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  • Day32

    Sickness and Aros museum

    September 12, 2017 in Denmark ⋅ ⛅ 14 °C

    Had a fever and sweats through the night but felt ok by morning. A few periods through the day when the lurgy wanted to claim me but I am enjoying the lemon and honey drinks 👍
    Thor took us to one of the Aarhus museums before he had Uni this afternoon. It's modern art so some pieces are quite questionable...."that's art??" ...and some were interesting. There's a huge very lifelike creation, Big Boy. It has been there for a while apparently and an Australian made it. There was also a film piece there by an Australian.
    We came back to a lovely soup made by Karen then a rest afternoon. By then I needed a snooze- the flu was getting me a bit.
    Nanna made us tea and we had a movie night with Thor. Ib and Thor usually watch movies of a Tuesday night but Ib is away tonight so we are standing in for him 😉
    We watched Red Dog with German subtitles!
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  • Day6

    Erst Århus, dann "Kraft tanken"...

    June 2, 2017 in Denmark ⋅ ⛅ 13 °C

    Die zweitgrößte Stadt Dänemarks durfte auf der Fahrt nach Norden natürlich nicht fehlen - lag auch auf dem Weg 😏.
    Der anscheinend zur Gewohnheit werdende Snack am Straßenrand neben dem Meer blieb aber die einzig wirklich positive Erinnerung: Die Innenstadt war zwar geschichtsträchtig, aber leider überfüllt!
    Abends bereiteten wir uns lieber auf einem Campingplatz noch mental & physisch für die 3-tägige Fährüberfahrt nach Island vor: Melis Seekrankheit und das Schlafen in Mehrbettzimmern im Deck UNTER den Autos verursachten kaum Vorfreude...
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  • Day6

    Gamle By

    March 8, 2018 in Denmark ⋅ ❄️ 0 °C

    Mein Tag bestand heute aus einen kleinen Strandspaziergang im Nebel, lesen und lümmeln auf der Couch und am Abend Sauna.
    Das Wetter hat heute einen Teil seiner Bandbreite gezeigt, wenn auch nicht unbedingt die Schönste. Schnee am Morgen, Nebel den ganzen Tag und Regen am Abend.

    Und weil das jetzt nicht so ein spannender Tag für euch Follower ist, gibt es einen Bericht von unserem Ausflug nach Gamle By in Aarhus.
    Julia und ich waren im Oktober 2015 in Aarhus.
    Auf jeden Fall einen Besuch wert ist das Museumsdorf „Gamble By“.
    Gamle By = Alte Stadt, ist ein Freiluftmuseum, welches in Form einer mittelalterlichen Stadt angelegt wurde. Die Häuser, welche man dort findet, sind originale aus ganz Dänemark, welche an ihren ursprünglichen Standorten abgebaut und in Gamle By wieder aufgebaut wurden.
    Es gibt Häuser aus verschiedenen Zeitepochen, um 1800, um 1900 und die 1970er. Einige Häuser stehen auch für ein Handwerk aus der jeweiligen Zeit. Beeindruckend fand ich die alte Apotheke. Die Wohnsituation der Menschen in der Zeit ist recht authentisch nachgestellt. Da macht sich bei mir immer Dankbarkeit breit, im hier und jetzt zu leben.
    Die Bäckerei in Gamle By ist in Betrieb und verkauft sehr leckeres Gebäck und Brot. Man kann sich auch mit einem Fiaker über das alte Pflaster kutschieren lassen.
    In einem Mietshaus kann man sich mehrere Wohnungen ansehen, die im 70ziger Jahre Stil eingerichtet sind. Witzig, in einem Wohnzimmer lief im Fernsehen das Fußball WM Endspiel von 1974.
    Auch die Innenstadt von Aarhus ist sehenswert, Cafés und tolle kleine Geschäfte findet man in der Altstadt.
    Wir hatten bei unserem Tagesausflug nach Aarhus nicht mehr viel Zeit um zum Beispiel dem Kunstmuseum mit seiner Rainbow Panorama auf dem Dach einen Besuch abzustatten.
    Aarhus hat ein wenig den Ruf der ewig Zweiten...
    Zweitgrößte Stadt Dänemarks, steht erst an zweiter Stelle nach Kopenhagen, wenn es um Städtereisen in Dänemark geht. Aarhus, Kulturhauptstadt 2017, ist auf jeden Fall eine Reise wert... und ich muss da definitiv noch mal hin.
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  • Day18

