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Mama Mia! & A Private Beach

TravelAmanda Walter | Maple Alps9 Comments

The first year I studied abroad, I was able to spend some time in Denmark with family friends of ours. It was a fantastic experience, except for when I wanted to watch television, I couldn't understand a thing. One day, after exploring the city, I was flipping through the channels trying to find something to watch. Suddenly, I heard familiar words - Mama Mia! was on in German. Despite not loving the movie, I was bored and I watched the whole thing, just happy to have something on with words I understood. This last summer, some friends of ours took us to where some scenes from the movie were shot, and it was really spectacular to see- not just because it was filmed there, but because it was so beautiful!

mama Mia! | www.maplealps.com
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mama mia and a private beach | www.maplealps.com
mama mia and a private beach | www.maplealps.com
mama mia | www.maplealps.com
mama mia | www.maplealps.com

Seeing it almost made me want to watch the movie again, but I haven't seen it since 2010, and I think I'll keep it that way. There were definitely fewer people there than I had expected.

After we were finished at the chapel, we drove and hiked a bit and found a private beach to lay at for the day. Not one soul showed up the entire afternoon and the [long] nap I had and the warm water was glorious. 

mama mia | www.maplealps.com
mama mia and a private beach | www.maplealps.com

Somehow, picnic lunches taste better and naps are sweeter with views like these.