Something Is Rotten In The State Of Denmark

If you follow my Twitter feed or have read this post on the forum, you’ll see that I’m not too happy in Denmark. Stupidly, I locked myself into a two-month lease when I arrived because I assumed it would be at least as good as Iceland, but it’s not even close. Just last week I thought, “This blows. It’s time to tighten things up. You need to make a list of all the countries you want to go to with reasons why…” and then I paused, because I know I did this before. From A Dead Bat In Paraguay:

That night I came up with a plan. With my guidebook next to me and reports of other travelers simmering in my head, I wrote a list on a napkin of the next ten cities I should visit. Next to each city I put how long I was allowed to stay in each, plus or minus a couple days. It was time to introduce a little structure and discipline or I’d never finish the trip. Instead I’d just keep getting sick in cities I didn’t care for and miss out on the ones I wanted to visit most (Rio, Buenos Aires). At the bottom of the napkin I wrote down two rules that became my new travel strategy: “Only go to a city if it has something you want to see and experience,” and, “Only stay longer than planned if you are having the time of your life. No exceptions.” I wanted these rules to last beyond the ten cities I listed, until the end of the trip.

The biggest mistake I keep making is investing too much time in crappy countries, but is that a mistake or just a normal feature of travel? Is it possible to ever eliminate going to a “bad” country? While hindsight is 20/20, commiting two months to Denmark, a place that has gotten zero positive reports, seems inexcusable, even though just a few weeks ago I felt brave for doing it.

I have to come to terms that in the year 2011 I’m not going to discover a magnificient unconquered land. I’m not going to be the first horny gringo to tap a species of women that no one knows about. I will not find the diamond in the rough. There is a reason why men repeatedly go to the same countries in South America, Eastern Europe, and Southeast Asia, and why they don’t go to Denmark, Belgium, and Mongolia. As much as I like to think of myself as a mighty conquistador, I might as well stay in America than duplicate the experience I’m having right now in Copenhagen.

I’m curious about countries like Sweden and Germany, but Denmark has scared me straight. I’m heading east to Poland in a few weeks to begin following the path left by men before me.

I wanted to close out with a little update on some projects I’m working on:

  • Argentina Compendium: This should be out in a few weeks.
  • Day game book: Third draft is done. I’m still on track for a July or August release.
  • Bang Iceland: I just finished the rough draft. Once it’s done, I will chop it up and release it for free on the blog. I’m hoping for a June release. Patience, please.
  • Denmark guide: I don’t want to waste much time writing a guide for a country that I will advise you not to visit, but there will still be some posts about my experience that will help you in a place like Sweden or Norway.

I haven’t taken a break from the blog in over a year so I think now is a good time to do it. Check back in a week or two.

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Libertarian not libertine

I am American also, if you are really going to Poland you can contact me as I live there and can give you ideas how to live in a normal way.

Q
Q
9 years ago

good idea to follow the path of others. heading off the beaten path usually leads to getting lost.

any thoughts on which countries you are heading to after Poland?

also, how long are you planning to stay in Poland?

The G Manifesto
9 years ago

On the positive side, at least you are having an experience that most Americans don’t have.

There has to be some way to spin Denmark positive?

Maybe pick up some of those Viking dance moves or learn how they roast a whole lamb or something?

– MPM

Lived in CPH for 4 months
Lived in CPH for 4 months
9 years ago

Denmark is really tough man. The Danish people are the opposite of outgoing and like to go out in tight-knit packs — to a way higher degree than American girls even. It makes running game very difficult. But it’s still a beautiful country with lots of history and amazing things to see.

In terms of meeting hot Danes, I highly suggest going to the Wednesday night happy hour at the Copenhagen Business School.

sloopJohn
sloopJohn
9 years ago

“The biggest mistake I keep making is investing too much time in crappy countries, but is that a mistake or just a normal feature of travel?”

