Aarhus was Amazing!
Sorry for the long delay everybody. As we said earlier, it took us a while to settle into our apartment in Sweden. The first night we got here all of the stores were closed so we had no blankets or pillows. Luckily it’s hot in Sweden, right now. We also had some trouble finding European power adapters for our computers, so we haven’t been able to post on this blog very much. Well I’m glad to report that we’ve found adapters, we’ve bought linens and pillows, and we are finally comfortable with our bus routes. Now it’s time to tell you about our short stay in Denmark before we arrived here in Sweden. Click on any picture to see a bigger version.
Here’s a quick video tour of our tiny room on the fourth floor of the City Sleep-In hostel in Aarhus, Denmark.
Near Aarhus (or maybe in Aarhus, I’m not sure) there is a wonderful museum. Erin had an especially great time there. She would wander off from me and a few minutes later I would find her gazing into a display case full of viking artifacts. She was completely transported.
Here are a very few of our favorites from the museum.
This is the display that I found Erin staring at for minutes on end. She was soaking up every detail. I think she’s already mentally planning another Europe trip in the future just to see these displays again.
Moesgaard Annual Viking Moot 2011
Every year, the Moesgaard Museum hosts a huge viking festival where reenactors from around the world gather to dress up and teach the public about life in the viking times. They also have a couple huge battles with hundreds of people fighting with real steal swords and spears. This is the main reason we went out of our way to visit Denmark before arriving in Sweden.
Erin has some video from the event that I’m still sorting through and editing so be sure to look for that in the future. Today (Aug 3rd) we’re taking a rest day. It has been non-stop for us since we left San Diego so we’re making it a point to stay in all day today except for a little grocery shopping. Tomorrow we are going to Lund for the first time (10 minute train ride) to see Erin’s school! Then on Friday Erin has to go back to Lund for her orientation. Classes then start on Monday.
Thanks for checking the blog. Updates will be more frequent from now on.