when i was assigned somewhere in the scandinavian region for an offshore project, adapting to the local culture was one of my priorities. danish people are not car-crazy. they walk. they bike. they ride the bus. they take the train.
but very seldom that they take their cars especially when going to work. then again, why bother when you have a clean environment and a very efficient transport system?
i wrote something about it before in my other online journal.
"i remember when i was still in denmark last year. we used to walk to and from the office everyday. it was autumn going to winter during that time that's why its much colder outside than in our hotel rooms. during weekends, we enjoyed walking around copenhagen, checking out the nice places, their shopping streets, the huge palaces, (amalienborg is simply wow!) and of course, their parks. among the places i have visited, they have the best parks as far as scenery is concerned.
one time, i walked for like four hours straight. the time passed by without me noticing. i started from the hotel then walked towards carlsberg brewery museum. after a short visit inside, i went to sondermarken park then fredericksberg have. this park is quite popular among tourists because during summer, the danish people enjoy sunbathing here in all their naked glory."
i would have loved to visit again but i might need to save up. denmark is not very cheap. in fact, copenhagen, its capital, is the second most expensive city in the world.
and when you're there, it's really very hard not to spend.
or maybe that's just me.