Monday June 17, 2024

Photos by Alain Janssoone By ANNA MARIE MATEESCU GRAND ADVENTURE Thinking of a great stopover in Northern Europe, Copenhagen is the goto destination for me and the rest of the world. When we often hear “the happiest place on earth,” we associate it with Disneyland; hence, it goes further than this, and you’ll see why as you read this article. I have always dodged this city during the summer as it’s packed with tourists. It is also known as one of the most expensive cities in the world to live in compared to other European cities. The month of May provided perfect weather with minor rain showers. Typically, a direct flight from Vienna to Copenhagen takes a good stretch of 1.5 to 2 hours. In all my travels, the first place I visited was the supermarkets. Several factors might lead someone to stay longer in Copenhagen on their first day, and this clinched my desire to stay up a lot longer than three days. Yes, supermarkets are a great place to discover and sample local Danish products you might not find elsewhere. From traditional Danish foods like open-faced sandwiches and rye bread to Danish pastries or dairy products, supermarkets offer a wide array of authentic Danish cuisine. It also allowed me to observe locals’ daily routines and shopping habits, providing a glimpse into Danish culture and lifestyle. It is a great way to banter with people. I go crazy about visiting supermarkets wherever I go as they reveal the history and lifestyle of a country and its people. Amazingly, most Danes do speak fluent English. The mother tongue is Danish, which is closely related to Swedish and Norwegian. While some speak German and French. While Copenhagen does have an efficient public transportation system, consisting of...... Read more on Full Issue!

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