Meanwhile in Sweden…

Meanwhile-in-swedenWelcome to Sweden, since I’m a Swedish person I got some insight into the Swedish psyche and as well as living outside Sweden for 12 years gives me even more. You don’t realise it until you go back for holidays how weird sometimes you’re own kind is. I’m from a mid northern part of Sweden, small town with 28’000 people and they all say hello when I come home even if I don’t know them, can’t tell you how much this freaked me out after being in London for a couple of years where no one greets a stranger. You go to your neighbours frequently for ‘fika’ (cup of coffee and cookies), no calling needed beforehand, if you go over it’s custom to offer this. You break this and you’re not longer any swede.

Yes, we do have wonderfully gorgeous girls in Sweden, not all blondes but damn hot that’s for sure. Yes, we are nudists at heart, no one blinks to much if you are in the nudes in the sauna with both genders, it’s natural.

I love Sweden but also would never move back either, I’m too different now.

Some small facts:

SuperStock_4176-11519A popular souvenir is the road sign for moose-crossing. Every year a huge number of these signs are stolen from Swedish roads.

Pippi Longstocking is the heroine in the most famoushot-swedish-girl children’s books in Sweden. These books were written by Astrid Lindgren and are loved by children (and adults) all over the world. They have been translated into 76 languages.

When a Swede talks about “the system”, he’s not talking about beating the establishment; he’s talking about buying liquor. Our goverement has the monopoly on selling alchohol for consumption so no off-license here…

swedishgirl2Carl von Linné was the first individual to successfully classify all the plants (and animals) of the world into different species and families.  He wrote the epoch-making book Systema Nature (The System of Nature) in 1735, which is still being used by botanists and zoologists today!

Every year, Swedes celebrate Midsummer (Midsommar) on the twenty-third of June. On this longest day, in many parts of Sweden the sun never sets.

Your coffee consumption exceeds 6 cups a day and coffee is too weak if there is less than 10 scoops per pot.

You know that “religious holiday” means “let’s get pissed.”

You say “I’m almost annoyed” when you’re as furious as humanly possible.

When someone asks you “Hi, how are you?” you actually take time out to explain how you are.


so from all us Skal ta’ mig faen (cheers)


About Rincewind

Love my vintage pinups, burlesque, smoking fetish and weirdness. Swedish person lived in Sweden, London and now Prague. Love moving around, metting new people. Open your mind for new experiences.

Posted on October 24, 2011, in Sexy pictures and tagged , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 6 Comments.

  1. Ok , I decide to move to Sweden 😀

    • LOL! Join me for next summer when I go back for the midsummers celebration, that you will truly enjoy with awesome parties and more women than you can count… I love the swedish summer… omg, started drooling now… 😀

  2. A great and highly informative post my friend. I do have a couple of questions though:

    1. The “I’m almost annoyed” bit makes me think that Swedes are either the coolest people on the planet or are capable of violence on an “inhuman” scale. Are they the human version of Vulcans?

    2. How does the British girls anger, after seeing the “making British girls look ugly since 1428” image, compare with the Swede’s “inhuman” capacity for anger?

    Curious minds want to know! 😆

    • LOL! it is really hard to anger a swede, we like to keep it boiled up until we blow up. For example, was dating an Italian girl for whom a discussion means screaming your head off and a lot of hand-waving while I was just nodding and either agreeing or disagreeing politely. That of course just made her even more furious, was kinda fun actually. But I think my friends have never seen me angry in public, I can curse and be furious but we just don’t show it. So yes I think a little bit of Spock is in all of us Swedes. 😀 Ah just remembered one thing about the Italian, she actually once got me so pissed off that I did shout back at her and she went completely quiet and then she told everyone that she had actually managed to get me pissed off, she was soooo proud of that. oooh…

      2. I would be surprised if a Swede have done that tag, we like to be more satirical or ironic about things. But putting something in print or graphic is different than showing it off on yourself. We like to send of editioral things to the paper but we wouldn’t say it out loud, oh goodness grief no 🙂

      Hope this helps your understanding of us.

      • I’m beginning to think I’ve got “a touch of the Swede” in my mutt-mixture, or could it be that nice folks are alike no matter where they’re from? 😀

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