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  • Day9

    H.C. Andersen's City

    November 29, 2019 in Denmark ⋅ ☀️ 2 °C

    My stay in Denmark came to a fairytale ending with a blue-sky day in Odense, the hometown of legendary writer H.C. Andersen.

    Joanna and I reunited there for the magical H.C. Andersen Christmas Market. There were cute stalls, period costume actors, carol singers and horse and cart rides. A proper jul experience and a truly Danish day.

    Now onto Sweden, med min syster, because, as Andersen said, 'To travel is to live'.
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  • Day8

    What Did I Miss?

    November 28, 2019 in Denmark ⋅ ☁️ 8 °C

    For the final year of my Bachelor studies I was set on going to do a particular Erasmus Mundus journalism Masters at none other than Aarhus University! Of course I switched to IR at my dear Utrecht, but I couldn't come to Denmark without seeing what I missed.

    Thanks to Couchsurfing I was able to see the university campus with a student guide! It was pretty indeed, with a lake and all. We also saw some Aarhus highlights - the botanical garden and Den Gamle By (Old Town) - before joining a Couchsurfing meet-up with other locals.
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  • Day7

    ARoS

    November 27, 2019 in Denmark ⋅ ☁️ 8 °C

    For me, Aarhus's main attraction is the the ARoS Art Museum, due to its top-floor, immersive and panoramic rainbow walkway! But I actually stayed at the museum for a whole day (well until sunset), exploring every exhibition.

    I met Boy, was geography nerding out in an exhibition about "home", then film nerded out in a Douglas Gordon exhibition of video art!

    Today confirmed my suspicions. I like the #art.
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  • Day6

    Aarhus by Night

    November 26, 2019 in Denmark ⋅ ☁️ 5 °C

    Travelling in winter can be a disadvantage when cloud cover and the Earth's angle work in vicious tandem to create 3:30pm sunsets. This was the time in Aarhus after I had arrived and eaten lunch...

    However, a seasoned traveller can turn anything into an advantage. And so began my night-time (late afternoon 😆) tour of Aarhus. I had no plan. I simply followed the neon signs and Christmas lights from block to block and saw where my feet took me.

    I saw a rainbow halo, a haunting yet beautiful Christmas tree, a hyggelig street and a rooftop lookout. Spontaneity can be the best plan of all.
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  • Day5

    The Most Wonderful Day in Copenhagen

    November 25, 2019 in Denmark ⋅ ☁️ 5 °C

    A day spent in great company (Javi, Sandra and Harriet) in great places!

    First we took a trip up the aesthetically pleasing Rundetaarn (Round Tower), a tower made in a way which allows horses to trot to the top - highly recommend! Then we visited The Lego Store - because Denmark.

    Our day concluded in the Most Wonderful Place in Copenhagen - Tivoli Gardens. It was the most Christmassy place I've ever seen! The thrill of the rides, festive decorations and cosy stalls made me giddy with excitement, with just 1 month to go until the big day!
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  • Day4

    CPH Foodie Day

    November 24, 2019 in Denmark ⋅ ☁️ 7 °C

    After an impromptu Thanksgiving Dinner and drinks (hehe) last night with my Canadian friend, Harriet, and others, we were rather low on energy today.

    So of course we used our precious daylight hours for a Copenhagen foodie bike tour. Beginning with a smørrebrød brunch (see pic) at Hallernes Smørrebrød, we then biked the hip streets of Nørrebro, where Santa and his helpers gave us free cinammon grød (Danish porridge)! 🎅

    Finally we visited Superkilen Park and Nørrebro library for a taste of Copenhagen's famous coffee scene.

    Now feeling MUCH BETTAH!
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  • Day3

    Changing the Guard

    November 23, 2019 in Denmark ⋅ ☁️ 6 °C

    I started my Copenhagen stop like in most cities - with an orientation walking tour. Except that my guide for this tour was the Danish Royal Guard, who led me past the sights of the capital, from Rosenborg Slot to Amelienborg Palace. They do this every day at 11:30 closing the streets as they go.Read more

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