Around the world in just over 80 days
  • Day77

    Traveling Woes and Whoas!

    September 14, 2018 in Denmark ⋅ 🌧 12 °C

    With the end of our adventure drawing near, it is time for another reflection…

    The pictures aren’t always great and the stories aren’t always exciting but the memories are special and unique.

    We are going places and seeing things but most important we are spending time with people. These people and the lives they are sharing with us are elevating this adventure from sight-seeing to life-changing.

    It is not always comfy, and sometimes it has been hot (and cold), some mornings have been early, and food isn’t always what you expected it to be but these are all pieces of the puzzle, a series of dots that when connected are taking us around the world.

    Did some grocery shopping, had to buy new socks, drove on the opposite side of the road (and vehicle), and even got a haircut... just a few of the ‘normal’ tasks that have been part of the adventure. A little different (ok, sometimes a lot different) and a little the same. Excitedly mundane and boringly enjoyable... all memorable memories.

    Everything we have seen, learned, visited, and experienced… all teasing us for more.
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  • Day76

    More of our road trip

    September 13, 2018 in Sweden ⋅ ⛅ 15 °C

    Visiting Sweden. Just a short road trip from Copenhagen across Oresund Strait.

    What brought us here?
    Geography, Google, beer and the Scandlines Ferry (and the Oresund Bridge brought us back)… only a short drive from Copenhagen (discovered through Google), a craft brewery to visit, and we add a new country to our trip, Welcome to Sweden.

    DYK: Crossing the Oresund Strait between Sweden and Denmark, The Oresund Bridge is the longest combined road and rail bridge in Europe. The bridge runs nearly 8 kilometres (5 miles) from the Swedish coast to the artificial island Peberholm in the middle of the strait. The crossing is completed by the 4-kilometre (2.5 mi) Drogden Tunnel from Peberholm to the Danish island of Amager.
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  • Day75

    Touring, Hard Rock, and beer

    September 12, 2018 in Denmark ⋅ ⛅ 14 °C

    Today we rode the train into Copenhagen and took a city bus tour… seemed like a good way to spend a rainy morning. After our tour we headed towards Hard Rock Café for lunch. On our way we stumbled across Vesterbro Bryghus (a micro-brewery) and stopped for a flight. Following lunch the weather cleared and we did some walking around downtown Copenhagen. We climbed to the top of The Round Tower (www.rundetaarn.dk) for a 34.8 m high view of Copenhagen.Read more

  • Day74

    Fish, fish, and beer

    September 11, 2018 in Denmark ⋅ ☁️ 14 °C

    After a good sleep-in we finally got up and ready to tackle the day. We headed out to Den Bla Planet (https://denblaaplanet.dk/en/), Denmark’s national aquarium. We wandered through the exhibits, watched the shark tank feeding and enjoyed some lunch (and a beer).

    Back at Anette’s we had a geography review of the places we have visited.
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  • Day73

    School, Mermaid, and beer

    September 10, 2018 in Denmark ⋅ ⛅ 19 °C

    First day of school! (sort of)
    Today the boys joined Daniel and Emilie at school. They spent the first part of the day playing a real version of Fortnite, their favourite video game. The classes had created a real version for a school event. Their second period was cooking class and they got to make apple pie (they did not bring any home to share). And during their final period, Science and Math, Isaac and Oliver got to present their slideshow of photos from home. They also gave each of the students and teachers a Canada buff as a thank you for having them.

    So, while the kids were at school Jen and I went out for coffee, walked around a mall, visited The Little Mermaid statue and found a brewery (we shared a toast to my sister Jody's birthday) and food stall village (https://reffen.dk/en/) down by the harbour.
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  • Day72

    Boat, walk, and beer

    September 9, 2018 in Denmark ⋅ ⛅ 18 °C

    Today we visited Copenhagen. We took the subway into the city and walked along the canal to the Amalienborg, the residence of the Danish Royal family, and watched the changing of the guards. Following that we took a canal tour. Nikolaj returned home with the boys and the rest of us continued walking and touring the city. During our walk we found another brewery Nørrebro Bryghus (noerrebrobryghus.dk). Cheers!Read more