Good Things About Denmark

Faith’s immensely flattering post gave me an idea to expand on a bit. Furthermore, I thought this might be a good way to cope with the struggles of returning to my home country after spending a wonderfully long time away.

To enhance the psychological effect I should probably do a list of bad things about Australia, too. But that’s not going to happen, I just can’t.

Good Things About Denmark

  • The trains (after 15 years of service, the IC3 is still going strong).
  • Old buildings, charming café-lined city squares, and an abundance of good-quality jazz and classical music.
  • It can actually be very pretty, at least in the summertime (in spite of the weather).
  • It’s the perfect country to be complacent—overall safe and pleasant with a laid-back lifestyle and high standards of living for the large majority.
  • It’s small—so you never need more than a day to get anywhere.
  • Free education and health care.
  • Some of the best bread and bakeries in the world (overseas-made Danish pastry is a joke when you know the real thing).
  • You rarely have to worry about sweating because it’s too hot.
  • The prettiest girls in the world (no offense to anyone—of course there’s exceptions, and I’m certain you’re one of them).

Great People From Denmark

  • Lars Ulrich
  • Helena Christensen
  • Bjarne Riis
  • Michael Laudrup
  • H.C. Andersen
  • Carl Nielsen
  • A.P. Møller
  • Aqua (!)
  • Niels Bohr

Great Stuff to Come Out of Denmark

  • LEGO
  • Carlsberg 😉
  • Maersk
  • Bang & Olufsen
  • Windmills

See, it’s not such a bad place after all. Any additions are welcome. 🙂


Author: Kenneth Mollerup Birch

Living north of Copenhagen, Denmark. MA in Information Science. Interests include communication, internet, sociology, language, politics, religion, theology, travel, music, and food.

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