I don’t think it’s a mistake, at least not as much as you do. Your experiences in net negative countries may turn out to be just as valuable, in their own way. But it’s all a normal feature of the kind of travel you are doing, trying to get something under the surface of things. Good luck!

Yessir
Yessir
9 years ago

I have had several wonderful Danish friends over the years in the States, so I thought I would like Copenhagen better than I did. I found it very overpriced and kind of sanctimonious. Nobody was rude to me but people were just kind of in their own little world.

I really liked their art & design museums though. Thumbs up, bigtime, on that part of the local culture.

Luckystar
Luckystar
9 years ago

If it’s any consolation, Roosh, guys like me learn a lot of lessons from your travels. So, it’s not all in vain.

Firepower
Firepower
9 years ago

Hindsight is 20/20.
Travel hindsight, yet more so.

Mackroyal44
Mackroyal44
9 years ago

I figured Denmark was driving you nuts, got a feeling Poland will be better. Highly anticipating that daygame guide. Question? Are you going to be teaching any classes upon your return to D.C, I need that.

pilgrim37
pilgrim37
9 years ago

Would be a shame not to spend a week in Stockholm or Gothenburg while you’re up in that part of the world.
Cut loose and hostel it for a week.
I reckon your mood will perk up!

RateThisWorld.com
9 years ago

I’ve been researching lots of hot Danish girls lately and building up a library – http://ratethisworld.com/denmark

Any special tips (besides PUA) on how to pick them up before I go?

Adventure21c
Adventure21c
9 years ago

“There is a reason why men repeatedly go to the same countries in South America, Eastern Europe, and Southeast Asia, and why they don’t go to Denmark, Belgium, and Mongolia.”

Believe it or not, even Mongolia is conquered by gringos, fetching the Mongolian women, giving birth to Mongolian Nazis. Search that shit on the Internet. It seems Mongolian economy has been driven in the past decade largely by foreigners and foreign money.

Probably the remaining last frontier for western conquest at this point remains to be the Middle East, then again, Turkey, Iran, Iraq, Afghanistan might not be that exotic for you, as you have blood link to that region and so long as you don’t reveal your American identity, they’ll think you’re a local.

Even Africa might be an option, but then again, not all men are into the black women.

South America, Eastern Europe, and Southeast Asia: The hot spots for the international players. Hands down. Throw in North America too, as sex is relatively easy to get there. A European coming over to America might do fairly well. If you want some exotic challenges, East Asia might be an option as well.

hydrogonian
hydrogonian
9 years ago

If you’re burnt out on Denmark, why not pack a light bag and head up to Amsterdam for a couple weeks? Then you can head back down to Denmark and close out your apartment. Its extremely close, and you have nothing to lose.

I hated Amsterdam for the first week, as it has a noticeably more commercial and even dirty feel than many western European cities.

But you soon start to appreciate the qualities that Amsterdam has to offer, especially when it comes to meeting women. Namely a coffee shop culture, a great central park, a pedestrian and bike culture (perhaps similar to Denmark), and ease of transportation via bike due to the spoke like layout of the city.

You don’t have to smoke bud to enjoy Amsterdam, but if you do it can help with meeting people.

This area of Europe is where you will find the most English speakers, other than perhaps Germany, and so you should take advantage of that because your going to miss it when its gone.

Anyway, Amsterdam is worth a couple of weeks, imo. Unless you can’t stand the weed culture.

Wisconsin
Wisconsin
9 years ago

damn straight, go to poland. you won’t be disappointed my friend. wish i could teach you some of the language but i don’t know how to spell it (i can read it, though… funny how our brains work)

also, good for you for taking a break

(ps contact me if you’d like a guide. i have a friend in poland who is a native and has his degree in tourism)

Wisconsin
Wisconsin
9 years ago

haha… just realized that even if i knew how to write in polish i wouldn’t be able to teach you how to pronounce the words and letter combinations

The G Manifesto
9 years ago

hydrogonian –

Amsterdam “has a noticeably more commercial and even dirty feel than many western European cities.”

