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
- Carlsberg 😉
- Bang & Olufsen
See, it’s not such a bad place after all. Any additions are welcome. 🙂