Rents in Denmark are about the cost of a monthly mortgage. The deposit required to rent a place is very close to the cost of a down payment and chances are slim to none that I’d get any of it back. As a renter, I’d have to pay to have the place repainted when I… Continue Reading
I have a love/hate relationship with the bus. I hate walking (running) to and from the bus stop with a backpack in negative temperatures, hoping to make it in time without having an asthma attack. Today, I hated that I missed the early bus by 6 minutes because my meeting went 10 minutes over, and… Continue Reading
Here it is… this is the post where I confess that I’ve moved to Europe and realized the horror of American food. It’s more cliche than I’m comfortable with, and I haven’t officially moved, but it’s not any less true. I had the food situation in Denmark all wrong. Granted, many of the restaurants aren’t… Continue Reading
So far, I’ve discovered 4 thrift shops in the town where I’m planning to live. The main difference I see between the US and Danish shops is that the majority of US inventory is clothes, and here, it’s mostly furniture and housewares. I’m going to have a lot of fun furnishing my flat from the… Continue Reading
This morning, in order to make an 8:30 meeting, I caught the 6:35 bus. I was up at 5 am, and started walking to the train station around 6:15, in the snow. I was having a good hair day when I left and normally I’d have gone back for an umbrella, but Danish busses aren’t… Continue Reading
New England snow is pretty, but really, it’s impossible to have a true winter wonderland in the suburbs. The peace and beauty I experienced last week during this unusual Danish snowfall was something far more enchanting than anything I’ve experienced back home. The Christmas season feels magical here.