This is us. We live in Albertslund, a suburb of Copenhagen in Denmark.
Albertslund is a city that is a part of several cities in a region known as “Vestegnen”, which basically means the “west side”, since we are placed to the west of central Copenhagen.
It is sometimes seen as a bit of a “semi-rough” area, compared to central copenhagen, although not when compared to places like Nørrebro in the Northern West region of Copenhagen.
Albertslund isn’t really the worst place, there are probably a few cities in “Vestegnen” that has a worse reputation, and to be honest, the place where we live, called Godthåbsparken, it’s actually rather quiet and cozy.
Maybe because it’s all purchased housing and not rentals. We moved here from Slagelse in 2020, just before Covid-19 locked down Denmark. We got about 40m² more space, closer to work, a smaller (and easier) garden and the community even has it own public pool, tennis courts, soccer courts, basketball courts, fastfood place, recycling station etc.
It’s also pretty close to school and the S-tog (train). Not that I’ve been using the train that much since I’ve been sent to work from home several times since Covid-19 spread throughout the country.
At the moment we are getting a bit tired from the lockdown of pretty much most of the world. We were supposed to go to the Maldives for two weeks in week 8 and 9 of 2021, but that was cancelled by the travel agency. Sigh. I think Narcisa would have liked to experience the ocean of the Maldives again. She certainly liked in back in 2019 when we went there for our honeymoon, as you can see from the picture.
Moving to Albertslund was relatively easy, since we had access to the house before actually moving in. Narcisa went by almost daily with moving boxes full of our stuff so in the end, we could have all our big stuff (furnitures) in one small lorry, driven by a friend of ours.
Still, there were a bit of mess here and there…