Monthly Archives: December 2011

Winter Trains

On June 21st, on the summer solstice in the Northern Hemisphere, we arrived in Oslo and the two days later took the train to Bergen, our new home. Today, nearly six months later, we would repeat the journey, this time … Continue reading

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Denmark – Random Photos

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Around the Sound

In 1999 the Øresund Bridge was officially opened. It is a double tracked rail, and four-laned car bridge. At 7.8km, it is the longest rail bridge in Europe. However, more significantly, it connects Central and Western Europe with Scandinavia, crossing … Continue reading

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Swedish Graffiti

We spotted this graffiti in Helsingør, a Danish town just a short ferry trip from Sweden. This raises a couple of questions. One, was this authored by delinquent Swedes crossing the border, passive-aggressively trying to claim Denmark? And two, across … Continue reading

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Pub Scrabble

For Christmas, Brian bought me Norwegian Scrabble. Norwegian Scrabble comes complete with its own alphabet (æ, ø, å are included, while  Q, Z, and X (not used in Norwegian) have been removed).  Letter distribution and weighting is also different.  ‘J’ … Continue reading

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Mermaids and Angels

Following a brisk run through Copenhagen’s extensive network of running trails, we wandered the streets in search of a cafe for Christmas brunch. According to advice from my colleagues, the Danes live for Sunday brunch. Cafes become overwhelmed with locals … Continue reading

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Christmas in Zealand

This will be our first Christmas away from home. A 30 hour flying visit back to NZ wasn’t an option for various reasons, so we opted for the next best thing – a one hour flight to Zealand.  Like New … Continue reading

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