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Cameras, computers, cakes and… out in the cold – Notes on Espisode #41

It’s been a hectic couple weeks putting together episodes owing to the travel plans of our team, and hopefully this is the last episode for a while that we will have to freeze ourselves in order to make! We’ll see…

Here’s a few additional comments to what was said in the episode:

Pretty much anyone who has spent time in Denmark knows edbpriser.dk is a great site for buying a computer or other hardware and software. It’s also a great place to find a camera or video – I’ve purchased no less than 3 cameras shopping through edbpriser.dk over the years, and loads of random computer supplies like external hard drives, memory cards, usb cables, and much more. Unlike many countries, as a business or individual, its very difficult to hide (consider that whenever you move, your bank is automatically informed of your address), meaning that even buying stuff online from obscure small shops with an address in another part of the country is fairly safe – they don’t really have anywhere to run, which pretty much ensures good service. I’ve never had any problems buying stuff online.

As for Lagkagehuset, perhaps the best bakery chain in Copenhagen. I hope to that someone from Lagekagehuset would like to participate in a future episode, as I think they have a great story to tell – after all, (as I noted in the episode) this is one of the relatively few businesses in Denmark that has succeeded in expanding – dramatically expanding – during what for many are tough economic times.

Arken, the museum Julie talks about, is a great museum placed in an unfortunate location. It really is a wonderful piece of architecture and they have some fantastic exhibitions out there – but it’s not the easiest place to get to from Copenhagen (you have to take the s-train, then either walk or take a bus).

I’m looking forward to our next episode, which is a special one indeed. I’ll write a bit about it once we are done filming this weekend.

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Episode #40…a couple of little secrets

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Little secrets

So episode #40 of MyDenmarkTV.com is up – and I’ll let you in on a little secret…a couple of the segments were in fact the very first segments that I filmed when I joined the show, so it was all new for me (and really it still is!). I was also fighting off the final stages of the flu during some of the filming, which didn’t help matters.

Unlike the last episode, this one is in our traditional ’5 segment’ format that those of you who are regular viewers are more familiar with. I must admit that at this point, I’m a bit more comfortable when filming the looser, more flowing format (like episode #39) which is more ‘storylike’ and tied to a theme. But clearly there is plenty of value in both types of episodes.

If you’re living in Copenhagen and looking for food and entertainment ideas, you’ll probably be especially interested in the last 2 segments about Nørrebro segment and Julie’s museum tip. I’m a big fan of Ranees, the fantastic Thai restaurant at Blågards Plads (which I have previously reviewed on my blog). And of course, the other segments about joining a car sharing program and Danish Højskole’s might also be quite interesting and useful for you, as well.

Anyway, hope you enjoy!

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Let me introduce The Copenhagen Report

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The Copenhagen Report

I mentioned in Episode #38, where Julie first introduced me, that I actually was introduced to MyDenmarkTV.com when Vladimir contacted me through my blog, The Copenhagen Report. This is a blog I’ve been running since 2004, so it contains a load of information… and history.

I still keep it updated, including making plenty of comments about MyDenmarkTV.com. So now you have the link if you are curious to know more.

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Episode 39 is in the can…

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Episode 39

Time for my first blog post as a member of the My Denmark TV team.

We finished filming episode #39 yesterday – my first complete episode as co-host – and now it’s on the editing table. I’m not quite sure why I suggested putting street interviews into the script of one of my first episodes – there are easier segments to film then this sort of thing, as it’s a hell of a challenge approaching people ‘cold’ and asking them not only to spare a minute to answer a couple questions, but to do so on camera. Soliciting interviewees in this way is definitely something that takes me – as it probably would most people – well out of their natural comfort zone. At the same time it is challenging and worthwhile, and Vladimir, in his role as producer and cameraman, kept us pumped for the task. As you might imagine, some people literally run the opposite direction when you approach them – even before you can even get more than a couple words out, but it feels great to eventually succeed – which we did. :-)

We kept it pretty simple and mainstream this time, but there’s loads of useful everyday tips for where to shop for clothes in Denmark – and we’ll of course include all the relevant links below the episode. In the future I hope we can dig into some of the more independent shops, of which there are some great ones around Copenhagen and elsewhere – for example, in Nørrebro and Vesterbro especially.

Hope you enjoy the episode when it comes out on Wednesday!

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