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Random Danish memories…



I have a bagful of good memories from my three visits to Denmark. One of my favorites, is the day I spent in Fyn Island with a dear Danish friend of mine.

After packing a light lunch in Svendborg, where my friend used to live, we went on a cruise along the shore, before hopping on a train to visit one of Denmark’s gems, Egeskov Castle. Standing in South Fynen, the castle and its vast and spectacular property is absolutely worth a visit.

When we went, the gardens were at their best, with all flowers in full bloom, peacocks walking around (I can’t stand their ear piercing shrieks, but you have to love the brightly colored birds anyway) and since we were a bit off season, and it was the middle of the week, not too many people walking around.

We visited the castle, wandered around, checked out the exhibitions (the family has an impressive antic cars collection, and a Hans Christian Andersen paper doll exhibition, and many more, but I’ll let check it outΒ here) took a lot of pictures, and ate our lunch under a tree.

But the most memorable moment was when we had to walk out, at closing time. We were heading to the train station. (which is at quite a distance) A big black SUV pulled by our side, and the passenger’s side window rolled down.

Are you two ladies heading for the train station?

We nodded.

Would you like a lift, I’m going to town…

My friend and I looked at each other, and wondered if this was a good idea. We didn’t know the man, and probably both thought about the horror stories we had heard… But it was a long walk, and we figured since there were two of us, we could take the chance.

We hopped on the back seat, and the mysterious man started asking about our day, and if we had enjoyed the visit. We chatted about how we had loved the experience, and would definately come back, and how lucky we felt for sharing these memories together, and in no time, we were at the train station.

The kind stranger waved at us, as we got out of the SUV.

Travel safe! Really glad you enjoyed yourselves at our castle!

I first thought he was just working there, but it seemed like a pretty expensive car, for someone working in a historic site…

A quick research on The Internets, while waiting for our trains confirmed what I suspected. The man who had so kindly offered a lift to us was MrΒ Michael Ahlefeldt-Laurvig-Bille!

Yes, a Danish count once gave me a lift!

How cool is that?



24 thoughts on “Random Danish memories…

    1. Oh cool!! That’s good news!! Keep us posted πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ And yes, I consider myself pretty Lucky! Count Micheal was the most charming, courteous count I ever met! Ok, the only one too, but he was quite a gentleman πŸ™‚

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  1. Oh wow this is a pretty cool memory of someone very unexpected! I also stopped by to say hi to you is awhile, I hope all is well! I have redesigned my whole Blog and included a Shop too! When you have some time please stop by for a visit and you will see the new look and lots of my Art! Be well ❀

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      1. Thank you πŸ™‚ you did a wonderful job with your redesigning! I love the soft colors and the header art piece you chose! I just found out about the art portraits you do. They are amazing, what an interesting idea!!


  2. Okay, C, that puts my “meeting one of the original Drifters group” pretty far down on the list! I’m absolutely green with envy! The castle visit was big, but the ending? Ice cube cool! πŸ€“

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    1. It is a day of memories I really cherish… And we did think twice about getting in a stranger’s car, but there were 2 of us, both over thirty, and unless the guy would have been armed, I think we would have given him quite a fight back… (plus my friend was literally raised in a dojo…. LOL)

      With all this said, I am really happy we accepted the ride… I am not about to forget this most charming gentleman!!

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