| 37 Sreća Kopenhagena Otkrivajući Dansku, bili smo zadivljeni gradovima, parkovima, kulturom i tradicijom, ali možda najviše od svega načinom života i ljudima. Kako su Danci u nebrojenimanketama i svetskim istraživanjima godinama proglašavani za najsrećnije ljude na ovoj našoj sve tužnijoj planeti, pokušali smo da se „očešemo“ za malo sreće, ali i da recept ponesemo kući. Kad ih pitate, onako fine i ljubazne, jesu li srećni, uKopenhagenu su pomalo zbunjeni. Rekla bih da o tome ne razmišljaju previše, jer se to jednostavno podrazumeva. Kad shvate šta se od njih očekuje (recept za sreću), oni počnu da se smeju. Smešno je ljudima, pa svi valjda znaju da je stanje sreće nešto što se pojavljuje u trenucima, to se ne mesi, ne peče u rerni, ne planira za večeru. To se dešava svaki dan pomalo i o tome ne misliš, samo se prepustiš… Ono što je važnije od tih trenutaka sreće jeste permanentno zadovoljstvo životom. Umešnost da se u njemu uživa ili taj njihov čuveni hige (hygge) pristup, koji podrazumeva da svaki momenat slobodnog vremena učiniš toplim, ugodnim, opuštenim. Upališ sveće, umotaš se u ćebence, ćaskaš sa prijateljima… Ništa naročito, zaista, obične stvari koje smo mi u drugim krajevima sveta možda pomalo zaboravili mučeni egzistencijalnim brigama. Dođite da probate hige... The happiness of Copenhagen Discovering Denmark, we were left in amazement by the cities, parks, culture and traditions, but perhaps most of all by the lifestyle and people. With Danes having been proclaimed the happiest people‚‚ on this increasingly sad planet in countless surveys and worldwide surveys for years, we have tried to“rub” them for a little happiness, but also to take the recipe home. When you ask them, nicely and kindly, whether they are happy, the people of Copenhagen are slightly confused. I would say that they don’t think about that too much, because that is simply implied. When they understand what you expect of them (the recipe for happiness), they start laughing. It’s funny to people, so everyone presumably knows that a state of happiness is something that emerges momentarily – it isn’t mixed, baked in the oven and planned for dinner. It happens a little bit every day and isn’t something you think about, you just indulge in it. What is more important than those moments of happiness is constant satisfaction with life; the ability to enjoy it, or their famous hygge approach, which implies that youmake every moment of your spare time warm, comfortable and relaxed. You light candles, wrap yourself in blankets, chat with friends... Nothing special, really, just ordinary things that we in other parts of the world have perhaps slightly forgotten from being tormented with existential worries. Come to try hygge... The heart of Stockholm As part of a city that preserves the memory of the medieval life of the Swedish capital and its origins dating back to the 13th century, Gamla stan (Old Town) is considered Stockholm’s greatest attraction. Multicoloured small houses and a vibrant atmosphere on narrow streets are reminiscent of a fairy tale, especially during the evening and when snow falls. The 18th century royal palace, in its Baroque style and with its 600 rooms, is one of the world’s largest palaces and is a major tourist attraction. None of those tourists miss out on strolling along Gamla stan’s main street, Västerlånggatan, which is excellent for shopping, but most of them also head to the worlds’ narrowest street, which is located right here and is only 90 cm wide. Gamla Stan is Stockholm’s gem, but back in the 1950s, when the modernisation of the city was in full swing, it was planned – believe it or not – for it to be demolished. Fortunately, after a long and powerful press campaign, Gamla stan was rescued from the bulldozers. This charming heart of the city is just one of the beauties of Stockholm, and certainly the most famous, but don’tmiss out on seeing its two opposites - the tranquil Ostermalm, themost elite neighbourhood, and the lively Sodermalm, a former working-class part of the city that has been transformed into a place lled withmuseums, cafes and restaurants, where people go to see and be seen. And perhaps you’ll encounter Lisbeth Salander somewhere there. Er Srbija leti do Kopenhagena 4 puta nedeljno Air Serbia flies to Copenhagen 4 times a week Er Srbija leti do Stokholma 3 puta nedeljno Air Serbia flies to Stockholm 3 times a week