Posting will be on hiatus for a couple of weeks as we head off to Norway on vacation. We will be visiting Oslo, then taking the Norway in a nutshell tour from fjord Tours. This tour takes us by train to Bergen, where we have a airbnb place for five nights. This is followed by a night in Voss, a cruise on a fjord, and a night 820 metres above sea level, at Myrdal, staying […]
One activity worth doing whilst in Copenhagen is one of the boat cruises. There are a few cruises, and they cruise around Copenhagen’s many canals. We took The Grand Tour. It’s the best way to see parts of the city that you wouldn’t see walking about. Here is the waterfront view of the Danish Architecture Centre. The spectacular Copenhagen Opera House. This classic building use to house Copenhagen’s famous NOMA restaurant (you can see the experimental […]
With the summer slowly waning away, we slowly move onto harvest days. Here are some photos of Jean Talon Market in August. Strawberries from Île d’Orléans… local garlic… and charcuterie from Iles-de-la-Madeleine.
Montreal’s “Pink Balls” On Sainte-Catherine Street.
One of my favourite stores in Jean Talon market is Marché Des Saveurs Du Québec. It has products from all over Quebec, and is a must stop if you are at the market. They have a great selection of Quebec cheese… smoked fish and meats… an excellent selection of maple syrup products in every imaginable form… boutique yogourts, like those from Ferme Vallée Verte, situated in Saint-Jean-de-Matha… and craft beers…
Just north of Copenhagen is the Frilandsmuseets, or Danish Open Air Museum. It is one of the largest open air museum in the world with 50 buildings from Denmark, Sweden, Schleswig and the Faroe Islands. It’s easy to get to via the bus system. You can spend a whole day at the museum, there are a myriad of different buildings, some of which contain workshops like shoe makers, and woodworkers. There are also sheep, ponies, cattle, […]
A couple of years ago we bought kayaks, for doing some water sport in the summer. Normally we take them when we rent a cottage, and spend a few days just paddling about (nothing serious). We bought a pair of Santee 126 Sport kayaks, made by Hurricane. Made of UV-resistant, thermoformed plastic, they are *super* light kayaks, easily luggable by one person. 39 pounds in weight, and 12’6″ in length, they have a rear external […]
The grocery stores are *interesting* if you are use to shopping in stores with a large assortment of produce. We stayed in a less touristy part of town, and yet I didn’t see too many independent cheese, or fruit and vegetable stores. Were they hidden, I don’t know. I shopped for basics at two grocery stores fakta and døgnNetto– there are a bunch of others here. Some of these are open 7 days a week, so you […]
There are plenty of excellent things to eat in Copenhagen… it really depends what you want. It can be something as simple as hot dogs, or as refined as dining at award winning NOMA (currently closed but set to reopen at a new location sometime soon). Hot dogs you say? It seems they are the fast food of Denmark, and can be found everywhere – including the main city squares. One of the best places […]
Copenhagen abounds with museums and galleries. There is the art gallery, the National Gallery of Denmark, and the Arken Museum of Modern Art. There is the wonderful National Museum of Denmark which is in Copenhagen and is associated with a series of museums, all over Denmark, including The Open air Museum, and The Frøslev Camp Museum (a WW2 POW camp). When we visited the National Museum, there was an excellent Viking exhibit which included a viking longship. […]