Saturday, November 28, 2009

Oh say can you see...

I am off to the land of the brave and the home of the free for a few days and will try to experience some American "culture" and Starbucks coffee. Meanwhile Carina will experience more Swedish culture with the Julmarknad (christmas market with fireworks), Julmust (Swedish Christmas cola), Glög (sweet warm wine with spices), pepparkakor (traditional Christmas gingerbread), the first Advent Sunday, the official start of Christmas decorating and probably the first major snowfall in Uppsala this season. However, I will try to blend into capitalistic America by spending a lot of money on various items and gifts that is cheap by Swedish standards.

Our next post will therefore deal with American vs. Swedish culture... For now we leave you with a link to a YouTube video that deals with their language differences (Warning: Swedish people are very comfortable with swearwords that might offend some South Africans):


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