Scandinavian Travel, Part XI: Stockholm at a Glance

August 10, 2016   If you ever get a chance to visit Scandinavia, Stockholm is a must-see in my book. I had limited time to spend on my travels and, in retrospect, made a huge mistake not allotting more time to this Nordic treasure. In May, Stockholm could pass for any gorgeous southern European coastal…

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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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