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Denmark: First Impressions

DENMARK | Tuesday, 7 August 2012 | Views [614]

Not much to look at for over $100, but home for tonight

Not much to look at for over $100, but home for tonight

We decided to abandon Copenhagen until the end of our visit, rented a car and drove to the area known as Jutland.  Driving in Denmark is a dream after nearly 5 months on the left-hand side of the road.  The highways are modern and traffic is nearly non-existent.  But you have to be aware of the omni-present cyclists who always have the right of way.  Petrol is expensive, about $8/gallon and the toll on the 18 kilometer-long Great Belt Bridge was a hefty $40.

And petrol isn't the only thing that's dear; everything costs a bundle!  We paid $115 for a "budget" hotel room with a 2X4 foot bathroom in the cute town of Aalborg.  Dinner in a decent restaurant will set you each back another $25-$30.

    Flat and windy

A friend who visited Denmark several years ago remembers it as a flat country where everyone rides bicycles.  It is also windy and wind farms seem to be in every wheat field and even in the water - the sea is never far away.  Wind power accounts for 20% of the electricity.  

 

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