On the trip to Sweden I met people, that I will never forget; visited places, that freakin’ impressed me and made me wanna return back to Sweden. But the journey was also quite educational. I learned some funny facts about different nationalities. Let me tell you some of them:
- Swedish people wear socks pulled up to their knees with flip flops. I saw that ‘trend’ every day, I swear.
- Swedes eat jam with meat and potatoes. But not spreaded on bread with butter. That just doesn’t go.
- Swedes drink a lot of coffee. I was going to cut down on drinking coffee but I drank there twice as much as I usually do. For breakfast for lunch for dinner and for fika! <3
- Sweden: The state owned Â alcohol monopoly. While you can purchase alcoholic drinks in restaurants and bars, if youâ€™d like to take a sip from the bottle in the privacy of your own home, youâ€™ve got only one legal option of buying stronger alcohol, and thatâ€™s from one of many alcohol stores called Systembolaget. You can’t buy any stronger alcohol in a normal grocery store.
- Most people think that Swedish vikings were conquerors and fighters. But no that is not true. This goes for Danish vikings. However, the Swedish vikings were very friendly, helped other people and picked berries.
- In Italy it’s very trendy to wear collars of their T-shirts up. 😛
- All Danes I’ve met until now have a great sense of humour. They are the funniest people I’ve ever met.
- In everyday Greek conversation you’ll often hear word ‘malakas’. And this doesn’t mean please or thank you. It means ‘asshole’. Yeah, Greeks are really friendly nation I must say :’D
- Finns can’t small talk. They told us that by themselves. The irony is, that the Â Finnish girl Eriikka talked all the time. So I am not sure if it is true 😀
- Canadians don’t understand European jokes.
- Canadians say sorry A LOT. Even if it’s not their fault. For example: Someone bumps into Canadian on a sidewalk and Canadian will immediately say sorry.
- Turkish people love sauna.
- Turks are NOT strictly muslims. Some of them even eat pork. However not in big amounts.
- In Germany they say, if everyone at the table, eat everything they have on their plates, means that the next day it will be sunny.
- French people don’t drink wine all the time. But they do eat lots of cheese 😀
- In Sweden, Netherlands and Finland they have salty candies, that they just love to eat, in fact they eat tons of them in all shapes and flavours but other nations can just throw up if they eat one. 😛
- Belorussians drink a lot of vodka.It is their national drink!
- Belarus is not part of Russia! They stress that a lot. 🙂
- There are no vampires in Transylvania (Romania). Also, thereâ€™s nothing creepy about it and people living there donâ€™t have that funny accent youâ€™ve heard in Hollywood films.
- Roma people (Gypsies) make up only 2.5% of Romaniaâ€™s over 22 million people. A surprising number of people seem to think Romanians are the minority. Which is not to say that Roma are not Romanians.
- Slovakia is not the same as Slovenia! They are different countries and we get pissed off if you change them!
- Belgium people are the masters of waffels, chocolate and beer. I can say that’s true because I’ve been there and tried them all! 🙂
Wooooow, there is so many of them and I bet I could still think of at least five of them. But the list is already so long that I’ll have to stop now. So I hope you’ve enjoyed it!
Songs that will always remind me of this trip:
(they played it everyday on Swedish radio. I swear! )
(How many times we watched this in the camp? 3 or 4 times? And of course singing out loud the songs all the time) 😀
I will never forget you and everything we went through together <3