At the beginning of this week, I traveled to Helsingborg, Sweden for work. Well, technically, I flew to Copenhagen, Denmark, and then took a train across the sea to Sweden. (This blew my mind a little bit!) I’m in the midst of a crazy period at work, so I didn’t get to do much exploring beyond walking to dinner one night, but here are my observations from my visit:
- Swedes like to talk about the weather. In fact, they told me it was necessary to talk about the weather. There were a lot of jokes about how we had good “workshop weather” (in other words, it was raining).
- Swedes LOVE fika. Fika is basically a coffee break – most often served with a small treat or sandwich. I had four fikas during our workshop. (A fun fact for you is that the Nordic countries have among the highest coffee consumption per capita of anywhere in the world!)
- There was so much seafood available! Love it!
- The men are super stylish. Every, single one of them in the workshop had trendy outfits – interesting colored shirts (some with patterns, polka dots, etc), sports coats, and awesome shoes or boots.
- Blue eyes. So many blue eyes! (I’m jealous!)
- I found sushi! It was good, and it was a fraction of the price of Switzerland!
- I don’t understand any Swedish!