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A.netters' Thoughts On Sweden?  
User currently offlineDoona From Sweden, joined Feb 2005, 3760 posts, RR: 13
Posted (8 years 5 months 2 weeks 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 6132 times:

From time to time, I just need to know what people think of me, or us, in this case. For better or worse.

So what do you [non-Swedes] think about this Nordic country, where we ride polar bears in the city streets?

Cheers
Mats


Sure, we're concerned for our lives. Just not as concerned as saving 9 bucks on a roundtrip to Ft. Myers.
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User currently offlineBNE From Australia, joined Mar 2000, 3169 posts, RR: 12
Reply 1, posted (8 years 5 months 2 weeks 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 6123 times:

Quoting Doona (Thread starter):
So what do you [non-Swedes] think about this Nordic country, where we ride polar bears in the city streets?

 laughing  No you are more civilized than that.

You drive Volvos and shop at Ikea.

It's other people who think Australia has Kangaroos in the main street.



Why fly non stop when you can connect
User currently offlineDoona From Sweden, joined Feb 2005, 3760 posts, RR: 13
Reply 2, posted (8 years 5 months 2 weeks 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 6114 times:

Quoting BNE (Reply 1):
You drive Volvos and shop at Ikea.

We do, actually, drive alot of volvos, and all my furniture if from IKEA. Big grin

Cheers
Mats



Sure, we're concerned for our lives. Just not as concerned as saving 9 bucks on a roundtrip to Ft. Myers.
User currently offlineANCFlyer From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (8 years 5 months 2 weeks 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 6114 times:

Quoting Doona (Thread starter):
where we ride polar bears in the city streets?

 rotfl 

Same Climate and recreational activity, different grid square!  crazy  wink 

Sweden is awesome . . . . as is most of Europe . . . . my favorite thing about Sweden are the trains in the Alps . . . .

Being Alaskan, the weather doesn't bother me . . .


User currently offlineDoona From Sweden, joined Feb 2005, 3760 posts, RR: 13
Reply 4, posted (8 years 5 months 2 weeks 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 6105 times:

Quoting ANCFlyer (Reply 3):
Sweden is awesome . . . . as is most of Europe . . . . my favorite thing about Sweden are the trains in the Alps . . . .

I see, how do you like our polar bears, then?

Aargh!  banghead 

Cheers
Mats



Sure, we're concerned for our lives. Just not as concerned as saving 9 bucks on a roundtrip to Ft. Myers.
User currently offlineBaylorAirBear From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 2913 posts, RR: 50
Reply 5, posted (8 years 5 months 2 weeks 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 6101 times:

Quoting Doona (Thread starter):
Thoughts On Sweden?

That's where Swedish people are from.

BAB~the genius



I'm just skipping stones...
User currently offlineDoona From Sweden, joined Feb 2005, 3760 posts, RR: 13
Reply 6, posted (8 years 5 months 2 weeks 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 6098 times:

Quoting BaylorAirBear (Reply 5):
That's where Swedish people are from.

Step up, we have a winner!

Cheers
Mats



Sure, we're concerned for our lives. Just not as concerned as saving 9 bucks on a roundtrip to Ft. Myers.
User currently offlineANCFlyer From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (8 years 5 months 2 weeks 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 6097 times:

Your Polar Bears are fine - but we don't need any more . . . we have our own. Here's a shot of one moseying up the Dalton Highway a winter or so ago . . . very lost as he was 140 miles from the Arctic Ocean . . . at least he's headed north in this photo. . . .

