moving to Copenhagen: an english girl

by Tina on May 16, 2013

in Copenhagen, Moving Abroad


Liz is one of my very best friends.  Not only is she sweet and funny, she also speaks with a beautiful English accent that I could listen to ALL day!  After meeting and falling in love in London with her Danish guy, they decided to that moving to Copenhagen to live would offer them the best of both worlds.


Many of you ask how people “get to Europe” and Liz’s way is probably the most common way of doing it.  Fall in love, get married, and make a life with your new someone in a different country.


Liz would be the first to tell you that it doesn’t come without surprises and challenges.  Even though she works in an office where English is the language of choice and she and her husband speak English with each other, she committed over two years of her life studying Danish after a long work day so she could speak fluently in her life outside work and home.


While it may not be possible for everyone to fall in love and move abroad, it is by far one of the most common ways that people do it.  I find it terribly romantic, don’t you?  How sweet is it to learn another language for the person you love and create a new home and life in a foreign place simply because you love them so much!  I bet even some of you have done that very thing!


Photos: Jack and Tina Fussell for Flying House Studios

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