Ribe, the oldest Danish town

Location MapRibe is Denmark’s oldest medieval town and retains a lot of charm. The night watchman still patrols the city streets every night, singing songs to provide reassurance to the residents and maintaining order with his morning star.
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Odense, the home of Hans Christian Anderson

Location MapI remember the name Hans Christian Anderson from when I was a kid. Unmistakably he is the writer of famous fairytales with a morale story that can be understood by all. I had no idea that he was from Odense in Denmark though, so when I found myself nearby it sure seemed like something worth learning more about.
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The Bessegen Ridge in Autumn

Location MapThe Bessegen Ridge is one of the most popular day hikes in Norway. That’s not surprising given the absolutely stunning landscapes of Jotunheimen National Park and the views of the two blue lakes. September certainly was a great time to go to see all the fiery autumn colours.
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Location MapLike much of southern England, the city of Bath was once part of the Roman empire. Here the Romans built a great temple and bath complex for the rich and wealthy to enjoy. Given their complex bathing routine it seems that it was the ancient equivalent of going to a spa retreat.
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The Cotswolds

Location MapThe Cotswolds area of England is dotted with villages full of stunning sandstone coloured cottages. The greenery has often spent decades crawling its way around the warm coloured stone. The residents nurture flowers of all origins (or perhaps their gardeners do it) and it’s this combination of stone, nature and colour that makes this area so quaint. Now if only I had millions of pound sterling.
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The Highland Games in Glenfinnan

Location MapIs there anything more manly than the Scottish Highland Games? Sure, they wear skirts, but you probably don’t want to mess with people who can hurl 19 foot tree trunks. The assortment of steel objects that get thrown about inspired the Olympic hammer throw and, quite frankly, make Olympians look like a bunch of whimps. So if you were part Scottish, why wouldn’t you want to try your hand at it at least once in your lifetime!?
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Exploring Vágur in the Faroe Islands

Location MapDuration: 11 days
Expenses: 2380DKK (AUD$470 or AUD$43/day)
Ferry: 171€ (AUD$250 or AUD$23/day)

imageIt might seem silly to spend pretty much the whole trip to the Faroes on just one island, but there was actually plenty to see and do. So much so that it really didn’t seem worth rushing all the way (not far at all really) to the opposite side of the archipelago just to tick a few things off. Some things are better left ’til next time.

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