*Note Trans-Alaska Pipeline in the background. Noooo, I didn't get out of my unit to play with the bear . . .  crazy   wink 



User currently offlineMrniji From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (8 years 5 months 2 weeks 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 6094 times:

Well, I was once upon a time dating a Swedish Girl, and I received a very positive insight into the counrty that time.. ! Same my parents stayed in Scandinavia for some time.. remarkable is the fantastic English "proficiency" over there.. great nature and people, but against all platitutes not that tall, in my eyes! The city of Lund remains in wonderful rememberance for me.. I was there on a South Asia conference, lots of Indians.. it was funny in the sense that "Lund" in Hindi means "Cock", which was the running gag that 9 days Big grin

User currently onlinePe@rson From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2001, 19104 posts, RR: 53
Reply 9, posted (8 years 5 months 2 weeks 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 6092 times:

Quoting Mrniji (Reply 8):
Well, I was once upon a time dating a Swedish Girl

Named Frank. Butch Frank. Frank with a tash. Still, you can't be a chooser, eh?  Silly



"Everyone writing for the Telegraph knows that the way to grab eyeballs is with Ryanair and/or sex."
User currently offlineTheSorcerer From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2005, 1048 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (8 years 5 months 2 weeks 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 6080 times:

Is Sweden cheaper( in general) , because Norway is a ripoff it costs the equivalent of £3.20 to buy a half liter of coke. Still a lovely country though. The girls are soooo much better than Scottish girls.
Same situation with girls in Sweden?( I hope so  Wink)

The Sorcerer
PS what's the relation between the Swedish and the norwegians, no don't say their countries border, I mean how doc they get along?



ALITALIA,All Landings In Torino, All Luggage In Athens ;)
User currently offlineOYRJA From Denmark, joined Feb 2007, 78 posts, RR: 15
Reply 11, posted (8 years 5 months 2 weeks 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 6080 times:

Well as a Dane I really don't have any positive things to say about Sweden  Wink
The #1 forbidden country of the world.
The only good things coming from Sweden is Saab, Volvo, Ikea, Mamma Scans' Köttbullar and Tunnbrödrullar Big grin
Oh and lets not forget Kräftskiva. That is an awesome party. hehe

No reall. Sweden is a wonderful country. But they do have some very rotten lousy laws though. hehe


User currently offlineTheSorcerer From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2005, 1048 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (8 years 5 months 2 weeks 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 6076 times:

Quoting OYRJA (Reply 11):
But they do have some very rotten lousy laws though. hehe

Like what?

The Sorcerer



ALITALIA,All Landings In Torino, All Luggage In Athens ;)
User currently offlineDoona From Sweden, joined Feb 2005, 3760 posts, RR: 13
Reply 13, posted (8 years 5 months 2 weeks 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 6072 times:

Quoting OYRJA (Reply 11):
The only good things coming from Sweden is Saab, Volvo, Ikea, Mamma Scans' Köttbullar and Tunnbrödrullar
Oh and lets not forget Kräftskiva. That is an awesome party. hehe

In reply to that, the only good thing from Denmark are Røde Pølser!  bigthumbsup 

Cheers
Mats



Sure, we're concerned for our lives. Just not as concerned as saving 9 bucks on a roundtrip to Ft. Myers.
User currently offlineOYRJA From Denmark, joined Feb 2007, 78 posts, RR: 15
Reply 14, posted (8 years 5 months 2 weeks 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 6072 times:

Quoting TheSorcerer (Reply 12):
Like what?

You are not allowed to buy Alcohol in a supermarket. And you have to be 21 to buy liqour on System Bolaget. And its not possible to buy alcohol during thwe weekends either. Big grin


User currently offlineTheSorcerer From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2005, 1048 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (8 years 5 months 2 weeks 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 6070 times:

Quoting OYRJA (Reply 14):

 Wow! That's shit.
Here in Scotland noone really cares about alcohol, they sell me alcohol in some shops, not only beer but vodka as well.(I'm 15)
My dad was over in trondheim on a business trip a couple of months ago and when word gets out that there is a party with free alcohol the place is packed and the norwegians are chucking the booze down. Here in Scotland pretty much noone shows up to these parties.

The Sorcerer



ALITALIA,All Landings In Torino, All Luggage In Athens ;)
User currently offlineDoona From Sweden, joined Feb 2005, 3760 posts, RR: 13
Reply 16, posted (8 years 5 months 2 weeks 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 6058 times:

Quoting OYRJA (Reply 14):
You are not allowed to buy Alcohol in a supermarket. And you have to be 21 to buy liqour on System Bolaget. And its not possible to buy alcohol during thwe weekends either.

