1981, 1983, 1984, 2016
Let's start with Denmark, the country I visited on my very first international trip at the age of 1 year and 10 months. I can't remember anything from my first visit, but my family and I revisited the country twice (if I'm not mistaken) and a few memories have remained. One is that I played a self-invented game called "launderette" which consisted of me sitting in a kind of hole in the hedge. I must have been fascinated by a visit to a real launderette. Another memory is that I fell out of my bed in the middle of the night and rolled under it. When my parents checked on me, they thought I had been kidnapped although I was happily snoring under the bed... I also remember the smell and look of the dog roses that lined the paths from our holiday apartment to the sea.
35 years later, I finally revisited Denmark together with my wife (and our unborn daughter). We came there in May and loved the exuberantly growing flowers and trees - lilac bushes, rape fields, beech trees and countless others.
After spending some time in Copenhagen and a short visit to Sweden, we explored the island of Sjælland and its neighbours and found lots of beautiful villages and towns, spectacular coastlines and many other sights to behold.
Nibbling smørrebrød in Roskilde, exploring the cliffs on Møn, freezing at Denmark's southernmost point in Gedser and walking endlessly in Copenhagen to take in as many sights as possible in a short time were some of our highlights. Still, we haven't seen enough yet and will surely return to this beautiful Scandinavian country.