BUT WHY SWEDEN?

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On numerous occasions I have received the question from many people (especially Swedes) –

But WHY did you choose Sweden?

Why Sweden you ask? Well, why not Sweden!?

Here are my main arguments for choosing Sweden:

  • Sweden is one of the most socially advanced nations in the world.
  • Women are respected as equals and the feminist movement is very strong here.
  • The LGBTI community are treated as equals and have all the legal rights as everyone else.
  • Sweden takes serious care of the environment and has excellent recycling and upcycling movements. The nation collectively believes that climate change is real.
  • Is a relatively safe country.
  • Great health care.
  • Friendly and well educated with most people having excellent English speaking skills.
  • I have never been to Europe/Sweden before.
  • Breathtaking landscapes and natural beauty.
  • I wanted to learn a new language.
  • I have done many research papers on Scandinavian design (let’s just call it an obsession for now)
  • The people here are so stylish and oh so beautiful. Yay for Sweden!

So based on these points, why would you not want to be part of Swedish society?
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The images above have been taken at HDK the design and crafts school where I study at the University in Gothenburg. The 3rd year design students sit out here in lunch breaks to get some fresh air and eat last night’s re-heated left overs. It’s a really cool atmosphere to just sit amongst the rooftops and take in the European architecture around you. This is probably something most Europeans take for granted, but I can assure you, I do not.

Signing out –
Mel

3 thoughts on “BUT WHY SWEDEN?

      1. Well I have been to Uppsala quite a few times attending conferences and I love its small town charm…Being very near to Stockholm, the bling and chime of a big city is easily attainable as well…And I used to hang around a lot along the Fyris…

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