Swedish Style Part-One : First time in Stockholm Sweden***

Swedish Style Part-One : First time in Stockholm Sweden***

Swedish Pride!!!
Swedish Pride!!!

My first time in Sweden*** The first time I had ever gone to Sweden was around the middle of May!   The first week  I was there was amazingly beautiful and sunny!

We went on a boat ride on the famous archipelago . There are amazing little islands around there where you can barbeque,  have a picnic, tan ,  swim and do all sorts of water sports around there.  The food is amazing and everyones is in a super good mood…

Midsummer ***

Sweet Sweden ***
Sweet Sweden ***

Visiting the archipelago is a very popular thing to do especially around Midsummer which is around the 20 th of June.  Midsummer is a very exciting time for swedes as it signals the signs of summer..and as I have realised summer is extremely awaited and anticipated because during the rest of the year the sun is sooo shy here in Sweden -you can almost forget it exists….. I was there for around a month and a half and there was exactly one week of sunshine and the rest of the time it was raining.. I got told that this was an exception..even though I am still a little sceptical about whether the sun in Sweden really exists….. I was there for midsummers  and it truly was amazing and so sunny…. The girls put flowers in their hair and everyone gets so drunk  they start singing swedish folk songs,  dancing and yelling how much they love one another after vomiting all the snapps around their summer cabins…. Summer ,  in my opinion  is the best time of the year to go to Sweden .

Fit Swedish Mamas and Hot Svensk Papas…..

Another impression of mine was how fit everyone is here in Sweden…I even saw a couple of moms with almost newborn babies ,  all dressed in sports clothes and jogging around the parks while pushing the baby-carriage ! First time I had ever seen something like that… now there’s no excuse… you can do sport even if you have a  baby! That’s why they are so fit, Everyone here seems to love exercising !!!  Another amazing Swedish fact I had learned was that  Sweden has one of the highest levels of gender equality in the world. The cutest thing I had ever seen in sweden while walking around the parks was  a group of men each with baby-carriages and  each holding a cute, blonde baby.. One feeding it,  the other changing its nappy -all hanging around almost like a group of moms!!!  So that gives the moms free time for themselves as well!

That’s what I call gender equality !

Apparently  parents are allowed around 390 days of parental leave which they split almost equally!!!   That means that if you have a baby both the woman and the man take almost equal care of the baby- the father is just as important as the mother!!!! So those were the things that left me with the greatest impression….Another thing which I loved about Sweden was everyone speaks English..EVERYONE =))).. …I had a super time here and will definitely be coming back  for another Swedish visit!!!

Hej dà!!!

Around the Archipelago*
Around the Archipelago*

 

Houses around the Archipelago of Stockholm*
Houses around the Archipelago of Stockholm*
Wave your flag***
Wave your flag***

 

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2 Replies to “Swedish Style Part-One : First time in Stockholm Sweden***”

  1. I love your description of Sweden 🙂 I’m from Stockholm and I really love the city myself! Now I live in Nice, France but still miss Sweden a lot!

    1. Tack Karin=)) Sweden is so incredible! I also lived in Nice for about 8months…The weather there is so sunny all year long! But in Sweden the people are way more polite….I miss that everytime I leave Sweden =))) xx

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