School – And Everything Else – is Out for Summer

Danes take their holidays (what they call vacations here) very seriously. Entire businesses close down for the summer. The month of July (and some of August) is devoted to getting out of town. Many will go abroad. It’s cheap to fly within Europe. Someone recommended a website (www.momondo.dk) that lists all kinds of amazing holiday […]

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The Swedish Riviera

We visited our Swedish family in one day! I wouldn’t do it again though… Not in one day. The train connections were close and we missed the non-stop from Copenhagen, so we had to take one train to Malmö and then transfer to another one, which goes up the coast to Gothenburg. This took a […]

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Our First Visit to Frederiskborg Castle

Castles in Europe are about as ubiquitous as IHOP are in the United States. There is one (an occupied one) within walking distance from our house. They’re a couple in Copenhagen and of course the outskirts have plenty of castles, both big and small. Frederiksborg is definitely big. It’s located a short train ride away […]

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It’s Been One Month

I’ve been in Denmark for one full month now and here’s where things stand: I’ve been wearing a sweater just about every day. Except for a very brief “hot” spell (it got into the upper 70s), it’s been chilly and rainy! Even Seattle isn’t this rainy in the summer! The weather is pretty much like […]

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Play Well

It was a Friday night and Dave was antsy. He wanted to go out. I just finished cleaning the upstairs bathroom and then making dinner and was in no mood to go anywhere. But then Dave started to say that he’ll just go by himself and he ran a few scenarios by me – how […]

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I Got a Bike!

Ever since I got to Denmark, I’ve been checking out all the cool people on their bikes. There are guys in business suits biking around, women in high heels, children on those bicycles with no pedals, old ladies in skirts, old men in hats. There are more bicycles out on the streets than there are […]

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