Let's not give people the wrong idea, the age limit is 20 years old to buy alcohol at Systembolaget, which is open on Saturdays as well as weekdays. And, supermarkets are allowed to sell beer and cider if the alcohol percentage is lower than 3.5%, which you are allowed to buy if you're over 18. At that age you're also allowed into bars, where you can drink as much as you want to.

Now, I agree that the liquor monopoly is wrong, but Systembolaget has a great selection. And if what you're looking for isn't in stock, you can order pretty much anything. And the fact that I had to wait for two years after turning 18 until I could buy beer at Systembolaget sucks too, but living in Skåne meant that I had a ready supply of alcohol puchased in Germany, and Denmark! (Going to Denmark or Germany to buy hoards of booze is alot cheaper than buying the same amount at Systembolaget...)

TheSorcerer: About your question about relations between Norwegians and Swedes, we do like each other, deep down. There's alot of jokes about Norwegians being stupid, but I think our neighbours tell the same ones about us...

Cheers
Mats

[Edited 2005-11-05 13:42:57]


Sure, we're concerned for our lives. Just not as concerned as saving 9 bucks on a roundtrip to Ft. Myers.
User currently offlineDelta767300ER From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 2562 posts, RR: 12
Reply 17, posted (8 years 5 months 2 weeks 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 6037 times:

Doesent Sweden have that kind of smokeless tobacco called snouse or something? If so, Sweden kicks ass!

-Delta767300ER


User currently offlineEddieGunsmoke From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 18, posted (8 years 5 months 2 weeks 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 6023 times:

Quoting Delta767300ER (Reply 17):

You mean this?

http://www.home.no/griffin/snus.jpg


User currently offlineDoona From Sweden, joined Feb 2005, 3760 posts, RR: 13
Reply 19, posted (8 years 5 months 2 weeks 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 6015 times:

Quoting Delta767300ER (Reply 17):
Doesent Sweden have that kind of smokeless tobacco called snouse or something? If so, Sweden kicks ass!

Yup, it's called snus, although, most of us prefer to take one at a time, instead of a hundred, as Eddie's done on the pic above. It's a little pouch containing tobacco, which you stick under your upper lip. This is illegal everywhere but Sweden and India, I think. I have no idea why, though...

Cheers
Mats



Sure, we're concerned for our lives. Just not as concerned as saving 9 bucks on a roundtrip to Ft. Myers.
User currently offlineLTBEWR From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 12887 posts, RR: 12
Reply 20, posted (8 years 5 months 2 weeks 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 6011 times:

I remember an article a number of years ago in the Wall Street Journal on how people saw Sweden and their people. Two stereotypes were very common: 1) They have a high rate of suricide and 2) the women are all sexually active with a number of partners  biggrin 
But seriously, I have never been to Sweden (other countries seem to be cheaper to visit) but someday I would like to, and not just the southern cities. From what we know, Sweden has a very organized lifestyle, with great involvement and support of government in everyday life from education at all levels to health care to child care, yet not putting their 'nose into the bedroom' as to sex, considerable personal freedoms and strong commitment to peace and human rights. Sabb, Volvo, Ikea, Absolut Vodka and tall blond men and women may the outside symboys of Sweden, but there is a lot more that should be known to us outside of there.


User currently offlineHAWK21M From India, joined Jan 2001, 31580 posts, RR: 57
Reply 21, posted (8 years 5 months 2 weeks 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 6010 times:

Your Chocolates are Great  bigthumbsup 
regds
MEL



Think of the brighter side!
User currently offline767Lover From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 22, posted (8 years 5 months 2 weeks 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 6003 times:

We've had this topic before....

http://www.airliners.net/discussions/non_aviation/read.main/735435#43


User currently offlineMatt27 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 23, posted (8 years 5 months 2 weeks 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 5996 times:

Quoting Delta767300ER (Reply 17):
Doesent Sweden have that kind of smokeless tobacco called snouse or something? If so, Sweden kicks ass!

