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Source: "The Swedes"

Do not miss the S...

Fika is more than just a coffee break. For Swedes it represents a lot. It is at the core of the social web at work It is a frame for socializing.  Never mis...

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Swedish women are...

In many countries around the world you will invest time and efforts to make the woman you like feel special. You want her to feel like you really care about ...

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A Swedish Julbord

The first time it happened to me I did not know how to react. All my Swedish colleagues and supervisors lined up one after the other to tell me how good of a...

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Expressing Swedis...

Swedes are often more subtle in their praise and careful in their expression of feelings. While in many countries we learn to express feelings openly from...

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Being Gallant in ...

Gallant: (of a man) charmingly attentive to women. Ever since I was 12 years old I have been told to open doors for women, to walk on the right side of the s...

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Swedes and Week n...

Swedes love meetings. They even have meetings to plan other meetings. Meetings start exactly when they are supposed to and finish exactly when they are suppo...

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Swedes and small ...

Source: "The Swedish Toolkit" -- Sometimes Swedes greet each other by saying “Hej Hej” Sometimes they just smile Sometimes they look down Sometimes they do ...

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Sweden and LGBT -...

Source: "The Swedes"   Genders are equal in Sweden Women and men can have the same role in society Kids are raised so that they do not see different ro...

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Welcome to Sweden

Source: "The Swedes" Welcome to a beautiful country With beautiful people A place where cities are small, clean, well-organised and unpolluted. People come...

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Swedes at home VS...

Do not be surprised if your neighbour passes just in front in the hallway. They are just trying to be polite. Swedish polite. If you meet the same people in...

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The Swedish Gentl...

Since I was 12 year old, I was told to open doors for women, to walk on the right side of the sidewalk and to serve wine to women first. Then I came to Sweden.

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How to greet a Swede

Source: "The Swedes" -- Swedes will drive for hours To reach a place where they can be isolated, in nature, alone and peaceful Swedes need space When Swedes...

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Women in Sweden

Source: "The Swedes" Swedish women are very independent Sometimes it feels like they do not need men  You may need a guide to understand Swedish women -- S...

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Swedish Rules of ...

Source: "The Swedes"   In many places around the world Kids are raised to contribute to a family To become part of a group To depend on the group To contrib...

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Good enough is en...

Source: "The Swedes" -- In Sweden, we try not to make anyone feel better or worse than others We make people feel good Good enough Good enough is enough I...

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Swedish nature

They do not talk. The wind and rain makes it impossible- Swedes’ relationship to nature is unique. «Det finns inget dåligt väder, bara dåliga kläder»*

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Rules of Friendship

In many places around the word, this is when you know that you have very good friend. Kids are raised to contribute to a family, to become part of a group. I...

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Alcohol, One Nigh...

The relationship Swedes enjoy with alcohol can be surprising! A few days after I first came to Sweden I wanted to explore the city at night. I saw beautiful ...

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Swedish Businessm...

How to spot a Swede abroad? When I see one of these men in a foreign airport. I go straight to him and say “Hej, vad heter du?” There is a long silence. And ...

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