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A different Denmark – Another neglected gem


Neglected by us, that is… When we arrived in the center of Kerteminde, Lars and I realized we had never visited its church before. It was time to do something about that! Looks a bit like the one in Nyborg, doesn’t it? This church also has Catholic origins, since it was constructed in the 14th century. Yes, that’s before the…

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A different Denmark – Kerteminde Bay


Lars and I tend to have a positive attitude towards life. Sure, we were disappointed on that Thursday, but we now had a good reason to come back later in spring. And we still had 2 days left of our holiday! On Friday, we first went to a place that we both love very much: Kerteminde Bay. Kerteminde itself is…

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A different Denmark – Going back to the past


Our last destination on Tuesday was Ribe. This is Denmark’s oldest town. According to Wikipedia, The town has many well-preserved old buildings, Ribe Cathedral, and about 110 houses are under Heritage Protection. Denmark’s oldest town hall is found on the town’s Von Støckens Plads. The building was erected in 1496, and was purchased by the city for use as a town hall in…

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Our Adaptable Adventure – St-Jean-de-Côle


Our last stop of the day was the lovely village of St-Jean-de-Côle: https://goo.gl/maps/Zvp91 Simply adorable: the narrow streets, the stone houses with the red-brown tiles on their roofs, a church of the 12th century, a cosy market place, … St-Jean-de-Côle has got it all! And it’s quite idyllic as well, because the river Côle flows through the center of the village. The…

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Our Adaptable Adventure – Taking the scenic route


From the moment The Viking and I had crossed the Swedish – Norwegian border, we had been driving west. At some point, we had to make a choice. We could continue west and go all the way to Stavanger. Or we could go south and follow what our atlas called a scenic route. We chose the last one. In a…

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Our Adaptable Adventure – Arriving in Norway


Early in the morning of 25 July, The Viking and I arrived in Norway. We crossed the tunnel under Oslo Fjord, thus avoiding the Norwegian capital. We have got nothing against cities, but in Norway we had a special project in mind, which was all about nature. First stop of the day was Kongsberg: https://goo.gl/maps/T3lwN We bought something for breakfast…

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Our Adaptable Adventure – Revisiting Faaborg


Earlier this year we had been in Faaborg, but then we had restricted our visit to the harbor. Faaborg is situated in the south of Fyn, not far from Svendborg: https://goo.gl/maps/RWbjr Some of the biggest attractions are outside the city, such as Egeskov Castle and Horne Kirke. But Faaborg itself does have a little gem, which tends to be overlooked.…

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Our Adaptable Adventure – The beginning of a historical day


Wednesday 18 July was mainly dedicated to history. The Viking and I decided to leave Fyn/Funen for one day and go to the south of Jutland, which used to belong to Germany. We will write more about this part of history tomorrow. We started our tour in Hejlsminde. This used to be an old border-town between Germany and Denmark. Nowadays, it’s…

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