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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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The Swedish Summe...

From the book "The Social Guidebook to Sweden" Lose yourself in nature away from everyone And everything No road No water No electricity They call it “...

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The Swedish BBQ

Source: "The Swedes" The first time I was invited for a BBQ in Sweden I marinaded overnight in Maple Syrup a pork tenderloin  And brought a bottle of sparkl...

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A Swede Marrying ...

Source: "The Social Guidebook to Sweden" In Sweden you may get married before Or after having children Sometimes people get married in a Church Sometimes not...

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10 signs to spot ...

Source: "The Social Guidebook to Sweden" I was in splendid Thailand enjoying the sunset looking out to the sea. A mother and her teenage daughter walked into...

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In Scandinavia we...

Source: "The Social Guidebook to Sweden" Babies need to learn to suffer like true Swedes Scandinavians love pain and suffering Babies need to get use to it a...

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Swedish women are...

Source: "The Social Guidebook to Sweden" At Valentine's day Men around the world want to impress the woman they like They want to make them feel special...

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Swedish women are...

Source: "The Social Guidebook to Sweden" In many countries around the world You will invest time and efforts to make the woman you like feel special Yo...

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My first Julbord

Source: "The Social Guidebook to Sweden" The first time it happened to me I did not know how to react All my Swedish colleagues and supervisors lined up  one...

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Swedes are Nuts!

Source: "The Swedes"   Think of a coconut It is hard on the outside And soft inside Just like Swedes  Swedes may feel hard from the outside But they are ve...

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Expressing Swedis...

Source: "The Social Guidebook to Sweden" People around the world express their warm feelings towards their fathers   Swedes are often more subtle in their p...

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How to make Swedi...

Source: "The Social Guidebook to Sweden" In many countries around the world, you may naturally greet strangers And start talking For no particular reason You...

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Gender Equality i...

Source: "The Social Guidebook to Sweden" In Sweden This situation is totally normal  And encouraged And so is this one Totally normal and encouraged Ge...

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What is Politenes...

Source: "The Social Guidebook to Sweden" Are Swedes polite?  Social codes, norms and manners are different in Sweden If you want to be polite in Sweden Resp...

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The Swedish Datin...

Source: "The Social Guidebook to Sweden" In most countries around the world When you meet a women you likeYou say “hi” And you invite her for a date If th...

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Swedes vs Norwegians

Source: "The Social Guidebook to Sweden" When you see this man in a foreign airport You can go straight to him and say «Hei, hva heter du?» You know that he ...

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