While I was in Denmark, I had the opportunity to connect with extended relatives and live a few average days of the Danish lifestyle. I had an amazing time, and it was really cool to reconnect with my family and get to know them on a more personal level. One of the coolest experiences I had while I was in Denmark was discovering personality characteristics that were common between myself and the people I had met throughout my travels in the country. It genuinely felt like I was getting to know my roots.
One of the places I stayed during my visit was a small town by the name of Troense. I’d try to help you pronounce it, but I’m pretty sure I still even butcher it.
Troense is a small area filled with traditional (ultra-traditional) style housing with thatched roofs. This means that instead of shingles or wood or whatever else you usually find on roofs – they would have densely-packed hey serving as the insulation directly above. Surprisingly, it keeps pretty warm and it creates a pretty cool look to the house!
While I was staying in Troense, I got to know the local area one day by simply taking a walk one morning and cruising around the meadows, streets, and harbor unique to the town.
I should mention – this neighborhood was actually voted as “best back-country neighborhood” in all of Denmark. And you’ll see why it has such prestige in the photos below:
The award-winning street
This was the house where I actually stayed. Surprisingly, the thatched roof kept it warm! (With a little help from a fireplace inside)
Some workers installing a new roof next door.
One of my most vivid memories from my first trip out to Denmark was riding bikes down this road pictured in the next photo. This image brings back memories and has a hint of nostalgia from riding bikes down the long stretch of tree-lined patterned avenues.
Decided to go wander a little in the back-country.
Love the light hitting these trees in this next one!