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Archive for July, 2012

Going on holiday Posted by on Jul 25, 2012

It’s ferie (holiday) time, and most Danes pakker kufferten (pack their trunk) and prepare themselves to escape to another place for a couple of weeks, be it Island (Iceland), Grækenland (Greece), Thailand, the local beach, a sommerhus (summer residence, cabin) in another part of the country, or your very own kolonihavehus. No matter where you…

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Norway in our hearts Posted by on Jul 22, 2012

One year ago, den 22. juli 2011, Norwegian extremist Anders Behring Breivik murdered 77 people in cold blood, in Oslo and on the island of Utøya, both in Norway. News of the tragic event spread like wildfire here in Denmark. Previous atrocities of a comparable scale — the Oklahoma bombing in USA [oo-ehs-AH], mass killings…

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Prejudices in Gellerup Posted by on Jul 17, 2012

This week I’ve got a guest blogger helping me. Say hello to Elsebeth! Working as a trainee at a local newspaper, she helped making a really interesting survey of the prejudices between the many ethnic groups that live in Gellerup, Århus… Here in Gellerupparken (The Gellerup Park) near Århus, where I live, there are more…

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The World’s Biggest Party Posted by on Jul 12, 2012

72.000 people. About 100 bands. Thousands of telte (tents). A week of dancing, drinking, swimming, smoking, flirting, making love, and grooving to some of the hottest names on the international music scene. Last year I told you of Roskilde Festival, the largest music festival in Northern Europe. This year, I had the chance to go…

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Rebild – A Danish-American Celebration Posted by on Jul 4, 2012

Knowing that many of my readers are Americans, I can’t find any excuses not to have a post about the Rebild Festival! 🙂 And 2012 is the right year to tell you about it, as it is exactly 100 years ago a group of danskamerikanere (Danish-Americans) and Danes combined forces and launched the first mayor…

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