An Afternoon in Rønne: The Largest Village on Bornholm

After three windy and rainy days, the weather was finally starting to look better, so last Thursday, I decided to go on my first trip that week after work. My teacher Rune gave me a lift to Rønne, the largest village on Bornholm, where I spent the afternoon sightseeing and hanging by the quaint harbour. Rønne has a population of 13,700 people, which is approximately…

To the North of Bornholm: Hammershus, Round Churches, High Cliffs and One Scary Cableway Ride

On my first Saturday here on Bornholm, I flew out of the island early in the morning. I was going to Jutland for only 27 hours to attend my big brother’s wedding with the love of his life. It was a beautiful and enriching day that I won’t forget anytime soon. It was nothing less of magical. Busy as I am, I didn’t have time…

Adventures in Almindingen: Rytterknægten and Fortress Ruins

The day after my little misadventure in Almindingen, trying to get to the Echo Valley, I decided to venture into the large forest again. I still had some things that I wanted to see in the west part of the forest, so there was nothing to do but to head back there! After a long day of work at the excavation, I was feeling extremely…

Misadventures in Almindingen: My Attempt to Get to the Echo Valley

Another day, another crazy adventure here on Bornholm. I’m loving my days here on the beautiful sunny island, and I want to take advantage of every day that I get here. Yesterday, I went to the nearby geological pearl of Klintebakken, but today I wanted to venture a bit further, to Almindingen, the largest forest on Bornholm. There are quite a few things that I…

A Sunset Bike Ride to the Geological Wonder of Klintebakken

Two days ago, I arrived on the rocky island of Bornholm for three weeks of archaeological excavations at Vasagård near Åkirkeby. For those three weeks, we’re staying at Åkirkeby Camping. I have many trips around the island planned, as there’s a lot that I want to see, but today, it was too windy for a bike ride after work. Instead, I decided to wait until…

My Plans for the Summer of 2017: Travelling and Excavations!

The summer is finally here, although the weather isn’t exactly cooperating here in Denmark. But I have an exciting summer planned, going to sunnier places full of adventure. Archaeological Excavations in Høje Taastrup and Bornholm This week was spent on my first archaeological excavation in Høje Taastrup, which is part of a one-month exam. We learned many new things, dug up many interesting finds (including…

Photo Diary: A Weekend of Camping at Furesø

A weekend in the wilds was exactly what I needed. Ever since moving to Copenhagen and living the big city life, I’ve been itching to get back out into the countryside and explore the Danish nature. When I lived in Jutland as a child, I used to think that Denmark was the most boring country in the world because of our flat landscape and endless…

Biking to Dragør: A Charming Village on the Eastern Tip of Amager

Ten days ago, I finally had a day off work, and since I don’t have many days off in June, I’ve decided to spend those few days that I have the best way possible. It’s summer, the weather is beautiful and I have no exams to revise for, so going on adventures seems like the perfect way to spend my free days. On June 6th,…

Introducing The Land of Legends: My New Job

After years of working in factories and supermarkets while attending school and travelling the world, I felt like it was finally time to find myself a new and exciting job this year. When I saw that The Land of Legends, an open air museum in Lejre, were looking for archaeology students for a part time job, I didn’t hesitate to send an application. Thankfully, I…

My Favourite Travel Photos of 2016

2016 has been a glorious travel year. I’ve visited 24 countries, 16 of them new ones, and everywhere I’ve been, I’ve brought my trusty Sony camera with me. Even here in Copenhagen, I can’t live without it. I’ve taken thousands of pictures this year, more than ever before, and choosing my favourites hasn’t been an easy job. It took me a while, but here they…