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I will be visiting Denmark from the US soon, advice needed! :-)

Discussion in 'Denmark' started by Darth Mischievous, Feb 21, 2004.

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  1. Darth Mischievous

    Darth Mischievous Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    Leaving this afternoon... will be arriving in Copenhagen on Monday afternoon.

    Again, thanks all for your help!

     
  2. Krede

    Krede Jedi Padawan star 4

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    No problem, if the weather stays like it is now, you're in for a treat - right now it's 75 degrees!
     
  3. JN327

    JN327 Jedi Padawan star 4

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    Have a nice trip!


     
  4. Darth Mischievous

    Darth Mischievous Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    Temps that comfortable? That's good! :) It's been close to 90 degrees F here, and very humid. So, it will be definitely a nice change. I looked on weather.com, and the weather is supposed to be nice all week. My brother's wedding is on Saturday.

    I packed a bunch of sweaters though... with some short-sleeved shirts. Maybe I should pack some more short-sleeved shirts! I have time...



     
  5. Krede

    Krede Jedi Padawan star 4

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    yeah, that might be a good idea. The weather changes all the time here in May.

    I don't know if you've heard, but the danish crown prince is getting married on Friday in Copenhagen so it might be a bit crowded :)
     
  6. Darth Mischievous

    Darth Mischievous Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    I did hear that.

    Fortunately, I made my hotel and restaurant reservations well in advance.

    I'll be in Copenhagen from Monday until Thursday morning, so I'll have departed before the event.

    After I leave Copenhagen, I'll be in Aabenraa and Padborg for the rest of the time. We're probably going to Flensburg, Germany for a day, too.
     
  7. Mr_Mundi

    Mr_Mundi Jedi Master star 4

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    Well then a Welcome to Denmark in advance. :)

    I agree. You should pack some more short-sleeved shirts. The weather is quite nice and I even see people in short-legged pants (if that's what it's called :) ) from time to time.

    When you say that you will be arriving Monday afternoon, is that then US-time or DK-time?

    I don't see many [link=http://www.cph.dk/cph/dk/main/flytider/udenrigsankomster.htm]incoming flights[/link] from US.

    My guess would have to be one of:
    (Time is Danish local time)

    10 may 04 13:30 SK 938 Seattle
    10 may 04 13:30 SK 944 Chicago
     
  8. Darth Mischievous

    Darth Mischievous Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    I'm arriving from Chicago at 13:30 DK time.

    :)


    We call them 'shorts', by the way. :)

    And thanks for the welcome!

     
  9. Mr_Mundi

    Mr_Mundi Jedi Master star 4

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    I'm arriving from Chicago at 13:30 DK time.

    OK, hopefully there won't be any clouds on the sky at that time then.


    We call them 'shorts', by the way.

    OK, that's what we call them too. But I wasn't sure. The short-sleeved shirts we call t-shirts. Perhaps you was just trying to explain something that didn't need any explanation. :)

    Best wishes to your brother and sister-in-law. :)
     
  10. Paranorina

    Paranorina Jedi Padawan star 4

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    Yes best wishes to your brother and advance-sister-in-law ;)

    Dont forget to tell us how the wedding went.
     
  11. Darth Mischievous

    Darth Mischievous Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    Finished with packing, and now I'm about to get ready to leave....

    I'll definitely let you guys know how it went, and I'm quite excited about going on this trip!

    :) :) :)
     
  12. Darth Mischievous

    Darth Mischievous Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    Back home.... I got back home last night.

    I had a GREAT time!

    :)
     
  13. Krede

    Krede Jedi Padawan star 4

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    :) Cool, so did you try some 'smørrebrød'?
     
  14. Darth Mischievous

    Darth Mischievous Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    Yea, we went to Ida Davidsen's. I had a roast beef with potato salad, and my fiancee had smoked potatoes which were awesome. :)

    I also like pickled herring, by the way. :) And that liver pâté for breakfast is delicious as well....

    We also had that schnaps with those eggs for my brother's bachelor party. My brother's father-in-law sort of surprised us, because the eggs came first and then he told us to wait. We didn't know what we were waiting for, and then the schaps came out. I took the entire shot at once, burned like hell, but it had a really good taste after the burning stopped.

