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1. Posted by jenize (First Time Poster 1 posts) 11y

Hello!

I'm studying tourism in Sweden and for the moment I'm doing a research for a school essay. The researchs idea is to figure out what people around the world thinks about swedish people. There for a need as many as possible to answer this following questions.

Thanks!

//Jenny from Sweden

Name:

Age:

Country:

What is the first thing you think about even you hear about Sweden and Swedish people?

Before you had met someone from Sweden, what was your opinion about Swedish people?

After you had meet people from Sweden did it change your opinion about Sweden and Swedish people? In that case how?

How do Swedish people act when they visit your country?

Do you think Swedish people act different from the people in your country in that case what are they doing differently?

2. Posted by Isadora (Travel Guru 13926 posts) 11y

I just chatted with Jenny in the chat room and her request should not be considered spam. She is looking for serious answers to these questions - something has she not gotten on other travel sites. If you do not wish to post your replies here, you can send them to her via PM or (via PM) request her personal e-mail address.

3. Posted by moscowmetr (Full Member 267 posts) 11y

Hey Jenn,

Ahh Swedes...

Daniel Kohler
28
Born/Raised: Toronto, Canada - Live: Zermatt, Switzerland

1. Sweden: Scandinavia, Vikings, Hockey and Skiing, Neutral, Stolkholm, vast landscape similar to Canadian North. People: Educated, civil, almost all speak perfect english and most that live in Zermatt also perfect German, culturally aware, Althletic..outdoors types, highly computer literate. They very much like to sing national songs together at parties (especially one where they make some kinda antler gesture with their hands on their heads..wierd) drink alot, good looking.

2. Blond and blue eyes, Thor, the cook from the Muppets. Borje Salming...

3. Beautiful blond girls that eat delicious meat balls. Quietly going about their business up over there.

4. Got to know alot about the people and the country. We have a solid year round population of Swedes in our town here. Was impressed with how good their language skills were. The country seems like a paradise, just a little too far north, temperature, etc. Some of the best skiers on the mountain. I wouldnt suggest my opinion was changed as much as built after meeting people. You guys got to get the word out about how great you have it up there...or on second thought do NOT and keep the secret to yourselves.;)

5. Repectful, the people here act as if they were at home.

6. I dunno, not really..I dunno about this one.

Hädu, Hädu and good luck Jenny from the Stock

4. Posted by james (Travel Guru 4136 posts) 11y

Quoting Isadora

I just chatted with Jenny in the chat room and her request should not be considered spam. She is looking for serious answers to these questions - something has she not gotten on other travel sites. If you do not wish to post your replies here, you can send them to her via PM or (via PM) request her personal e-mail address.

Not that I really care, but why should her desire for serious answers mean that this post is not spam? The guy in Uganda who sends me spam emails is very genuine in his desire for my cash

Anyway, here are my answers:

Name: James

Age: 39

Country: Australia

What is the first thing you think about even you hear about Sweden and Swedish people? Smorgasbord

Before you had met someone from Sweden, what was your opinion about Swedish people? No opinion really.

After you had meet people from Sweden did it change your opinion about Sweden and Swedish people? In that case how? No.

How do Swedish people act when they visit your country? They are mostly backpackers, and seem quite okay.

Do you think Swedish people act different from the people in your country in that case what are they doing differently? They drink a lot of alcohol.

5. Posted by jackflash (Inactive 84 posts) 11y

Name: JackFlash
Age: 26
Country: England
What is the first thing you think about even you hear about Sweden and Swedish people? ABBA, IKEA, VIKINGS, BLONDES, AFFLUENT COUNTRY
Before you had met someone from Sweden, what was your opinion about Swedish people? RESERVED BORING PEOPLE
After you had meet people from Sweden did it change your opinion about Sweden and Swedish people? In that case how?

I MET A GIRL THAT TOTALLY CHANGED MY OPINION SHE WAS EXTREMELY WELL EDUCATED, FUNNY, OUTGOING, HIGHLY OPINIOINATED, SPOKE VERY GOOD ENGLISH, SHARED EXPERIENCES OF HER CULTURE WITH ME.

How do Swedish people act when they visit your country? BETTER THAN ENGLISH PEOPLE, RESPECTFULLY I SUPPOSE

Do you think Swedish people act different from the people in your country in that case what are they doing differently?

