People say the Danes are closed, not very forthcoming, unfriendly and hard to get to know. Many also say that Denmark is a small and boring little land with little happening and not much to see apart from The Little Mermaid.
That’s all bullshit.Here’s MY description. The Danes are welcoming, friendly, hospitable, warm, hugely fun, enjoy a drink or four, and are loyal to a fault. Continue reading →
I tossed it up for three weeks debating whether do this post or not, based on an article I read that stated ’90 percent of Danes don’t consider it cheating to flirt with another person when they’ve got a girlfriend or boyfriend’.
But I have decided to do it for the following reasons…and the following reasons only:
The beauty of being at a festival like Roskilde is you get to explore new bands. Be it up and coming ones, or acts you’ve never even heard of. I’ve done a lot of this here, and especially on the advice of some of my more ‘musically-oriented’ friends.
But it swings on the extreme end either way for me- I come out LOVING the band or HATING them.
Danish is not a beautiful language. But it’s economical. Why invent a new word when two old ones are perfectly adequate? For example the vacuum cleaner = dust sucker, cremation= body burning, aeroplane= flying machine, nipple= breast wart, and a glove is directly translated into ‘a foot in boots’.
Words are ALWAYS recycled when possible…’hej’ means hello and then you repeat the word twice – ‘hej hej’ – and it means goodbye. Continue reading →
There’s an old saying that goes ‘what doesn’t kill you makes you stronger’.
This is the first time in my life I disagree with that statement. If I don’t die from this winter I’ll certainly come out the other side a lot weaker, more feeble, with a fresh dose of cyclephobia (fear of riding a bike), with snow bitten fingers and toes that I fear will never fully recover. Continue reading →