Today we would like to introduce you to the home of Karlsson and ABBA.
Sweden, with its functional, mature, and stylish solutions in everything from the architectural layout and the way of life to its passers-by( oh, those extremely thought-provoking faces😂), is
ideally in line with IKEA’s vision: “better everyday life for the many people.”
And we guarantee that every visiting tourist’s life does get better😊 for the duration of the trip to the country.
Nevertheless, even being super-good, some things may seem relatively non-standard for foreigners.
🔹Multi-level underground stations.
Each direction doesn’t have its own side on the platform but its own floor. Distracted and unsure of navigation, people can successfully get lost running around this transport “layer cake.”
You don’t see so many well-dressed and extremely stylish men and women of age even on fashion shows.
The concept of ‘traffic light’ is very vague in the local streets. They won’t give you the road. “You want to live, know how to run a good red light.” So, be cautious and note that there are several separate roads for bicycles and cars.
🔹The unusual “portioning” of products.
For example, the cheese counter consists of packs of two types: 100g ( a one-time eat option) or a kilo. You choose.
🔹Focus on vegetarians.
You can see banners with veg menus in the middle of every fast food restaurant. At McDonald’s, you don’t have to scour the burger offerings for carrot or apple wedges. At least 3 options of meat alternative-based food are offered: a tofu-cottage/fish/double cheeseburger, all with no dairy sauce. By the way, did you know that the famous “Oatly” is a Swedish company? As we said, Swedish people know how to make a meat and dairy-free diet tasty?
🔹 Dog culture.
If you don’t have a dog and live in Stockholm, there’s obviously something wrong with you. At least that’s the impression one gets. From stylish pensioners to brutal businessmen – all are running by with leashes in their hands.
Hejdå✋ (Swedish: “goodbye”)