Hejsan! Maerose here. I just received my grade for the summer Norwegian course, and I’m happy I got better than what I need! Now, I’m just relaxing and drinking some hot coffee while waiting for the rainy weather to pass. I still have some work to do later, but I don’t really get to decide when to do it, so..
Today’s entry is about the Danish seaside. I have never experienced swimming in the cold waters of Denmark. Well, never tried it here in Norway as well. The water is just way too cold for me, even in summer. I could go for a walk or a picnic, but to fully immerse myself in the sea or a lake, nope. Not gonna happen. Or maybe it will, in the future.
My Danish host family was kind enough to invite me to their beautiful and impressive cabin by the beach located in Marielyst in the island of Falster, south of Denmark. The cabin was big and impressive that the first thought that crossed my mind was, Wow. This is like a rich mistress’ cabin in movies. I’m sure my hostdad won’t heat on my host mom, he said it himself, though. 😛
Marielyst is a seaside resort where many locals and tourists, especially Germans, go to experience a close-to-nature holiday in cold Denmark. According to wikipedia, it has 6,000 holiday homes and as of 2015, a population of 693. We went there in October, so the weather was cold and foggy with mild rainshowers. But we still managed to enjoy the stay and do some activities like a walk in the woods, making sandcastles and grilling marshmallows with a bonfire, bowling and go-karting. Here are some lovely photos I took in Marielyst:
Since it was too cold to go for a dip, my host parents just took us to the Bowling Center and the Go Kart arena! Boy, was it super fun! It was the first time I tried GO kart, and after that, I spent more time in the Bump cars section of Tivoli amusement park in Copehagen than in any of the other rides. 🙂
We also went for a long walk in the woods and some sightseeing with binoculars on the rooftop. After dinner, we enjoyed ice cream for dessert and a nice Danish animated film, Ronal Barbaren. 🙂 During our stay in the cabin, I also managed to finish reading a nice novel entitled The Shell-seekers, a story of family feud revolving around a valuable painting.
Okay, now I miss Denmark and my host family. I stayed with them only for 8 months, but we spent good memories. What a colorful life they’re living, and I’m very grateful that they’ve shared some of it with me. :’-) To end the trip, I got to experience the ICE train at last! I super wanted to experience the fast German train, and who would have thought I’d get to ride it in Denmark and not in Germany?
This is all for now. Denmark’s seaside has its own charm and its worth the visit! I didn’t get to see the dramatic white cliffs of Stevns Klint during my stay, but I still got a feel of the Danish coasts. I’m pretty sure I’d still go to the little country from time to time to visit my sisters, so.. 🙂 Until next time! ✈✈✈ #spreadlove