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Alborg: Til Skagen Med S

June 28th, 2009 admin 2 comments

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og mig startet.. Ahem… sorry..S and me had went on a trip to Skagen last year- so this will be post on that day trip with photos. We usually try to plan complex trips (Norway Fjord Cruise to Oslo, Hurtigruten, Geiranger Fjord etc etc) and finally let them go since things almost gets out of schedule and stuff + the inherent lazyness. Since Skagen appeared to be almost zero plan place except for the train timings and weather , we decided to give it a try. I think we planned for a weekend and the weather was bad . It was raining all over Nordjylland, the next week was just fine and we packed up.

Skagen – just like Hirtshals- is not reachable direct from Alborg. You need to go to another town called Frederiskshavn and from there catch the blue regional train to Skagen. To keep the costs min for the ticket, decided to go for the Klippekort. One of S’s Dansk friends had recommended a restaurant for us to try as well ;).

6:26,8:26,10:26 .. what are these numbers ..huh.? . Well they are the train timings from Alborg to Frederiskshavn – i liked the :26 in that, instead of a 30 or 00 . We decided on the 10:26 and agreed to meet at Alborg station at 10.

10AM . i reach the station and S is there with a Klippekort he got at the counter. We wait for the train and one train comes in on the platform. There was a little confusion , nobody is sure that it is THE train to F’havn. We rush to the kilippekort machine a further off and try to punch..i remember that initially the machine went on a strike (HARTHAL…) and then later started to work magically. :) .. oops! timing!

Boarding the train and finding seats – thats not a big issue at all in Danmark . We take some photos – outside the window, the train insides and … eachother ( S just loves taking self portraits :)).

After a few stations, the train reaches Hjørring , where we see the NordjyskeJernbaner train which connects Hjørring to Hirtshals. We will be taking similar train from F’havn to Skagen. We were not aware of that when we saw that at Hjørring though.:). We discussed on a Dansk movie poster put up on the railway station. “Dig og Mig” (Dai og Mai) – You and Me . Some Romantic movie!. Den Danske Sprog is pretty limited in expressing emotions. Dig og Mig !!- i dont find anything super Romatisk about that (to the ear, that is). Well , there lies _THE_ cultural difference and the acquired tastes. On a side note there is a hindi film “HumTum” which has kinda the same meaning and a romantic movie too (ohh the hindi films ..)

A few stations more and we reach Frederikshavn. F’havn is a terminus for DSB. From there you can catch ferries to Oslo and Goteborg. The blue NordjyskeJernbaner tog was waiting for us on the other platform and we jump straight in. We found a lot of people bringing their own bycycle along. DSB takes a nominal fee – you got to take a “cykel billet” -cycle ticket for that.

The blue train moves too fast. A lot of small small stations , but the train doesn’t stop at every station. If you want to get down at some station , press the stop button – ofcourse before the station is reached- and the train will stop and open the door for you. It is the same priciple as in the NT busses in Alborg city. Quick quick stops and we are in Skagen , which is another terminus. It was a sunday so the station office is closed.

We get out of the station and roam a bit. The weather is excellent (sunny and bright) so lot of people have come down to Skagen. Skagen town is pretty far away from the coast where we are bound to. The town is just another Den Danske By. With a centrum, shopping (walking) streets , coffee shops, cloth stores which advertise TILBUD etc. The shopping area was very active. Well ..all the people were wearing some kinda of summer dress , may be except me. I was wearing a grey t-shirt and black jeans + black snow shoes!!. Ohh my. Well .. somebody should show off the den indiske taste of dressing up .. So here am I.

To get to the coast there are many ways.

1. Walk
2. Hire a cab
3. Rent a bicycle.

Walk is out of question (just check the map), Hire a cab!! – you must be crazy .

There is a cycle renting station. Skagen Cykel Udlejning which rents bicycles for some DKKS. The Dkk was not very nominal! but a major part of it is a deposit which you get back when returning. The cycle station is some kinda self service. You choose the cycle and bring it to the counter. The person there will ask for the details , collect the fee from you and give the key.

We get bicycles for ourself and start a little practice round. It is very long since i did some serious cycling after the Pre-degree days when i was on a cycle all the time :). I had done some cycling when i went to Hven in June . It was very difficult to go long distance then – Hven is pretty up and down landcape. Skagen is pretty flat so things appeared fine.

