From Africa to Europe

The first thing I had to adjust to was the change of weather. Traveling from plus 30 degrees Celsius to an average g of 13 degrees in a day was quite a change but I did enjoy staying in a different climate for a change.

The next stop after Copenhagen was Arhus which is the second largest city in Denmark, still vibrant but not quite as hectic as Copenhagen. Being in Arhus I was able to dive into the history of Denmark a bit more by visiting the old town open air museum which was like stepping back in time, quite literally. I could almost imagine carriages strolling past the narrow cobblestone streets and of course I had to try out the street food which was another first time experience for me that I thoroughly enjoyed. They had a couple of vegetarian options to choose from and I most definitely had a food party!

From Arhus it was straight to Bornholm, which is a danish island on the Baltic sea. The first hike taken had to be at the hammershus ruins which is Scandinavia’s largest medieval fortification with views of the coastline and sea surrounding Denmark, not forgetting the dense Forrest with majestic trees. One word, breathtaking.

After a long hike, we had to see Dueodde beach which is located on the southernmost tip of Denmark and is well known for its very fine white sand. Of course there had to be ice cream involved. I couldn’t just walk by the adorable all pink ice cream house that was calling my name, that would be rude. Haha…

 

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Throwback to the inception of Destination Adventure :)

This is my 1st official blog post!! It seems almost surreal doing this because it has taken me so many months to muster up the courage to finally go through with is. It hasn’t all been me though I must admit, I’ve had so much help from my partner through his kind words and reassurances and sometimes that’s all you need to go through with something you know you need to do.

Tivoli Gardens, Copenhagen, September 2017

This picture is an unforgettable memory for me because this was the 1st time I had been to Europe (not first time out of Africa) but a first for the amusement park!  No, I have not been living under a rock.

I grew up and spent most of my childhood years in a landlocked country in Southern Africa, called Botswana. Some people might have heard of it because it boasts quite a number of diamond mines. It is a lovely little gem with a lot of raw land still plentiful but also boasts one of the largest tourism sectors in Africa, with that being said I wasn’t exposed to luxuries like rollercoasters spinning wheels simply because we didn’t have them in the country. South Africa, Botswana’s neighbour does have amusement parks but for some unknown reason I never made time to try it out.

My first day in Copenhagen however, my introduction to the city was going to Tivoli where I tried most of the rides and I felt like a little girl again! That was the start of me thinking about my life from a different perspective….