At one point in time, I have the ambition the write the ultimate “UmeŚ vs. Odense” post but I want to get Odense a bit more under the skin before I say anything definitive. Still, at double the size, Odense has much more of an urban feel to it compared to UmeŚ-the-oversized-suburb.
But in some aspects UmeŚ beats Odense hands down. Or rather UmeŚ University beats the Odense campus of the University of Southern Denmark.
Third, UmU had cafťs and restaurants all over the place so you could get a meal or a sandwich, in case you had forgotten to bring your own food. SDU … well, today I realised that I had forgot to buy rye bread, so I hoped for the best.
Come by the restaurant at 2:30 and … nope. Not a chance. Not a sandwich in sight. Which meant that I had to head for the nearest megamarket to get a hot-dog. But at least Bilka is open until 9 pm. on week-days. And I have a grand selection of restaurants and cafťs just across the street from my apartment.