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Last weekend marked, at least in my opinion, the highpoint of the Danish calendar - the Hubertus Hunt (Hubertusjagten). The name is misleading because it's not actually a hunt - it's a cross country horse race. That minor detail aside, everyone competes in hunting get up and technically they are chasing two riders who set … Continue reading Hubertusjagten
Way back in August, and with half the Ashe clan in tow, we visited Helsingør for the first time. Better known as Elsinore, it's castle Kronborg provides the setting for Hamlet. We planned our visit to coincide with the annual summer Shakespeare Festival, because we are very cultured and learned (NB: I have never actually read Hamlet), but somehow … Continue reading At være eller ikke at være…
Onwards to part two of our day of hire-bike adventures (we really did a lot that day - no wonder we all woke up feeling like a truck had hit us). Ordrupgaard conveniently sits just below Jægersborg Dyrehave, a mad deer park that is home to over 2,000 deer. It was a beautiful afternoon to be careering around Dyrehaven, and … Continue reading Jægersborg Dyrehave
The festival of Anna and Steve continues in this post - we must have packed a lot into a week, because it's making me exhausted just writing about it. No trip to Copenhagen would be complete without hooning around the place on bikes. With one day left of forecast sunshine (or at least not rain), we grabbed some … Continue reading Op til Ordrupgaard
Having shaken off any remaining bird lice from Nyord, it's onwards to days two and three of our Møn road trip. We headed east for a day of hiking around the cliffs and forests of Møns Klint. Our first aim was to scale Timmesøbjerg to see the oldest beech trees in Denmark. This hill was apparently used as … Continue reading Mere Møn biltur
While Anna and Steve were in Copenhagen we took a few days to head out of town and see a bit more of Denmark. There is only one real solution when the sole planning restriction is 'low cost', and that is primitive shelters. Hurrah! After stocking up on nutritious car snacks (aka chips 'med dill' and … Continue reading Tilbage til Nyord