• AF,  denmark,  europe,  themed posts,  themepark

    Legoland Billund – Denmark

    When we set off on our roadtrip to Sweden, our sweet Febe turned 8 years old. We thought it would be a great idea to give her two days in Legoland Denmark as a birthday present. We needed a stop along the way to Sweden, and we could make it fit that she was there right on her birthday. It turned out to be a very fun two days for Febe and for us. We have visited quite some themeparks in Belgium and have been to Eurodisney last year. But we can say that nothing beats Legoland. Here’s why! 1. It’s huuuuge!  Although it’s only one park, unlike Eurodisney where…

  • AF,  denmark,  europe,  finland,  sweden

    The road to Rovaniemi

    In 2005 I made a huge roadtrip to Finland. It’s still one of my favourite trips ever, mostly because I saw so much nature on that trip. Northern Europe is a true wilderness, and often we could drive for a whole day without seeing a single other person on the road. The only disadvantage is that I took this trip before meeting my lovely husband. I’ll have to show him & my lovely girl this beautiful country one day! In a series of blogposts I’ll take you through the 8250 km I spent up North. I’m pretty certain that you’ll want to do the same afterwards… Part 1: the road…

  • AF,  denmark,  europe

    Our final day in Denmark

    For our last day in this Viking country we decided to keep it calm. We have done a lot of exploring the last week. Today was for sleeping in, a relaxed breakfast, the clean-up of the house and… a wildernis bath. Along with the sauna, there is a wooden tub in the garden here. One you have to heat up with a stove, in which you make a fire with wood. As you can see, there was still some snow in the bath when we arrived. So, while our little girl let out the artist in herself and I was making a meatloaf for on the road tomorrow, my dear…

  • AF,  denmark,  europe,  unesco world heritage

    Castles and the search for traditional Danish food…

    Today we went to the Northern part of Sjælland, to visit two castles: Fredriksborg Slot in Hillerød and Kronborg Slot in Helsingør. We started off at Fredriksborg Slot, where we had the plan to eat a smørgasbord in Spisesteder Leonora, that should be located at the castle itself. Only: we couldn’t find it. And though we walked through a big part of the city centre, we couldn’t really find any restaurant serving Danish food. Plenty of Mexican, Sushi or Italian… but that was not really what we were looking for. We decided to kill of our biggest hunger with some pølse and get to Helsingør to visit the castle and…

  • AF,  citytrip,  Copenhagen,  denmark,  europe

    Exploring Copenhagen

    Today, we visited the capital. Because the past days have been rather full and busy, we decided to focus on the northern part of the city and more or less stick to the highlights there. We started off this day in a lazy mood and finally arrived in Copenhagen around noon. After parking the car we first went to Amalienborg Slot, the official residence of the queen. We passed the impressive Marmorkirken with its dome inspired by the St-Peter’s Cathedral in Rome, and the Alexander Newsky Kirke in Byzantine style. Amalienborg Slot itself is a combination of a square, surrounded by 4 almost identical buildings. Although we missed the changing…

  • AF,  denmark,  europe

    Ancient rituals at Møn

    As a couple, we have quite some common interests: we both like heavy guitar music, world kitchen, soccer, gaming, nature in all its forms ánd ancient cultures. Personally, my interest in history stops somewhere in the Middle Ages (although I realised through our World Heritage travels that I can be easily motivated to enjoy some more recent historical sites as well…). So today, we got to focus on prehistorical and medieval remains on the small island of Møn, and we loved it! We got into our car for yet another road trip. First stop: Vordingborg. Not on Møn, but close to our holiday cottage on South Sjælland. Aim of our…

  • AF,  denmark,  europe,  unesco world heritage

    Roskilde

    Today we decided to have an easy day. We had been in the car for way too many hours the past few days. In the morning we stayed relaxed at “home” and in the afternoon we drove to Roskilde, to see our second worldheritage site of the trip: the Domkirke. Roskilde is a town I have known for a long time because of the rockfestival that is held there annualy. Throughout my teen years I always dreamed of going there, but ofcourse had no option of actually doing so. And now I’m finally here, it’s nowhere near the time of the festival… Ah. Murphy! The town itself was really cosy.…

  • AF,  denmark,  europe,  unesco world heritage

    The day we found out it can be fucking freezing out here…

    Today we set off for our biggest daytrip of the week. We of course want to see all the Worldheritage sites present in the country, and Jelling is not so far from Silkeborg – where the Tollundman lies. He has been on my husbands mind since he was about 6 years old, so we couldn’t leave that one behind. Sunday was the only day both Jelling & Silkeborg Museet where open… so we found ourselves in the car again, going on the expensive bridge, again. Twice. The weather forecast for this week was actually quite good. Mostly about 9°C and sunny. They did predict a bit of rain for the…

  • AF,  denmark,  europe,  kidstravel,  traveltips

    Surviving a 1017km ride in the car

    For this worldheritage trip we decided to rent a cottage in Sjaelland, the island on which Copenhagen is situated. We wanted it to be as low cost as possible, so we decided to do the drive in one go. Since we both are absolute nightmares in driving at night, we started off at 6 A.M. this morning. Or well, that was the plan. We actually set off at 6.50. You know how it goes. You NEVER make it as planned 😉 But how do you survive a 1000 km drive with an active toddler & a nervous dog in the backseat? A few simple do’s & dont’s… 1. Make sure…