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:
- The Danes are known as the easier going, more fun-loving natives of Scandinavia but behind that convivial façade they are also wily businesspeople.
- 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.
- Danes learn English from the age of eight and so are generally extremely fluent.
- Flying visit? Kastrup airport has excellent meeting facilities or take the metro and train links to the city from within the terminals.
- 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© that nordic feeling
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