SLR – See Love Remember

Weekly Photo Challenge: Foreign

Β© See Love Remember, 2012

When in Denmark, do as the Danish…

So be done with the car and grab a bicycle!

The Danish are not only very stylish, they are also very environmentally friendly. The entire city is fitted with numerous bike paths, making your way across the urban jungle a breeze.

And bicycles can be found in the blink of an eye. Either your hotel or hostel rents them, there is a bicycle rental shop around the corner or you just pick them right off the street.

Many cities have bicycle plans, but none work as easy as the one in Copenhagen. All you need is a 20 DKK coin. Pop it into the bike slot at the steering wheel and the bike is yours – as easy as getting a shopping cart.

Though these bikes are as Spartan as they come – nothing but a steering wheel, frame and two wheels – they are the perfect and cheap way to get around. And as there are about 1100 available, there is always one just down the street!

In case you are too lazy to bike from A to B – or simply can’t find a bike – there is no need to walk or grab a cab.

Get a bicycle rickshaw! πŸ™‚

A foreign concept, drifted over here all the way from Asia, but oh so easy.

So I provide you with a photogenic shot of our driver’s behind πŸ˜‰

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This entry was published on October 29, 2012 at 7:56 PM. It’s filed under Portraits, Street Photography, Weekly Photo Challenge and tagged , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Follow any comments here with the RSS feed for this post.

14 thoughts on “Weekly Photo Challenge: Foreign

  1. I loved the Danish culture when I lived in Denmark. I never had the courage to hop on a bike and go around Copenhagen…just because the Danes were SUPER aggressive in the bikes lanes, and I’d probably fall over and die. Anyway…glad to see a post about Denmark here ❀

    • I have to admit that it was a challenge to bike around there! I’m used to Dutch cyclists, whom mainly ignore any rules. However, the Danish were really something else and I got (read: earned) a few nasty looks for ‘improper biking behaviour’. The bike lanes on occasion felt like a highway!: slow traffic on the right, fast on the left πŸ™‚ And no way you could run a red light…

      Thanks for stopping by Sandiech! There are a few more posts about Denmark to come πŸ˜‰

  2. The day Puerto Rico gets environmentally friendly about transportation I will be so happy! Thanks for sharing this bit of Denmark!

  3. We should all do that. I’d be happy to ditch my car for my inline skates πŸ™‚ Thanks for sharing.

  4. Great shot, I like the movement.
    I always thought Amsterdam is the city of bicycles, but now I see another one.

    http://marcel5.blogspot.ca/2012/10/one-summer-afternoon.html

  5. This is SO funny. Laughing. Yep, you got that right about the Danes πŸ˜‰

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