Small country, big ideas: Denmark

My country. Denmark, a small Scandinavian country. Small, maybe, but home is where the heart is. Denmark? A sovereign state, but quite small Scandinavian country. Out of 196 countries and dependencies, Denmark is at number 130 covering just 43.094 km2 (16.639 mi2) and a population of only 5.7 mio. (112th). Small, but ambitious, though. Denmark …

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Fehmarn hiking or seaside sightseeing?

By Marina Aagaard, MFT...To hike or not to hike? That is the question right now....Monday. It is morning. Actually, I have optimisticly planned for a four-hour hike on Via Scandinavica from the north, near Puttgarden, down to the south coast....... I have prepared and found a map for the hiking route on the Jacobswege website and additional information …

Fehmarn Hafentour cycling and Hof dining

By Marina Aagaard, MFT The day is dedicated to cycling. Rain or not ... Saturday. It is morning. The time is 7:00 and we are sitting by the window in the Strandhotel Bene restaurant. ...Inside it is warm and comfy and there is a delicious breakfast buffet - in my opinion German breakfast buffets are particularly delicious and …

Better than vacation? Combined active holiday and nature holiday!

By Marina Aagaard, MFT. Photos: Henrik Elstrup and Marina Aagaard Active holiday on Fehmarn? That is a "Yes" from me. Physical activity and nature.  As in Natura, an EU-funded initiative that promotes outdoor exercise and activities by the Baltic Sea. ...Friday. It's raining. No big surprise. The Danish summer weather has been exceptionally bad this year, with more rainfall than …

Nature Day in the Neighborhood: Nationalpark Mols Bjerge

By Marina Aagaard, MFT... Travelling? Sometimes you don't have to travel very far to have a great 'travelling' or sightseeing experience. Just leaving the local neighborhood and going a few miles down the road, can do the trick....This weekend we, husband, dog and I, went for a trip to the local national park, one of …

Top 10 Sightseeing in Bremen: Past, present and future

By Marina Aagaard, MFT. Photo: Marina Aagaard and Henrik Elstrup Bremen? Town Hall and Roland Statue. UNESCO World Heritage Site. Yes. But much more than that. Fitness and wellness. Music and art. Architecture of all ages and state-of-the-art technology. The past meets the future in the present. Bremen? Beautiful old buildings, but also Airbus (with the Columbus Space module), Universum and the world's most productive …

Coral Reef Carribean: Trip to National Park of Islas del Rosario

By Marina Aagaard, MFT. Aquarium photo: Henrik Elstrup The seller insists. How about a trip to an exotic island: Relax on the beach and happy hour drinking? No, thank you. On the other hand, a bit of sailing sounds good. So, we book this day trip to Islas del Rosario. Expectations are not that high. And typically my luck: At 8:00 …