Cycle along the marked trail .. on and on.. We leave the city and follow the straight road. The cycles are geared , 3 speed , very similar to the Hven bicycles. Gears do have some effect on the cycling effort if used properly. The European cycles have some differences, the rear brakes are not on the handle bar. To apply rear brakes you move the pedals backward and the cycle brakes itself slowly. Kind of requires some practice.

We cycled on an on and reached the Welcome area, from where you have to walk all the way to the tip of Danmark which is called Grenen. There is a car parking area and a cycle zone. Just lock the cycles and have a good look where you have parked it. It is a pretty large cycle zone and very easy to forget where your cycle is. The keys and the cycles have number so it is not that difficult to spot – but just in case .

There is a tourist counter there where you can buy eatables, maps and other memorablia ( we had a look at the memorablia store later when getting back from Grenen). We were very thirsty after the cycle ralley! so bought 2 Coke to go and started the walk to the end. It is sand everwhere and a few sand dunes. Natural ones. The place kind of reminded me of Rameswaram/ Danushkodi which is also a tip – but the southern tip of my own country – INDIA.

We walked and walked and reached the beach. There are semicircular bathing areas on the beach ( You can see that if you zoom in to the map). They are semi natural formations. What they have done is put rocks at fixed distance on the beach, the natural attack of the sea creates the semi circles where the depth is pretty shallow – so very safe.


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Well the real walk starts at the beach. You got to walk along the long long tail of Denmark , until you reach the tip where the 2 seas meet. Technically , walking is optional. The Skagen tourist dept has some Sand vehicles – the Sandorsmen- which will take you to Grenen, But walking is more fun , more challenging and enjoyable. :). The beach is along and highly PEBBLED. I am not sure if the pebbles have been put artificially or not, but it is a remarkable sight to see lots and lots of pebbles. We found some curious artworks – possibly made by kids- using pebbles. on the beach.
Atlast we reache the tip – only to find a big crowd!. It is very calm at the tip. There is a little current flowing – but remarkably gentle i’d say. We took some photos and moved on. We should never have brought shoes! :). Anyway we took some photos and returned back to the beach to find a spot were we can get in to the water.
All the Semi-circles were occupied except for one.! . We doubted whether there is anything wrong with the place. Like a Shark attack!! . Anyway we rested on the rocks for a moment. I jumped down to the rock and tried to climb down the rock to get a good view of the water .:) well i shouldn’t have with the shoes on. I fell down rather dangerously and couldn’t get up for some time since the rocks were too slippery. I then took out the shoes and threw it to the shore and slowly got up. Very dangerous !! I could have fallen in the water or atleast my phone ( few days old and couple of thousands of DKK ) would have just slipped in to the water. Well .. nothing happened. Thats good luck!
It was too hot and the water was too inviting.!! We threw the clothes off and jumped straight in to the water.! . It was really really good . perfect time , perfect water and perfect Sun. No wonder the Europeans are too crazy about summer and the beach!. S went a little too far from the shore since he can swim. No swimming for me .. So i stayed near the shore. You can float on your back on the water with a little practice.
We were in the water for a long time and later got out to dry our clothes and towels. Could have stayed there for ever but , decided to get back since we might lose the train back to Alborg in time. We walked back and found some WW2 era concreate bunkers in the beach. S climbed over it and i took some photos .. including a cool photo of him jumping down the bunker and in Mid-air.
Back at the parking area!. We were too hungry and decided to try the food counter there. There is n’t much vareity and decided on Burgers. Later we went to the Memorablia store to check the stuff. There are many interesting stuff . Normal things like cards,shot glasses and the like. I found polished pebbles to be another unique attaction. But deadly expensive!
We got the bikes and started cycling back. On the way we saw a peculiar -very large-construction made of wood and decide to cycle there. Looked to be some kind of pump or something . Check the photos. That diversion proved to be good, we cycled through another way back to Skagen town. Another road parallel to the one we cycled onward and at the end we reached the junction infront the Skagen station. We didn’t have Maps but it was almost easy to navigate albeit with a little uncertainity).
Skagen cycle Udlejning again. We gave the bikes back and had a little chat with the couter person on the weather. Said Hej Hej and got out. Now, the train timings were a little odd. Some long time to wait. So we went to the shopping street to see what is there, Normal summer crowd, I found a kids play area, kind a a big inflated bed were kids jump around.
We got in to a coffee shop and ordered a Latte. The idea was to spend as much time as possible untill the train comes in. We fooled around some time and later went back to the station. I dont recollect the exact events, May be the train was already there or we waited for long. Anyway we got in to the train and bought ticket from the Automat inside. We were a little confused with the Automat and backed off first for other passengers who were waiting for us to finish. I remember telling S telling “Vaersgo” to the waiting lady. :). Which is a pretty common term is DK which roughly means “Help Yourself”. The literal meaning is “Be so Nice”.
Anyway ,In to time we were back in F’havn and later in Alborg.
A succesful trip Accomplished.!! SKAGEN