I "snused" for more than eight years, but managed to quit earlier this year. I love the stuff though.

Quoting LTBEWR (Reply 20):
1) They have a high rate of suricide and

It is as sad as it is true. I think everyone here knows someone who have committed suicide.  Sad

Quoting LTBEWR (Reply 20):
2) the women are all sexually active with a number of partners

Nope, that's the girls in "Sex and the city"  silly 


User currently offlineEddieGunsmoke From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 24, posted (8 years 5 months 2 weeks 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 5993 times:

Quoting Matt27 (Reply 23):
It is as sad as it is true. I think everyone here knows someone who have committed suicide.

Really. I've heard that this was just a myth. Can anybody show me some statistics?


25 Post contains images Kingsford : Sweden is one of the only two countries in the world where people pay even more income tax than us. The Danish are the other ones.
26 Post contains images Aloges : Say it ain't so!! __ Sweden? I'm sitting on an IKEA chair, my stuff is in an IKEA shelf, my PC monitor, printer and stereo have their places on an IK
27 Doona : I haven't found any sources, but I heard on the radio that the main cause of death among teenagers here is suicide. Freaked me out... Cheers Mats
28 Post contains images EddieGunsmoke : Ok, so I found the top ten list on suicides. Sweden is not on it. Rank Country Suicides per 100,000 inhabitants per year 1 Lithuania 42.0 2 Russia 37.
29 Alessandro : Strange place isn´t it, on the positive side is that Sweden isn´t an aggressive country, but rather spine-less. Downside is the socialist left-over
30 NoUFO : Summer in Sweden: Midges. People know how to enjoy summer - they actually celebrate summer. Midges. Apparently, they either drive US American or Swedi
31 Post contains images Mrniji : You are just so stupid that you don't deserve any attention, not even from GKirk
32 Post contains images Pe@rson : I don't deserve any attention from anyone... but you, it would seem. Says a lot about you, Mr!
33 Post contains images Mrniji : You better don't waste your time here and write off your phD, you small candid teddy!
34 Post contains images SAS_A330-300 : It's pretty much like the relationship between the English and the Irish. We spilt up about 100 years ago but still get along with each other and we
35 Julesmusician : I went to Stockholm and had a lot of fun involving two students so Sweden is great - and the flight only cost 20 pounds so I call that a "student barg
36 Post contains links and images Skystar : About 1 in 5 new cars in Sweden is a Volvo Yeah, somehow point two seems to be a perception out there! In regards to suicide, the official figures no
37 Post contains images Skystar : For me, the sound "åå" is very Swedish. Then there's precis (like the Germans love to say genau), javisst, jaha, jaså, förstås, osv
38 Post contains images Skystar : Something that hasn't been mentioned - queuing tickets, the Swedes love to take these tickets and wait in queues. Other very Swedish things ICA Tax Pe
39 Post contains images Doona : Hehe, well, that actually worked back then. Everybody was happy. Now... not so much... Cheers Mats
40 Mika : I'd love to visit Alaska, i have never seen any polar bears around here. Then again it is rarely that we even get any real winter with snow and freez
41 Post contains images Matt27 : Too bad that they don't fly from my town. Have to fly crappy Skyways instead. GREAT!!! SUCKS!!!
42 Post contains images Lentigomaligna : My extended family is full of Bengt's, Björn's, Lars's, Jan's, Larsen's, Jönsson's, Bodén's, and the like. Thus, Swedish is spoken in my home on a
43 TUNisia : Sweden is a great place, mainly because of Volvos, educational standards, tolerance, quality of life, appreciation for the outdoors and keeping them f
44 AirxLiban : Haven't been there but here is what I think it is like anyway: - Hot blonde women - Cold weather - Expensive - Clean
45 TheSorcerer : How come Sweden has got such a high suicide rate? The Sorcerer
46 Post contains images Cactus739 : Love the meatballs...
47 Gamps : In 1980s while growing up in India, for many years Sweden was synonymous with Bofors howitzers corruption scandal which rocked the country for almost
