Adventures and Japes

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Adventures and Japes
This was a blog about doing fun stuff in London instead of worrying about work. It became a blog about what integration in Denmark feels like.
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  • Where do you meet these people? 3 weeks ago I have instituted a foreigner-bubble to protect me from the shit going on in the news. Fact is, I have enough on my plate with stuff that I cannot blog about. Still, in terms of integration, things are going alright. Aarhus is way better than Fredericia in terms of opportunities to socialise and...
  • Snak- a review 3 months ago Last night, I went and saw Sanne Søndergaard perform her new show Snak at the comedy festival in Aarhus. I really enjoyed myself. It was the first time I have seen stand-up in Danish and by the end of it, I don’t mind admitting I was exhausted! She is really good. She has a good mix …
  • Pretty much... 6 months ago Transcript for non-Danish speakers “What happened Danes? What’s wrong? We thought you liked us or something. And then that happened in the election. It was bloody weird. The second biggest party… and how can it be the third biggest party is the one that gets to be prime minister? It’s...
  • Danish Election '15 6 months ago Here are the results of the election of 2015 in Denmark. 1. Social democrats (26.3%) 2. DF: (Danish people’s party) (21.1%) 3. Venstre (Liberals) (19.5%) Plus 6 other parties getting between 3 and 7% of the vote:- Red/green alliance, liberal alliance, the alternative, radicals, socialist...
  • Election Season: Godwin's Law Edition 8 months ago This is an advert from the centre-right in Denmark. So, someone thought this would be a great idea to put on billboards. Let’s look at how they have written this poster. Instead of the long, stupid word “Naziislamisme” which I believe they stupidly coined just now, they have taken a line for... Expat Blog Awards 2012: Denmark Silver Award!

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20:37 PM December 13, 2012

Blogs like Adventures and Japes are incredibly helpful to those of us who have found ourselves as expats in Denmark for various reasons and for various lengths of time. This blog doesn't sugar coat life here but rather attempts to bring to light many of the serious issues faced by immigrants (short- or long-term) to this country. This blogger has an incredible talent for distilling complex issues into interesting and thoughtful, often even provocative, postings. I came across the blog years before I actually moved to Denmark, and am grateful that her voice is out there to (a) offer some reassurance that I'm not the only one seeing and puzzling over some of the downsides of living here, and (b) potentially even turn into an agent of positive social change in this country by addressing these issues in a public forum. Thank goodness for blogs like this that offer some balance to the "everything is puppies and rainbows and windmills"-type of blogs that also exist for Denmark. For many of us, Adventures and Japes rings more true than the former type that gloss over serious social issues here.

08:23 AM December 14, 2012

As an expat living in Denmark, this blog has become a news source for me. While I enjoy lifestyle type blogs and seeing how other expats are getting on, this one tells it like it is and talks about news/cultural topics that due to my limited Danish skills, I wouldn't otherwise hear about. I think as a prospective expat, it's important to understand the political and cultural climate you're taking on, yet this is often overlooked for more personal concerns like cost of living, can you buy _____ there, etc.

This Indonesian
09:43 AM December 14, 2012

While other expat blogs in Denmark are hiding behind rosy picture of this country, this blog dares to bring forward the uncomfortable truth, that this place - just like every other place - has ups and downs. In my opinion it is important for newbies (new expats) or people who are thinking about moving to DK to read this blog, so that they could prepare for the worst too, because there's no such thing as paradise on earth, isn't it?

10:19 AM December 14, 2012

An excellent, down to earth blog about the realities of life in Denmark sans the hype and marketing we are so accustomed to. The author does indeed tell it like it is in a realistic and daring manner, considering all the potential and real abuse she opens herself to.

Heidi The Less Enthusiastic
10:19 AM December 14, 2012

This blog is the real deal, the straight dope, if you will. If you require bull**** PR fluff pieces about Nyt Nordic cuisine and wonderful daycare and free healthcare, this is not the place for you. If, on the other hand, you are interested in the random pettiness and daily rudeness that life in Denmark can often be, or interested in exploring some of the less savory, but very common aspects of life in Denmark, then this blog is a valuable resource. Prospective immigrants/expats would do well to read this blog.

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