Well the real walk starts at the beach. You got to walk along the long long tail of Denmark , until you reach the tip where the 2 seas meet. Technically , walking is optional. The Skagen tourist dept has some Sand vehicles – the Sandorsmen- which will take you to Grenen, But walking is more fun , more challenging and enjoyable. :). The beach is along and highly PEBBLED. I am not sure if the pebbles have been put artificially or not, but it is a remarkable sight to see lots and lots of pebbles. We found some curious artworks – possibly made by kids- using pebbles. on the beach.

Atlast we reache the tip – only to find a big crowd!. It is very calm at the tip. There is a little current flowing – but remarkably gentle i’d say. We took some photos and moved on. We should never have brought shoes! :). Anyway we took some photos and returned back to the beach to find a spot were we can get in to the water.

All the Semi-circles were occupied except for one.! . We doubted whether there is anything wrong with the place. Like a Shark attack!! . Anyway we rested on the rocks for a moment. I jumped down to the rock and tried to climb down the rock to get a good view of the water .:) well i shouldn’t have with the shoes on. I fell down rather dangerously and couldn’t get up for some time since the rocks were too slippery. I then took out the shoes and threw it to the shore and slowly got up. Very dangerous !! I could have fallen in the water or atleast my phone ( few days old and couple of thousands of DKK ) would have just slipped in to the water. Well .. nothing happened. Thats good luck!

It was too hot and the water was too inviting.!! We threw the clothes off and jumped straight in to the water.! . It was really really good . perfect time , perfect water and perfect Sun. No wonder the Europeans are too crazy about summer and the beach!. S went a little too far from the shore since he can swim. No swimming for me .. So i stayed near the shore. You can float on your back on the water with a little practice.

We were in the water for a long time and later got out to dry our clothes and towels. Could have stayed there for ever but , decided to get back since we might lose the train back to Alborg in time. We walked back and found some WW2 era concreate bunkers in the beach. S climbed over it and i took some photos .. including a cool photo of him jumping down the bunker and in Mid-air.

Back at the parking area!. We were too hungry and decided to try the food counter there. There is n’t much vareity and decided on Burgers. Later we went to the Memorablia store to check the stuff. There are many interesting stuff . Normal things like cards,shot glasses and the like. I found polished pebbles to be another unique attaction. But deadly expensive!

We got the bikes and started cycling back. On the way we saw a peculiar -very large-construction made of wood and decide to cycle there. Looked to be some kind of pump or something . Check the photos. That diversion proved to be good, we cycled through another way back to Skagen town. Another road parallel to the one we cycled onward and at the end we reached the junction infront the Skagen station. We didn’t have Maps but it was almost easy to navigate (albeit with a little uncertainity).

Skagen cycle Udlejning again. We gave the bikes back and had a little chat with the couter person on the weather. Said Hej Hej and got out. Now, the train timings were a little odd. Some long time to wait. So we went to the shopping street to see what is there, Normal summer crowd, I found a kids play area, kind a a big inflated bed were kids jump around.

We got in to a coffee shop and ordered a Latte. The idea was to spend as much time as possible untill the train comes in. We fooled around some time and later went back to the station. I dont recollect the exact events, May be the train was already there or we waited for long. Anyway we got in to the train and bought ticket from the Automat inside. We were a little confused with the Automat and backed off first for other passengers who were waiting for us to finish. I remember S telling “Vaersgo” to a waiting Den Danske Kvinde (Danish lady). :). Vaersgo is a pretty common term is DK which roughly means “Help Yourself”. The literal meaning is “Be so Nice”.

Anyway ,In no time we were back in F’havn and later in Alborg.

