Charming, Cool Copenhagen

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Denmark’s capital city is a wonderful mix of old and edgy. It’s location on an island creates a city of extremely accessible canals, waterfront parks and beaches. Boating, biking and walking are far and away the most convenient and pleasurable means of transportation in an area which takes prides in its high environmental standards (it aims for carbon-neutrality by 2025!) Copenhagen has ranked high in all surveys for “livability” and its citizens claim to be the happiest on earth, in spite of high taxes and general cost of living. It’s pretty, its old architecture is charming, it’s new architecture is exciting (the Opera House is spectacular), Tivoli amusement park and gardens, which opened in 1843 in the center of the city, is a delight, and the city is absolutely cutting edge for cultural and social issues. I completely get it.

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