Scandinavian Travel, Part X: Hello, Stockholm!

August 3, 2016   I felt a bit down about having to leave Denmark, and Copenhagen specifically, since I had spent most of my time there over the first five days of my trip. I knew I would miss all that Copenhagen offered me: beauty, culture and great food. However, I was eagerly anticipating what…

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Scandinavian Travel, Part IX: Farewell, Denmark

July 27, 2016   My final day traveling Denmark came far too quickly. I felt that I could have stayed another two months and there would still be loads to see. My cousin Annelise, her (very knowledgeable) husband Søren and their wonderful children were superb hosts. They taught me so much about Danish culture and…

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Scandinavian Travel, Part VIII: Crazy for Kronborg

July 21, 2016   If you are just tuning in, read this Great Scandinavian Adventure from the beginning here.   In comparison to Frederiksborg Castle, Kronborg could not be more different in every aspect. Where Frederiksborg was elegant, grandiose and magnificent, Kronborg was a formidable, stark and simple fortress. It was apparent which castle was…

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Scandinavian Travel, Part VI: Cathedrals & Vikings

July 7, 2016     If you are just tuning in, read this Great Scandinavian Adventure from the beginning here.   On the third day of my trip to Denmark, cousin Annelise suggested that we head out to the countryside to really get another perspective on Danish culture and history. We decided on two castles,…

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Scandinavian Travel, Part IV: Truly A Dream in Tivoli

June 23, 2016   If you are just tuning in, this is the fifth installment of the Great Scandinavian Adventure to Denmark and Sweden this past spring. You can read the previous posts beginning here.   The second full day after I arrived in Copenhagen is what I like to call my eventyr, which can translate…

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Scandinavian Travel, Part III: Hyggelig in Nyhavn

June 16, 2016   If you are just tuning in, this is the fourth installment recounting my Great Scandinavian Adventure to Denmark and Sweden this past spring. You can read the previous posts beginning here.     As I left off last week, if that first full day after my arrival in Copenhagen was any…

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Scandinavian Travel, Part I: Arriving in Copenhagen

June 2, 2016   Surprisingly to me, when I touched down in Copenhagen (I tried desperately to get a glimpse of the Øresundsbron, but did not) the landscape did not strike me as all that much different from the Midwest, USA. Even from the plane, we came in over water (as you would in Chicago)…

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