A succesful trip Accomplished.!! SKAGEN

Finishing off with a few photographs from the S perspective. Check the “Dig og Mai”  and the “Sandormen” vehicles etc

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Göteborg: Hare Krishna! Tack! for Swedish Prasadam, :)

October 31st, 2008 admin No comments

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 Having hearty conversations with total strangers is one of the best experiences that you can have while traveling. Sometimes you feel that the whole world is trying hard to cross the two lives together for a short while. So this is about a chance meeting that I had in Göteborg and it will be a continuation of my return from Oslo (Remember the öxenerred , and the Gypsy?).

So I left  the NSB bus at Nils Ericsson Terminalen wondering how the gypsy that I saw in the train/bus is going to survive ( He might be some where in Europe, but I wonder how is he going to spend the winter? , The story of Soapy -O Henry’s Cop and the Anthem- comes to my mind :) )

 

Anyway , it was night and I badly needed sleep . I had taken rooms in STF hostel Wendelsberg at Mölnlycke which is a little away from the city (Typical for all those STF hostels). There are 2 ways to reach Mölnlycke 1. take the Pendlertåg ( the commuter train) to Borås 2. Take the GrönEXPRESS (The green line) Västtrafik bus to Mölnlycke .

I had taken a Göteborg++ pass which can go in both the train and bus. But I usually took the train since it appeared to be more comfortable. But then I had a problem when I checked the timing displays at the Terminalen , the next train to Borås is rather late. So I might have to wait a long time . Huh … thats bad . So I decided to try the GrönEXPRESS for the first time.

 

 

 I find a GrönEXPRESS ready for departure immediately .. huh .. that is a little Strange …Anyway I get in and show the Göteborg++ pass to the rather uninterested driver who nodded me in without even looking at the pass  . The bus starts on time and moves along Göteborg city . The bus was pretty free when it left the terminalen but later a lot of people got in at different stops . There was a big crowd near Liseberg since I think that was some special day . Perhaps people enjoying the last summer month  .

 

Suddenly the bus become a little crowded and I notice a lady with a shopping carrier ( I find those kind of carriers amusing , but I find it everywhere , especially carried by old people ). Hmm… may be such carriers are not that feasible in India. First you got to make the side walk even  .

 

Anway when the rush increased ( lot of people were standing . Again totally strange phenomena !! ) she moved in a sat beside me. I smiled with a little Hej (Hmm …yea .. I had started that habit long back)and continued my observations with in the bus. After a while , my co – passenger asks ( with a little hesitation I guess).

 

She: Are you from India ?

( I couldn’ t place her accent, but rather different from swedish)

Me: Yeah , Iam …

 

Now … she Is very much interested … She is an Iskcon devotee and is just coming back from a Pooja at the Iskcon temple in Göteborg . Since It is the avatara dina of Balarama (Krishna’s Big brother ) . It is a little strange ( and a little proud) when I find people talking about the indian religious stories at totally unexpected places! .

 

Once I had been to Iskcon temple in Copenhagen .That is another story … Don’t know , but I found it to be too depressing to live in Aalborg after the winter. So to get a some solace (and perhaps to find something indian) I caught the night train to CPH from Alborg . The temple ( as advertised by their website ) is in a suburb of CPH called Vanløse .I went there with AJ ( who is my colleague working at Malmoe) . We reached Vanløse and with some elderly help (an old lady showed the way ) found the temple which turned out to be a house. One random guy was sitting infront of it perched on a garden stool . We thought he is sleeping , but later we found that he was reciting the Mahamantra (Allegedly since he had the Japamala on his hand) . He later went on to tell the whole story of Krishna to Us  . which was definitely good to hear. But he told us as if we dont know  . I seriously found some lack of depth in the belief . He sounded to be seeking refuge in the faith and the belief sounded too axiomatic. Anway we got in to the temple ( which is a room in the house) . And found all typical iskcon stuff . What I took good notice is the BOSE sound systems .. hmm .. they are rich!

 

So on an average , I guess I am agnostic about religion etc . I believe ISKCON is ran in good faith, but I seriously never found  interest in the activity except the Vanløse ISKCON seemed to be the only hindu temple nearest to the place where I lived . So thats about it.

 

Now , the bus lady kept talking about the wonderful hindu philosophy etc . I agreed , anyway I told her that iam a hindu since iam raised a hindu . Nothing more than that . And as such I am ok with the religion that I am in and I am not too much in to philosophy etc. We talk other general things . She is a german married to a Swede … She lived in Mölnlycke and taught German at the local school there. And … she lived in Mölnlycke  that too very near to STF Wendelsberg !!

