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This is a great post for exploration of Europe. You should have a good life outside of work but work may not be the most stimulating. I know several people who curtailed from western European posts to go back to the developing world because they were dissatisfied with the boring work. - Feb 2022

The Embassy runs on the fact that this is a nice post so they don't support you in as many ways as I feel would be appropriate. In my opinion, things that should be standard aren't, and I feel there doesn't seem to be a willingness to advocate on one's behalf. - Jun 2021

The Danes are very hard to get to know. You will probably spend the vast majority of your time with Americans and other expats. If you can avoid the people who spend their days complaining about the costs and the weather, you have the potential of exploring a hidden gem of a country. - May 2014

Denmark is a high functioning, cohesive society. However, it promotes the average rather than incentivize excellence. This comes out in many ways, big and small. The people are friendly, despite what expats say, but they tend to be less superficially friendly than Americans. The city is small by big city standards and can even feel quiet many nights a week. Keep your expectations realistic and you will have a nice, quiet couple of years. - Feb 2014

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