Coming to Denmark? Then don’t be late - and leave your shoes at the door! While the ultra-liberal Danes are among the happiest people in the world (according to repeated polls) they can be fastidious when it comes to social norms.

The Danish saying “There’s no such thing as bad weather…just the wrong clothing,” neatly sums up Danish pragmatism. While their direct manner may sometimes verge on the abrupt, it is refreshingly honest and once you’ve broken the ice, you’ll find Danes are friendly, fun and fiercely loyal. Denmark is often cited as one of the world's best countries to live in, owing to its strong welfare state, economic equality in society and the virtual non-existence of corruption.