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Apples and blackberries Posted by on Sep 28, 2013

What comes to mind when you hear the word ”Denmark”? Do you think of romantic fairy-tales like H.C. Andersen’s Den grimme ælling (The Ugly Duckling), or does your internal cinema start replaying episodes from tv serials like Borgen and Forbrydelsen (The Killing), showing the jetset way of life in central København? The Danish tourist industry likes to stress…

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Season of Fruits and Colours Posted by on Oct 27, 2012

The word efterår (autumn/fall) may sound a bit sad or melankolsk in Danish, as the name of the season following sommer and preceding vinter literally means ”after-year”. (On a more optimistic note, spring is forår, ’fore-year’.) But don’t let the language fool you – in spite of less dagslys [DOWslees] (daylight) and falling temperatures, autumn…

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