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Great Dane: Denmark’s Fairytale Island

January 9, 2017

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It’s no surprise that the world’s most famous fairytale writer – Hans Christian Andersen – was born in Fyn. This is Denmark’s “garden island” – green hills populated with placidly munching cows, turret-topped castles, and half-timber farmhouses with chimneys emitting curls of smoke. In Fyn, you can do more than read Hans Christian Andersen’s famous […]

Something’s Radiant in the State of Denmark

May 1, 2016

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Something’s Radiant in the State of Denmark by AnneLise Sorensen The fishing town of Skagen roosts under luminous skies in northern Jutland, a windswept wedge that has, for centuries, been bullied by nature. The Baltic confronts you at every turn: At Grenen, Denmark’s northernmost point, you can walk along a pale finger of sand to […]

Feast like a Viking in Denmark

November 24, 2010

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Feast like a Viking in Denmark by AnneLise Sorensen Thick smoke streams over the slender herring – rows and rows of them – as their silver scales warm into a deep red. The fisherman, in coveralls and clogs, prods the alderwood embers with a long pole wrapped in rags at one end. Inside the smokehouse, […]