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memory lane: a danish weekend

As we continue along this trip, let’s make a stop at May, 2013.

Danish flag

Evelina and I traveled to Copenhagen, Denmark to see my cousin, and meet her beautiful little girl. Who by now has turned 3, but let’s return down the lane and talk more about Denmark.

We arrived pretty late, so the first thing we did in Denmark was sleep. Okay the first thing was to find and check into the hotel, but the second thing was sleep.


After waking up to a beautiful view of Copenhagen we ate breakfast with my cousin and then proceeded to explore the town.

Exploring Copenhagen

Me & Evelina Copenhagen DK 2013

As dusk fell we found our way to Tivoli, or the amusement park, right in central Copenhagen (next to our hotel, so the finding wasn’t particularly difficult). We wandered around taking lots of pictures of flowers. I’m pretty sure that’s what all the tourists do in Copenhagen. We must have been there on a day of no tourism, because we were the only ones taking flower pictures that evening.


When we returned to the hotel Tivoli started the firework show in our honor.

Tivoli fireworks

We had a great weekend away, and though much of Copenhagen reminded us of Sweden, the ever-present Danish speaking always reminded us that we were a long way from home.

As we concluded our weekend we returned home to Sweden, but didn’t venture far from Stockholm. The evening of our return we caught Pink at The Globe. We ate dinner before the show, and to be honest the food was quite good.


Pink Globen

If you haven’t yet, go see Pink in concert, she is truly an entertainer. Also, if you have the chance, eat dinner first on a balcony from which you later enjoy the show.


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bron|broen|the bridge

Guys. Guys! GUYS!

There’s this awesome TV show I’m watching, and I can’t wait to tell you all about it. Only…you have to know Swedish to watch it. Oh, and Danish. KIDDING that would just be mean. The show is titled Bron|Broen, which is Swedish and Danish respectively. For those of you who may not know Denmark and Sweden are connected by a bridge from the city of København (Copenhagen, Denmark) to Malmö (Malmoe, Sweden). It’s a crime show that takes place in both countries and follows the stories of crimes that take place in both jurisdictions simultaneously. It happens more than you would think. It is currently played in 12 countries, and the UK is one of them. So it’s available with English subtitles. Yes it’s one of those shows you have to read. Unless you know Swedish AND Danish. Which I do not. My Danish is terrible.

Picture found here. I do not own this picture. It is probably owned by SVT and aproximately 10 other television companies. No joke.

Picture found here. I do not own this picture. It is probably owned by SVT and approximately 10 other television companies. No joke.

With out giving too much away the main characters are Saga Norén, the Swede, who displays significant signs of Asperger syndrome. Her opposite is Martin Rhode, the Dane, who amuses in Sagas personality and, it must be said, accepts her for exactly who she is. (And she him, as becomes important in the end of the first/beginning of the second season.) Definitely read more at IMDB, but be careful for spoilers.

Evelina and I have been consuming this television show as fast as our schedules allow, and after blowing through the first season I can honestly say I am SUPER excited to get started on the second season. Here in Sweden both seasons have been released, comprised of 10 episodes each. So, what are you waiting for. Get watching!