“Are you taking your vitamin D”?

In Denmark, winter time can be a real challenge. Not only are the dark months hard to get through; the lack of sun may impact …

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Chase away the winter dreariness with a “daylight” lamp  

The lack of daylight is not to be taken lightly as our expat writer found out. Seasonal affective disorder (SAD), also called winter depression, is …

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Season of running noses, coughs and fever

It is that time of the year again when we are exposed to a great deal of infections of various kind. Children and young children …

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Make the first move to get Danes to understand other cultures’ traditions

What to do if you are living in an area where no-one celebrates Halloween? A “stay at home” dad found the solution. Find out how …

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New Nordic Cuisine was founded on the backbone of French chefs who took a chance by moving to Denmark

Denmark was not known for its gastronomy when the French chef, Francis Cardenau, started his culinary journey in Denmark. He shares the challenges, fears and …

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What’s in a name? Apparently a lot if your baby is born in Denmark.

If you are new to Denmark, you may be surprised to learn that all babies born in Denmark must be given a name from a …

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CANDLES – Deadly Danish HYGGE?

Before you adopt the Danish custom of lighting candles take note that in a country, where on average 16 hours a day are spent at …

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The King of bread – Rugbrød

To foreigners perhaps the strangest Danish bread is the rugbrød – rye bread. The dark, compact, whole grain brick that takes some time to chew …

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The rules of the game; understanding the Danish political system

Are you new to Denmark? Or just still puzzled about how everything works? As parliament reopens on 1 October, we give you here a brief …

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Service in an equal society – the Danish case

The lack of good service seems to be a standard topic amongst expats. Our expat writer looks at the challenges of the service industry in …

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