I can safely report that there is nothing rotten in the state of Denmark. In fact, I can certify that Denmark is 100% fresh after spending a few days there (rotten tomatoes reference for us nerds).
Danes are known for their convivial spirit as embodied in the trendy term hygge (pronounced who-guh). There’s no corresponding English word, but it is approximated to cosiness in life, i.e. drinking hot chocolate with your friends by an open fire with a wool blanket while wearing yoga pants. Hygge is also personal responsibility: the Danish are have a great deal of respect and care for their homeland and fellow man. They’re said to be one of the happiest peoples in the world and it’s probably because of this trust and friendliness. People don’t lock their bikes up. This blew my mind.
I spent a culture, food, art, architectural jam packed three days here, and it left me wanting to go back and experience more of that hygge life. Read my itinerary and tips after the jump. Hygge down!
I wanna Dansk with somebody…