48 B777200 : The impression I get of Sweden is very positive. The standard of living is high eventhough the tax rates are so high. However, in return the health an
49 Post contains images Doona : We use it when speaking Swedish, but alot of people here to seem to forget that Swedish and English are different languages. Alot of Swedes make gram
50 LHMark : I spent a couple of days in Malmo and Lund, and had a great time. The people I met were warm and friendly, and the food was excellent, although crushi
51 Stirling : Except on A.Net
52 Post contains images Doona : Yeah, I suppose that's why almost everybody here in Sweden have computers with internet access. It's a public health thing... Cheers Mats
53 Post contains images TUNisia : Yes, Volvo engineer Nils Bohlin invented the seatbelt we use today (the three-point). Imagine how many lives that has saved, along with all the other
54 Post contains images Skystar : Yep, very true. I think all non-native speakers make mistakes in foreign languages that come from their native language, but I have to admit I do lik
55 Post contains images Doona : Skystar: You have some pretty good insight, I have to say. Problem with our English is, mine excluded of course , that it just makes Swedes sound a li
56 Sudden : Interesting topic! Although I live in Holland now, I am Swedish. But one thing is for sure, I do really miss Sweden. You never realize what you have b
57 OYRJA : Sorry my bad then. That must be new rules. Because when I lived up there they weren't allowed to be opened on saturdays.
58 Jafa39 : It would appear that when I lived in the Uk I was accidentally Swedish, I had (over a period of time) 3 Volvos, 2 Saabs and heaps of Ikea furniture!!
59 Post contains images Matt27 : What do I have to do with this?
60 Post contains images Sudden : In regards to Volvo, I worked at the Volvo plant for 7 years, and I have had 4 Volvo over the years. 245 GL 240 GLT 745 GL 745 Turbo -86 which I repla
61 Post contains images Skystar : Nup, I'm an "australiensare" I lived in Uppsala for a little while - had a fantastic time there. Världens bästa studentliv I do miss it, hope to re
62 Post contains images Sudden : Well, if you come to my area around GOT the temp never falls that low. You do write good Swedish! Aim for the sky! Sudden
63 Post contains images Skystar : Aah, the -32C was a record in Uppsala - it was sometime in the middle of the night, I only found out the next morning. Normally it was around -5C to
64 Doona : Nothing at all. I just felt like taking an unjustified snipe at someone, and your name popped into my head... sorry. Cheers Mats
65 Post contains images Matt27 : Aaaalllll right, here we go
66 Post contains images Doona : Bring it, bitch! Cheers Mats
67 Post contains links Skystar : Actually, if you want to read about Swedish News from a non Swedish perspective, visit The Local. http://www.thelocal.se/ Admittedly I think some of t
68 Post contains images QANTASforever : Sweden is a wonderful country - I have many many friends from there. I admire your achievements as a nation. In fact, I'm attending a reception this w
69 Doona : Cool, say "Hi" for me, will you? Cheers Mats
70 QANTASforever : I would rather greet them in their (make that: his) native tongue. Any suggestions? QFF
71 Sudden : Skulle härskapet vara intresserade av att rocka fett i sänghalmen. There you go! Aim for the sky! Sudden
72 QANTASforever : And this means....? QFF
73 Post contains images Sudden : Well, am not sure I should translate this. But...eh....well....lets say that if you would say that, you would invite them to your room, your bedroom t
74 Eilennaei : Just a phunny mix of archaisms and some slightly outdated youthspeak. The subject is linked to some unspecified sexual activity.
75 Post contains images QANTASforever : I think I'll reserve that comment for when I'm in the presence of the British Royals. For any member of the house of Bernadotte I'll be a little more
76 Skystar : Just go to the king and say, "Tjena"
77 Post contains images Doona : I'm sure the King and Queen would laugh if an Australian asked them this... Cheers Mats
78 Post contains images OYRJA : Now that was some of the funniest shit I have read in here for a while
79 Post contains images Matt27 : Silvia will answer: "Det är mycket viktick att rocka fet"
80 Post contains images Doona : Cheers Mats