 

We continue talking and I mention that I have no idea where to get down since it is the first time I am travelling to Mölnlycke by bus. She takes charge and tells me that “Just get down where I get down, and I will accompany you “  . If you are traveling to Wendelsberg by bus from Göteborg , you got to get down at the stop Kyrkvägen (the church way) and then it is walkable from there.

 

I had lost the sense of direction and I decide to follow my unknown ISKCON guide. !! . We get down at Kyrkvägen . Then the difficult scenario arises.

 

She wants me to give something!!! … She opens the shopping carrier and starts searching … “I should give you something” .I say having met you is more than enough .. I cannot accept anything at all .. Finally she settles for the ISKCON prasad , Swedish cake (veg, eggless cake) and a bottle of Dal , and a box of Pasta ( totally vegetarian she said) . She puts the entire stuff in a Hemköp plastic bag and hands it over to me.  … Now ..that is strange … At a moment I thought that all this meeting is fate bringing together 2 lives at some point of time . It is the first time I am taking Grönlinje .. in all possibility I would have taken the train and walked to Wendelsberg . Something wonderful has just happened.

 

I walked together with her until we reached a crossing where I had to go straight to Wendelsberg and she had to turn to her apartment. We wished good bye -I remember It was a little freezing then -and I walked towards the Hostel.

 

I had the “Svensk Prasad” for dinner that night. That is the first time I tasted the pre-prepared Pasta . I have seen them at Alborg supermarkets but I never bothered to buy it . This veg pasta had Olive and some other veggies . I mixed it with Dal  Indisk style! .. Cake was a little different , but I loved it.

 

~D

ps: pics will be put after a break :)

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Majorskan… Bussan and the Bath Towel

October 10th, 2008 admin No comments

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A little story during the Stockholm visit in July 2008.  I stayed in one of the STF youth hostels called Majorskan.  Järfälla Youth-hostel Vandrarhemmet Majorskan, which is the name in full!.. It is not the first time that I stayed in one of the STF hostels; they are all pretty good and usually located far away from the city. Majorskan is not an exception and it is in a small town called Jakobsberg about 15 mins by SL (Stockholm Lokaltransport) train from Stockholm centralen

Majorskan is special since it is the first time that I stayed in a “Dorm” room during my journeys. And …some interesting personalities whom I met there made the stay more memorable.
I found Majorskan to be a little lacking in facilities and in need of repair. May be it was under renovation since I saw construction workers all over the place and some of them were even staying there.  Anyway it is pretty inexpensive at 185 SEK per day not inclusive of breakfast. If you want breakfast it is 50 SEK !! But it is a pretty good breakfast and it is “All you can eat”.


The “Dorm”  is a little over packed with 5 people in one room. There was one construction guy who watched movies all evening on his portable DVD player  and another guy who slept / read a novel all day and walked off at night ( away  for the whole night). The other 2 were too volatile  people came and went.

The first night the two beds were empty initially but people came late at night. They appeared to be camping in the mountains since they came with a lot of camping gear including a small gas cylinder!!! .. Strange!!. But they were pretty considerate and spoke very lightly so as not to disturb the sleeping folks.  Being a light sleeper is a problem when you take a dorm. I woke up :( .

Majorskan  is a little remote if you consider the distance from Jakobsberg. Actually it Is between 2 towns Jokobsberg and Barkaby . To catch the train you got to walk to Jakobsberg or Barkaby. Later I found that it is possible catch bus to Stockholm just in front of Majorskan. It is more a shopping (serious shopping) area along a motorway. Something likes the place where BILKA is in Alborg. I saw IKEA , Giganten and many other BIG shopping malls nearby the hostel.

I had food from one of the gas station kiosk near Jakobsberg. Thai Wok . And it was good. Swedish kiosks have a good variety of food compared to what I found in Alborg. Even 7/11 has much variety. Once I found even tikka  in the menu. I didn’t dare to try it out though. But thai menu is OK. Perhaps the Thais won’t dare to try it out. ! . In Norway and Sweden they write “Meny” for menu .  It is said “Menu” itself (y is yoo, v is voo, h is ho when they are at the end of a word)but looks a little strange for the first timer  when you find “Meny” written many times all over the eating streets.

The next night was a little horrible, thanks to some guy who came to the dorm at the middle of the night completely drunk. That showed me the realities of living in dorm. He kept mumbling something in Swedish all night like a snorting pig!. I should have brought some cotton for such emergencies. ( to put in my ears , not his mouth). Anyway after mumbling for a long time, the snorts subsided HE SLEPT. And Me too.

