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Capturing the Swedish mindset

Kanelbulle

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Kanelbulle is a pastry created in Sweden, in english you say cinnamon bun. This pastry is created in Sweden and are very appreciated. October 4th 1999 is a special day for the cinnamon bun because every year on October 4th since 1999 you celebrate kanelbullen. This day is named Kanelbullensdag, the cinnamon bun day in […]

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Allemansrätt

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Allemansrätten, The Right of Public Access, is a unique and quite unusual right that everyone in Sweden, resident or tourist, can enjoy. It provides the possibility for everyone to enjoy and explore the Swedish nature freely. It allows you to visit somebody else’s land, to take a bath in or travel by boat on somebody […]

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Cutting cheese

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Something that makes Swedes very annoyed is when there is a ski slope in the cheese. 43 % of the Swedish population believes that this is the biggest source of irritation at the breakfast table. So here is a tip for you, don’t do a ski slope out of cheese.

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Bus ride

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The swedes have a very strange sense of personal space. The radius of distance to the next person is stretched pretty far and even extends to objects and places in the vicinity. A very known case where this is extremely obvious is on the bus. A swede won’t sit on a seat next to a […]

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Time

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Time seems to be a hot topic. Several people with backgrounds in Turkey, Iran, Thailand shared their experience and observations: One thing that it is really important in Sweden is time, it is extremely important to keep time. Time is really important here. people count seconds. The day is planned in seconds, at this time […]

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Snowy

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If you are in Sweden during winter you need to prepare with a lot of clothes. But clothes is not the only thing you need to do because during this season it it very cold and very very dark so you maybe need to prepare mentally before you come here to handle it.

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Ikea

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Ikea, a company that is well known around the world but was founded in Sweden by Ingvar Kamprad. Ikea is not a small thing here in Sweden because many people who live in Sweden think it is a company that characterizes Sweden and something almost every Swede is proud of. At Ikea you get the […]

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Line up

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If you’re running errands to a grocery store, or visit the immigration office for example, there is a so-called unwritten rule that you have to stand in line and wait for your turn when you need help or you are going to pay. Either you should stand in a queue, which means that you should […]

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The old meets the new

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Folk music has had a big influence on other genres in Swedish music culture and is often incorporated even in modern pieces, and the harmonies are often used again and again in everything from singer/songwriter pieces to house and jazz. The tradition lives on even in younger generations as we can see in the video […]

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Music for a rainy day

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Swedish folk music is quite known for its very melancholic and brittle way of harmonizing which fits very well with the gloomy and rough weather. Perfect for a rainy day. Which of course Sweden has a lot of!

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