Tjenare allihopa!

Hello! We are looking forward to get to know you all! We are Emma and Veronica  and here comes a little information about us and what you should know about Sweden and swedes.First out is Emma.

My name is Emma and I am 26 years old. My biggest hobby is food and beverages, before I decided to study rhetoric in Örebro I lived in Stockholm and studied hospitality management.

Now it´s Veronicas turn

My name is Veronica and I am 19 years old. I started study the program of rhetoric directly after graduating high school. On my spare time I like to take care of my dog and horses so I like to be outside alot.

So, what do you need to know about sweden and swedes? Besides that we don´t have polarbears walking the streets? Well, swedes can be hard to get to know sometimes, people might think of us as a bit stiff but if you do get close to a swedish person you will have a friend for life. Just buy us a coffee and a cookie and ”fika” with us, then you´re safe. Swedish people really love to ”fika”. Fika is when you grab a cup of coffee with a friend and sit down and talk for a while. We even have it scheduled during a workday.

You should also know that in Sweden we have four different seasons, we have spring, summer, autum and winter and they are VERY different. If you are planning on taking a trip to Sweden you should look up how the weather is so you will choose the right clothing. Do NOT go out into the Swedish forests between october and november, there is a big chance that you might get shoot. This is because we have hunters-season then and they hunt moose and deer because that is a swedish food speciality.

We think that it is typical for swedes to be suspicious, we can not relax before it is clear for us what your intentions are. The most important thing about swedes that you should know is that if you are nice to us, we will be nice to you.

One last thing that you should know about us is that we are huge fans of sarcasm and irony, so do not take this text to serious, we are not that bad and we are truly looking forward to this course and to the future communication between us!

Best regards /

Emma och Veronica

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One Response to Tjenare allihopa!

  1. wow, thanks for warning not to go to the forest in October, Novermber!
    You say “if you do get close to a swedish person you will have a friend for life”, this is exactly what we can say of Russian attitude. Often, Russians are taken as rude or unfriendly because we do not smile at people in the stores or in the streets, but we are VERY friendly, and Smiling a lot, when we know people and when we like them. Smile is Russia is not a sign of politeness, it is more a sign of knowing and liking people.

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