Monthly Archives: August 2017

Helsingør: Famous for Hamlet and Tax Collection

Perched on the very eastern tip of Denmark is the historic port city of Helsingør, or Elsinore as it’s called in English. This windswept town of 62,000 is most famous for Kronborg Castle, the setting for Shakespeare’s Hamlet. The castle … Continue reading

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Sevnica, Slovenia: The Town Melania Left Behind

A few weeks ago we took a roughly 2-hour drive from Ljubljana, Slovenia to the small 5,000-person town of Sevnica, where Melania Trump grew up. We had read that the town was trying to capitalize on its famous former resident … Continue reading

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The Day of Living Danishly: Legoland

On a recent trip to Denmark we embraced our inner child and visited one of the country’s top attractions, Legoland. After reading Helen Russell’s book, The Year of Living Danishly, we couldn’t resist the Legoland experience. Russell describes her year … Continue reading

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Hagenbeck’s Animal Park, Hamburg

On our recent visit to Hamburg we took the U-Bahn out to the suburb of Stelligen. Our objective was one of the most amazing and beautiful zoos we had ever seen, the Tierpark Hagenbeck. This private zoo was the brainchild … Continue reading

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Searching for Roots: The Emigration Museum, Ballinstadt Hamburg

For many Americans, the search for their roots often takes them to the entry and exit points of their ancestors. It might be Ellis Island in New York, Gorée Island in Senegal or Bremen and Antwerp. On our own quest … Continue reading

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