Is there a holiday in India that struck a chord with you?
I’ve travelled everywhere with my wife Lise and four children but one place I like particularly is the Andamans; it’s breathtaking. I like Kolkata, the City of Joy. There is also a Danish train station along the River Hooghly. The Danish also signed a local trade treaty with a Tamil king in the 1600s with no hidden agenda of taking territory. This was Tranquebar and so we went there a number of times. And we visited Serampore on the outskirts of Kolkata which has a typical Danish church. There is also a Danish tavern there which is now a hotel. We really felt at home in these spots in India.
What is your favourite Indian dish?
I like the Orient Express at the Taj Palace (tajhotels. com) in Delhi. The seating area is modelled after a wagon, and you feel history pass you by. I love every Indian dish, especially dosa and Hyderabadi biryani.
Cultures around the world tend to have similarities to one’s own. What about India do you think is closest to Denmark?
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