Balancing the Bad Days Abroad | Look for the Stories

It’s not all sunshine and roses this life lived abroad
SOMETIMES ALL YOU CAN SEE IS THE DOG SHIT AND CIGARETTE BUTTS

Not every day in this life lived abroad is wonderful. Even when you live in wonderful, wonderful, Copenhagen. If you read along at Oregon Girl Around the World, you know. I want you to come here. Come to Copenhagen, she said. I’ll say it again. And you should. I miss you! Please plan a visit! It’s all sorts of cute over here. But while I like to share the pretty bits more than than the shitty bits, I have to be honest. Those days happen too. Continue reading “Balancing the Bad Days Abroad | Look for the Stories”

Plan an Artful Day Out Around Copenhagen | What’s on and How to Get Tickets

Current Exhibitions and Entrance Rules for Art Museums in and around the Danish Capital

From classics to contemporary, there are plenty of places for you to peruse Denmark’s impressive collection of art. With a rich cultural history and artistic legacy of its own, in these institutions you’ll find Danish artists as well as those of international acclaim. But what are the rules to book tickets to get inside?

Beginning on April 21, 2021 – all of the museums and cultural institutions in Denmark have been allowed to re-open within current government guidelines. Each facility listed here has incorporated the latest recommended health measures to ensure all visitors and staff stay safe and protected.

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Danish Caviar and Blinis | Taste a Classic Spring Dish From Denmark

February in Denmark is marked by cream-filled fastelavnsboller fever. Especially this year. Without the escape of faraway winter breaks, it seemed to obtain a taste from every craft baker in Copenhagen was how we were collectively wandering. You too? We definitely tried a few. But I’m grateful the sweets are only in shops for a limited time. Too much a good thing, sometimes just too much.

So when the calendar turned over to March, the Danes make welcome to spring. Here, they follow the meteorological definition for the first day of Spring as March 1st. Personally, I’m more of a Spring Equinox person, but this was probably the first year we’ve lived here where the weather and season seemed fit to start at the beginning of the month. Suddenly, snowdrops, those pretty little harbingers of the season were pushing up in gardens and parks around town. The Danes call the delicate white and green blooms “vintergækker.” Gæk – an old Danish word that means to tease or make fun of. I love the idea that these little flowers are literally making fun of winter that was cold enough to freeze bodies of water last month.

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Coping with a winter lockdown through my camera lens

Documenting your own backyard as a method towards mindfulness

When lockdown version 1.0 launched last March, there was so much we all didn’t know. How quickly everyone maneuvered and managed new distanced learning dictates and the people who could, set up their personal spaces to continue working from home. Since my office was already at home, I shifted my computer to afford the best places for the students. In fact, we have become experts at hot-desking in our house.

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Danish Christmas Gløgg – Where to Get the Best and How to Make it at Home

Try a traditional seasonal sip from Scandinavia

If you’ve been to a Christmas market in Europe, you may have tasted a glass – or special mug – of the warm spiced mulled wine served up at most of them. While 2020 has its reasons for calling off Christmas markets this season, you can still fashion a little festive flavor in your own home. Why not try the Danish version of mulled wine this year? Here, we all call it gløgg. The Swedes know it as glögg. And it’s good. I’m a big fan.

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