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Sankt Hans Aften in Brussels – The Video


Short post for a short video. Since I handle the camera, Lars takes care of the GoPro. And… he still has to get used to it. I think he needs more practice, but luckily for us, we get to spend a week in Eupen from next Sunday on, so plenty of opportunities over there! I only see one disadvantage when…

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Sankt Hans Aften in Brussels: Hotdogs, Beer and Thunderstorms


Unfortunately, this year Lars and I could not celebrate Sankt Hans Aften – Denmark’s version of midsummer night – in Denmark. Lars still hasn’t got his driver’s license back, due to Belgium’s complex regulations and a huge portion of bad luck. Luckily, we still have a lot to blog about and there are lots of activities coming up. We certainly…

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Midsummer Night At The Top Of Denmark


Yesterday evening, Lars and I celebrated Sankt Hans Aften in Skagen. If you want to know more about this event, have a look here. These posts explain everything and also show pictures of other midsummer night celebrations. It was our dream to go to the top of Denmark – the top of Jutland – to join the celebrations. The sunshine…

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A Bay On Fire


Lars had promised me something amazing. Something magical. After the lighting of the bonfire at Faxe Ladeplats and the sunset at our favorite beach, I could not imagine that I would see anything more beautiful. Guess what? Lars was right, I was wrong. We drove to a small place called Strøby. On the beach of Strøby, you have a splendid view of…

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The Lighting Of The Bonfire


We continued to another small place, called Faxe Ladeplats. We initially wanted to stop here, because this is the place where the father of Lars was born. But then we saw a group of people, young and old, walking with torches in the main street of the town. Lars and I were simply enchanted. We were quite sure this had…

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Starting In The Garden Of Calves


Last year, Lars and I experienced the festivities of Sankt Hans Aften on the island of Funen, where his mother lives. Lars was a bit disappointed. He didn’t know anything about the local traditions and was unaware of some important details. For example: he didn’t know at what time the bonfires started. Or if there were any bonfires. We ended…

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What else did we do and see during Sankt Hans Aften?


You can hardly look for bonfires without having had a nice snack before. Around 8pm The Viking, his mother and I were at the dining table, making and eating shrimp sandwiches with mayonnaise and lemon. In a fancy restaurant you would pay at least 30 euros for such a meal. We saved a lot of money by preparing everything ourselves,…

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