One of our big goals while living in Europe is to see as much of it as we can in the short time we’re here. In August, we got to cross another country off our European bucket list! Today I am excited to share Denmark with you through my lens- here is Denmark Through Pictures.
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Denmark has been on my radar as a place to travel for a while now. It all started because growing up, I had a girl in (all) my elementary classes whose Mom was Danish. I don’t really remember anything about it other than her Mom sometimes coming in and teaching us about life in Denmark. (I think?)
I’ve searched high and low for her and her Mom on facebook but can’t seem to find them…I’m obviously not looking hard enough!
Cody’s Grandfather’s Wife is also Danish. Doug talked often about traveling to Denmark with his wife (who will now be called Kirsten to make everything more understandable 🙂 ).
We found out Kirsten would be in Denmark in August so we immediately started our research and planned our trip to Denmark.
I also read the book The Year of Living Danishly which I REALLY enjoyed and HIGHLY recommend!
Denmark Through Pictures
Since moving to Germany, I have also tried to prioritize improving my picture taking quality. My parents bought me a DSLR camera in 2013 when we traveled to London and I didn’t do a whole lot with it.
I took this photography course online (that I bought through this website- sign up for their email list! I promise you will want at least one of their bundles…I’ve bought three…).
I have been doing my best to practice my photography since then. So this blog post will be a bit different. I did my best to create a story of our trip to Denmark through pictures.
Here we go!
Aarhus, recommended by the author of Living Danishly, was a town full of culture, bikes, and lots to see and do. However, we spent most of our time hopping in and out of coffee shops reading and sight seeing.
I couldn’t not post this picture. This was a total fluke and the picture on the right makes me laugh every time I see it.
Infinity Bridge, Aarhus, Denmark
Ribe is the oldest city in Denmark and was a tiny little town but it was so quaint and we really enjoyed walking around and looking at the homes and half-timbered buildings.
This picture might seem random at first, but it is the road to the island Mandø, off the coast of Denmark. The road is only passable certain times of day when the tide is out.
We drove up as the tide was coming in and if you look closely, you can see the difference in the two pictures. It was too cold for me to wait out any longer to see the tide come up more.
We broke up our time in Copenhagen and instead did it in two afternoons.
The first afternoon was on our way to the town, Skodsburg.
On our way there we stopped in Copenhagen for just a couple of hours. It was rainy and cold so we found a cafe (Bastard Cafe for anyone traveling there) that had tons of board games (like…thousands!).
We played Danish Scrabble 🙂
This trip to Denmark also served as our two year anniversary trip so we treated ourselves to two nights at a Spa and Hotel.
Cody’s favorite part of the trip was a dip into the Sea after a Salt Scrub in the spa!
The second afternoon was after our time in Skodsborg, on our way out.
Copenhagen Part Two
I stood on top of a chair in a restaurant to get the picture of this typical Danish food, Smørrebrød.
We enjoyed Copenhagen, but I think Amsterdam trumps it by a long shot!
This is the area of Denmark that Kirsten grew up in. We got to visit her on a day when a “county fair” was going on depicting farming in the early days.
Our last night was in this little beachside town. Cozy and perfect to end our trip!
Our trip to Denmark was one of complete rejuvenation (at least for me!). Our usual trip routine is early mornings, lots of sightseeing, and late nights.
This trip was the opposite, and exactly what we needed.
Until next time,