FIKA TIME! What is Swedish Fika. Watch the video if that makes you any smarter. Swedish fika is something I do everyday with my friends after school. Something me and my mom do after a very long shopping tour. Something I do during my short break at work. You can always find fika time, we are even gonna talk about how every workplace need their special fika room by law in part 2.
Fika is something when you can gossip, it some sugary food, and just relax, together with either coffee or hot chocolate. - Even preschool and kindergarten has fika time, twice a day. Even in High School, you have fika time, so for me not having it here in America, is very unusual. Eco friendly people - We love our bike more than our car
In America you can’t even go to your neighbor without using your car. This is not only smart and lazy, it is very bad for the environment. - And Swedes love their environment and our exercise, so our bike and our legs are out best friends.
Usually you see us walking to the store, my friends takes the bike to the city and if it’s really far away we try to take the train or bus, which has environment friendly fluid. This can seem odd when you come to Sweden and in all honestly I’m scared that I will not have the ability to walk anymore when I come back to Sweden because we in America really use the car for EVERYTHING
If you haven't tired of the international lagom hype yet, here's your chance. This word, which means "not too little, not too much... but just right" is the be-all and end-all of Swedish unique words. Think Goldilocks and her final bowl of porridge. Swedes are so proud of this word that it could be the country slogan. You might suggest "optimal", "adequate", or "sufficient" are fair translations, but then you'd have to deal with the wrath of the Swedes. And they'll be lagom angry about it, you can bet.Not as open for strangers
You know how you talk and make new friends when you are bored and tired of staying in the line. Or when you are confused and decide to ask a stranger for help. When you just want to make new friends so you start talking to strangers. - Yep, that’s never going to happen and if you ask a Swede for help they are gonna glare at you, as if you were crazy and then they are gonna help you but with a shaky voice and as fast as possible. Swedes are not rude, just very shy and doesn’t like human interaction. Sometimes I think we are vampires.
This was the first part, two more parts is coming up. If you have questions, discussions or just wanna talk, hit me up in the comments, DM me or take contact with me on other ways. I will always be there for you guys. Hope you enjoyed it, and that I didn’t scare you too much about my beautiful home country.
XOXO Ema with on “m”