    The Church of Our Lady

    July 8, 2017 in Denmark ⋅ 🌧 17 °C

    The second most important church in Aarhus. It was a monastery before the reformation. Notice the altar is 3D. Also notice the crypt and the unusual crucifix found there. It looks a bit like a Norse god. And last is the old chapter room from the monastery. Used now as a chapel, mostly by the Orthodox church locallyRead more

  • Day88


    June 30, 2017 in Denmark ⋅ 🌧 14 °C

    Shitty sleep.
    The doona was too hot but without it it was too cold.
    We left the house at 9:40.
    The heated tiles in the bathroom this morning were most welcome.
    Big day today.
    Our host man drove us to the station - bless his socks.
    We met Charlotte inside and waited for Karoline and Julie to arrive.
    Conversation was ok, she didn't seem to feel as awkward as me lol.
    It was too far out for Will to go wondering so he joined us this time.
    The other 2 arrived.
    Finding food was even difficult for them and they are from here.
    We walked through to the city center and wandered for what felt like ages. They all got on their phones to try find somewhere but couldn't so we ended up at a place they didn't want to eat at because it was a buffet style.
    I was happy with a buffet again 🤗🤗🤗
    Though it too was shitty 😒
    They made us both try something I can't pronounce.. its Danish and disgusting. It's its some sort of liver. 🤢🤢🤢🤢😷
    I ate yogurt with cous cous which tasted better than expected.
    We chatted for about 2 hours. Conversation flowed well after a while.
    Karoline was most attuned to my uncomfortableness and translated for me when the other girls kept switching back to Danish.
    I like the sound of Danish when they talk though.
    Found out Julie got us the free ferry tickets because she works there 👍🏼
    Charlotte was super chatty which put me at ease. She is so expressive with her eyes when she talks.
    We said bye and then headed to 'Den gamble By' which i suppose is their version of old Sydney town.
    It's like an open air museum except unfortunately today it was raining so I think a lot of the actors were missing.
    It had room displays from 1625 up until the early 1900 of living quarters but also trades and stuff.
    The beds look horrid. Will would have had a terrible time 😂
    The buildings were cute and made it look it's period.
    It had like a crappy (though accurate for it's time period) amusement park section with a wooden bowling alley and tin can toss.
    Some were closed due to rain.
    I still really enjoyed it but I can imagine if being fantastic when all the actors are walking the streets.
    There were horse and carts and they literally have a poop street. This one cobbled street had like 6 dumps on it and nowhere else in the park had any hahaha

    It also had a section from 1970's which had a Little section of shops showing the prices of Tvs and records etc from that time.
    I bought a postcard for 1krone to put in my journal book.

    We then started the stupidly long walk to the deer park.
    I finally found a magnet on the way :)
    It was raining which made it all the more sucky.
    We walked past Aros which they all seem to be very Proud of - everyone has told us to visit - it's just an art museum but it does have a cool rainbow walkway up the top.
    Walk walk walk.
    Along the way there was what is I think, similar to our sculpture by the sea. It has stupid "art" pieces along the shoreline including one truck appearing to be tow/lift out a car from the water.. #artist
    We found what I thought was the park and walked through it. It was very beautiful but we didn't see any deer 🤔🤔🤔
    We did however find the Queens summer home AND the flag was up which means she was home 🤗
    We were in the Marliesborg memorial gardens.
    We asked for help and a lady pointed us in the general direction.
    There were 3 possible green spots on our map the park could be.
    I was getting very flustered and stressed because we were running out of time to find it before it closed. We found another person and they pointed to one of the spots on the map so we started walking towards it but decided to take a possible shortcut LUCKY WE DID BECAUSE WE FOUND IT - nowhere near where she said to go.
    I was joyous, truly joyous.
    We possibly bombarded a wedding to find the gate but i don't care we made it.
    The moment I saw a sign with deer on it... best moment ever.
    We walked in and even without the deer it was such a wonderful place.
    So green and mossy.
    It didn't take long until we found our first deer 😁
    It was a doe with 2 babies. We knew she would be protective of her young so we had to be carful.
    PFFFFFFT worst mother ever she abandoned them for carrots.
    At first she was hesitant so we built up her trust by throwing a few bits at her to make her know we had carrots - once she figured it out all her fear was gone 😂
    She came straight up to us and we fed her about 6 carrots, the fat little shit.
    She ignored her babies the whole time Hahaha
    We tried to leave but she wouldn't have it, she wanted more carrots.
    She alone had eaten half our stash hhaha
    The view of the valley from where we were feeding her was magnificent though, especially watching other deer run down it.
    We went looking for more deer and found one but it was behind a fence. Being the nice people we are we gave it one so it wasn't stressed it missed out hah

