Who hasn’t misplaced something? We waste so much time looking for car keys, reading glasses, and the television remote. We turn over every seat cushion and look under the sofa, only to […]
The Secret Royal Lineage of a Weird, Awkward Boy
At the time of this writing, the world’s attention is on the events surrounding the death of Queen Elizabeth II and the ascendency of King Charles III to the throne. One can’t […]
What Happens When You Declare War and Forget About It?
Robert E. Lee famously said, “It is well that war is so terrible, or we should grow too fond of it.” Whether terrible or otherwise, war should be so significant that it […]
It is Never a Happy New Year for Danish Dishes
Happy New Year! This is a day filled with optimism and expectation about the future. Unless you are in Denmark and happen to be a plate. If that is the case, this […]
A Diplomatic Solution So Complex That No One Remembers the Solution
If you ever find yourself at a loss to understand the intricacies of international relations, don’t despair. Even professional diplomats can find themselves lost as they navigate the ship of state through […]
Take a Journey on the Road that Disappears Twice a Day
If you want to drive from Beauvoir-sur-Mer to Barbâtre on the western coast of France, you have a couple of options. You can go southwest on Route D22 to La Barre-de-Monts and […]
Are You Suffering from Politikerleden?
Have you ever found yourself so fed up with politics and everything about it that you find yourself unable to express yourself? If so, you may wish to borrow a word from […]
Fartkontrol: Don’t Speed By This Warning
The next time you are in Denmark and see a traffic sign that says, “Fartkontrol”, don’t be so quick to hold your nose and snicker. It actually is warning you that the […]
A Slice of Birthday Gruesomeness
Danish children celebrate their birthdays by receiving a “cakeman.” The festive dessert is a cake baked and decorated to resemble the birthday child.
Continually Checking Under the Tailpipe is Exhausting
The law in Denmark requires all drivers to look under the car prior to starting the engine to make sure there isn’t anyone there. source
Would They Let You Name Your Baby “Red Tape”?
Choosing a baby’s name is exciting. If you live in Denmark, it is also complicated.
Danish Vacation: Eat Cheaply By Not Overeating and Get Out of Jail Free
In Denmark, the law prohibits a person from being charged for a meal unless, in the sole opinion of the person who has eaten, he or she is “full.” As long as […]
I Wonder What They Throw When You Turn 50
In Denmark, if, by the time you turn 25, you’re unmarried, you can expect your friends to ambush you with a cinnamon shower all day. That’s bad enough, but if you’re still […]