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Jul 12, 2012 - The Trip to Odense

Leaving Sonderborg and our close friends, Bent and Vivi, was difficult but we've made them promise to visit us in Sydney one day. In any case, there is much yet to see and do and they can't join us on the next part of the trip. We take a ferry across the strait between Jutland and Fyn, two parts of Denmark. It takes about 45 minutes. We have been remarkably lucky with timely breaks in the weather during the whole trip. This was no exception. Even though clouds and rain surrouned us, we felt very little of it. There is a lot to look...

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Our Europe Excursion

Jun 25, 2012 - Odense

Drove to Odense. Thought we would go to to Egeskov, the castle that has the water around it, but it was calling for rain, and it's expensive, so we decided to just go to Odense. We walked around the streets where Hans Christian Anderson lived as a child - saw the house where he was born and lived as a child, the church where he was christianed and confirmed, the place where his mother washed clothes in the river, some statues, etc. It showered off and on and was chilly. Brigitte joined us for awhile when she got off work. We left that area...

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Oct 22, 2009 - Love, love Italy....

Venice is not the only lovely and beautiful place in northern Italy. We have visited the city of gondolas two years ago and we liked it, but did not love it. It’s a matter of facts that Venice is a dying city. It’s becoming a sort of Disneyland where just tourists have their spaces, while inhabitants are every year becoming less numerous because the city doesn’t offer that much to them. The problem with Venice is that you run a big risk of never getting to know real Venetian people, because much of the people you find in the city don’t live...

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Aug 15, 2009 - Odense

It's a rainy, gray Saturday morning here in Odense (pr. Oh-then-zuh). I arrived yesterday afternoon later than expected and literally had to run around town updating what I could before everything closed. Luckily this is a small chapter, so was able to finish up this morning before heading out. No time to add any restaurant listings, maybe next time. Odense is the birthplace of Hans Christian Anderson, and it's all about him here. There's a museum here built onto what was his childhood home. It's a modern, glass and metal building, very...

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Baltic Europe 2009

Oct 11, 2008 - Odense

so after copenhagen, i made a quick one night stop in odense, which is on the island of funen inbetween zealand which is where copenhagen is, and jutland, which is part of the euro continent. I did a lot of walking in the city and checked out a bunch of sites, the most impressive of which was the Hanz Christian Andersens museum.

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Aug 17, 2008 - Drive to Odense

Thankfully, the commuter train did not come throughout the night and allowed us a restful sleep. In the morning, drizzle greeted us as we crawled out of our tent. Eventually it subsided and we were able to eat breakfast and pack up our gear without getting wetter than need be. The drive to the city of Hillerod (with a line through the o) did not take too long and we were parking near the Frederiksborg Castle by 10am. Tons of cars already filled the castle's parking lot, causing us to find a place further in town. This was very...

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Oct 21, 2007 - The Sunday after the party

Sunday morning breakfasr was served in party hall to the people who stayed overnight at different rooms. These were rented by my cousin, Villy, in the coplex where he and his wife, Gurli, have a condo. I thought I should contribute and went to a great bakery and bought a big bag of "rundstykker". We then said good bye to each other - which is always hard, especially when some many of them are not in great health - will we see each other again only the gods know (about 2389 of them at last count - the gods that is!!!). I occompanied Grethe...

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May 5, 2007 - ***Saturday, Den Gamle By and Hans Christian Anderson

Saturday we woke to cool, foggy weather at the coast where the North Sea and Baltic Sea meet. We drove first to Aalborg where we found a fantastic Viking cemetary over 1000 years old. It is estimated that there are 700 grave sites. You will need to view the pictures. It is just amazing unlike other Viking burial sites. It is uniquely saved because a large storm essentially covered the area with sand and made it useless to use anymore so there is preserved footings of structures, a field that was ploughed with furrows still visible, and the...

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