What do you think of when you think of Sweden?

I was curious to answer this question, so I googled it. Here are the top 10 interesting answers:

IKEA

Blonde hair

Snow

Chocolate

Hockey

Healthcare and educational system

Meatballs

Abba

Glasses (spectacles)

Alexander Skarsgård

What do you think of when you think of Sweden?

3 thoughts on “What do you think of when you think of Sweden?

  1. On business trips I’ve spent a fair amount of time in the middle east, Asia and North America and it was interestning to see when Sweden was “on the news”. The news coverage of Sweden was basically limited to sports and music. Very little on politics (as a small country with very little impact on world politics that is not surprising). The natural disasters and terror attacks happening in Sweden are thankfully to insignificant noramlly to make headline news. My conclusion is that people do not think of Sweden at all. Why should they? Ok many know that IKEA is a swedish brand, ABBA was a Swedish band and the older crowd remember Björn Borg as a swede. But that is about it. As a swede I’m quite happy with this. Lets continue to stay away from the headline news.

  2. I think of my grandparents and their parents. I remember the stories my Dad told me about his family. I think of the distant cousins who still live in Sweden – some of who have connected with me. I love the old pictures in large frames that my grandparents kept all the years, and are now in my home. I hope to travel to Sweden to meet my cousins.

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