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Jun 12, 2013 - Denmark

Our time in Germany was short as we headed north to Denmark. We spent a few days in the town of Aarhus which is the second largest city in Denmark. Denmark only has a population of about 6 million which is less than Arizona. We visited the the museum of modern art which had some very different exhibits but it was very interesting. A lot of interactive art like mirrored rooms and videos. One very strange exhibit was a complete horse, chopped up, and placed in bottles. I guess it was done in the sixties as a protest to the Vietnam war. This...

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May 14, 2013 - Ebeltoft

Aarhus is the second largest city in Denmark, which isn’t saying a lot since the whole country only has about five million people. The last time we were in Denmark with a car, we came to Aarhus to go to Den Gamle By, the world’s first open air museum created in 1914 by collecting 75 historic structures from around Denmark, sort of a Danish version of Williamsburg. There are also many historic sites in the area going back to the Bronze Age. A number of bodies have been discovered in the bogs, perfectly preserved by the tannin in the water....

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Jul 9, 2012 - Aarhus: Historical town in an historical city

A Day at "The Old Town": An historical village in Aarhus, Denmark On the way to Aarhus, we passed over a long, really high bridge. We don't have anything like it in Australia. Below the bridge was an interesting building. It is an appartment block called "The Wave". It was designed by people in the office of Jorn Utzon, the same guy who designed our Sydney Opera House. The block of appartments overlooks a lake. Nice. The first thing we did in the historic village was to take a coach ride. I got to sit up front with the driver. He was...

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Our Europe Excursion

Jun 23, 2012 - Sonderborg Fish Dinner

Today we had an easy day in Sonderborg. We met with Anne's parents, and they hosted us to a superb dinner on the harborside in Sonderborg. We had more kinds of fish than we had ever seen in one place. And the presentation was amazing. Great meal. As an added treat, there was a fine traditional jazz band playing in front of the castle. Tonight we will join in the neighborhood celebration of the longest day.

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Jun 22, 2012 - In Sonderborg

Friday, June 22, 2012 Stayed around home this morning, then went to KarinMargrethe and Einer's house for coffee. Had a very nice visit with them. They've lived at this address for 10 years. We visited them twice in Sonderborg at their old address, twice in Tonder, and twice at new home in Sonderborg. 27 years since we met the first time. We had coffee and cake. The first time we visited we had coffee and cake at Einer's mother's home in Nordborg. It was lovely. Three different kinds of cake including “real” viener brod. Stopped off to see...

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Jun 21, 2012 - Arhus and Silkeborg

Thursday June 21, 2012 Today is our 48th wedding anniversary! We went first to Aarhus where we visited Den Gamle By – the Old Town - which is a collection of buildings from the 16th – 19th centuries which have been moved to Aarhus and reconstructed and restored. There are shops and crafts – some of them are things we have seen, some are things we have never seen. One is a tobaconist. That was really neat! Packets of tabacco were displayed in the window that said “Maryland” on them. Inside were ropes of tobacco and tools for working...

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Sep 8, 2010 - Silkeborg - Sept 6-8

September 6, 2010 We had to check out of the hostel by 10am this morning so we packed up and got our stuff out and put our luggage into the storage room. We had a couple of things we wanted to see in the town which had been closed over the weekend plus we knew we couldn’t check into our hostel at our next destination, Silkeborg, until 4pm. In the main town we visited the Domkirke, the town’s main cathedral, the Vikingmuseet which is housed in the basement of the Nordea Bank and the Vor Frue Kirke and its crypt. The Domkirke was quite...

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Sep 5, 2010 - Århus - Sept 2-5

September 3, 2010 After an earlier start than usual, we polished off the last of our bread for breakfast and left the hostel. We had a train to catch just before 10am with a connection around 10.40am. There wasn’t much time in between trains so we knew it would be close and this wasn’t helped as there was not one, not two, but THREE large school groups boarding the train at various stations. There was the one that had been staying at the hostel with us, another at the next stop who we had seen on our train to Skagen and then a third with...

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Jun 11, 2010 - Denmark....or is it?

I swear someone has been mucking about on this computer. So, after a drive up from Esjberg, we arrived in the Danish lake district, just outside the beautiful town of Silkeborg. We are in the largest forest in the country, although it looks suspiciously like the small forest moon of Endor. I haven't seen any Ewoks yet, but I swear I've heard them snuffling around the tent in the night. Furry little pests. Anyway, Denmark. Here are my first impressions of Denmark and the Danes, gathered from literally minutes of observation. Most are blonde,...

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May 31, 2010 - Gensyn med Boxit (men uden Jim)

Så ankom vi til Skejby og Jim's nye domicil på Johan Gutenbergs Vej kl. 12.30 efter godt 14 timers motorvejskørsel med voldsom regn. Takket være en stærk indsats fra Niels Jørgen og Jesper samt Morten (og naturligvis Jim) var alt klart og vi kunne pakke traileren ud...Blot for at konstatere, at selv en Statoiltrailer kæmper forgæves mod kraftig regn. Men skaden var trods alt begrænset og vi fik hurtigt pakket ud. Så nu er der lige et par dage i Danmark til at få styr på de sidste ting og få pakket rygsækkene, inden eventyret begynder...

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Aug 21, 2009 - Århus

I just left Årus, after spending a busy 3 days finishing up my research. I can't believe how fast the last 2 weeks have gone by, and man, am I beat. I literally ran and cycled around town yesterday like a mad man, going from museum to museum, then restaurant to restaurant, scurrying around like an over-caffeinated viking on a raid, trying to get things wrapped up. I didn't get to bed until well past midnight on many nights. Last night I was up until past 2:00 a.m. finishing up the book maps so I could fax them to the office before leaving....

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Baltic Europe 2009

Oct 12, 2008 - Arhus

so now i am in arhus, the second biggest city in denmark, and by all accounts from the danes that ive met outside of copenhagen, the favored city in the country. i havent been here long, but i already did a bunch of exploring, saw the old village, the citys main tourist draw( its literally a village that has been built by the danish govt of ancient buildings from throughout denmakrs history that have been restored and readied to be a living museum). more to come tomorrow when i have a bit more time and more things to write about

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