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As some of you might know, Sweet Arrivals owner Vibi, is originally from Denmark. She is therefore currently on leave so she can visit her home country but also take her son to a soccer tour in the UK that he has been so lucky to be picked for. If you would like to read about her travels we will frequently update this post with her stories.

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Hi everyone. Finally in Denmark and loving it. Denmark have had an awful July weather but right now it is pretty nice here so will just enjoy it for as long as it last ;-). The first few days we spend in Copenhagen and among seeing friends and family we went to “Bakken” – the world’s oldest amusement park. Read about that very special place here.

When I lived in Denmark (20 years ago) I lived in Aarhus and it has a very special place in my heart. So after a few days in Copenhagen we went there for the rest of the time in Denmark. 2 weeks we spent here and of course a lot of that was spent just hanging out with family and friends so we could have a lovely catch up. So special seeing one of my old friends who has become a grandmother since last time I was home. Can’t believe we are that old… ;-)

I also took my son out for a few drives as I always love to show him the countryside of Denmark as it is breathtaking. I have a soft spot for old churches so we found a few we could visit. Every summer the danish councils have decided to leave all grass and wild flowers to grow wild along the roads, parks, gutters etc. This is to help bees, butterflies, insects etc. This means it is absolutely beautiful driving around in Denmark. Even along the large highways there are gorgeous flowers to look at. I love it!

My dear friend and her partner were so kind and opened their home for us to stay with them for the whole 2 weeks. It was nice to have such a special place to stay and spend so much time with them. They live in the most adorable house which is more than 200 years old! We all have to bend our heads when entering the house :-) But does this house have charm. The thought of all the different people that have lived here is fascinating and if only the house could tell the many stories that have taken place here. Denmark has a lot of these old houses but to stay in one is truly amazing.

My son also loves history and all the stories that Denmark has to tell so one of the last days we went to an outdoor museum called “Den Gamle By” (The Old Town). The Old Town is an open-air town museum located in Aarhus. In 1914, the museum opened as the world’s first open-air museum of its kind, concentrating on town culture rather than village culture, and it is serving more than 400,000 visitors pr. year. The museum consists of 75 historical buildings collected from 20 townships in all parts of the country. The buildings are open for visitors; rooms are either decorated in the original historical style or organized into larger exhibits. It really is an amazing place to visit.