Anatolie Cantir

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Is this a paradox, or just a coincidence?! Copenhagen typically tends to rank as one of the best cities in the world. It seems however that expats have a bitter-sweet opinion about it.

“Placing 46th out of 66 cities in the Expat City Ranking 2020, Copenhagen ends up in the…


An Expat Dilemma

In the expats’ eyes Denmark is one of the best countries in the world to have a family with great options for childcare. It is very safe, highly-digitized and it provides an amazing balance between work and leisure — but on an absolutely different extreme, it is…


An Expat Dilemma

Some time ago a new neighbor moved in on my street, whose house is just about 30 seconds walk from mine. When I passed by her postbox I saw the name´, and to my embarrassment, I “facebooked” it to find who the neighbor “was”. Some 16 years…


An Expat Dilemma

Some years ago I visited Lapland, which is a region in the northernmost part of Finland. And if you are looking for a pristine, never-ending place in this world to get lost and feel one with the nature, then this sparsely populated, subarctic wildness is definitely for…


An Expat Dilemma

In hierarchical cultures it is typical that one’s success and well-being often depend on how close one is to the centers or persons of power. …


An Expat Dilemma

In my last fifteen years of travelling around the world just about anywhere outside Northern Europe, the general cultural patterns point to the same contrasting values: most of the world is hierarchical and very hierarchical. In most of the world people don’t really trust each other (especially authorities). Most of…

Anatolie Cantir

Associate Professor, Globetrotter, Speaker & Facilitator

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