Hejsvejs! (typical swedish greeting) Group 4

This entry serves as an introduction between students at Orebro University, Sweden; Stanford University, USA, and Khabarovsk, Russia.  Read a more detailed description of this exchange.

Greetings, good people of Stanford and Khabarovsk. It’s with great honor and delightfulness that we now start this exchange of cultural knowledge.

This is the other half of group four.  We are Shadust, Jonas and Louise.

Shadust, 23 years old and I like to dance. I love the rhetorical program because it helps me to transform my ideas, to paper and words.

Jonas, 22 years old and into anything regarding sports (plays football, not soccer). I consider myself a true Viking. I fit in perfectly with the stereotype that is Swedish people, I got it all. Blond, blue eyes and love sarcasm.

Louise, 22 years old and always with a smile. Love to laugh and have fun. 🙂

There is so much to learn about Sweden and our ways. Sweden is considered a very cold country with polarbears on the street, which is partly true (the weather, not the polarbears). At the moment it is extremely dark and cold 24/7. We’ve got very distinct seasons. Spring, summer, fall and winter. Right now we really long for the summer when the sun doesn’t set until eleven o’clock.

We’re proud of our food and got a lot of traditions regarding food. For example, on all the big holidays we tend to eat a special kind of fish called herring, meatballs, potatoes and eggs.

The typical stereotype of Swedish people is that we’re very introvert. We couldn’t agree less. Happy, social and outgoing are the three words we would use to describe the Swedish people. We hope that you find this to be true. Something that you may not know and maybe want to take into consideration is that Swedish people are very punctual (especially Louise).

Something that we’ve always wondered is, how come people in America always keep their shoes on indoors? We find this weird and unpractical. Does this phenomenon exist in Russia as well?

We hope to hear from you all soon. Live long and prosper.

Shadust, Jonas, Louise

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6 Responses to Hejsvejs! (typical swedish greeting) Group 4

  1. Ekaterina Vlasenko says:

    Greetings, good people of Orebro!
    It’s such honor for me to see you, dear disco-dancer, true Viking and ever smiling and, what is more, punctual person! 🙂
    Everything you’ve written is so close to me. Russia is also known to be a very cold country, which is true (well, at least for Khabarovsk, where the temperature used to be -40 in January). And this enduring stereotype about bears on the streets also doesn’t leave Russia alone! 🙂
    As for wearing shoes while indoors, that’s not common for Russian people!
    Looking forward to hot discussions and meeting with you on the videoconference!

    Ekaterina Vlasenko
    Khabarovsk

  2. ccrkhab says:

    Hi guys! I just wanna add some words about “bears on the streets” to Ekaterina’s comment.
    As I said in my post I’m from Sakhalin Island. There are realy many bears there and i can say that “bears on the streets” is almost the truth. Of course u can’t meet them in the centre of the town, but in many cases people meet bears on the way to neighbour region(about 7km). Once the bear stole raspberries from my granny’s kitchen garden)lol)

  3. ccrstanford says:

    Right, absolutely agree with what Arina has said. I’m also from Sakhalin and have even met bears on the road several times on the way to the neighboring towns! But you shouldn’t assume that it is altogether true for the whole country. Sakhalin Island is an absolutely unique place:)
    By the way, guys, I have good news for you:) me, Olga and Ivan are the members of group 4 from Khabarovsk as we also have chosen the topic of IKEA in RUSSIA for our research. So we are looking forward to tight and productive cooperation with you!
    Probably you’ve already received our e-mails from your professor. So we hope to hear from you soon either by e-mail or here on the blog! 🙂

  4. Ekaterina Vlasenko says:

    Sorry, it was not ccrstanford, it was Ekaterina Vlasenko, ccrkhab!

  5. andreas says:

    Hej svejs
    Why has nobody continued this discussion! we know nothing about people living 10000 km away!!! (except for the US…) + u all seemed so interested in knowing more! 🙂 u probably continued this conversation elsewhere
    Andreas from Sweden

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