Apprehension, excitement, homesickness and nervousness were some of the feelings I experienced during my first week in Copenhagen. It also came with a lesson or two on Danish culture and some first impressions
- Morning rush hour, if you can actually call it “rush” is so peaceful. Walking to work is amazingly calm. I have noticed that sight is the only sense I actually use as I travel to the office
- When crossing the street, don’t look out for cars but rather bikes
- Never ask or order bottled water. Tap water in Copenhagen is extremely clean and you will actually offend the Danes by asking why they don’t have a water cooler or if you request filtered water
- There are rules on how to make your Smørrebrød. I am not sure what they are yet, but I am having fun exploring the unspoken rules and the idiosyncrasies whilst I enjoy one of the nations favourite dishes
- I have had to abandon my much loved stilettos and switch to more practical flat boots. The beautiful cobble stone streets and the bitter cold have made them oh so unstylish
- Danes are extremely polite and dealing with them is so effortless.
As I sit on a plane bound for London, I am wondering how my second week pans out and if Copenhagen will win my heart. I know I am excited about returning on Monday to discover more of Copenhagen and wondering where next week’s journey will take me.