Travel Tips for Copenhagen from Joan
The Danes certainly have a happy life. In fact, Copenhagen is said to be one of the happiest cities in the world. The absence of car traffic and “road rage” may be just one of the reasons why. More than half the city bikes to work and there are more bicycles in this city than any other country in the world.
We are told Danes have less stress in their lives because they have the time to interact more with others, they are outside on their bikes rather than in cars, their life “sparks” joy, and there is a sense of purpose in their lives. There’s a lower baseline of stress in Denmark. The things that stress and worry us most here in the United States are taken care of by their government: free health care; a comfortable retirement; free education (including college); clean environment; and general trust in their government. Yes, Denmark’s taxes are high but when you think about what you get for them, it’s less than what we are spending here as individuals to get the same things. It’s a universal truth…when you don’t worry, you ARE more happy.
Don’t Worry…Be HappyBob Marley
You might not be able to visit Copenhagen, but, if you haven’t heard about Yale’s most popular course in the history of the university (one that teaches you to be happy) you should know about it. And the good news is it’s now available online: Yale’s Course on Happiness Available Online (The Science of Well-Being)
I’m going to learn from my travels to Copenhagen. In fact we all could.
COPENHAGENTravel Tips from Joan
MY PHOTOS FROM COPENHAGEN
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YOU MUST DO THIS!!
MY FAVORITE ART MUSEUM IN COPENHAGEN
3 DAYS OF DESIGN 2018
REFFEN CONTAINER PARK
A new urban playground for co-creation, innovation, food & creativity
Food and shops housed in old shipping and trucking containers. It opened just a couple weeks before we got there. What a great idea! (see more photos from my traveling companion and professional photographer, Lynn Karlin, at the bottom of this post)
SHOPPING & ACCOMMODATIONS
LINKS & INFO
BOOKS – all available at Hammertown
3 Days of Design: – Denmark’s Annual Design Event with over 90 unique design brands and artisans will unveil their new concepts within lifestyle, lighting and interior design. (check website later for 2019 dates)
Reffen Container Food Park. The fun new Reffen Container Food Park (just opened a couple weeks ago in Copenhagen…it was fantastic!
Louisiana Museum of Modern Art: Plan for the day. They have great lunches and dinners.
Canal Ride: a MUST
PHOTOS FROM LYNN KARLIN
see more of Lynn Karlin’s wonderful photos of Copenhagen (and more) on her Instagram Page.