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.

  1. 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).
  2. Lagom is bäst (Lagom is best).
  3. 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 :).
  4. One, Two, Queue!
  5. Follow the rules.
  6. Allemansrätten.
  7. Respect for children.
  8. 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.
  9. Weather.
  10. 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
Kanweienea Kreations

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