Top 10 Things I Miss About Sweden
It will be almost 2 months since I last was on Swedish soil. And I miss Sweden! What do I miss about it? Here is my top 10 list.
10. Swedish Coffee
Coffee here in the States tastes like… swamp water. Just not as strong and yummy as real Swedish coffee! And the cups are huge here in the States. I like my small cup of coffee, hold the cream, chocolate, sugar, caramel and whatever other flavoring you need to add to make your swamp water good!
9. Its fika time!
What? I only eat 3 times a day here in the States. There is no time for fika time, and that is just plain sad.
There is something about Vasterbotten ost that you just can’t find anywhere else.
Sure, I can pay 500kr a month just to watch Swedish hockey. I’m not that desperate, and it is not that fun without a bunch of Swedes around you. And here in Bozeman, Montana, there is no hockey team! So everyone follows some other random team far away. I was recommended to cheer for the Denver team, or the Canadian team. Or perhaps I should cheer for the California team in San Jose. I miss SAIK! And I didn’t even go to a hockey game in Sweden, doh!
6. Post office at the store
Do you realize how freakin convenient it is to have the post office in the super market? Now I have to drive to another building to send my mail!
5. Moose meat
Yes, we hunt here. Elk is the big game, white tail is the more common game. Game meat is available, but geez, I was living off that moose meat! And while you can hunt moose, it is less common here. Doh!
Ahhh, I love the fact that in Sweden I can eat candy like a 10 year old… and even though I’m almost 30, it is completely acceptable! Here not so much
3. Swedish Cider
Swedish cider is so so so yummy and there is just nothing else like it!
2. Att Prata Svenska
Det finns någon här i Montana som säger till mig “Hej” och “Tack”, men inte så mycket… och, bara en kompis, och han heter Pete Sveen! Jag är så glad för Facebook och Skype, jag kan prata svenska en lite gran, men det är inte samma att bor i Sverige. Och jag kan höra hur min svenska är värst!
All I can say is thank goodness for those free resources that are available for learning Swedish online!
Oh my sweet Swedish friends and strangers, who aren’t super excited about every little thing like us Americans. Who don’t say excuse me and just lightly bump you out of the way. Who don’t drink at all during the week but gets completely wasted on the weekends. Who have amazing taste in art and design. I miss you all the most!
Jag saknar dig Sverige!!
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