    We walked and hit the jackpot - deer everywhere.
    Will fed first they all realized what was happening and went over. They wouldn't leave him alone once he had finished so I came to the rescue 💪🏻
    Heheh it was the best thing ever!! Everyone wanted a carrot. I was wary of the stag but he was friendly too and didn't mind being patted either. His antlers feel so odd.
    That don't feel like i imagined - they almost feel hollow.
    The best way I can think to describe the appearance and texture is a very think flower stem.
    Like, it had very small hairs on it like they do and it was hollow feeling like it too - felt like it would be easy to snap. It's also possible he was just very young.
    He nearly hit me in the face with them but not on purpose... he just wanted more carrots... hahah
    I pet sooo many deer :D
    They were so upset when we were finished but kept coming back to double check.
    They make the funniest whinge sound.
    Will said the sound reminds him of a creaking door or a tree squeaking as it falls over.
    One had like a temper tantrum and literally screamed at us for having no carrots hahahah
    None of them were afraid.
    We didn't go near the trough full of babies though.
    We walked through the park patting deer before they realized we had nothing to feed them and came across wild boar enclosures.
    The babies were cute.
    The adults were ugly cute.
    It was incredible I love love love love loved it! I wish we had more carrots!
    We walked the 4km walk back to the station in the rain -.-
    There were public toilets on the way and we both agree they were the cleanest we have ever seen.
    Walk walk walk.
    We had maccas for dinner because we wanted to use the wifi to figure out how to get home.

    McDonald, Burgee king, 711 and the bus stations wifi were all down.........
    So we were essentially stranded for a while.
    I knew we had to get bus number 15 or 35 but couldn't find the bus stop for either.
    We didn't even know our address so we couldn't get a taxi and we couldn't ask for help from our hosts because of the wifi issue ...

    We looked at the bus map and Will was positive 15 and 35 were not he right numbers but I later proved him wrong.. ✌🏼

    We went to the bus station help desk and they were so helpful 🙏🏽🙏🏽🙏🏽
    It was an hour wait but we got on a bus! There was an automatic ticket machine on the bus? Weird.
    Will was panicking cause he thought it was going the wrong way but long story short - we got there.
    So very very relieved.
    We both got out of our very wet clothing and had wonderful hot showers. I felt like a drowned rat.
    Just relaxing and have made the decision to visit the deer park again early in the morning before going to lego land :)
    In theory we might squeeze see the bog man but realistically we won't.
    I'd rather play with deer :)
    Was a really productive, sometimes extremely stressful but fun day!

    Other notes.
    There was a goose drinking from a bucket at the old town museum
    Our hosts had fish for dinner so the house stinks
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  • Day18

    Aarhus theater

    July 8, 2017 in Denmark ⋅ 🌧 16 °C

    The theater is across the plaza from the cathedral. Built in the early 1900s, the church fought against allowing a play house to be built so close to the important church. Take a close look at the peak of the theater's roof. The theater folks thought it fun to have a devil perched there keeping an eye on the church.Read more

  • Day18

    Aarhus, around town

    July 8, 2017 in Denmark ⋅ ⛅ 15 °C

    Street art. If you can't see it, the chimney is the eraser. Also, the oldest street in the city, mid 16th century. Aarhus has a street food venue like Copenhagen and it is much the same, although smaller. DOKK1 is the new library and community center--nice architecture, even nicer inside. And part of the 2017 art exhibition, this being about the art of using food stuffs found along the beach.Read more

  • Day55


    October 10, 2017 in Denmark ⋅ ⛅ 10 °C

    Going to Aarhus where Jonas will meet us after his navigation test. They told him yesterday it's a shame he wants to be a rescue swimmer, he should continue on with navigation. But he wants to join the rescue team.

    First of all we visited Joanna favourite Deer Park, beautiful big park with all the trees starting to change colour and lots of deer around. Weird sound the deers make calling to each other.

    Then off to lunch in Aarhus Street Food. Looks like a dump from the outside but cool place filled with lots of containerised kitchens inside an industrial building.

    Aarhus old town is a preserved historical town and we had a lovely couple of hours wandering around there.

    We met Jonas , who had passed his test with flying colours and had hot chocolate and coffee. We were going to have dinner at a roof top bar but the rain put a stop to that but Jonas remember a restaurant that had just opened and had good reviews. Kod it was called, means meat, ha ha no wonder he remembered it.

    Great choice though it was beautiful and the steaks were nearly as good as home!
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You might also know this place by the following names:

Århus, Arhus, Aarhus, Орхус, Άρχους, Arhuzo, אורהוס, Árósar, オーフス, Aarhusium, Orhūsa, 奥胡斯

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