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Tips, tricks, and cultural observations about the Danes and life in Denmark. From Copenhagen on the island of Sjaelland to Aarhus, Alborg and the far reaches of Jutland. I aspire to explore Denmark and to report back on Denmark's wonderful people, rich traditions and subtle quirks.

Denmark 101 with Alex Berger Alex Berger

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.5 • 2 Ratings

Tips, tricks, and cultural observations about the Danes and life in Denmark. From Copenhagen on the island of Sjaelland to Aarhus, Alborg and the far reaches of Jutland. I aspire to explore Denmark and to report back on Denmark's wonderful people, rich traditions and subtle quirks.

    Shoe Etiquette and Danish Homes

    Shoe Etiquette and Danish Homes

    When you visit a Danish household, apartments in particular, there tends to be one hard and fast rule....the podcast title probably gives it away, but give this episode a watch and weigh in with your own stories and experiences.
    If you're Danish hopefully you'll find this series interesting, a bit informative, and not too outlandishly offensive.
    If you're a foreigner coming to Denmark, I hope this helps you build upon observations and insights the rest of us had to find out the hard way.
    Topics that will be covered include the Danish approach to nudity, how to make Danish friends, how to meet Danes, Danish manners, and even a look at Janteloven.
    Stay tuned for future updates - this is just the beginning!
    Explore the stories behind this podcast at http://virtualwayfarer.com.
    Where you can find me:
    BLOG - http://www.virtualwayfarer.com
    FACEBOOK- http://www.facebook.com/virtualwayfarer
    INSTAGRAM - http://instagram.com/virtualwayfarer
    TWITTER - http://twitter.com/AlexBerger

    • 5 min
    Danes and Doggy Bags

    Danes and Doggy Bags

    The meal was amazing. The portions were bottomless. You're ready to go home but feel guilty about wasting food. You're also feeling a bit lazy - why cook tomorrow morning? So, you ask for a doggy bag. What's a doggy bag? It's a to-go bag for your leftovers and while it may eventually find its way to a canine friend, the food you save and take home is usually reserved for human consumption as delicious leftovers. At least, that's how we do it in the US. But, what about Denmark?
    If you're Danish hopefully you'll find this series interesting, a bit informative, and not too outlandishly offensive.
    If you're a foreigner coming to Denmark, I hope this helps you build upon observations and insights the rest of us had to find out the hard way.
    Topics that will be covered include the Danish approach to nudity, how to make Danish friends, how to meet Danes, Danish manners, and even a look at Janteloven.
    Stay tuned for future updates - this is just the beginning!
    Explore the stories behind this podcast at http://virtualwayfarer.com.
    Where you can find me:
    BLOG - http://www.virtualwayfarer.com
    FACEBOOK- http://www.facebook.com/virtualwayfarer
    INSTAGRAM - http://instagram.com/virtualwayfarer
    TWITTER - http://twitter.com/AlexBerger

    • 4 min
    Scandinavia and Fur Fashion

    Scandinavia and Fur Fashion

    Yikes! It's a hard topic. What's up with all the Danes wearing fur and working it into Danish fashion? Why is it still so popular in Nordic and Scandinavian fashion when most other regions have abandoned it? I encourage everyone tow atch the full video for commenting, particularly as I know it's an emotional and sensitive topic for most. Right or wrong is up to you, but, as with everything in this series - I aim to better understand and explain the what and the why. The rest, I leave up to you. Just keep it civil!
    If you're Danish hopefully you'll find this series interesting, a bit informative, and not too outlandishly offensive.
    If you're a foreigner coming to Denmark, I hope this helps you build upon observations and insights the rest of us had to find out the hard way.
    Topics that will be covered include the Danish approach to nudity, how to make Danish friends, how to meet Danes, Danish manners, and even a look at Janteloven.
    Stay tuned for future updates - this is just the beginning!
    Explore the stories behind this podcast at http://virtualwayfarer.com.
    Where you can find me:
    BLOG - http://www.virtualwayfarer.com
    FACEBOOK- http://www.facebook.com/virtualwayfarer
    INSTAGRAM - http://instagram.com/virtualwayfarer
    TWITTER - http://twitter.com/AlexBerger

    • 6 min
    Famous but Controversial Licorice Pipes

    Famous but Controversial Licorice Pipes

    They may be delicious and a simple candy, but that does not mean they're not noteworthy and are without controversy. Tune into this episode of Denmark 101 for a look at one of Denmark's most iconic candied treats!
    **I opted for the American black licorice spelling, but yes, I'm aware you probably prefer "Liquorice"**
    If you're Danish hopefully you'll find this series interesting, a bit informative, and not too outlandishly offensive.
    If you're a foreigner coming to Denmark, I hope this helps you build upon observations and insights the rest of us had to find out the hard way.
    Topics that will be covered include the Danish approach to nudity, how to make Danish friends, how to meet Danes, Danish manners, and even a look at Janteloven.
    Stay tuned for future updates - this is just the beginning!
    Explore the stories behind this podcast at http://virtualwayfarer.com.
    Where you can find me:
    BLOG - http://www.virtualwayfarer.com
    FACEBOOK- http://www.facebook.com/virtualwayfarer
    INSTAGRAM - http://instagram.com/virtualwayfarer
    TWITTER - http://twitter.com/AlexBerger

    • 4 min
    Julefrokost: Danish Christmas Lunch Parties

    Julefrokost: Danish Christmas Lunch Parties

    Starting in late November, the Christmas Lunch / Danish Julefrokost season starts and it is a wild and crazy time. With charming dinners, fancy clothing, wonderful food (and not so wonderful food) as well as inappropriate flirtations and more than one or two frisky encounters - it's quite the cultural experience. Here's a quick down and dirty look at what it is and some casual observations.
    If you're Danish hopefully you'll find this series interesting, a bit informative, and not too outlandishly offensive.
    If you're a foreigner coming to Denmark, I hope this helps you build upon observations and insights the rest of us had to find out the hard way.
    Topics that will be covered include the Danish approach to nudity, how to make Danish friends, how to meet Danes, Danish manners, and even a look at Janteloven.
    Stay tuned for future updates - this is just the beginning!
    Explore the stories behind this podcast at http://virtualwayfarer.com.
    Where you can find me:
    BLOG - http://www.virtualwayfarer.com
    FACEBOOK- http://www.facebook.com/virtualwayfarer
    INSTAGRAM - http://instagram.com/virtualwayfarer
    TWITTER - http://twitter.com/AlexBerger

    • 6 min
    Danish Snaps vs Akvavit: What's the Difference?

    Danish Snaps vs Akvavit: What's the Difference?

    WTH is Snaps? Is it the same as Akvavit? Do you spell it snapps, schnaps, akvavit, or aquavit? In this episode of Denmark 101 I take a shot at explaining how Danish snaps is made and its cultural significance in preparation for next week's julefrokost video.
    If you're Danish hopefully you'll find this series interesting, a bit informative, and not too outlandishly offensive.
    If you're a foreigner coming to Denmark, I hope this helps you build upon observations and insights the rest of us had to find out the hard way.
    Topics that will be covered include the Danish approach to nudity, how to make Danish friends, how to meet Danes, Danish manners, and even a look at Janteloven.
    Stay tuned for future updates - this is just the beginning!
    Explore the stories behind this podcast at http://virtualwayfarer.com.
    Where you can find me:
    BLOG - http://www.virtualwayfarer.com
    FACEBOOK- http://www.facebook.com/virtualwayfarer
    INSTAGRAM - http://instagram.com/virtualwayfarer
    TWITTER - http://twitter.com/AlexBerger

    • 5 min

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