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Archive for January, 2013

Danish Dialects Posted by on Jan 31, 2013

Denmark is so small you can hide it from a standard-size globe with the tip of your finger. Railways and motorveje (motorways, freeways) crisscross the country, and besides Bornholm and a few other øer (islands), there are really no places where groups of people can live in isolation and become, let’s say, special! 🙂 (Sorry, Bornholmers, I couldn’t resist…)…

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10 Danish Mountains You Should Climb Posted by on Jan 20, 2013

One of the first things you’ll notice when going by train or bus in Denmark, is how extremely flat the country is. There are no mountains, only a few hills. The only klipper (rocks) are located on the island of Bornholm, between Sweden and Poland. The rest of Denmark is fladt som en pandekage (flat as a pancake). (Admitted, the Netherlands…

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Let’s make frikadeller! Posted by on Jan 9, 2013

Sikke et møgvejr! [SEKeh et MOYvare] What a cr*p weather! The days right now are cold, dark, grey and snowless in Denmark. Fortunately, people here are world champions in the noble art of hygge. The clue is to find de indre glæder (the inner pleasures), and enjoy yourself in the jolly company of others. Let’s open et par øller (a couple…

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