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How to Survive Denmark’s Dark Days Posted by on Oct 14, 2017

How many årstider (seasons) has Denmark got? Two, says an article I read: the Golden Summer and the Great Murk. On the one hand, you’ve got the nice hot time of the year with plenty of festivaler (festivals), garden parties and family trips to stranden (the beach). On the other hand, you’ve got the long, dark…

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The Capital of Danish Jokes Posted by on Jan 31, 2016

Danes love a good vittighed (joke) – especially about themselves… 🙂 Like in other countries, people i byerne (in the cities) make fun of people på landet (in the countryside) – and the other way around, I can assure you! 🙂 As you’re probably aware, in Denmark there’s a constant West vs. East ”mockery battle”…

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The coolest bus commercial in Denmark Posted by on Mar 14, 2015

Denne uge [DENNeh oo] (this week) I’d like to share with you a fabulous reklame (commercial) that’s currently making a lot of people laugh in danske biografer (Danish cinemas). It’s called Passageren [passaSHARE-unh] (The Passenger) or Bussen 2 [boosn TOH] (The Bus 2), as it’s the sequel to the 2012 hit commercial Bussen. In case…

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Oh When The Nisser… Posted by on Dec 14, 2013

Okay, I promised you some more grammar, but I just have to show you this marching band of nisser, who brought December to town a handful of days ago: Julemanden (Father Christmas) was throwing karameller (caramels) – and børnene (the children) loved it! To the delight of many small drenge (boys), even brandbilen (the fire…

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Den Gamle By Posted by on Sep 29, 2012

In the midst of Århus a rare gem awaits the watchful tourist: Den Gamle By (The Old Town), an open air museum consisting of an entire Danish købstad (market town) as it surely must have been a century or two ago. It is, literally, a town within the town. Here the inhabitants live in bindingsværkshus/e…

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Aarhus Festuge 2012 Posted by on Sep 12, 2012

As I write this, Århus is slowly recovering from last week’s festuge [FESToo’eh] (festive week, party week). With a quarter of a million indbyggere (inhabitants), the second largest city of Denmark and the capital of Jylland (the Jutland peninsula) has indeed got the human resources to stage a party! 🙂 Århus Festuge (or Aarhus Festuge…

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