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Jun 16, 2019 - Jelling and Roskilde

We left Norway via the Color Line ferry from Larvik to Hirtshals, Denmark. Our 3 1/2 hour sailing was smooth under sunny skies. At breakfast we talked with a psychiatrist and his retired wife. They were going to a summer house on the Limfjord which now cuts Jutland off from the rest of Denmark. A few years ago high waves from the west made Limfjord a sound. We took E39 south to E45 through flat fields of grain seeing the occasional stall selling strawberries on the edge of large strawberry fields. As we neared Vejle we turned west towards...

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May 2, 2019 - Another busy sight seeing day

VERY Cold, VERY windy - seems like freezing., but opportunity to bring out our woollies. Off to Roskilde - 30 mins fast train to south/west of Copenhagen.  Delightful town - 1st to info centre - to get warm, then browsed a book shop - to get warm, then Roskilde Cathedral built in 1170. Magnificent UNESCO World Heritage site - 39 Danish Kings and Queens buried in the Chapels here.  Strolled through forest - delightful, then to coffee shop - to get warm. Eco friendly, including jam tin light covers, hessian bag cushions. Had blueberry and...

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70 Canals 2019

Jul 24, 2015 - The Big Move, Viking Ships and a Cathedral!

Day 4 in Copenhagen started off with us moving from the VRBO to The Square Hotel. Not a difficult process....find ones personal items strewn all over the flat, re-pack all said items, which by the way never seem to fit the same.....carry 4 suitcases, 4 backpacks, 2 murses (man purse) and 1 purse down 4 flights of stairs and walk 12 blocks and your there....easy!! One questionable part however is that all 12 blocks are cobblestone. Some suggest getting a cab over, others say no problem its not that far, what could go wrong...anyone? Bryan...

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Aug 29, 2014 - Copenhagen 2, Roskilde

Root Canal a success. My left hand can now be removed from my left jaw bone thanks to Lidia & Dr. Mads Krabbe; I lucked-out to have had his services as he is one of the young stars of Danish Dentistry. He even managed to drill through the crown to remove the nerve without damaging the crown - usually they crack apart. We traveled 30 minutes by train to the old Viking town of Roskilde. It is, as Copenhagen, on the island of Amager. City folklore has King Roar living here in the 6th century. Certainly Harold Bluetooth (maybe he needed Dr....

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Baltic Europe 2014

Jul 20, 2014 - Roskilde: Viking Ship Museum and the Royal Cathedral

Another hot day. Today we headed to Roskilde west of Copenhagen. During the Viking period Roskilde was the capital of Denmark and it was here that the Viking king Harald Bluetooth built the first wooden-stave Christian church in 985AD. Our morning was spent visiting the excellent Viking Ship Museum. The museum has the remains of five original Viking ships. At the end of the Viking period (late 11th century five old clinker built ships were deliberately scuttled in a narrow channel north of Roskilde to form a barrier to protect the city of...

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Sep 17, 2012 - Roskilde

The cabin accommodation turned out to be quite good and Scott's driving was impeccable.  There is no way my brain is ready to drive on the right yet.  The kids fed the ducks on the fjords at isoj where we stayed last night and then we packed up and left to go to Roskilde.  Roskilde is a pleasant second city 40 kms out of Copenhagen.  It is famous for it's cathedral and Viking museum.  We saw both.  At the Viking museum we booked ahead to sail a Viking ship and I think it's fair to say that the Viking king in our family had his favourite day...

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Aug 9, 2009 - Roskilde

Today I visited the Viking Ship museum in Roskilde, a twenty minute train ride west of Copenhagen. It's a cute little town where all the Danish Royalty is buried and was once the ancient capital of Denmark. Some remains of Viking ships were found sunk in the fjord there, so they built a museum complete with workshop where they recreate ships using the same methods and materials the Vikings did. They were also having a big Viking fest, with people dressed in traditional costumes, roasting boar on spits, making cheese, weaving and other...

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Baltic Europe 2009

Oct 29, 2008 - Kroppens måde at slappe af på

I løbet af den sidste uge har jeg 3 gange glemt mine aftaler enten helt eller delvist. Jeg er overbevist om, at det - udover manglende opmærksomhed, da jeg skulle skrive aftalerne ned i min kalender - også handler om "beskyttelse mod overbelastning". For det er da en elegant måde at sørge for, at jeg får et lille pusterum. Det er jo tre ting, som jeg så ikke behøver at gøre :-) Det er tankevækkende, hvordan kroppen og sindet simpelthen kan tage magten og af sikkerhedsgrunde "lukke ned" for systemet undervejs. Jeg oplever det også på de...

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Oct 21, 2008 - Day40 Copenhagen#3

Vikings for a day Treading the path of over 300 years of Vikings history at Roskilde. Georgia: It was great to go to the Vikings museum especially after I had read the Jackie French book about vikings this year. I loved the book, but still didn’t quite get what vikings were about. Well lucky enough there’s a museum right outside Copenhagen and so of coarse, we went. Dad had been before, but since then they’ve done some major renovations. In the museum on display are 5 original viking ships. They were found buried in the sea bed, dug...

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Days Far Away

Jun 1, 2008 - Decision made, leave of absence granted, preparations started

How much time is 6 months? What needs to be done? Finally, the decisions have been made. We are going on a leave of absence for Asia. The length of the trip has not been negotiated completely yet, but we are definitely going :-) The last couple of weeks have been spent with books, schedules from the net, travel blogs etc. Our plans are as follows: * we are terminating every subscriptions that we have (who knows what we will miss when we get back - if any?) * a bathroom has to be finalized before August, so we have to pick tiles, design the...

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