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Useful Websites for Surviving and Thriving in Denmark

 

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So, you think that your life in Copenhagen couldn’t get any better? Think again. Your life is about to get A LOT better. Weather info, language tools, shopping marketplaces and transport maps, we’ve got it covered. Bookmark them all and thrive!

LANGUAGE

GOOGLE TRANSLATE

Ok, this is a little obvious, but it’s important to mention. Google Translate is a regular lifesaver, and an absolute genius most of the time. That is unless it’s dealing with homonyms, but from the context you can generally figure out that something isn’t quite right and click on the translation for other options. Now who’s the genius?

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SHOPPING

DBA

I LOVE THIS WEBSITE! DBA is an online classifieds / wonderland where people sell anything from Danish designer lamps to bikes to bomber jackets. It’s also a popular hub for finding apartments to rent or buy. You may hear locals refer to it as “Den Blå Avis” (“The Blue Newspaper”). I’ve used this site when buying secondhand kitchenware but most often for Danish furniture and lamps. You’ll often find designer items for a quarter of the original price. Seriously! In my experience the sellers have been overwhelmingly friendly and generous. Helpful tip: click the “gallery” button for easier browsing.

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COPENHAGEN SUPERMARKET FINDER

Maybe not useful for everyone but I struggle with finding supermarkets sometimes. This is especially so because not all supermarkets appear on Google Maps. This map covers a range of supermarkets. As each chain has its own specialities, I find I never shop at just one. Zoom in and explore:

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YELP

Yelp is an online urban guide and business review site. Craving real Sichuan food? Yelp is there to help. Alternatively, there’s Trust Pilot, which is all about consumer reviews, and it’s very popular amongst the Danes.

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COMMUNICATIONS

CHEAP MOBILE PLANS

This website, which translates to “Cheap Mobile Plans”, takes the hard work out of comparing the prices and data of mobile phone plans. It’s a great overview but make sure you look at the fine print; some of these deals last for a few months and when they expire you’re automatically jacked up to a more expensive plan. Also, not all plans are equal. For example, 3 Mobile is the only phone company in Denmark that has a visual voicemail for iPhone, so along with its 4G speeds it often costs more. This site is updated every few months.

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POST BOX LOCATOR

There are so many post boxes in Copenhagen. As soon as I need one, however, I somehow can’t seem to find any! That’s when this website comes in handy: just enter your address or postcode and it will show you all the nearest boxes. Too easy.

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FOOD

JUST EAT

This site allows you to order takeaway food online from hundreds of restaurants and have it delivered to your address. Simply enter your postcode and select what kind of food you feel like. The site will provide you with a range of options. It’s incredibly easy, provided that you have a basic understanding of Danish. Otherwise, Google Translate to the rescue.

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