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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Scandinavian Travel: A Fairytale

May 26, 2016   “Life itself is the most wonderful fairytale” – H.C. Andersen   I had the most amazing time on my recent mini-tour of Denmark and Sweden! My only regret is that I did not have longer to explore these two stops, and that I did not get a chance to squeeze in…

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Friday the 13th

Tomorrow it will be Friday the 13th, the only time it occurs in 2016. Whether this date incites sheer terror within you, as it does for approximately 17-21 million Americans, or not, Friday the 13th definitely rouses some very creepy sentiments. I was surprised to learn more about it and to discover (as I always…

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