Last week my friend and I traveled to Crete, Greece. As many of you probably dream of too, one of my dreams for a long time has been staying in an overwater bungalow – like the ones you see in the Maldives or Bora Bora. And guess what? You don’t have to travel further than Greece to make this dream come true.
As described by Visit Denmark Naturlejren Auderød is a nature centre with pick-your-own flower fields (during the summer) and a dark treasure next to the fields. Today you can explore the abandoned military training camp Auderød where the navy and navy seals where trained. It closed back in 2008 and kept as a kind of time capsule with dusty phone books and old coffee cups still sat in their original positions.
It is also one of the filming locations for Netflix series “The Rain”.
The interesting thing about this place is that my granddad were training as a navy seal at this exact place for 6 months of his training. So this place has both a historical and personal meaning to me.
The property is HUGE and consists of several baracks, auditoriums, a church, Friday Bar and buildings which use are unknown to me. The place is scary in and of itself and you need to be careful in the buildings with pee on floors, many broken windows and long lost dolls on the floor.
The Church that looks surprisingly just like any ofther of the barracks there.
It’s that time of year again. And by that I don’t just mean Christmas. Nope, if you have been reading my blog for some time you know that around this time of the year for the past 2 years I have partnered with the organization More Love Letters and I’m doing that again this year for their 12 days of Love Letter writing. You can read my previous posts for More Love Letters here and here. Read More
God calls us to go. To go into all the nations (Matthew 28). And this summer God called me to Thailand for 2 months. The time in Thailand was a part of the the last phase of the DTS called outreach.
So what did I do in Thailand you might wonder?
First we stayed in Bangkok for a couple days for orientation where we learned a lot about the culture and belief of this country known as “the land of smiles”. A country that is also known for the line “to be Thai is to be buddhist”. To get to know this country we went to downtown Bangkok and visited temple after temple. Not that we had to search to find them, they were everywhere.
Travelling to Athens, Greece was such a cool experience I will remember for a long time. Especially since I am such a giant history nerd who loves to read about ancient cultures and the history of other countries. Athens is one of the world’s oldest cities with its recorded history spanning over 3400 years and is home to more than 3 million people today. A lot of the things in Western culture comes from this place. Things like our literacy and written communication, school system, welfare system, mathematics, philosophy, democracy and the list could go on. Read More
Reading the Bible regularly is something that is a high priority of mine. Sometimes it can just be so hard to figure where to read and how to read it, because if you just read through a verse or book from beginning to end it can be hard to remember and process what you just read. That’s at least what I have experienced multiple times. And that’s when the Bible can begin to seem irrelevant or boring.