This would be my final post here, since I left Denmark for good some time ago. And what can I say, it was a positive experience most of the time. I found some friends, studied Electronics and took few Architecture classes, learned some Danish, attended some great festivals, got drunk on some of them, attended unforgetable Christmas parties, bartended for a while. Gosh, I even managed to fall in love over here. But we won’ t get into details now. No, no. However, I’ d like to share some of the things I learned during my stay. And I hope it would be helpful for all of you who are just about to arive in Denmark, curently living in Denmark or who are about to leave as well.
For the new comers: You’ ll find it difficult at first. You won’ t know anyone, it’ d be hard to even find a place to live in the beginning. For the first few months you’ ll most probably miss your home, your friends, family. Some of your old habits won’ t be relevant in here. The cultural differences may crush some of you. But that’ s all part of the experience. So don’ t dig into it too much. After a while you’ ll manage to settle in. You’ ll find a friend or two. you’ ll learn to be on time if you are usually not, you’ ll suceed in discovering the beauty of this country, just trust me on this on. You won’ t have to try too hard to be liked by anyone, and won’ t take that long until you start feeling at place here.
For the ones already here, for a while: You’ve been through some pleasant and not so pleasant experiences now. You have your fair share of people you could trust here. Got a nice school system, free healtcare, a bike, few pals and well-a daily routine. Managed to get taste of the food, the beer, the art, the culture and why not- the nature around. Started learning the viking’ s language. Failed or suceeded in that. But no matter what, you’ re able to get a word or two in Danish and to be real – be proud of it. Some of you may even found love here, either in the eyes of a dane or some of your fellow internationals. And it feels nice, to belong here, because you finally got most of what you ‘ re fighting for, even if you don’ t realize it at the time.
For the ones leaving: First of all, you’ ll be back. Well, eventually. Or not. Doesn’ t really matter. Because the adventure you’ ve been through here is what matters most. You fell in love with at least one very Danish thing. For some of you might be the open-minded culture. Others may fell for all the small quirks of the little, yet amazing country that Denmark is. But now you have to let go on all of that. My advice for you is-keep the memories. All the festivals, beer, frienships, fun and etc. Keep that wherever you go. I know that, I miss even the weather sometimes, so yeah, it’ s normal. Whatever you choose to do with your life after living/studying/working in Denmark you’ ll know that you’ ve suceeded in tipping your toe in the happiness that country provides. It’ s a great lifetime oportunity whatever happened to you here, and it’ ll give you a new perspective on everything that surounds you from now on.
Well, that’ s all for now boys and girls.
Hope you’ ve had an awesome time reading and if you feel, you can share whether you’ re new here or not, some of your experience down at the comments.