I’ve been in Denmark for 6 days now. In that short time, I’ve discovered people are (in general) friendly and gorgeous, the city is well-designed with many pockets for public spaces (to be blogged about later!), almost everyone speaks English fluently, and the Danes are free-spirited, happy, and liberal (despite paying 50% of their wages to taxes). But, Copenhagen is also home to some of the best bikers, most delicious bakeries, and beautiful babies…
– BIKERS –
If you buy a car in Denmark, expect to pay 3 times the cost after factoring in taxes. When I found this out, it became obvious why the country’s streets are filled with bikers. But, a bicycle in Denmark is a fashion statement for many. I’ve seen a few men with brief cases strapped to their backs and a few women in long bohemian skirts.
– BAKERIES –
This bakery in Frederiksborg put Cambridge’s Flour to shame. I treated myself to one and felt a little guilty…like I’d stolen something from heaven. But then I realized I paid $6 for it and decided to share some with a friend because it was very filling. (I was glad I to be riding a bike afterwards.)
– BABIES –
Copenhagen is home to some stylish babies! They’re usually found behind their parents’ bicycle seats or exploring in a park. With Copenhagen being nicknamed the happiest country in the world, it shouldn’t surprise me that many parents choose to raise their children here…or that there are so many babies to begin with.