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Jul 31, 2014 - Helsingborg

Today we headed to Helsingborg. This is the opposite town on the narrowest stretch or the Öresund to Helsingør, Denmark. This area belonged to Denmark in the 11th century who fortified the town. Over the centuries the town was fought over and lost by the Swedes six times until in 1710 it finally remained Swedish. All that remains today of the castle built by the Danes is the keep which dominates the town. However before exploring the keep area we explored the rejuvenated harbour area. A pleasant area to walk. This is also the location where...

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Aug 17, 2010 - Helsingborg - Aug 15-17

August 15, 2010 We were leaving Copenhagen today and thankfully the rain had finally died down a bit. The owners of the hostel had mentioned that their basement room had flooded last night so it had obviously got heavier overnight, too. We packed up all of our stuff, had breakfast and then got the bus to the train station. After buying our tickets to Helsingor, about half an hour north of Copenhagen, we were told there were no trains running directly there as the line was flooded just outside the city. As a result we had to get a bus and...

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Sep 18, 2008 - Around Southern Sweden

Who knew that there is this huge population of Muslims near Malmo in Rosenborg. We met a pastor from a church there working with immigrants. Most of them are from former Soviet countries like Kosovo and Albania, but there are also many Arabs and Persians. I told Shane that the Ethnic diversity would remind you of New York except they would need more Puerto Ricans. The church there is small and reaching people is hard. They are reaching a couple of Muslim people for Christ every year. We saw a room they are using for a ministry to young...

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Paul on the Baltic

Jun 18, 2006 - North Zealand

Leaving Copenhagen early we headed north to the North Zealand area of Denmark to do a popular loop which covers Frediksborg Castle, Kronberg Castle and Fredensborg Palace. From Kronberg Castle you can see straight across the Oresund to Sweden. Being around the right time, Phil & I were keeping a close eye out for any Volvo boats making their way to the finish line in Gothenburg but to no avail! Our next stop was the Fredensborg Castle where the Danish royal family resides in summer. The 18th century mansion wasn't accessible but the royal...

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Jun 3, 2006 - Lerbergets

Another early start, another long day. We decided to simply drive across Denmark for now as we'll be coming back through here in 2 weeks. So we were Sweden bound, but it cost a small fortune in Danish Kroner to cross the extremely expensive toll bridges. At 30 Euros a pop, we were lucky one lady has visited Sydney twice & went easy on us. She measured the van & found that we were into the higher category by 50cms but let us get away with it. After another 8 hour driving day and 1200kms in two days we found a great little seaside campground...

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Sep 22, 2005 - J: Helsingor

Helsingor is a lovely seaside town with ships and ferries coming into dock under the shadow of Kronborg castle... which earned a place in history and the hearts of tourists when Shakespeare choose it as the location for Hamlet (which was inspired by a play written for the Danish King years earlier). The interesting thing about Kronborg, which I believe, probably earned its Unesco heritage designation, is that its defense walls are still largely intact. The walls form a star that reminds me of Baltimore Maryland’s' Fort McHenry outer defense...

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Skipping Stones

Jul 31, 2005 - Helsingborg

Start: Hillerod End: Helsingborg Weather: Sun & Clouds then late rain Ride: 45km Once again I am writing a journal entry because of rain. This time it is late in the day, I'm short of my destination and I am sheltering under a yacht in dry dock as I was passing a yacht club when a storm broke. The day started in sunshine and although there were clouds in the sky they weren't threatening. It hadn't rained overnight so my tent wasn't wet, however the tent and some of my gear was damp, so I lingered as I packed to allow things to dry. I broke...

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Jun 11, 2005 - Helsingborg, Sweden

We came to Helsingborg to find Michele. In case you haven't memorized our website, she is a freind that we met in Peru, while on the Inca Trail. We've been here for five hours and haven't found her yet. We did find Michelle! Hurray. Then we had a picnic up by the Princesses summer mansion as usual. We frolicked on her lawn while eating potato salad and overlooking the ocean and Denmark. Yes. There is a view of Denmark from there. Weird.

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Oct 8, 2004 - Some climbing shots

Hi, These are some climbing pics which pretty much summarise the nearest climbing to Lund. Most of these places are 100 - 150 km drive away. (the location dot on the map is Kullaberg) The Blekinge pictures were taken by Alex, the Kullaberg pics by someone else from Crux and the Soffabacken pics by me. Enjoy!

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Aug 19, 2004 - family in Denmark

Day 1. After arrival at Copenhagen airport went by train to Ashley's. The goal: to keep everyone awake until evening so that the impact from change over in zones would be lessened. SO we walked! Some of the walking was to the shopping centre. Good to see what available and not available, how stuff is prepared and compare prices. Ashley asked us to bring vegemite and pink quik as neither available in Denmark. Pumpkin is not sold there either. But first there was the Danish workmen's breakfast, which included a glass of Gammel Dansk. (an...

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