But to gardeners it is a menace that threatens their hedges, roses and rhododendrons.
The World Happiness Report Living between two worlds, released in September by the UN Sustainable Development Solutions Networkmeasured the wellbeing of residents in more than countries, based on six key factors: GDP per capita, healthy life expectancy, having someone to count on, perceived freedom to make life choices, freedom from corruption, and generosity.
The report found that happier people earn more in their lifetime, are more productive and are better citizens. Interested in finding some happiness yourself? Out of a possible high score of 10, the countries below received scores between 7. Canada missed the fifth spot by just a few thousandths of a point, coming in at 7.
Blessed with a large natural harbour, Aarhus has the largest container terminal in the country and an industrial waterfront, but also a recreational marina near the city centre where people can water ski and sail.
Many of the young and young at heart spend time in the Vadestedet, a pedestrian area in the city centre along the Aarhus River filled with shops, outdoor cafes and restaurants. Areas around the city centre are perennially popular for their proximity to stores, restaurants and nightlife. A property in the city centre costs 25, Danish krone per square metre, while a three-bedroom flat in the centre rents for between 8, and 10, DKK per month.
Copenhagen Oslo, Norway The quietest of the Scandinavian capitals, Oslo is also arguably the closest to nature, sitting at the northern end of Oslofjord and backed by forests and mountains. But the city is also big on culture, from its numerous music festivals to the refurbished Ekeberg Parka public sculpture park that opened in September containing works by Louise Bourgeois as well as Rodin and Renoir.
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Downtown is buzzing with new restaurants, bars, clubs and shops, while the stunning Oslo Opera House is the type of world-class architecture people travel to see. With the Norwegian economy being pumped along by its oil industry and the strong Norwegian krone, Oslo is consistently ranked among the most expensive cities in the world.
A popular district just west of the city centre is Frogner, which stretches from the harbourfront to the Royal Palace and Frogner Parkhome to the Vigeland Sculpture Park and Museumwhich attracts more than a million visitors every year to see its more than outdoor sculptures.
The housing stock includes small apartment buildings and townhouses, and the area has many restaurants, boutiques, galleries and green spaces. And Tjuvholmen is a new high-end development and cultural quarter that is home to number of apartment buildings from top Scandinavian architects, the Astrup Fearnley Museum of Modern Art designed by Renzo Piano, a swimming beach, shops and offices.
A former working class area, it is home to many students, creative types and young families. Rent for three-bedroom apartment in the city centre is around 15, to 20, NOK a month.
In the summer, beaches such as Baby Plage and Bains des Paquis on the banks of the lake provide residents with opportunities for swimming and sunning. In winter, many flock to ski resorts in the nearby Mont Blanc massif, such as Chamonix and Courmayeur. The Old Town is one of the most expensive places to live, but suburbs along the lake, such as affluent, pricey Cologny, are also in high demand.
South of the city centre, Carouge is an arty district with a large outdoor market, a thriving cultural scene and great restaurants.
Many expats commute from nearby French towns where housing is less expensive, such as Saint-Julien south of the city and Ferney-Voltaire to the north.
Many apartments and most houses are rented unfurnished which adds to the expense, and non-Swiss citizens will usually need a government permit to buy property.
A two-bedroom property in Colony averages around 3. Zurich Utrecht, Netherlands Utrecht, just 40km south of Amsterdam, is a compact city filled with delightful cafes and restaurants, thousands of students who attend the venerable Utrecht Universityand many artists and musicians.
Along the Oudegracht, the central canal, cellar-level bars and pubs line the towpath, which is a charming place to watch the boats and birds go by. The Domtorenor cathedral tower, is the tallest in the country, and from the top visitors can see the entire city below.
Spring and summer bring the festival season, including the national Nederlands Film Festival in September, and every Saturday the Oudegracht blooms with the weekly flower market. West of Centraal StationLombok is ethnically diverse with a Turkish and Middle Eastern population, and attracts a liberal crowd and young families.Living this kind of lifestyle may seem to be difficult compared to the lifestyle in the city but for us who experienced it was totally interesting and fun.
It was not until the time came when I had to live this kind of life and join the famous Nairobi city I realized that it was difficult to live between two worlds.
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