81 Jafa39 : Tut, tut QFF, I thought you were a reformed man....
82 Post contains images Sudden : Good one! And after she said that she would take a sip of her glass of wine. BWAAAAAAHAHAHAAAAA..... Aim for the sky! Sudden
83 Post contains images Sudden : You can bet your Vodka it is! To all our none Swedish friends, Silvia will answer: it is very important to do the dirty stuff! Aim for the sky! Sudde
84 TUNisia : Which plant did you work at? Ghent Born Torslanda Uddevalla
85 Post contains images 9VSPO : When I think of Sweden, I think of over-priced alcohol and naked blonde girls sitting i saunas!
86 Sudden : I worked at the Torslanda plant. Was well worth the years I spent there, but a very stressful job as I was a team leader. But fun to work with, and dr
87 Post contains images Sudden : Thank god it is not the other way around. Aim for the sky! Sudden
88 TUNisia : Awesome, my first car (Volvo S70) handed down from my parents was made at Torslanda in 12/97. I drive an S60 now (made at Ghent). Which models were b
89 Sudden : The latest I took part of there was the S/V90 and S/V70 I have seen more then others to be honest as a close friend and co-worker had his dad working
90 AMSGOT : Love this topic!!! Signed, Knug Carl Gustav
91 Jan Mogren : Sudden, when are you inbound GOT next ? /JM
92 Sudden : Hi Jan, I contacted you this summer, but never got any reply, and I am not a pushy person, so I did not try again. I was there for a week in July and
93 Post contains images Doona : What, naked blondes sitting in alcohol and over-priced saunas? Doesn't sound that bad to me... Cheers Mats
94 Post contains links and images TUNisia : That is soo soo AWESOME !! Those Volvo 5cyl engines are great very reliable too. They are still being used in the new models in one form or another.
95 Post contains images Jan Mogren : Sudden, yes, call me tomorrow. I have no idea what could have happened to your message this summer /JM
96 Sudden : I just sent you an email Jan. Talk to you tomorrow. Aim for the sky! Sudden
97 Sudden : Jan, I got the mail back I sent you. Your address night be different from the one I have!? Can you send me one via my profile, and I respond to that o
98 Post contains images QANTASFOREVER : Freaking just tell me what the hell it means!! lol Jafa, Reformation caused chaos in England - I'm not going to follow suit. QFF
99 Prebennorholm : My country has fought more wars against Sweden than anybody else. Anyway, during the last few centuries we have learned that Sweden is a fairly peacel
100 Doona : That's true, but who owned who's ass in most of them? (MY thread has more than 100 posts! Yayers!) Cheers Mats
101 Post contains images Matt27 : Mats, both you and I live on stolen land....hehe
102 Doona : That may be true, Matt, but I couldn't be happier here. At the end of a fight, you look at the guy who's dancing around, and that's who won... Sweden
103 Post contains images Sudden : Can someone call CNN please! Ok, I asked for it, so bring it on! Aim for the sky! Sudden
104 Jan Mogren : LOL! Sudden, emails aren't showing up here. Sent you one thru your profile. If you didn't get it, please email me thru any of my photos. Cheers /JM
105 Post contains images Sudden : That must be the small commuter airport, right!? I got your mail Jan and I will terrorize you in a little while. Aim for the sky! Sudden
106 Post contains images AMSGOT : Guess so... Never heard of it before. Anything north & east of GOT is so far away! Sweden international Gothenburg Landvetter (or is it Säve?) is th
107 Post contains images Sudden : So right, as that's where the action is. Aim for the sky! Sudden
108 Post contains images Skystar : Actually, another thing that seems fairly Swedish are those little tealights - Swedes love candles in winter, even filling their windows up with elect
109 Post contains images QANTASFOREVER : Just a little update, Their Majesties were such lovely people. The King's knowledge of Australia was particularly impressive. Two extremely talented p
110 Post contains images TWISTEDWHISPER : Are we talking about the bird..? Like we don't smoke while doing our weekly shopping at the supermarket. Systembolaget is actually open on Saturdays,
111 AMSGOT : Excuse me, but I think WE (the Dutch) have at least BUILT a part the bridge. You might have initiated it, designed it and payed it with the Danish. C
