10 Good Things to Know about Sweden
Want to know a little bit about Sweden and Swedes? This is a really good video I thought you might enjoy! It's pretty accurate (in general) lol.
- You have to learn how to "fika." (It means having a coffee break and a snack with friends. It doesn't have to be coffee of course. It could be tea or whatever).
- Lagom is bäst (Lagom is best).
- Swedes are shy - approach carefully. Yep... I am not very extroverted although I'm not a total introvert either. If you want to talk to me and I don't know you, best topic is about animals and my art. I can talk about those topics with anyone :).
- One, Two, Queue!
- Follow the rules.
- Respect for children.
- Astrid Lindgren. - Pippi Långstrump (Pippi Longstocking). It was one of my favorite books and tv shows growing up. The fact that Pippi had a horse definitely had something to do with it being my favorite story.
- Who's the boss?
By the way, do you like fika? Kanelbullar (cinnamon rolls) are awesome with some good tea!
Gunilla Wachtel ~ Conveying the Beautiful Essence of Animals in Art