Recently Mrs. T, Baby T, and I spent a month in Denmark, visiting Mrs. T’s family and friends during this time. It was great to step away from work for a few weeks and relax. The trip was great for Baby T as it allowed him to bond with his grandparents and great-grandparents. He also added a lot of Danish words in his vocabulary. Pretty good for a 21 month old toddler.
Unlike our previous trips to Denmark, we didn’t spend that much time at the typical Danish tourist attractions. We had many get-together meals, and a lot of hygge.
Here are some highlights of the trip.
We spent a full day in Copenhagen Zoo and saw a lot of different animals. Baby T really enjoyed this outing and loved petting the goats. Last time I went to a zoo I was probably in elementary school so it was quite neat for me to visit a zoo again.
We spent a week in Mrs. T’s grandma’s summer house. The summer house was built in the early 1900’s and had been updated throughout the years. We were cut off from the internet and electronic gadgets for the whole week. We spent a lot of time walking on the beach and letting Baby T run wild. We also tried smoking some fish.
We also went to sønderjysk kaffebord (cake table) at Gram Slot (amazingly I can pronounce these words pretty well 🙂 ). During WWII when Germany occupied Denmark, the Danes were not allowed to have social gathering that involved beer. This was Germany’s way to prevent political discussions. To avoid this restriction, the smart Danes used the cake table event as a way to have social gatherings. This is basically the Danish version of English afternoon tea. There were 21 cakes and we tried them all! We ended up skipping dinner because we were so full. (or did we??)
When we were not out eating or playing on the sand, we were busy making elder flower juice, eating more food, and have more hygge.
Home-made elder flower juice
Went for a nature walk and saw a bunch huge deer
Delicious Danish brunch at a restaurant
Yet another family brunch
Awesome Danish summer dessert
With all the food that we ate, I was expecting to gain some weight when we came back to Vancouver. I was completely shocked to find out that I didn’t gain any weight. It’s probably because of all the running around after Baby T during this trip.
It was amazing to be able to spend a month in Denmark. I hope you enjoyed these pictures.