Pancakes and handshakes at City Hall

Over 40 organisations attended the Copenhagen Expat Fair at City Hall last week on Tuesday, where they provided over 1,000 visitors with information about vocational, educational and leisure opportunities in the city. 

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Olga, 36, and Elena, 34, originally Russian (second left) praised the location of the event and “the not boring speech” of Thomas Jakobsen, the head of the Culture and Leisure Administration at the City Council.

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Nora from Oslo was fascinated by sports clubs, although we’re not sure whether she tried Copenhagen Celtic, where Coogan and Jon Treacher were eager to get their hands on fresh blood.

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Additionally and traditionally, there were pancakes with almonds served. Arina, 29, and Peter, 31, from Hungary said they were a “perfect asset”. 

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Dan, 48, from US recalled, however, that “the pancakes used to be bigger”. 

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He couldn’t compete with Zikoh, 28, from the Ivory Coast (right), who has been here for 20 years and says “a sense of humour” is what you need to succeed at being an expat in Denmark.