Tuesday, September 17, 2013
So, school is still kicking my butt. One day I'll get myself together to tell you more about it all. Until then, let's keep talking about vacations. When my dad came to visit in July, we took a little trip to the tiny Danish island of Bornholm. I'd never been before, and it has an almost mythical reputation here in Denmark. Danes love their holidays and traditions, and Bornholm is a nicely preserved island full of fish smokehouses, farms, craft workshops, and sandy beaches. Since it's further out in the Baltic Sea, it usually has better weather than the rest of Denmark. Suffice to say, it has a very different and much more laid back vibe then Copenhagen. A Scandinavian version of the Gulf Islands back home, you could say. We rented a car, but lots of people take their bikes for exploring since the island is nice and flat. You can easily see the whole island in a few days. There are some more pictures on Nicola's blog here from her bike trip, just before ours. I agree that one of the highlights was this adorable farm, thanks to Nicola's husband for the recommendation! Although there wasn't much for vegetarians to eat, the lovely atmosphere and good drinks made up for it. We had a great time road tripping around, stopping to walk around the different natural and historical sights, trying all the local specialities, and then playing card games once the sun went down.