My Easy 20-STEP Guide to BECOMING SWEDISH ๐Ÿ’๐Ÿพ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช

So after nearly 7 months of living in Stockholm I’ve come across some cultural differences that I thought I’d might share, here is my 20 easy step guide on adapting to Swedish life:

  1. Either take your shoes off or wear socks that go over your shoes when entering a house
  2. If you accidentally trip or fall down on the street, run and hide your pain for later, show absolutely NO EMOTION when in public
  3. For the love of God do not sit next to anyone on the pendeltรฅg (train) you’d rather stand for 40mins
  4. Get all your grog early at Sydtembolaget because it’s always closed and the only place to buy alcohol!
  5. When you go for a walk on the street DO NOT, I REPEAT, DO NOT talk to anyone, if you run into someone you know just walk the other way and pretend you never saw them, just go….leave them all behind
  6. Get money from the Government for going to school but don’t be happy about it, it’s basically your own tax money so your even ๐Ÿ˜’
  7. If you miss your bus/train after running for it, quickly walk away like nothing happen (See 2.)
  8. Complain how long the wait is for the bus, even though it’s 4mins ๐Ÿ˜’
  9. Patiently wait in line by taking a ticket to wait in line, lineup for everything and everywhere
  10. Maintain at least a 2 metre distance from one another when waiting in said lines
  11. You can honestly use the words FART & SLUT without giggling (they mean something totally different) ๐Ÿ’๐Ÿพ
  12. If a stranger smiles at you, you immediately think that they are either drunk, insane or foreign ๐Ÿ˜ณ๐Ÿ˜’
  13. Compare the weather to a polar bears asshole and be okay with perpetual darkness during winter
  14. Take an overnight cruise to Estonia or Finland purely to buy tax free alcohol ๐Ÿปโ›ดโ›ต๏ธ
  15. Ski when there’s no snow with wheels attached to your skis or just use professional mountain climbing walking sticks for a casual trip down to the shops โ›ท๐ŸŽฟ
  16. If someone makes eye contact with you they are clearly a freak or a potential rapist ๐Ÿ˜ณ
  17. Aggressively breathe out or stare when you feel like you have been wronged ๐Ÿ˜ก
  18. In a fit of rage…write a mildly angry letter๐Ÿค”
  19. Wear all black everything, preferably with a trench coat
  20. Go for about 5 fika breaks a day

Do this steps on repeat and I assure you automatic citizenship to the ikealand, you’re welcome! All jokes aside, I love this place and still can’t believe I get to call this beautiful country home for at least a little while ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช

Tack sรฅ mycket och jag ska kom ihรฅg alla altid! Tusen tack, tack snรคlla! Hej dรฅ frรฅn din Australiens kompis ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ’›๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ’›

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