Denmark Observations – entry 1
March 20, 2007, 6:17 am
Filed under: coffee, culture, travel

While only in Denmark for a few short days, I noticed some cultural stuff that surprised me. First, I was surprised at just how similar the popular clothing fashions are. In one sense, because of the global media and marketplace I shouldn’t be surprised, but my past experience traveling to Europe has been that there are a lot of similarities, with a few distinct oddities mixed in. This time there was an almost total lack of those oddities – about the only thing I noticed was that the females there LOVE the look of form fitting jeans tucked into calf to knee high boots (most with high heels). As for the guys, all I noticed was that they like scarves . . . oh, and all the shoe stores I saw were well stocked with these dress shoes that have extra long toe space with a squared off front.

Anyway, perhaps my biggest cultural surprise was something I didn’t see there: Starbucks. Not one. News of their global takeover has not reached Copenhagen. Long live the Danes!


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