Just returned from Okavango Delta in Botswana, and there it was on tv

I enjoy watching wild life programs, but I don’t always take notice of the location. This summer was an exception: In July, I visited the Okavango Delta in Botswana with my family, and the first wild life program I watched after returning home happened to be from Okavango. And no wonder it is a popular… Continue reading Just returned from Okavango Delta in Botswana, and there it was on tv

Parents: Never take your teenagers to a music festival

A story about going to a music festival and realising your kids have grown older (and you have grown old) With my hubby stationed in London and myself and our two teenage children in Denmark, I am often on the lookout for events to attend together around London. In June, I received a news feed about the V-festival… Continue reading Parents: Never take your teenagers to a music festival

Aha! experiences in Tokyo and Kyoto, Japan

Japan recently moved up my list of interesting travel destinations. Previously, I associated the country primarily with advanced consumer electronics, skyscrapers, crowds, stressed-out school children, and sushi. But, last month I visited Tokyo and Kyoto with my partner, and we had at least thirteen Aha! moments in five days: 1. Tokyo is quiet and uglier than… Continue reading Aha! experiences in Tokyo and Kyoto, Japan

Insider hint for Danish happiness: Party group singing

British psychological research suggests that group singing is not only fun but also good for our well-being. Group singing is an essential Danish party element, and with repeated ranking of Danes as the happiest people in the world, it is tempting to think that group singing may play an – albeit tiny – role? Danish celebrations… Continue reading Insider hint for Danish happiness: Party group singing