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We are now in Oz after two amazing years of traveling Europe in our home built plane. We met many fantastic people who we are proud to call friends and have gained a much better understanding of the similarities and differences between the cultures of the different European states as well as the history and geography that have lead to these differences. We enjoy meeting people with similar interests to ourselves and learning more about other cultures. Please let us know if you're going to be in Queensland and would like to catch up for a meal and a chat.

Saturday, 30 October 2010

Back to Denmark (Kolding) for some wild autumnal weather

It seems very appropriate that I now post about Kolding, as I have a cold, again....

We met Morten, Birgitte and 3 kids right at the beginning of our trip, as we were both going to our planes to depart Bornholm, us off to Stockholm, them off for a week's holiday in Lithuania.  It turns out that 5 years ago they spent a year travelling Africa, Norway & Finland with the children.  So we had to hear more.

We had been unsuccessful at contacting them while in Denmark, so when they invited us to stay when  we were already in Berlin, we wanted to hear more about their trip so had to go back north to see them.  We found a weather window to get into Denmark, but the weather thwarted our plan of just staying for 2 nights with low cloud, wind and rain.  Morten and Birgitte spent the last 3 years building their new house on their own, and luckily for us Birgitte has converted their old house into a really lovely B&B in Sysselbjerg, which the photos on their website do not do justice.

Perfect Danish dining room in their new house: surprisingly comfortable dining chairs, extendible table and good lighting.
I really enjoyed the opportunity to see how people live and eat in Denmark.  I'd been wondering what the thin slices of chocolate sold in the supermarket were for, so was really pleased to discover that they're eaten for breakfast on white bread, something I never would have guessed.  We also had a traditional birthday party of Boller (sweet buns) and hot chocolate as a cousin was having her birthday, and even if the birthday person isn't present it's a good idea to celebrate their birthday.

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