Tag Archives: Denmark

Euro 2020 Semi Final 2 – England v Denmark

So who will make the final? I naturally hope it’s England, but having been disappointed at this stage of the competition before, I am not counting any chickens! The Danes won Euro 1992 without even qualifying! They were called up at the last minute to replace the warring Yugoslavs and shocked Germany in the final. […]

Astronomical Clock, Prague, October 2019

Euro 2020 Quarter Final 3 – Czech Republic v Denmark

The second set of QFs start all the way east in Baku. Czech Republic I have been to Prague nine times, on my own, with friends, with my parents, with a touring jazz band, for business meetings (mixed with leisure) and of course with Mrs Wilbur. I have arrived by train (from Budapest), by coach […]

Euro 2020 Match Day 11 – Denmark v Russia

The Danes have home advantage for the match in Copenhagen. Denmark Copenhagen in winter is very atmospheric. In keeping with many Nordic towns & cities, water is never very far away. We did a city canal tour that took in landmarks such as the opera house and the little (tiny!) mermaid. Russia I hope Russia […]

Euro 2020 Match Day 7 – Denmark v Belgium

This match takes place in Copenhagen – Denmark might just need all the home advantage they can muster against one of the tournament favourites. Denmark Copenhagen in the snow is very atmospheric, with Neuhavn perhaps the pick of all the capital’s streets. I went with Mrs Wilbur to watch a European match between FC Copenhagen […]

View of Helsinki from Baltic Sea

Euro 2020 Match Day 2 – Denmark v Finland

A Nordic derby takes place in Copenhagen this evening. My first visit to the countries was during inter-rail trips two and three – 1989 to Denmark and 1992 to Finland. Denmark So my first entry into Denmark was by train, starting in Amsterdam and onto Hamburg, then into Danish territory by ferry. Excitingly we our […]

My Top Twenty ‘Lesser’ Cities in Europe

Salzburg in Austria

Bridges of Europe – Part Two, Northern Europe (Benelux & Scandinavia)

The feats of engineering that have enabled road & rail bridges to be built in the mountainous regions of Scandinavia is nothing short of mind boggling. Cutting right through mountains, traversing raging rivers and spanning majestic fjords, they have been built with hard toil and ingenious design. Best of all, they not only blend with […]

Bridges of Europe – Part Four, Northern & Central Europe

The feats of engineering that has enabled road & rail bridges to be built in the mountainous regions of Central Europe & Scandinavia is nothing short of mind boggling. Couple that with the atmospheric canal bridges in the likes of Amsterdam, Bruges & Stockholm and you get a rich tapestry of crossings throughout the regions. […]

Sunday Photo 28

Following on from Friday’s photo taken in Bratislava, here is another statue of the revered Danish writer Hans Christian Andersen. This one was taken in his snowy home city of Copenhagen in February 2011, where his likeness sits gazing across the street to the entrance of the famous Tivoli Gardens.

Memorable Overseas Train Journeys #2 – The Nordics

Interrail trips two and three took me to Scandinavia, the first in 1989 with Poll again and the second in 1992 with Hamish, who was to become my regular travel buddy over the last three decades. The scenery was absolutely stunning and some of the feats of engineering to cut train lines into the dramatic […]