central island of Funen; this is where Lars and I start most of our excursions. The first thing I want to do after a long drive is to go to the beach; watch the waves, feel…

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