THEY ARE MORE DEMOCRATIC, THO ITS REALL HARD TO SAY AS i HAVE ONLY MET 1, BUT WOULD LIKE TO MEET MORE AND DEFO WANT TO CHECK OUT STOCKHOLM, HOPE THIS SOME USE.

6. Posted by Sam I Am (Admin 5588 posts) 11y

Name: Samuel Klingen Daams

Age: 27

Country: Living in Norway, but I'm Dutch

What is the first thing you think about even you hear about Sweden and Swedish people? Stockholm and some of the people I know there...

Before you had met someone from Sweden, what was your opinion about Swedish people? Kind and gentle.

After you had meet people from Sweden did it change your opinion about Sweden and Swedish people? In that case how? Not really. Swedes are some of the nicest people you'll meet on the planet. Very non-confrontational (can be both good and bad, but I like it as a characteristic).

How do Swedish people act when they visit your country? In Norway they're well known for working hard.

Do you think Swedish people act different from the people in your country in that case what are they doing differently? Not really, but seeing as they're close neighbours it doesn't surprise me.

7. Posted by rogue (Budding Member 15 posts) 11y

Name: Rob

Age: 39

Country: US

What is the first thing you think about even you hear about Sweden and Swedish people? NICE FURNITURE, VOLVOS, SENSUAL WOMEN (NOT NECESSARILY IN THAT ORDER)

Before you had met someone from Sweden, what was your opinion about Swedish people? OUTGOING MEN, SENSUAL WOMEN, GENERALLY TALL, BLONDE AND POLITICALLY LIBERAL

After you had meet people from Sweden did it change your opinion about Sweden and Swedish people? In that case how? MORE SOFT-SPOKEN AND CEREBRAL THAN EXPECTED, BUT STILL TALL, BLONDE AND SENSUAL

How do Swedish people act when they visit your country? POLITE AND WELL-BEHAVED, BUT WILL SPEAK OPENLY AND FRANKLY WHEN ASKED ABOUT A TOPICAL ISSUE.

Do you think Swedish people act different from the people in your country in that case what are they doing differently? ASSUME SO. HAVEN'T BEEN TO SWEDEN YET.

8. Posted by FionaNZ (Respected Member 903 posts) 11y

Quoting james

Do you think Swedish people act different from the people in your country in that case what are they doing differently? They drink a lot of alcohol.

And this is different from Australians how exactly

Name: Fiona

Age: 36

Country: New Zealand

What is the first thing you think about even you hear about Sweden and Swedish people? Fondue

Before you had met someone from Sweden, what was your opinion about Swedish people? No opinion really.

After you had meet people from Sweden did it change your opinion about Sweden and Swedish people? In that case how? It made me want to visit.

How do Swedish people act when they visit your country? Tourists are mostly backpackers they behave like any other traveller. They have a good time and seem to like a party!

Do you think Swedish people act different from the people in your country in that case what are they doing differently? No

9. Posted by steff (Travel Guru 1160 posts) 11y

Name: Steff

Age: 26

Country: I´m from Germany, but living in Spain at the moment

What is the first thing you think about even you hear about Sweden and Swedish people? IKEA and a great sense of clothing style, street signs with elchs

Before you had met someone from Sweden, what was your opinion about Swedish people? I thought most of them would be blond, blue-eyed and a bit reserved. But when they know you for a while, they are very loyal and funny people, at least the Swedes I´m friends with.

After you had meet people from Sweden did it change your opinion about Sweden and Swedish people? In that case how? Not really, most of the Swedes I´ve met so far are blond, blue-eyed, tall and great fun. Though, I have one great swedish friend who´s dark-haired and I certainly have to visit her one day ;)!

How do Swedish people act when they visit your country?
I couldn´t say they act different from any other tourist/backpacker.

Do you think Swedish people act different from the people in your country in that case what are they doing differently? Maybe they are a bit more polite and definitly have a better clothing style ;)

10. Posted by haskdjf (First Time Poster 1 posts) 7y

8 mar 09

Name:
Age:
Country:Amerika, but Svesk decent

1. I think of Saabs, elks, sami, basshunter, parties, patriotics, alcohol, techno/dance/pop, snow
2. Swedes are kind, reserved, sensetive, tall blond/dark brown headed, blue eyed, pale, and thin
3. it didnt
4. extremely reserved and polite
5. yes, Americans are very random and outspoken, unlike Swedes

I luv Sverige....ja