"Culture Shock" by James Kelway

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Welcome to Denmark. Denmark, to an Englishman, can be summarized with four words: beer, bacon, butter and bricks. (Lego of course!) There is another “b”—the beautiful people that live here and that was how I was introduced to this small, fascinating land, through my girlfriend (and now wife). It immediately felt like a place I could live in and Copenhagen has a very human scale to it that is not found in all capital cities.

Making the leap to uncharted territories was always going to be tricky. Doing it in the world’s most severe recession for 70 years was just going to make it a little bit harder. A month before the move, our English mortgage fell through. But we made it, thanks due to a friendly Swedish bank. As the crunch became a crisis, I knew that if we had left it a few more weeks we may never have made the move.

Hello Hello. To be honest, the adjustment period of moving from London to Copenhagen never became an issue as there simply wasn’t any time to settle in. I landed on the 11th August and started work as a Senior IA on the 12th at Hello Group. ...

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