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Denmark Road Trip: Witches, Vikings and Storks in Ribe, Denmark’s Oldest Town

Denmark Road Trip: Witches, Vikings and Storks in Ribe, Denmark’s Oldest Town

We’d traveled to Copenhagen, Odense and Aarhus and had yet to meet a single Dane not fluent in English. Not that this is a bad thing – in fact, it was quite convenient since I obviously don’t speak Danish. But I was surprised that everyone was so used to foreigners everywhere. This was not the case when we finally arrived in Ribe, the last stop on our Denmark road trip. Continue Reading…

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Denmark Road Trip: Aarhus, the Danish Party City

Denmark Road Trip: Aarhus, the Danish Party City

The first part of our Denmark road trip took us to Odense, a relatively quiet city compared to what was next: Aarhus. Home to Aarhus University, the majority of the Jutland city’s population are students and it’s known for being a bit of a party town. Continue Reading…

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Denmark Road Trip: Odense, the Birthplace of Fairy Tales

Denmark Road Trip: Odense, the Birthplace of Fairy Tales

Copenhagen was amazing and quickly became one of my favorite cities. But we wanted to see what else the happiest country in the world had to offer, so we set off on a Denmark road trip. Continue Reading…

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Effortless Chic: What To Pack For Copenhagen

Effortless Chic: What To Pack For Copenhagen

Fashion has certainly taken a turn for the casual over the past few seasons, with trendsetters ditching tight for loose and stilettos for flats. But nowhere is this look more entrenched than Denmark, where locals have completely nailed the whole “effortlessly chic” thing. Continue Reading…

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An Unexpectedly Cool Place To Visit: Kodbyen, Copenhagen’s Meatpacking District

An Unexpectedly Cool Place To Visit: Kodbyen, Copenhagen’s Meatpacking District

On the outer fringes of Vesterbro lies Copenhagen’s Meatpacking District, called Kodbyen (literally: Meat City). Among the functioning meat processing facilities, wholesalers, butchers and refrigeration trucks you might spot stylishly clad Danes heading toward one of the city’s quirky new bars or trendy restaurants. That’s because in an effort to revitalize the drab neighborhood, Copenhagen leased abandoned facilities to creative business, art galleries and restaurants & bars starting in the early 2000s. Continue Reading…

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