It’s been 18 months since I left my permanent address in Paris to travel full time. I’ve loved the freedom that’s given me but at the same time I miss having a home with my own space and my own things. For the last six months I’ve been looking to rent an apartment once again or maybe even buy a place but the biggest obstacle has been deciding where to set up a base.
There is a certain kind of city which I will always love. A city with a history, beautiful architecture, pretty parks and a cafe culture. Cities with a modern edge. Dynamic, eco-friendly and a laid back vibe are essential qualities. A city designed for walking or cycling is a bonus. Copenhagen meets all those requirements and I’m convinced I’d fit right into the Scandinavian lifestyle and culture. At least my (probably distorted) image of it.
I’m no authority on Copenhagen but on each of the four days I spent in the city I walked between 15-20,000 steps exploring the city centre and capturing some of the city’s beautiful and quirky sites. I know I was lucky with the weather but I’m sure I’d still love the city on a typical cloudy day. Copenhagen’s neighbourhoods are fun and eclectic, it’s worth exploring all of them. Read this guide to know where to stay in Copenhagen.
So when am I moving to Copenhagen? Unfortunately never. I can’t live in my home town of Perth due to the high cost of living. I struggled to get by in Paris, one of the most expensive cities in the world. There is no way I could afford to live in Copenhagen which is more expensive than both of those cities. Not to mention I’d go crazy window shopping for all that amazing Danish designed furniture. But if anyone knows of an affordable city with the same vibe as Copenhagen I’m open to hear about it.3