Denmark, August 2019

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Pieter and I spent the past week in Seeland, Denmark. We had a lovely, but mainly relaxing, time.

We visited some towns and villages, like Roskilde and Nykøbing Sjælland. Besides the business of the cities we also visited places where nature and history stood in the spotlight. All in all, I think we saw a lot of Denmark, which made us sad to go. However, it wasn’t a goodbye, because we will definitely see more of Denmark in the future!

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On our first full day in Denmark, we visited Roskilde. This is the former capital of Denmark, before Copenhagen took over. We saw the cathedral, the lovely coloured homes and we had a beer and a hotdog on the square!

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The second day we spent at Trelleborg, a site with reconstructions of a Viking fortress. It was so cool to see more of this part of the history of Denmark. Of course, we splurged in the souvenir shop and came home with some mjød (so good!), a drinking horn and a magnet for on our frigde at home.

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We spent de evening of our second day watching the sunset at the beach. The golden hour was perfect and so was the setting! We sat atop a dune and it’s definitely an evening I’ll remember fondly. After the sunset we built our own stone tower, like so many did before us, on the beach. The tiny one in the photo is mine and Pieter built a ‘real’ one!

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The third day we spent walking around Nykøbing Sjælland, the biggest town near where we stayed. We walked the main street and through the harbour and eventually ended at a restaurant in the harbour where we ate real smørrebrød. And let me tell you, it tasted just as good as it looked!!

The rest of the time we spent around the house, going for short hikes, playing card games like Exploding Kittens and Magic, watched the deer and hares in our garden (they were so close to the house! It was truly magical) and of course I spent a good amount of time with my books.

Denmark, we had a lovely time and will definitely visit more often in the future!

 

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