This entry was posted on September 23, 2010 by t0mmy23. It was filed under Cultural differences, You eat what!? .
Great collage, but where are you!? We’ve got bets on Denmark and the Netherlands, but we don’t know and can’t figure out from the signs.
I was really struck by the bikes. I was in Maastericht in the Netherlands at one point, and I was just blown away at how much things changed when you got around the city on a bike rather than in cars. In contrast, when I lived in Chicago and tried to skate someplace, I felt like I was taking my life in my hands (or on my skates, as it were). Are you getting around by bike, too, or was this just a stop off in traveling?
And what is Salamiost? More importantly, did you actually put it in your mouth and eat it!?
September 28, 2010 at 10:01 am
You were very close – im living in lund, in southern Sweden – very close to denmark.
The bikes have been blowing me away as well – i have brought a bike as it is the way people get around here (not very many cars considering the population). Bikes are chaine dup to any picket, post and pole all over the city in massive numbers. Cycling still has it novelty value at the moment, although the decending cold and rain, and uneven cobbles can make it trying. Ive nearly been cleaned up a few times by cars and trucks as they drive on the other side of the road and i tend to look the wrong way to check to on comming traffick, it is just one of those ingrained habits.
The salamoist was interesting to say the least. i did not end up having any as it did not look quite right and i was fairly hungover – but my friend did buy some and it just salami in the form of paste….mmmm – theres something to bring home and make a living off, not. Good for sandwhiches i suppose but it is really not quite right, i still dont understand how they get it into a paste…
September 28, 2010 at 1:08 pm
Great to see your images. Food differences – what other totally non-Oz things have you tried in Sweden? Is the diet very different and why do you think that might be? The Swedes are stereotyped as being very health conscious – does this come through in their food? But also, wild drinkers – any ‘truth’ in that one either?
We are getting lots of Sweden at present through the Girl with the Dragon Tattoo films – Stockholm comes across as extraordinarily clean, pristine – what does that stereotype say about ‘the Swedish character’, if anything?
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October 1, 2010 at 4:09 am
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