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Jul 30, 2018 - Viking Center

The sky was covered in clouds as we departed home today. We headed south west to the oldest town, Ribe. As we entered the gate we were met by three Norms or Faeries who make prediction of the the past, present and future. This heritage center presents authentic reconstructions of early Viking time 1300 years ago. The history is alive with volunteers roaming in period costumes, from babies to seniors, fromm black smith, falconer to lady of the house. We learned that people actually plan their holidays to participate for a week or 2, living...

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Iceland and Denmark

Sep 16, 2014 - A return visit to Ribe

It was a lovely day so we decided we would do a return visit to Ribe, the oldest town in Denmark. We enjoyed once again a wander round this beautiful town, sitting to eat our lunch by the old harbour. We then took a short drive to the small island of Mandö. This involved crossing a causeway which is only passable at low tide and the tidal flow was rapid so we didn’t hang around too long before heading back.

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Jun 16, 2014 - Ribe

Today we visited the oldest town in Denmark Ribe. According to our guide books it was a place not to miss. Ribe began as an open trading market on the north bank of the Ribe River where it runs into the ocean around 700AD.The development of the town started when the Apostle of the North, Ansgar was given a parcel of land by the Danish king around 860AD and was given permission to build a church. It is believed that a church was built but so far no archaeological evidence has been found. The town, because of its location, became an important...

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Sep 17, 2012 - Legoland

Yesterday was day 3 in Copenhagen and we went to Ripley's Believe It or Not.  (I really can't believe I let the kids suck me into going!). We also went to the Hans Christian Anderson Museum and got to listen to stories like the Tin Soldier, Little Match Girl and the Ugly Duckling.  We then hired a car and drove across the great belt bridge (at great expense $40 each way) through Odense Veijle and on to Billund, that Millie would like me to just call Legoland. Legoland was well worth the effort!  It was amazing and we were really impressed...

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Jul 10, 2012 - Legoland

LEGOLAND: Theme park, world of miniatures and much more. Rob, Riekie, Lidwien and I drove (well Rob drove) to Billund, in the area of Ribe, Denmark. Legoland is there, right next to a giant water park. since the weather was a bit iffie, we gave the water park a miss and figured that Legoland would keep us busy most of the day. We were not mistaken. The first thing that we did when we arrived was split up. Rob and Riekie had been there before and wanted to revisit some attractions and see some of the parts that had not been completed the...

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Our Europe Excursion

Jun 27, 2012 - Off to the ferry

Packed and loaded up and headed out for the last time. We went to see Rasmus's school, first. The whole school had gone off on a camping trip, but Casper took us on a tour, as he had attended the same school two years ago. Then we drove on and were able to meet up with the travelers at the site where they were going to set up for the night. (They are traveling by bike.) We said goodbye to Rasmus and went on to Hojer to look at the dikes that hold back the sea and then on to Ribe. Ribe was founded in 700 AD; the Cathedral is from, 1110,...

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Jun 20, 2012 - Legoland

Wednesday June 20, 2012 Legoland is a wonderful amusement park and so much more. The rides are really interesting – there's a polar section, one that's got a castle and knights, a jungle, a couple with water features, lots of cute Lego characters. The part for small kids features rides made from Duplos. There's a really fun “ride” that involves propelling a fire engine across a yard to the burning houses and then pumping the water to spray on the burning house, all the while racing the other fire trucks. The rides are basically cute...

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Sep 19, 2011 - Out of season

Since arriving in Denmark I've been under no illusions that I'm travelling well out of season. I made excellent progress after disembarking from the ferry, getting to within a few hundred metres of that night's intended camp. Unfortunately, that short distance involved an 'on demand' ferry which couldn't be demanded after 17.50. I'd arrived at 18.20. I had a vexing problem: the last restaurant I passed was 30 miles back, the last campsite and garage about 20. I backtracked a bit, taking other roads, managed to buy some bread and cheese and...

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Reboot Tour 2011

Jun 26, 2010 - Esbjerg: Ferry to Blighty!

This time we're travelling from the north end of Denmark and decide to avoid motorways as we have plenty of time and have only really seen the country from the perspective of motorways and services. We take a route across country to the West coast and pass through some very rural areas with seemingly random industrial towns dotted about. Our route takes us through a so called nature reserve, more accurately it is miles and miles of sandy beach, dunes and a massive lagoon with holiday homes and appartments going up all over the place, a...

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Jun 6, 2010 - Denmark: Land of the long bridges

Arrived in Esbjerg at 1pm and were on our way 10 minutes later. Why can't airports work this well? We didn't really see too much of the country as it was Motorway all the way into Sweden. Crossing West to East like this one can easily believe that Denmark is really a collection of islands (it isn't) linked by the most spectacular bridges. They Just go on forever!

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Sep 7, 2007 - Ribe Denamark

hi all we are in a very authentic viking town of Ribe, more later on it mom send me some danish names, maybe we have some famous relatives over here. Enjoyed Ribe and viking museum, town and church, love those churchs and bell tower, got up and down before the noon bell rung. Left for Legoland, very interesting, lots of small villages modeled after famous places all made out of legos. Legos made in Denmark, also had alot of rides kindof disneyish. Stayed north of legoland.

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Seeley`s europe trip

Sep 6, 2007 - On the road to Ribe Denmark

Headed for home spending a last few days in denmark, things we cant believe Amount of corn growing in europe No bags in a majority of the grocery stores No trash on streets, or highways Amount of nice new cars bmw audis, mercedes and volvos Amount of red tile houses Amount of nice diesel clean burning cars, ie bmw audis etc Nice english speaking people, especially at mcdonalds Cost of everything is about double, having a great time see you soon!!!! Love pat and ben heading for the barn

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Seeley`s europe trip

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