9 Things You Must Not Do When Cycling in Copenhagen

Copenhagen’s cycling infrastructure is the perfect example of urban planning done well. Getting around on two wheels here is affordable, safe, and often the easiest way to explore the city or get from point A to B.  While most people in the Danish capital are competent cyclists, you’ll also run into a fair share ofContinue reading “9 Things You Must Not Do When Cycling in Copenhagen”

5 of the Best Danish Day Trips From Copenhagen

As much as I love living in Copenhagen, sometimes I just want to escape the city for a little bit. Only for a day or so, though; after that, I begin to miss it. For the first nine months or so after moving to Copenhagen, the pandemic confined me to travelling almost exclusively within Denmark.Continue reading “5 of the Best Danish Day Trips From Copenhagen”

Moving to Denmark as Self-Employed: How I Did It

Moving to Denmark is attractive to many people for a host of reasons. The comprehensive welfare state, strong focus on community and excellent working conditions all contribute to the country’s sky-high quality of life. For a lot of people, their foot into Denmark comes through one of three ways: Getting a job here; Having aContinue reading “Moving to Denmark as Self-Employed: How I Did It”

5 Things I Learned From My First Full Scandinavian Winter

Right – so this year, I experienced my first full winter living in Scandinavia. Let’s just say that doing so amid a lockdown was an interesting experience, to say the least. When I first moved to Copenhagen, I expected winters to be similar to the UK. And in some ways, it was – but onContinue reading “5 Things I Learned From My First Full Scandinavian Winter”

Lykke: Why Are the Danes So “Happy”?

For such a small country, Denmark has made a sizeable impact on the world. Beyond your favourite childhood toy, the nation has also received envious gazes for regularly featuring at or near the top of the World Happiness Index. What does that mean, though? Does everyone walk around with huge grins from cheek to cheek?Continue reading “Lykke: Why Are the Danes So “Happy”?”

5 Mobile Apps to Download When You Move to Copenhagen

Even if you’ve visited before, the process of moving to Copenhagen can take a while. Luckily, though, Denmark is pretty advanced in a digital sense. And coinciding with this, there are plenty of mobile apps to make settling in easier.  You’ll need to access many of the services you need in the capital online. ButContinue reading “5 Mobile Apps to Download When You Move to Copenhagen”

Hiking the Amarminoen Route in Copenhagen

In October 2020, a new hiking route called Amarminoen was opened in Copenhagen. I would say that it’s popular amongst locals and visitors alike, but there are no visitors right now. Because, you know, the 2020s.  The hike is located on the island of Amager. And I’m going to be honest – before moving here,Continue reading “Hiking the Amarminoen Route in Copenhagen”

10 Unique Danish Phrases

Danish is closely-related to English and, like its Germanic counterpart, has various phrases and sayings that are not taught in textbooks. The ones that make no sense, but at the same time make complete sense. You know, like going bananas and being on the ball.  Just as fluent English speakers from other countries often don’tContinue reading “10 Unique Danish Phrases”

10 Facts About Cycling in Copenhagen

Recently, I started cycling regularly in Copenhagen. And even though I’m sure 90% of the city wanted to drop kick me for my lack of common sense in the first week, things have been pretty enjoyable so far. Cycling in Copenhagen is a breeze, and that’s not just because of the fresh wind that willContinue reading “10 Facts About Cycling in Copenhagen”

Review: One Month of Living with LifeX in Copenhagen

As a narrow window of sanity opened during the summer of 2020, the opportunity to move to Copenhagen arose. I was well-versed on the city’s housing situation, which even Danes find tough to contend with. Needless to say that, as a self-employed non-resident, the only words that popped up in my head were “get aContinue reading “Review: One Month of Living with LifeX in Copenhagen”