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Copenhagen’s Counterculture: Christiania

January 21, 2016

  Scandinavia has a very cold reputation. Unfortunately, I can’t change the weather. I hope to, however, change this perception. While Norway, and Sweden remain somewhat culturally rigid, Denmark, embraces alternative lifestyles and eccentricity. Its true, Danish style and design are still largely slaves to function. This minimalism extends beyond the aesthetic. It seems Danes […]

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Updates on Denmark Immigration in 2016

January 15, 2016

Immigration across much of the Eurozone is a popular topic amongst not just fellow european citizens, but also potential immigrants from other countries.  As of the time of this writing there is a great debate amongst European Union countries as to the immigration policies of individual countries, how those may impact security, and what each […]

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The Best of Christmas in Copenhagen 2015

December 17, 2015

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Why not spend it in the official happiest country in the world?  Copenhagen is filled with Christmas magic and has something to delight everyone young and old.

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Denmark and the European Union

December 7, 2014

Since joining the European Community in 1973, Denmark has held the EU Presidency for at least seven times. Its main reason for joining the union was to safeguard its agricultural exports to the United Kingdom. The two countries were so economically linked that Denmark considered it necessary to be a member if UK is one as well.

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Seasons of Denmark

November 10, 2014

Weather and climate are important aspects to consider when traveling to a place. Why so? Because of several reasons.
The first reason is to be able to prepare accordingly in terms of packed wardrobe. Who would want to be caught unaware in summer clothes during winter? Sometimes the beauty of a place cannot overshadow the sense of frustration in bearing inconvenience due to bad weather coupled with ill-advised clothes. That is why it makes sense to know the expected seasons of a country before attempting to visit.

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The Regions of Denmark

August 29, 2014

It is always good to know of any information related to a country which a traveler intends to visit. One of the most basic information is the physical division of countries. Denmark is divided into regions which are further subdivided in municipalities.

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The Golden Age of Denmark

August 10, 2014

The first half of the 19th century was a period of creative production for Denmark. It was a time when the arts took on a new life of creativity after the country suffered from fires, bombardment, and national bankruptcy. It was known as the Golden Age of Denmark. Lasting up until about 1850, it took a while a longer for someone to pen the term “Golden Age” in relation to Denmark. Danish philosopher Valdemar Vedel was the first one to use the term to describe what is acknowledged as the richest period in the country’s cultural history.

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Housing Communities of Denmark

April 29, 2014

Denmark started a housing community concept during the 1960s which is still being replicated today. It is not only happening in the country buit also in other countries notably the US, China, and several European countries. The main reason for developing such housing concept is the dissatisfaction with existing housing and communities then which were largely felt to have failed to provide the needs of inhabitants.

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Julemanden: Denmark’s Very Own Christmas Man

December 9, 2013

In Greenland, there lives a man known as the Julemanden who gives gifts to the children of Denmark every December 24. He is especially fond of risengrod, a native delicacy which is essentially rice pudding with cinnamon sugar and with a slice of butter. He is also assisted by nisse, the Danish counterpart of elves…so goes the story from a Danish folklore. 

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Denmark has Best Pension Scheme in the World

October 22, 2013

Denmark, as we already know, is THE happiest nation on earth. So it shouldn’t be so surprising to find out that it is also THE best country in terms of state pension schemes. In fact, according to the 2013 Melbourne Mercier Global Pension Index Report, Denmark is the only country assessed that was able to achieve a Grade A classification.

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