Our local ambassadors- Susan Daniels from Rødby Havn & Susana Toro-Zapata from Holeby
About Susan Daniels
”I would like people coming to Lolland from other countries and towns to settle in well and enjoy living here, whether they are here for a short or long period of time”.
I moved to Rødbyhavn in the Autumn of 2014. I grew up in Jutland, and since then I have lived in Copenhagen, Dublin, Malmö and across the sea on the island Fehmarn. I studied foreign languages, business economics and tourism at business school and have worked in the tourism industry for a number of years.
The reasons for moving to Rødbyhavn were both the opportunities linked to the tunnel construction project, and the fact that you can buy a house here at an affordable price. In the house, I run a small B&B and work for the ferry company.
I also wanted to make use of my cross-border experience from Malmö/Copenhagen, and since moving here, I have established many links across to our neighbours by organizing cycling tours and coordinating art projects involving both Danes and Germans.
Being an ambassador
Moving to new places in other countries without knowing anyone at first has given me useful tools to help others settle in. In both Dublin and Malmö, I benefitted hugely from joining social clubs, and when coming to Rødbyhavn I wanted to welcome the many people coming from various countries to work at the tunnel project.
The construction work did not start immediately after I moved here, but now it will start in the foreseeable future. At the same time, the municipality of Lolland has provided a channel for local ambassadors by setting up this website.
Personally, I can assist you in practical matters related to moving to a new country, provide information about companies operating locally and give you tips about how to spend your leisure time.
International Meetup Group
Susan has also have set up Rødbyhavn Internationals as a Meetup group.
Here newcomers can socialise with local people at various events announced on the website.
There will be a mix of activities, sports and outdoor, excursions to attractions, drink or coffee at café or pub, cooking and having dinner together, etc.
Susan speaks English, German, Swedish and French. Many people coming to Rødbyhavn during the coming years will be of various nationalities, and therefore the common language in the group will be English.
You are very welcome to call or text Susan on mobile +45 26209752 or send an e-mail.
Go to: Rødbyhavn Internationals
About Susana Toro-Zapata
"Moving to the countryside can be an extra challenge, especially for city dwellers like me, so I can help other international people to find their place in the community, feel more integrated and start their life in the wonderful Lolland and fellow islands."
I am from Colombia, and I moved to Denmark in December of 2017. I am a Geologist and I am studying a Master in Climate Change at Copenhagen University, so I move quite a lot between Copenhagen and Lolland. Since I moved to Lolland, I have been trying to involve in different activities as a volunteer, one of those is Iværksætter Lolland. This experience has been essential for me to feel more integrated into Danish society, while I can contribute to the development of the organization and the local environment through my passion for sustainability, land use and food. I have lived in England and now Denmark, so I am familiar with all the challenges that moving to another country can bring.
This summer I finished the Danish language school so that I can communicate in Danish, English and of course Spanish.
Moving to the countryside can be an extra challenge, especially for city dwellers like me, so I can help other international people to find their place in the community, feel more integrated and start their life in the wonderful Lolland and fellow islands.
I will love to guide you with the doubts you may have and some life hacks to settle quicker on Lolland. You can contact me via email.
Go to: Iværksætter Lolland