Denmark Trip

Sunday, October 28, 2012 @ 03:10 PM
posted by Dan

These days I spend a lot more time on my family and my corporate job than I do on poker. While a lot of poker players have zero interest in corporate life, there can be some cool benefits. One of them is I get to do some international travel. This past week I got to make a quick trick to Denmark. I attended a user group conference in Silkeborg, which is in central Denmark nowhere close to Copenhagen. I flew out of Denver on Monday night and back by Friday night. Not exactly a leisurely trip, but I had a lot of fun, learned a lot, and got to see some cool things.

The conference center I stayed at:

My room was in this building, which was supposedly built in the 1700’s although the inside is completely modern:

The one day we ate lunch on a boat and took a ride around the local area. It was rainy and overcast (big shock for Northern Europe in the fall/winter).

The food and drinks were awesome. Basically meat and potatoes and smoked fish. On the way home through Frankfurt I was able to grab some schnitzel which is on of my favorites.

After a 2 day conference it was time to go home. One of the interesting things about my job is I get to work and interact with people from all of the world, so I’ve been able to learn about the different business cultures. One thing I’ll comment on is that I like the way people in Northern Europe operate. They’re very friendly and polite, but also very direct. You know exactly what they are happy with and what things they are unhappy with. Its a pretty efficient way to do business.

Thursday night I headed back to Frankfurt and then Friday headed back to Denver on a 10+ hour flight……

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