Copenhageners & Bicycles!

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Day 1 of IFA Congress on Sunday had 2 main points on agenda: Opening ceremony and learning everything one needed to know about Copenhagen. This blog is all about the latter! It was enthralling to listen to a 45 minute presentation and talk on Copenhagen by Steen Jakobsen ( Convention Director, Wonderful Copenhagen ), which included every minute detail about Denmark's capital city - right from what the word 'Copenhagen' means (trade harbour) to the Danish monarchy ( which i learnt was even older than the British! ) I sure did enhance my knowledge about the city and cm1_400Danes...The most fascinating part, however was about the Danes' love for bicycles. Around 55% of Copenhageners ride bicycles..so much so that there are 40,000 more bicycles than the entire population of Copenhagen! It seems this has even inspired Danish politicians, as we were told that 63% of Denmark's parliamentarians ride bicycle to attend Parliament! I sure am itching to get a ride on one of the bicycles..

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