Let me guess, you were in the Red Light District?

5 minutes outside of that place and Amsterdam is classic picturesque beauty.

– MPM

hydrogonian
hydrogonian
9 years ago

G,

I agree. I was talking about in the center. I’ve been all through the city, including the outskirts, and love it. But when you first get there, haven’t rented a bike yet, and are used to other European cities, then the center sticks out and can seem like a step down. Even outside of the red light district itself.

But once you get your bearings and get some transportation, it opens up. All things considered it might be my favorite continental European city to spend more than a couple of days in. A lot of that has to do with the social aspect of the city and that everyone speaks english, not necessarily how I would rate other cities if I spoke the native language in each. And north of Paris, it definitely is my favorite thusfar. Although, I haven’t been to other cities in the Netherlands.

Germandude
Germandude
9 years ago

Western and Northern Europe is not the easiest part of the world to get laid.
The concept of strikung up a conversation with a complete stranger is not common like it is in the Anglo-Saxon countries, women aren’t very feminine in their behavior and usually do not know how to flirt, so there is a lot of frustration.

You can always bang the uneducated, tatooed horny female hair dresser but getting good looking women with class takes a very long time.

Jake
Jake
9 years ago

Too scared to go to Russia?

K-Man
K-Man
9 years ago

As a whole, high-cost countries such as Denmark, Holland, Iceland, or Western Europe altogether, would not be best choices for a traveller such as Roosh.
They are good places to live because you earn a decent wage if you work there; however, for someone who earns money off the internet and just spends money, definitely lower-cost places such as Eastern Europe or Asia are much better.
I mean, girls are still girls, but 5 Euro buys you 5 beers elsewhere vs. 1 beer in Amsterdam.

LaCobra
LaCobra
9 years ago

Can´t wait for the Argenita Compendium…

Tory
Tory
9 years ago

Stay safe in Poland. Lots of skinheads exist there and dominate the neighborhoods they live in. Also, stay out of Russia, as anyone with a beard is considered a Chechen and at constant risk of skinheads killing him.

Timothy
Timothy
9 years ago

G and Hydro…the government is actually targeting the redlight district in Amsterdam. They want to push out the establishments with prostitutes in the windows, supposedly due to organized crime/trafficing concerns. Who knows how long it will take, but they’re heading in that direction. They’re fine with the smoking establishments though. In the 80s here in NYC, they did the same thing in Times Square, running out the porno theaters and sex shops.

NoMoreFatChix
NoMoreFatChix
9 years ago

“This is a post from NoMoreFatChix at Fastseduction

http://gonesavage.blogspot.com

Lol, I actually thought gonesavage was a serious PU coach. That post just reeks of angry guy who didn’t laid.

There is SOME truth to SOME of the things he says though. What WILL be a problem in Scandinavia is that pretty much everything is fucking expensive. But Sweden is better than Norway. It is also true that Scandinavians socialize largely in ‘cliques’. But I always do cold approach, and it hasn’t been a problem. It just makes you stand out more; in a good way.

Really, people are generally very sexually open here, compared to other countries I’ve been to. One night stands are very normal, and it’s not hard to get laid with strangers here.

I’m from Norway.

All you heard is bullshit.

Yes, equality between the sexes, women rights and so on have come very far here. But the stuff you write about is ridiculous. Honestly, your questions are stupid. Where are you from anyway? Did you really think that?

As for LMR and how hard it is to get laid. I’ve been in Asia and South America, and getting laid here is fairly easy. People are non-religious, open about sex», one night stands are accepted, girls above 20 live with friends or alone, and girls like to drink and party. Things are good.

I don’t know who you talked to, but it sounds like some chode who went to Scandinavia and got pissed because he didn’t get laid, honestly. Remember, girls are hot here, but guys are handsome too, so you gotta out-game those tall, athletic Scandinavian dudes. But don’t worry, if you got some game you’ll do just fine.