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CultureShock! Denmark is the only guide you will need to live and work in this land where the people come across as being homogeneous and which has its own distinct set of rules and regulations. Find out how the Danes' reserved nature and the welfare system affect their views on life and why they strongly believe in the idea of equality. The spirit of do-it-yourself thrives and you will learn tips on how to manage chores and other maintenance work without the assistance of tradesmen. Discover also what it is like...
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CultureShock! Denmark is the only guide you will need to live and work in this land where the people come across as being homogeneous and which has its own distinct set of rules and regulations. Find out how the Danes' reserved nature and the welfare system affect their views on life and why they strongly believe in the idea of equality. The spirit of do-it-yourself thrives and you will learn tips on how to manage chores and other maintenance work without the assistance of tradesmen. Discover also what it is like to live in an andelsbolger, to get around by cycling, and why Danish children become independent from an early age. Let CultureShock! Denmark initiate you into this beautiful land where nature thrives so you can make the most out of your stay in the country.
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Table of Contents


Preface     vi
Acknowledgements     viii
Note     ix
Map of Denmark     xii
First Impressions     1
Getting to Know the Place     4
Arriving     6
Who Can Stay in Denmark?     7
How Many Foreigners are There?     9
Overview of the Land and History     11
A Country of Islands     12
Physical Features     15
Wildlife     16
The Danes     17
The Weather and the Seasons     18
A Bit of History     22
The Nordic Mythology     25
Danish Colonies     25
A Remarkable Transformation     28
Media and Politics     29
The Political System     35
People     42
Some Subjective Generalisations     43
Some Universal Values     50
A Culture Undergoing Change     50
A Royal Complaint     52
The Humanitarian Tradition     52
The Protection of Nature     53
Caring for the Environment     55
Law and Order     57
A Constant Fear of Crime     58
Helping theWeak     60
Workers' Rights     61
International Humanitarianism     62
Celebrity Worshipping     63
Socialising     71
How the Danes Will View You     72
Finding the Real Denmark     75
The Danish Home     76
Socialising with the Danes     78
Occasions to Celebrate     83
Danes and Religion     85
Settling In     86
Setting Up Residence     87
Utilities     98
Getting Around     102
Spending Money     106
Currency     107
Banks     107
Your Family in Denmark     111
In Sickness and in Health     121
Starting School     123
Defending the Country     128
Surviving Culture Shock     130
Food Inglorious Food     133
Party Games     136
Visiting Friends     138
Enjoying Denmark     140
Free Time in Denmark     141
The Great Outdoors     145
Where to Go     147
How to Get There     150
Cultural Activities      152
Festivals     154
The Danish Social Year     156
Tourism in Denmark     159
Language and Communication     167
Communicating With The Danes     168
Different languages     169
The Scandinavian Brotherhood     170
Danish Names     171
Names of Places     173
Picking Up Danish     174
The Alphabet and Pronunciations     176
Working (and not Working) Life     180
The True Unemployment     181
Farming the Danish Way     183
Agriculture and the European Union     185
The Gainfully Employed     186
Employment Opportunities     187
Large Corporations     187
Smaller Companies     189
Finding a Job     189
Employment Matters     192
In the Workplace     193
Out of work     194
Starting Your Own Business     197
Work and Play     198
Let's Not Do Lunch     200
DIY Denmark     202
Government Structure     205
Important Events and Concepts     208
World Famous Danes     209
Name Dropping     211
Acronyms     214
Culture Quiz     215
Do's and Don'ts     223
Glossary     225
Resource Guide     234
Further Reading     237
About the Author     241
Index     242
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