“Should I move to Denmark?” is in the top five of search terms bringing those souls lost enough to have to ask a computer if they should move to Denmark to this dormant blog.
My advice is …sure…go ahead. Come and have a go if you think you are hard enough.
Then perhaps, when the bubble has burst, and you are feeling a strange dying feeling inside, you could begin to write your own blog about life in Denmark, as I and so many before you did.
In my day, sentient people blogging about the realities of life in Denmark were few and far between…there was me and probably about 6-7 others at most. Articles about the negative aspects of life in Denmark (a place touted to be some kind of mythological paradise by Danes themselves) in the media or out and about on the Internet were almost non existent. It was as if people were afraid to say…HOLD ON A FUCKING MINUTE…WHAT IS THIS SHIT????
Fear no more.
A little hour searching google with my own foreigner interested in a life in Danmark search terms…”what is a Dane?” “Why is Dannish so cold?” “What Danshsish look like?” “Should I move to Dennmark?” turned up a whole treasure of articles and bloggers and recent thingies about Denmark.
It brought a tear to my eye, to think we paved the way. We were mocked…oh yes we were mocked at the time…but see, we were right, it’s a weird place, if you know the shortcomings before you move here with the fantasy it’s a Hans Christian Fairy Tale you won’t end up as one of the casualties of The Denish Way. You won’t end up stranded in Denmark unable to leave because you fell in love with a Dane and had kids there…realised you’d married an arrogant boring boorish robot…and then wanted to take the kids back to your home country.
And there are plenty of expats and foreigners stuck in Denmark after their marriages to Danes failed …but they have no way out cos they have to stay due to court orders preventing them from taking their kids ‘home’.
Here’s links to some other revealing writings recently found…
“HAPPIEST NATION MY ARSE”. (Okay not that recent but I’ve only just found it).