Welcome to Sweden
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After six months of planning, twenty six almost sleepless hours of travel Iâ€™m finally here in UmeÃ¥. I canâ€™t say I have the greatest luck on planes seeing as how all three flights I was stuck by some screaming child. However, if you ever go to
I left my room the next afternoon after hibernating in my room since the previous day. I first met my Iranian flatmate, who gave me detailed instructions on how to get to two groceries, but wouldnâ€™t let me leave until I had something to eat with a glass of milk. I donâ€™t ever remember someone that I just met being so hospitable! He asked me many questions about
I managed to meet all but one of my flatmates in the same day, who are all very friendly. Iâ€™ve got three Swedes, an Italian, and a Taiwanese, most of whom asked me right away if I was Swedish. So far it has been fun trying to adjust to Swedish life but there are weird little things that you just can't figure out sometimes. Swedes drive the same way we do in America, but if you're walking on the sidewalk its opposite. I couldn't figure out why people kept almost walking in to me. You better watch your step too because picking up dog poo is not common courtesy, surprising trait considering how Swedes are.