Camping Scandinavia, Ask the Guerin family!!!!

Trip Start Dec 05, 2009
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Trip End Dec 05, 2009


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Flag of Denmark  , Zealand,
Saturday, August 22, 2009

Everyone knows that the Romans never invaded Scandinavia. We wanted to find out why! 

The
Irish got so sick of training me that they gave me my ratings early
enough to allow for the month of August off. We took our campervan on
ferries across the landbridge Dublin
to Holyhead and Dover to Calais (same call this bridge Great Britain)
and had a leisurely drive to Billund Denmark - which means Legoland in
kidtalk.

I come from a land downunder and I know distances so it
came as a shock that just nipping up to the Artic Circle to see the
great Northern Lights was like driving to Cape Naturaliste lighthouse in
SW W.A. - a long way to see a glow. So we took it easy and concentrated
on Denmark and southern Sweden.

The weather, as usual with our
adventures, was glorious (other than when I assured Camilla that that
cloud won't worry us - I'm a qualified met observer - we can leave the
awning out all day

Cruise on the M S Helge Svendborg
Cruise on the M S Helge Svendborg


. It was finally repaired last week). The campsites are set
up perfectly for families and the Scandish (my term) are great people -
very friendly and with better English than mine! Although I would often
yell to our kids as they disappeared into another playground; "Hey -
Kids" and everyone would answer "hey; hey"??? Hey is Gidday in Swedish!
All manner of fun things for children come from Scandland (my term);
Lego, Lego and more Lego. Every piece of playground equipment was
invented here so the kids absolutely loved the holiday. And we were
stuck sipping chardy under the shade of the awning; feet up - relaxing.
Definition of holiday: 1. travel somewhere different; 2. put feet up; 3.
relax! Successful.

The small part that we saw of Scandinavia impressed us immensely and we will certainly return. Highlights:
-cycling along the GoteCanal, Central Sweden (hardly got a mention in the Lonely Planet);
-beachside dining in Helsingborg Sweden looking at Helsingør Denmark and watching the ships ply the two mile wide øresund;
-boat cruise and castle tour around the Danish island of Troese.

We really needed six months to do these countries justice.

Take care all - next update is Paris and Bergamo (Italy) for short breaks.

The gurus!!
Spot the kids in the mirror
Spot the kids in the mirror

The beach in Copenhagen
The beach in Copenhagen

Drawing
Drawing

Copenhagen open top bus tour sights
Copenhagen open top bus tour sights


Tivoli Gardens Copenhagen
Tivoli Gardens Copenhagen

Look out!
Look out!

Helsignor, Sweden
Helsignor, Sweden

Chocolate heaven
Chocolate heaven


Go-carts Lidkoping Sweden
Go-carts Lidkoping Sweden

Camping on the canal. Toreboda
Camping on the canal. Toreboda

Gota Canal ferry cruise
Gota Canal ferry cruise

Riding along the Gota Canal bike path
Riding along the Gota Canal bike path


Riding along the Gota Canal bike path
Riding along the Gota Canal bike path

Egeskov Slott - Castle Denmark
Egeskov Slott - Castle Denmark

Swimming with ferrys, Calais
Swimming with ferrys, Calais

Wheres wally? Look hard!
Wheres wally? Look hard!


Marzipan shop Lubeck (N. Germany)
Marzipan shop Lubeck (N. Germany)


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