Once upon a time in Copenhagen, a beautiful baby girl with brown hair and blue eyes was born. In an attempt to ensure that she could never stray too far from home, her parents decided to give her a name that wouldn’t make sense to anyone outside of Denmark. She discovered this 20 years later when she travelled to Australia and had to start telling people that her name was Reggae. Fewer people believed her when she told them her father was actually Bob Marley, but it was worth a try. This travel addict seems to have developed a pattern, she only stays in DK until she has saved up enough to go travelling again. However, she always seems to find her way back to her beloved CPH. She currently lives happily ever after among the happiest people in the world.
The long flowing hair and majestic beard may indicate that a Viking is in your midst. As much as he may try though, Biren is very much our resident happy Indian. Having moved to Copenhagen in 2012 to study, he insists on wearing shorts in the winter and is much too passionate about his football team (Liverpool if you must know). Have we mentioned he is pretty much always smiling? He also loves to talk to people! Just don’t bring up desserts because then he just gets hungry.
Coming from a completely unknown town outside of Manchester, UK, Roger decided that he was just too fabulous for the countryside and fled to the US where he resided in the Magic Kingdom for quite some time. However, feeling a tad homesick he came back to Europe. Meeting the love of his life in Berlin - a native Copenhagener - he eventually moved to Copenhagen. Roger is now a proud resident of Copenhagen where he enjoys exploring the city and sharing his endless knowledge of history and - most importantly - current affairs (and pop culture!) with everybody who cares to listen. Besides telling endless tales of the city of Copenhagen during the day, he also leads the odd pub crawl tour as well as making space for his studies and walking his dog, Philip!
Simon hails from London but has a Scandinavian dream. After falling in love with the place after his first trip in 2009 he’s been back numerous times and, in September 2013 he made Copenhagen his home away from home. Whether it’s the fresh air or the good natured Viking folk that brought him here, he is now trying to realise his dream of pine forests, festivals, beer and beautiful people. He will try and share that vision with you as well as all there is to know about Copenhagen and whether the Scandinavian dream is a reality.
When growing up in the border lands of England and Wales, where men are men & the sheep are nervous, often the only reasonable course of action is to get as far away as possible. As a result, an 18 month and 5 continent bar crawl landed James in Copenhagen 7 years ago and he hasn’t found the exit yet.
When not leading tours and lecturing people about the ‘wonderful world of rum production’ (seriously, don’t get him started) he can be located annoying the residents of Copenhagen's southern neighbourhood listening to very scary music and loudly depositing clouds of smoke in his classic rally car.
Only two percent of the population in the world are what is known as “gingers” and even fewer of these can pull it off with a straight face. Daniel, however, not only has red hair and a red beard, but a face which is in fact quite straight. Born in Denmark, raised in Thailand, schooled in Copenhagen, working all around the world, but returning to Copenhagen to buy an apartment in the most multicultural of hoods, Nørrebro, he knows not only what makes the Danes tick, but also what sets them apart from the rest of the inhabitants of this planet.
Marios the Greek moved to Copenhagen 7 years ago because of - what else? - love! His relationship may have failed, but his love for the city grew stronger every passing day. His disdain for warm weather, summer clothes and the sea (yes, he is Greek...), made Copenhagen the perfect place for him to reside. He is a big fan of the Danish weather, even though no-one understands why, Danish design and bike culture. Some of his loves include flea markets, studying in small cafes (see: "hygge"), exploring the city and its hidden treasures, the food markets and riding his bike in the city. But especially flea markets. If you ask him about them, do it at your own risk...
Looking for Aussie-born Jarod one early morning?? You’ll usually find him tucked up at one of his favourite Copenhagen cafés, sipping gourmet coffee and catching up on the latest news. Nothing like a good dose of disease, destruction and cute cat photos to start the day off is there? Jarod has spent years travelling the world, eternally avoiding the beaten track, and always looking for the best local dining options, and of course Copenhagen’s pickled herring, rugbrød and dill snapps captured his heart like nothing else ever could. So he decided to stay, and now calls himself a true Copenhagener. Equal parts of history, culture, a pinch of the food scene and a healthy swig of humour is Jarod’s best recipe for enjoying Copenhagen. Find him, pretty much every day of the year, on Rådhuspladsen, ready to show you around his favourite city.
Looks like a Viking, travels like a Viking and even has a Viking-sounding name. After years of travelling where he hitch hiked, couch surfed and performed on the streets, Magnus has finally settled down in his country's capital. When he's not on the clock, he loves quoting stupid "did you know" facts, shouting at his favourite football team, and going to loud and obnoxious rock concerts. In other words, a true Viking.
Originally from London in the exotic land of England, Rosie came to Copenhagen in 2011 to make like Admiral Nelson and attempt another battle with Denmark. It clearly did not succeed, but her attachment to Copenhagen and some good old Danish happiness has kept her here anyway. Despite being afraid of her bicycle and unable to correctly pronounce the suburb she lives in, Rosie now considers Denmark as her second home. She can easily be recognised around the city for wearing flip flop shoes even when it’s way too far into winter, or for being dressed as a zombie, which she’s strangely fond of doing.
Cheresse comes from the far-off land of Colorado, U.S., where the buffalo do roam and there actually is a South Park. Her favorite pastimes are history and mythology, so she moved to Denmark in 2010 to take her Master's Degree. Now she's here, and she's the Master, and she's enjoying Copenhagen enough that she's decided to stick around. Knowledge specialties include Egyptology, all things geeky, and, of course, the history of Copenhagen.
“How do you encapsulate the human experience in a few paragraphs...?” Luis asked, realising that he was speaking to himself out loud and people were giving him a weird look; instead he decided to focus on what’s really important, his love and fascination for Copenhagen! Luis came from Peru first in 2012 and again in 2013, following a beautiful Danish girl. He quickly fell in love with the city and its people (and the food, man, don’t forget the food). Nowadays he can be found wearing colours that no true Dane would ever wear, struggling to properly pronounce his own home address and constantly falling in love with the very “cinematic” streets (and sharing that love with anyone who will listen) of the city he lovingly calls “Hipster Capital of the World” (only in the fashion sense, people are REALLY cool!)
Dan O. came to Denmark in 2006 where he met the love of his life and has been here in Copenhagen ever since, apart from a few trips back home to Australia. He enjoys visiting new places and loves to talk about his travel experiences with other well travelled people. He looks forward to sharing his knowledge about Copenhagen with you.
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