    We went out to eat at all kinds of places, but Kommandanten is the best restaurant I've ever eaten at by far.

     
  15. Mr_Mundi

    Mr_Mundi Jedi Master star 4

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    I'm glad to hear that you had a great time with good food and all.

    I hope it was a great wedding as well. :D
     
  16. GuardianJedi

    GuardianJedi Jedi Youngling star 2

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    I really hope you had atleast one "røde pølse" ? ;)
     
  17. Darth Mischievous

    Darth Mischievous Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    The wedding was a great time! It lasted 12 hours though! [face_laugh]

    I really did like the Danish traditions, the songs and the wreath over the doorway, for weddings.

    Your country is absolutely beautiful, and everything is so well kept. It makes me want to move there!

    BTW: what's "røde pølse"?

     
  18. Paranorina

    Paranorina Jedi Padawan star 4

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    Red sausage ;)

    [image=http://www.aftonbladet.se/resor/0307/20/RESA-20s28-poelse1-30.jpg]

    It tatses just like any other sausage, but for some reason there often red in Denmark.
     
  19. P-Nille

    P-Nille Jedi Padawan star 4

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    the next thing are for you to learn danish :p
     
  20. Krede

    Krede Jedi Padawan star 4

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    Lesson one. Say: 'Rødgrød med fløde' ... ;)

    Yes snaps is a great drink - if you don't drink too much of it, that is.

    Did you have time for some sightseeing aswell?
     
  21. GuardianJedi

    GuardianJedi Jedi Youngling star 2

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    Paranorina

    I don´t agree. I honestly think a real danish røde
    pølse tastes much better than the ordinary hot dog.
    But maybe that´s becuase i don´t wash down my
    ordinary hot dog with a chilled Tuborg ;)
     
  22. Darth Mischievous

    Darth Mischievous Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    No, I didn't try one of those hot dogs, but I did take a picture of them (of the street stand vendor pictures because it looked funny with the bun 2/3rds of the way up and the hot dog sticking out the end).

    We really got a good laugh about the way it looked, and my sister-in-law saw the picture on my digital camera and laughed quite a bit about it because she had never thought about it in that way... [face_laugh]

    My brother can now understand Danish quite well, and I only began to pick up words here and there..

    Example:

    kylling = chicken
    Tylluke = Congratulations

    Stuff like that...

    We did a LOT of sightseeing, especially in Copenhagen. The city was beautifully decorated with flowers (roses and such) for the royal wedding, so we were lucky to be there at that time...

    In Aabenraa, all we had time for was to go down the main shopping street several times due to the wedding festivities.

    We also spent a day in Flensborg where I got to eat a real Bratwurst and German potato salad. The Brat was very long and thin, kind of like that picture of that red hot dog above.

    My brother had also rented a 3-series BMW M-class which I got to drive around before the wedding - now that was a lot of fun! :)
     
  23. Mr_Mundi

    Mr_Mundi Jedi Master star 4

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    The one with the bun 2/3rds of the way up and the hot dog sticking out the end would be named Fransk Hotdog (French Hotdog) :p

    [image=http://www.bredstrup-pjedsted.dk/erhverv/halcafe/halcafe-billeder/6.jpg]


    And Congratulations = Tillykke ;)
     
  24. Paranorina

    Paranorina Jedi Padawan star 4

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    GuardianJedi,
    The red stuff is just for color, so it should taske the same. But maybe the meat is a bit different in the red ones.

    19 Kr for a french hotdog!? :eek: I never pay more than 10!
     
  25. Krede

    Krede Jedi Padawan star 4

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    Yeah the french are responsible for those funny hotdogs, but they taste better than the danish ones IMO.

    10kr for a french hotdog!!! Wow the prices in Odense must be very low! in Copenhagen we pay at least 15!
    the red hotdogs taste differently because they're made from turkey meat.... and no I'm not talking about kebab or falafel :p you know..... Turkey.

    I'd like to drive a BMW too :_|

    Did you notice what kind of cars the taxis are in Denmark? I've heard that foreigners are surprised that most taxis in Denmark are BMWs or Mercedes.





     
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