112 Doona : Well, the bridge itself is directly connected to ONE country only, thus it's our bridge. As are the toll booths, which are actually located on Swedis
113 Post contains images Sudden : This is just getting better and better! But AMSGOT is right. The crane(s) that supported the construction of the bridge, is Dutch. Aim for the sky! S
114 Sudden : Are you working at GOT airport? I worked there for Servisair May 1997-2001. Your name does sound familiar. Aim for the sky! Sudden
115 Doona : Is the crane "Svanen" Dutch? I just figured it was Swedish because of the Swedish name, but I might be wrong... Cheers Mats
116 Post contains images Sudden : The cranes used from Holland is not still there, right? As far as I know they were transported back to Holland. They are the biggest/strongest cranes
117 Post contains images AMSGOT : Lovely. The Swedes collect the money, while the Danes can pay! That's why I'm movong to Sweden... As usual: I don't have a clue!! Last time I saw the
118 Post contains images TWISTEDWHISPER : I was working at GOT, but last year I took some leave of absence to go and do more important things. I've been to Iraq for three weeks, but decided i
119 Sudden : I am actually Swedish but moved to Holland 2001. Servisair left Seden totally! But the boss of GOT operations have now started to work with Nordic and
120 Post contains images AMSGOT : I knew about this. And I think the first mayor was Dutch too. All this history must be the reason I felt at home straight away. I love Göteborg!!! I
121 Post contains images MauriceB : when i think about sweden i think about this: they have lots of blond chicks just like norway
122 Post contains images Scanwing : We still use those old howitzers from the 70's in the swedish army today... and they are really crap.
123 Post contains images Sudden : Well, if you order more the one of those today, you get it free of shipping and they throw in a pair of socks and a towel and a future discount. Now t
124 Doona : Well, with a howitzer, there isn't really much choice, is there? Cheers Mats
125 Post contains images Zeekiel : I know a lovely Swedish girl who is visting New Zealand next year sometime. She's up in Auckland for a few days (due to the lack of touristy things to
126 Post contains images Delta767300ER : EddieGunsmoke/Doona, Yup thats it. That shit looks strong. Here in the states we have different kinds of smokeless tobacco. Dip is my favorite. We out
127 Post contains images AMSGOT : Right, the snus... How could I forget about that? I've never tried it. When I was doing some summer holiday job (painting) in Sweden a couple of years
128 RootsAir : Doona a least you speak english and make the effort to speak a foreign language...can't say the same bout Brits, Aussies and Americans who won't do a
129 Post contains images Matt27 :
130 Post contains images Sudden : AMSGOT, I use snus, but the ones that are in small bags. Guess I will raise my guard now as others in here will attack me for that. Ok I'm a sissy....
131 Post contains images Doona : I have to confess that when it comes to English I never really had make an effort. Since my dad is Irish, it came as naturally as speaking Swedish. C
132 Delta767300ER : So, is it illegal to import snus from Sweden to the USA? Do they sell/ship online? -Delta767300ER
133 Post contains links and images Skystar : In general, I think English speakers are just hopeless overall with taking up foreign languages, unfortunately. When I was back in Sweden, there were
134 Doona : Really? Say it ain't so! Cheers Mats
135 AMSGOT : Great news for me: FLyMe starts GOT - AMS (as from 30 March 2006)!!! And some more routes from GOT. I'll be heading back and forward a bit more often
136 Post contains images Skystar : Ahh, but you can always go to the svenska kyrkan
137 Post contains images FlyAUA : -The guys are hot -Long summer days -Long winter nights -IKEA, H&M, & co... -Lakes and Snow -Funny sounding language
138 Doona : Did you know the Church of Sweden doesn't actually require priests to believe in God? The Church of Sweden is apparently more of a social thing. I th
139 Post contains images Matt27 : I have heard good things about Austrians too...
140 Post contains images Doona : Ooh, looks like some of us are getting busy... Cheers Mats
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