Things change. For quite some time now, I’ve been planning a return to Northern Europe to be closer to my Scandinavian roots, family and friends. Two weeks ago, I started my new job as a Senior Front-End Developer at a Copenhagen-based digital agency TRIPLE LBi (the Danish office of the global digital marketing and technology agency LBi ).
I’ve been living in Brussels, Belgium for the last seven and a half years -- time flies when you’re having fun! I try to not remember the bad parts of Brussels (thousands of cars everywhere, aggressive drivers, very few bike lanes, pollution, climate, humidity, dirt, smoking in bars, “wild west attitude”, bureaucracy, lack of space, lack of organization, lack of information sharing, linguistic divide, political deadlock and so on). Instead, I’ll remember only the good parts: fries, beer, chocolate, open-minded people, multiculturalism, festivals, art, central location in Europe, nice bars, excellent restaurants, great job opportunities. Belgium wouldn’t exist without Surrealism. Belgium is surreal!
I’m grateful for having been able to explore Belgium and many European cities in the last years. I’ve met many wonderful people and learnt a lot professionally. Belgium has earned a special place in my heart, but now it’s time to move on, to beautiful Copenhagen, one of the world's most environmentally friendly and bicycle-friendly cities (according to Wikipedia article about Copenhagen). Thanks for everything, Belgium -- à bientôt, tot ziens, bis bald!