Sweden at a first glance

by Juliana de Filippis

It’s been more than a year now in Sweden, but I can still remember the first day as if it was yesterday. As I stepped into my very first Swedish home, the immediate thing I could sense was this fantastic smell of candy. Candies are a big thing here, and I was staying with a family of 3 small children, so it made sense for that smell to linger.

That very day I was also faced with the charming, friendly way the swedes deal with anyone around them. Even though they are known as shy and maybe even cold, I never experienced that side of swedes. I’ve only been welcomed and helped while living here, and always with a smile on their faces. A side of Sweden I never heard of before actually living here – a nice and pleasant surprise.

Along with the candy mania, of course.

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