ask Joel about
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a bit about Joel
What do you do and why do you do it?
I'm a recent graduate that works in advertising at the moment. Apart from my work I spend a lot of time seeing friends and enjoying Copenhagen.
What’s the worst job you’ve ever had and why was it so effing bad?
Working in telemarketing when I was 15 must have been the worst job I've had... I think I quit after a week...
Were you born and raised in Copenhagen? If not, where did you grow up and what brought you to Copenhagen?
I'm born and raised in Helsinki, Finland. I moved to Copenhagen two years ago for studies. I've also lived in Seoul and New York City for a while before ending up in Copenhagen...
What’s your current hood in Copenhagen and what’s the best/worst thing about it?
My current hood is Nørrebro. I've moved probably 6 times during the past 2 years, which has been a good way of exploring the different areas of Copenhagen - if I have to think of something positive about the endless apartment hunt in this city... Nørrebro is definitely one of my favourite areas in Copenhagen with its edgy and multicultural atmosphere.
What kind of music do you listen to and what kind of music do you absolutely HATE?
I listen to a lot of different music, but mainly hip hop, disco, soul and electronic music... Can't really say that I absolutely HATE any sort of music haha!
You’re broken hearted - what tracks does your heartbreak playlist consist of?
Can't think of any particular tracks... Instead of listening to some cheesy heartbreak songs, I'd probably just watch some sad movies and feel sorry for myself haha!
Name the best TV shows of all time, and what makes them so good?
Can't pick one... I spend way too much time watching TV shows! But to mention a few: Game of Thrones, Breaking Bad, How to make it in America, The Office, Klovn...
Name some spots in Copenhagen that are good for a Tinder date.
Depends... Fredriksberg Gardens are beautiful, but I usually just go for a casual drink in some of the cozy bars of Nørrebro...
Which public figure would you want to see “roasted”? (every public figure is fair game).
My first thought was Trump... But no, that's too obvious and isn't he already getting roasted on a daily basis? Pass!
Who’s your hero and where in Copenhagen would you take them out for a serious hang?
That's a tough one... I really don't know. Whoever that might or will be I would probably welcome that person to the holiest of all places - my home.
Where do you buy those fabulous clothes of yours?
Copenhagen has a lot of small boutiques that sell nice clothes for men! Some of my favourites are Kyoto on Istedgade, Butik Harald on Guldbergsgade and a second hand store for men called P-A-R on Jægersborggade. Han Kjøbenhavn's and Wood Wood's flagship stores are also my go-to places.
What’s the area/ spot in town you’ll never be caught dead in?
I try to avoid Strøget, which is one of Europe's longest shopping streets. Way too many people...
What’s the thing you LOVE to do in your city that you never get to do?
Swimming in the ocean... Copenhagen has a lot of nice spots for swimming but due to the short summers there's not too many days a year when you can do it. But when the weather is nice and I actually have time to go I usually go to Kalvebod brygge with my friends.
Where do you go in Copenhagen for a casual night out?
A casual night out usually starts with cooking dinner with friends and later moving to one of the nice bars at Ravnborgsgade.
Where would you go in Copenhagen to celebrate some freaking good news?
A lot of times it's the same places as on a casual night...
What’s your choice of transportation in Copenhagen and why?
My bike, definitely. The infrastructure for biking in Copenhagen is very impressive and everyone bikes here all year around.
What are the Copenhagen spots a first-time visitor can’t miss?
I think Christiania is a very unique place... It's obviously best known for Pusher Street, but there's a lot more to see. There's several good restaurants and cafes and a lot of cultural events happening.
What are the Copenhagen spots tourists should run from screaming?
Papirøen... Love the concept but there's way too many people. If you really wanna go there try going later in the evening when there's less people. There's good music and occasionally salsa parties which are super fun!
Tomorrow’s your last day in Copenhagen. How do you spend it?
Hope this day doesn't come any time soon haha! I would probably invite all my friends for a bbq in my backyard.
What’s your favorite vacation city in the world and why?
Rio de Janeiro during Carnival - the best party in the world! Tokyo is also one of the most interesting places I've ever been to...