Morning… I had a chance to see the guy. He was awake when I jumped out of the bunker sitting on the other bed near the door.  A little over middle age  short guy clad in blue jeans. He started a chat with me when I went for the door on the way to the bath room .  He talked fast and rather free. He had been drinking all day yesterday , he lost his phone and watch in the pub etc etc .  and lot of about friendship etc.  hmm… the next thing he ‘ll be asking is for money! I thought …but NO. he had a wallet and it seemed to have much more SEKs than me. Hmm strange guy.

I asked his name .  “Bussan” that was the reply .  “What?” I asked , he repeated it with an annoying look.  Well .. I didn’t ask again.  He is drunk already.  He said he is all mixed up due to the drink and wants have breakfast to straighten the things up and he wants to know when the breakfast starts at Majorskan. I said it should be ready now!. . He told me that he is originally from Kalmar and has lived all his life in Stockholm. He is 59 , but looked  young for the age and pretty fit too.

I met him again at the breakfast table. He had no breakfast coupon since the office was closed. But he still managed to get through by talking it out with the lady in the counter. He seemed to be a frequent visitor there. Later I found something curious about the “Bussan”, when he walked back to his table holding his coffee. He had only 2 fingers in his right hand the middle 3 appeared to be chopped off due to some freak accident. Perhaps he was a factory worker and now living off the disability pension . He has no family.

Later when I was coming back from the bathroom after the shower I saw him. He immediately told me about the importance of friendship. I said yeah friendship Is good. Then he asks me, the linen counter  is not open yet (Majorskan gives sheets , towels to ppl who haven’t bought it with them , for a price ofcourse)  He doesn’t have a towel so he wants to borrow my towel! .  That was something that I never expected! … Anyway  I was checking out in an hour. So I donated my towel to “Bussan” on the spot.

“Bussan” went to the bathroom with my towel  and I stood there a little puzzled. Then I  found an envelope on the table written “Bo  Andersson”  and it was from the Kommune. Huh .. It was “Bo Andersson” and I had been hearing “Bussan” all the time.

I checked out of Majorskan without giving a chance for “Bo” to return my towel. This time I catched the bus to Stockholm.

Not sure what happened to “Bussan” and my towel . I guess he should be wandering around the different VandererHjems in Sweden  and borrowing towels. Interesting personality.!

~D

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Different Danskerne

March 13th, 2008 admin No comments

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Danskerne = The Danes .. you normally find this word in the newspapers when they tell about the public opinion etc.

I have found an easy way to write the posts .. nowadays writing daily to an email friend , so cut and paste from them ..very easy .. sometimes difficult to find the inspiration to write a new post :)

Today morning, while waiting for the bus at Nytorv.( Nyoo Torv means New Square)i happened to observe 3 ppl ..2 men and a women .. may be a little shabbily dressed compared to the normal Alborgians .. not city folk ..they were a little drunk (not stable steps ) and ofcourse smoking and talking loudly … every thing associated with them was a little shabby .. like their bag which was kept on the busstop bench .. it missed the zipper .. lot of things stuffed in .. including empty beer cans !!!..

they got in to the same bus as me .. it was going to a small village called Klarup beyond the univerisitet ..so i expected them to be going there ..but surprisingly they got down at the universitet! .. and again a lot of loud talking in the bus ..they were in the last seat ..curious ppl .. very different from the usual ppl that i meet in the busses

Dont know what they thought about me .. but interesting to imagine .. Shabbily dressed dark guy with black hair..

Recently i read about a film trilogy from the Danish director Per Fly, Arven, Drabet and Benken .. and it says they deal with the 3 classes of danish soceity starting from the rich to the middle class and finally to the lowest class (ppl on social welfare) .. i wanted to see it , i use the video service Jaman ..but it was not available for the region … i see many kinds of ppl here in Alborg .. may be 99 % of them are well to do .. with jobs ..but sometimes i see destitute kind of ppl .. ppl who roam around collecting bottles etc ..who are they ..and what will be their background..

Sometimes i see beggars in the street ..sometimes ..in india its an everyday sight! .. here the way of begging is different ..just stay on your knees on the street with the cap in front ! .. even ppl with accordions or violins also common ..they may not the beggars still ..Its not possible for destitutes to survive here ..without a proper house nobody can survive the winter..may be all these ppl are in welfare or may be Gypsies

~D

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