Everybody who has spent time in a different country knows that expat life is not quite like anything else in the world. The confusion of the first few days and weeks, the slow, but steady process of acclimation, the little peculiarities and quirks that might strike you about your new surroundings: almost any situation you encounter can make for a great story. If you are so inclined and want to blog about it, of course!
Our InterNations recommended blog section features talented expat bloggers from around the world. Their offerings to the blogosphere have been selected for their great entries and high quality, whether they may be funny, informative, interesting, deeply personal or a combination of all of the above.
Let’s hear from our featured bloggers in Copenhagen:
I am not sure if we had moved directly from the US to Copenhagen if our adjustment would have been different, but because we moved from Morocco to Copenhagen, life back in the western world felt so familiar. We loved it from the very beginning and have really only in the last year (after living here for about three) started to notice more differences. We still love it here and hope to stay a long time!
I actually found settling into life in Copenhagen very easy. I found the lifestyle was very laid back, less consumer driven than in the UK, and I loved living without a car. I treated the move as an adventure and I still take that view on living here.
I didn't have any trouble getting used to life in Denmark. I am a flexible, open-minded person who adapts quickly to new circumstances and situations. Though, differences are not so big, since both countries are in Europe. When I was moving to Copenhagen, I didn't have almost any expectation, so I couldn't be disappointed.
Since I’m from Germany and we’re very close to Denmark, I wasn’t expecting much of a cultural shock, and there wasn’t a big one, really. But there are still some things that really surprised me or that I’m not used to, like the fact that no pedestrian would ever dare to cross a red light, even though it’s 3am and there are no cars in sight!