Handsome Swedish/Finnish hubby next to the Danish flag <3
This summer, the first one where there is no surgeries or treatments and the kids are big enough to travel for longer, we decided for a 6 weeks trip to Kolding (DK) / Langeland (DK) Copenhagen (DK) Høll (DK) Reykjavik (Iceland) Washington (US) Baltimore (US) and New York (US) In total 5 flights aprox. 25 hours on the road. And in total 40 kg of luggage for all 4 off us, or our rule, no more than we never have to walk more than once with holding one child each.
For us the holiday started in the new and very lovely refurbished lounge at Malta airport, which are one of my favourite lounges. Is great service, lovely decor, nice food and they installed loungers with tablets, so the kids had a blast.
This is NOT how I traveled when i was a kid!:)
We flew with Ryanair to Billund, which are the only direct flight from Malta to Jylland (Jutland in Denmark). From Billund we rented a car (which are very recommendable if you plan to go to Denmark) for Danes living outside Denmark, cars can be rented without the Danish taxation on TaxFreeCars, is the fourth time we use them and we have already been very pleased.
Ready for 6 weeks on the road and traveling
From Billund we drove to Kolding, where my parents live.
Kolding is the 6th largest city in Denmark. And have a lovely variation for families with culture, activities and shopping.
My amazing mom in the garden with the kids. In less than a year she has been diagnosed with cancer, had a surgery, 15 rounds of chemo, and are back up on her feet, playing with the kids, and are now in remission.
Nicolai is cultural center in the heart of Kolding, where there is a mix of art and culture, a bio which shows side street films, cafe and a 3 floor house for children, where they can do theater, dress up, paint, craft, read etc. The price is 6 euro pp. And the kids can spend hours and hours here.
Perfect spot to spend a day at the beach. When the weather is good in Denmark, you will not find a better place to be in the world. Denmark is lovely and very pretty. The Danes are overall very friendly, and they love to say "hello" or "Hej" (hi) when they passes you on the streets, in Jutland they can be more reluctant to speak English to foreigners (we are more used to Germans in the southern parts and Swedes in the Northen part) However if you are friendly most people would give it go, and you will realise we Danes have one of the most heavy accents in the world:)
Our "Malta-kids" enjoys the Danish beaches
Jani and I have tried to run or go to the gym every day, and especially the last is not particular easy, because they are only people working in the gym to 1-3 pm even if the gym is open to late, and you can't sign up online, because most places need a Danish security number to sign up. But as soon that part is over, it should be ok. We choose Fitness1, which are a Kolding center, but next time we will probably choose Fitnessworld, who has centers overall in Denmark. Also be beware of the parking fines in Denmark, they are ruthless and its between 65-100 euro for being even 10 cm over the line:(
Now I will go for my run, before meeting with some journalists and photographer.