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Copenhagen: the most liveable city in the world – again + a video

July 15, 2014
Copenhagen via that nordic feeling
Copenhagen via that nordic feeling

A small collection of my Instagram photos tagged with #thatnordicfeelingcph – my very own Copenhagen tag.

Every year Monocle – a global magazine on international affairs, business, culture and design headquartered in London – does a Quality of Life Survey ranking the top 25 most liveable cities in the world. For the second year in a row – and for the third time – Copenhagen comes in the 1st place. As editor-in-chief Tyler Brûlé puts it: “There is just something about Copenhagen.. There’s a licence to do things on your own terms.”

As a Copehagener I couldn’t agree more. If you a regular reader or followers me on Instagram, you will know, how much I love Copenhagen and living here.

From the Monocle: “The Danish capital likes to think of itself as the bridge between Scandinavia and continental Europe. It is a city rich in cultural opportunities that welcomes visitors with its great food. Best of all, it’s ridiculously easy to enjoy all of its charms: Copenhagen is compact and everyone speaks impeccable English.”

Monocle did a little movie about the top 3 cities – go check it out here and enjoy the beautiful footage from Copenhagen.

Here are some of the characteristics, the Monocle empathise:

  1. The Danes are known as the easier going, more fun-loving natives of Scandinavia but behind that convivial façade they are also wily businesspeople.
  2. The Danes tend to say what they mean and cut to the chase. For example, if they want to know how much you earn they’ll most likely ask.
  3. Danes learn English from the age of eight and so are generally extremely fluent.
  4. Flying visit? Kastrup airport has excellent meeting facilities or take the metro and train links to the city from within the terminals.
  5. Danes aren’t big on formality. They much prefer ‘hygge’: the typically Danish spirit of social conviviality that eschews divisive conversation.

Tomorrow I will be sharing a tip for my favourite place to have brunch in the city – stay tuned. Have a happy Tuesday x

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6 Comments

  • Reply Melafrique July 15, 2014 at 10:02

    Learning to embrace hygge too. So in love with your way of life. Congratulations on the nominations. I’m packing my bags …

    • Rikke
      Reply Rikke July 15, 2014 at 10:07

      Come on over, Mel! We’ll have a glass of wine in the sun ‘hygge’-style :-) And thank you! It’s amazing how many nominations and titles this little city of our gets x

  • Reply STYLONYM July 15, 2014 at 10:49

    It’s on the tip of my wishlist, definitely! Travelled through it on my way back from Sweden to the Netherlands (indeed that bridge function) and liked what I saw..! If only it wasn’t so extremely expensive.. :(

    X STYLONYM http://www.stylonym.blogspot.com

    • Rikke
      Reply Rikke July 16, 2014 at 10:42

      I hope you get to visit sometime :)

  • Reply Karlijn July 15, 2014 at 17:52

    Oh i really love Copenhagen. I have been there last april and i really want to go back. So beautiful and clean, nice people, shops and it’s just al so nice! X

    • Rikke
      Reply Rikke July 16, 2014 at 10:42

      Good to hear :) I love this city x

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