Moving to Copenhagen. Advice please !

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    May 09, 2016 11:28 PM GMT
    Good evening.

    I'm moving to Copenhagen in August and I'm keen on finding out from some locals some info on the city. PLEASE HELP!

    - I will be studying in the University. So this will be my 'hood' for the best part of the year.
    - I love the gym. So please recommend a lively gym option
    - Am an architect so I like design / urban areas to live in ( and coffee). So where should I be based ?
    - I'm in my mid 30's so looking for a civil/mature area to live. Suggestions.
    - Is there a good gay flat/apartment search web site ( like gayshare in Australia ... Links LGBT with LGBT!)
    - Are the 'shared student' living apartment blocks OK to live in? Or are they very over priced?
    - what's the normal price for rent in the city?
    - How dose renting a room even work in this country? Is it as easy and straightforward like the rest of the world?

    Please let me know any information you have about moving to CPH. Any information would be greatly appreciated.

    Thanking you.

  • interestingch...

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    May 10, 2016 7:21 PM GMT
    I don't know because I haven't been however I have heard that Danish and Swedish guys are the best looking in the world, closely followed by the Portuguese,while in Lisbon, my eyes were popping out of my head, OMG didn't know which way to look.
  • n0vate

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    May 10, 2016 10:56 PM GMT
    how exciting for you. i hope you find your stay there absolutely enjoyable. i've only seen it in pictures but from what i have seen i can't imagine you not having a wonderful and fantastic time. live life to its fullest. enjoy. congrats. icon_smile.gif
  • badbug

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    May 11, 2016 3:59 AM GMT

    That's where lego comes from. Enjoy.

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    May 11, 2016 9:34 AM GMT
    Hey Paul,

    I hope you'll find Copenhagen to your liking.

    The student accommodation wouldn't strike me as mature/civil lol, but there might be some options that are a bit more "appartment-like" than a dorm.

    Are you coming here through DIS?

    even If you're not, maybe their website has some useful info.

    Gyms and coffee are everywhere in Copenhagen, but if you play some kind of sports, joining some club could be a good way to meet (and understand) danish people.

    I haven't been in the renting situation for years, so I don't quite know what the market looks like, but there are the occasional sharks you should be aware of. Huge advance deposits should be a red flag (3 months rent is standard), or an offer too good to be true - well, usually IS.

  • manxist

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    May 12, 2016 10:15 AM GMT
    I've been there and Copenhagen is expensive!icon_sad.gif
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    May 12, 2016 11:43 PM GMT
    Thank you Judoguy for the advice. It's greatly appreciated.