#5 DISTORTION – WHEN COPENHAGEN BECOMES LADY PARTY

Distortion is a street + proper spring festival based in our lovely (almost) home Copenhagen. While we can find online such descriptions as a celebration of the “Copenhagen Street Life and New Dance Music”, the official website preferes qualify its baby as a way to turn “the city of Copenhagen into a party heaven”. With an estimated 100,000 guests per day, the festival got the ambition to become one of the largest annual gatherings in Europe, and is already the craziest party of Scandinavia. It looks like it’s already smoothly going across the continents border : we can definitely meet the world at Distortion. Experience talking. Because yes, we participated to this party marathon. So, is Distortion really what it claims to be, and does it worth it? Keep reading to know!

 

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#4 Step Back In Time – Visiting Moesgaard Museum, Aarhus, Denmark

To tell you the truth, we were not very lucky with the weather during our stay in Aarhus.  It was pretty awful in fact – cold wind, snow or sleet (or both at once) and thick fog. This is why we decided on some indoor activity. After a short chat with Rasmus, an IPC Alumni and our host in Aarhus, we came with an idea of visiting the Moesgaard Museum – undoubtedly one of the best museums in Denmark and a place with two Michelin stars (no, not according to Restaurants&Hotels Red Guide but the Michelin Attraction’s Guide). Even I – not the biggest fan of museums of archeology or ethnography – have to admit that after 5 minutes, my jaw went slack and I absolutely fell in love with the place.

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#3 – JELLING – BURIAL MONTS, RUNIC STONES AND THE KING OF THE NORTH

During our EVS On Arrival Training that took place in March, we were given a chance to visit Europe’s finest Viking Age features and “Denmark’s birth certificate”- the Jelling Monuments.

The little town of Jelling, set in serene countryside of Jutland, is itself a UNESCO World Heritage site that 1000 years ago was the seat of two first Viking kings – Gorm the Old and his son Harald Bluetooth. The legacy they left behind is both, very unique and superb, especially in the Nordic context. The oldest relics in Jelling are the remains of a huge ship-shaped stone setting, the rune stones, the mounds and finally the palisade.

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