Only In Sweden…

Only In Sweden…

Do elevators look like this:photo 47photo 46

Does everyone have their own personal composts in their backyard:photo 49photo5 1

They take recycling to a whole new level here:photo 52

Shoes must come off or be covered when you go in anywhere. This is me at the 48photo 50

Not to worry though because they have these nifty shoe horns everywhere you go as well (even dressing rooms) to put your shoes back on.shoehorn

Want some candy? Well have no fear because in any store that even remotely sells food you can find this. Just a grab a bag and have at it. caN

Oh and if you want coffee at 3 in the afternoon, think again because that is prime Fika time so be ready to wait in a very long line no matter where you go. irving-farm-coffee

And finally only in Sweden do they cut cheese like this. cheese cutter

These are just a few things that Swedes do here that I feel are very different from the rest of the world. I am sure there will be more posts like this in the future!

Today 20 kids from my school and 4 teachers left for El Salvador for three weeks as a school exchange program. With all the teachers gone all I did today was watch a movie in class then we were free! I got some lunch with my friends, did a little more shopping, and then went to another class at my gym. I decided to change it up a little and try cross-fit for the first time. I must say I was pleasantly surprised and defiantly will be doing it again next week. It was a super good work out, yet fun at the same time. It consists of doing about 4 exercises at high intensity for a short period of time, then rotating. This way you get a good workout and will not get bored because you are constantly doing different exercises.

For dinner tonight Bea is making Cod. It is in season here and is to die for – so good! Then tomorrow I have my earliest class of the week 8:15 gym class. How will I survive I do not know as I have not started before 9:15 all week.

Swedish Word of the Day: torsk – noun (Ta – Or- sh- K) and means “cod” in Swedish. Yes, like the fish. Jag ska äta mycket torsk ikväll. (I will eat a lot of cod tonight) On a side note-  torsk also means in Swedish “a man who uses prostitutes” another one of those fun Swedish words that have multiple very different meanings.

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