Saman Zaki

We have asked our teachers to recommend a place, a Danish artist or Danish literature. This is what Saman recommends.

Do you have a favourite place in Copenhagen?
”’Strøget’ is the name of Copenhagen’s pedestrian and shopping street located in the old part of the city. If you enjoy long ‘urban hikes’ featuring street musicians and entertainment combined with culinary experiences from different countries, and if you like shopping for branded goods such as Versace, Louis Vuitton, Gucci and Burberry, then Strøget is the right place to spend a Saturday afternoon with your family, your friends or partner.
Strøget is my favourite place because it is a street that contains the past as well as the present, Denmark as well as the whole world. I am particularly fond of strolling down Strøget on warm, sunny days, when it is filled with people from all over the world. Seeing this long chain of different nationalities from all continents is part of the the reason why I am constantly curious about investigating new countries and go on adventurous trips in the whole wide world during my holidays.
In short, Strøget is not only shopping, entertainment and history, it is also my window to the world and a source of my unquenchable thirst for travelling to exotic countries.”

Do you have a favourite place in the rest of Denmark?
”When I get tired of the traffic and noise of Copenhagen, then I prefer the charming rock island of Bornholm, located to the east of Skåne (the southernmost part of Sweden). I like sailing along the impressive rocks that are located along parts of Bornholm’s coastline, such as its northwestern tip, and eating the speciality of the island – smoked herring. I also enjoy visiting the so-called ‘rundkirker’ (round churches) that function as churches but also have very thick walls and used to be fortresses! They are almost the only ones of their kind in Denmark. It is precisely the combination of different nature and unique church architecture that makes Bornholm my favourite place outside of Copenhagen.”