Moving to Silkeborg… (updated)

 

Already Monday morning, and the sun greeted me through the room’s large window.

 

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Oliver, the house’s dog didn’t seem ready to say goodbye.

 

Time to say goodbye to Helsingør, although I kind of wished I didn’t have to… After a hot shower, and packing up my few belongings, I went downstairs to thank my host for the lovely stay. With a little time left on my hand, she invited me in the garden to share a glass of homemade green juice, over a little conversation.

She also had to leave the house, work was calling for her, and walking me halfway to the train station, suddenly asked me if I wanted her to drop me off.

I don’t like to be a bother, but a free ride is always welcome, so I accepted gratefully, thinking she would leave me at Helsingør’s station. But I was in luck, and working in the capital, my host was actually taking me all the way down to Copenhagen!

So I had the chance to see what the commute was like, for non-Copenhageners who had to travel back and forth for their job! And the ride was much more interesting, discussing life in Denmark, and sharing family souvenirs than if I had been alone in the train.

I felt really lucky. If you read this, dear L, know that this ride was worth well more than the kroner saved for the train ticket!

 

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Mc Donald’s advertisment at København H station. Ha!

 

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Life is good when you know how to appreciate the little things, and here’s one that put a smile on my face… While going through the station to find my bus stop, a juice company was doing some promotion for a new smoothie. And they were offering a free bottle to every traveler passing them by. Free breakfast for the bus? Yes, please! Good morning to you!

 

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This is the back of København H… Maybe not that interesting as a picture, but I just felt like bragging about the still amazing weather we had! A bit fresh, but I’d never complain with such a clear sky.

 

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Aalborg? Tempting, but you’ll have to wait a little!

 

I have to thank my Silkeborg host for making me discover the Flixbus company. Flixbus is a low budget bus company that has rides all over Europe, and can make you save tons of money! My ride from Copenhagen to Silkeborg was pretty much half price with them, and not really longer than if I had used the regular train or bus. The busses are on time, are very comfortable and offer wi-fi. I really recommend it! Win-Win-Win.

Now, the next pictures were taken from the bus, and I didn’t even have a window seat… So you’ll have to excuse the framing, the reflections of the glass and the sometimes slight blurriness.

 

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Rape fields in the back… I LOVE rape fields in bloom!

 

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Did I mention rape fields? Awwwwww…

 

 

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Getting over the bridge to Fyn Island

 

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Little (blurry) lighthouse… (I had a thought for you, Sonofa!)

 

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I really have a thing for big wind mills… Don’t ask me why

 

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I obviously had to take this picture… I wonder if Miss Freja is missing me, a little?

 

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My Silkeborg host met me right at the bus station. We had a good talk while walking around town, and went grocery shopping for dinner. It was lovely to discover this new city by the lake. I haven’t had the chance to explore it much yet, but above are a couple of shots from the shore, near the apartment where I am staying.

The evening was spent discussing about Denmark and our lives… It is interesting to have a foreigner’s point of view, since my host, while living in Denmark for the last decades, is an English man.

 

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I was treated with a nice and copious supper, and we ended the night with an introduction to Crib over a hot cup of tea…

But the duvet waiting is still Danish, hehehehe!

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