Erik Isberg

Erik Isberg

was @sweden 2012-06-04 to 2012-06-10

My name is Erik Isberg. I’m 18 years old and I’m just about to finish my second year at high school where I’m studying social science. Currently I’m living with my parents and my brother in Trollhättan, a small industry town north of Gothenburg perhaps most famous for the recently closed SAAB-factory. When I’m not struggling with understanding Spanish or writing essays in school, I enjoy, in no particular order: literature, music, spending time with friends, skiing in the winter and gazing at shoes I can’t afford on various websites. I spend a lot of time trying to be up to date with news and politics, something that interests me a lot. I’m very excited to leave my usual account @isbergerik to become @sweden for a week. I’ll do my best to tell you my view on Sweden and what it’s like being young in a small Swedish town best known for a closed down car factory.

Erik Isberg's Feed

@sweden June 10, 2012, 8:46 p.m.

Once again: thank you for a great week. *waves goodbye*

@sweden June 10, 2012, 8:44 p.m.

Give a warm welcome to the brilliant @hejsonja!

@sweden June 10, 2012, 8:43 p.m.

Now it's time for me to introduce you to the next @sweden...

@sweden June 10, 2012, 8:35 p.m.

@NelsonBonner Sarah Lyall is the name of the interviewer :)

@sweden June 10, 2012, 8:28 p.m.

@TheiaLouis Haha thank you :) hej då!

@sweden June 10, 2012, 8:27 p.m.

Normally I tweet over at @isbergerik. If you want you can follow me there!

@sweden June 10, 2012, 8:26 p.m.

Now there are just minutes left for me as @sweden. It's been a great week and a great experience.

@sweden June 10, 2012, 8:20 p.m.

@NelsonBonner It's not published yet, hopefully the next @sweden will post a link to it. It'll be up next week :)

@sweden June 10, 2012, 8:06 p.m.

@NelsonBonner Having dialogues with people from all over the world has been amazing. The interview with NY Times was ofcourse great too.

@sweden June 10, 2012, 8:03 p.m.

@geordiehotline You're welcome! And thanks a lot :)

@sweden June 10, 2012, 7:19 p.m.

@geordiehotline Then there are loads of Swedish crime series out there: Millenium, Wallander, Irene Huss, Beck etc

@sweden June 10, 2012, 7:18 p.m.

@geordiehotline The crime series? I'm currently watching a Danish drama called Borgen which I enjoy a lot.

@sweden June 10, 2012, 5:34 p.m.

@I_adik You're welcome, hope you found something you liked :)

@sweden June 10, 2012, 4:56 p.m.

@chrismada9 Haha it is! The rain is pouring down unfortunately, but atleast the dog i awake now.

@sweden June 10, 2012, 4:52 p.m.

@Andy_xo Yea, was so surprised when I was asked to do this haha. Thank you!!

@sweden June 10, 2012, 4:49 p.m.

@Andy_xo I'm not involved in that process but basically you get recommended and then those who run the account checks you out.

@sweden June 10, 2012, 4:35 p.m.

@Andy_xo Aw thank you!!! It's been an amazing experience :)

@sweden June 10, 2012, 4:34 p.m.

@KingTutsWWH Haha no, there's just this noice that not even the headphones can do something about.

@sweden June 10, 2012, 4:31 p.m.

@popkewitz Haha that's brilliant *carries the dog into the room where dad sleeps*

@sweden June 10, 2012, 4:28 p.m.

The dog snores in one room and my dad snores in another while I'm sitting between them trying to listen to music. *having a breakdown*

@sweden June 10, 2012, 4:02 p.m.

@ComptonTyrone They have a lot of good songs. Glad you liked it :)

@sweden June 10, 2012, 3:53 p.m.

@ComptonTyrone Like those bands too. If you like Johnossi you must see this:

@sweden June 10, 2012, 3:32 p.m.

@NLindbom That's a beautiful one too!

@sweden June 10, 2012, 3:28 p.m.

@ComptonTyrone Yea, never been a fan really though. But they have a few good songs!

@sweden June 10, 2012, 3:18 p.m.

@SarahCorde I guess not. There are a few Kent-songs that I really like. 999 is great for example.

@sweden June 10, 2012, 3:17 p.m.

@smamat Ah I adore almost all songs from her latest records. Äppelöga is a great song too!

@sweden June 10, 2012, 3:12 p.m.

@SarahCorde Oh that's cool, the Swedish music scene is really good. That song is good too :)

@sweden June 10, 2012, 3:02 p.m.

@smamat By Anna Järvinen or Annika Norlin?

@sweden June 10, 2012, 2:37 p.m.

@Braambo Haha oh, that's to bad. But I'm really glad that you liked the music! :)

@sweden June 10, 2012, 2:32 p.m.

@smamat No, Annika Norlin is from Hello Saferide! The names sounds quite similar so it's not hard to mix it up.

@sweden June 10, 2012, 2:32 p.m.

@Lighteria Thank you! Haha yea, it's really busy.

@sweden June 10, 2012, 2:31 p.m.

@scientistical Oh, I can imagine. But yea, Sweden's electronic scene is quite brilliant at the moment.

@sweden June 10, 2012, 2:27 p.m.

@A_Astrom No I haven't, I'll check him out! Thank you :)

@sweden June 10, 2012, 2:26 p.m.

@Lighteria If I have the time I will! :)

@sweden June 10, 2012, 2:26 p.m.

@AnnaTricity I think one reason could be that a lot of Swedish kids plays an instrument. When many people learn to play = good music.

@sweden June 10, 2012, 2:24 p.m.

@scientistical Familjen is ok, Kent too. Though I'm a fan of Basshunter haha.

@sweden June 10, 2012, 2:22 p.m.

@Lighteria I love them too. So hard picking out a few!

@sweden June 10, 2012, 2:19 p.m.

Oh just must post this one too. Ångrar Inget by Anna Järvinen

@sweden June 10, 2012, 2:18 p.m.

And Ur Dina Händer by the extremely underrated singer Erik de Vahl.

@sweden June 10, 2012, 2:16 p.m.

Ny Man by Aleks One of 2011's best songs.

@sweden June 10, 2012, 2:14 p.m.

First of all: Domestic Scene by The Radio Dept. I love almost everything made by them.

@sweden June 10, 2012, 2:12 p.m.

I've hade some questions about my favorite Swedish music. It's almost impossible to pick out a few but here are the ones I came up with:

@sweden June 10, 2012, 1:53 p.m.

@anakinskywanker About beer: not that big of a fan. Drink it occasionally.

@sweden June 10, 2012, 1:52 p.m.

@anakinskywanker The unemploymeny rate is around 20% I think. I think it will get better now, that we've past the worst time.

@sweden June 10, 2012, 1:36 p.m.

@richardksmith Haha okay, I it comes back to you, you can always ask me at @isbergerik ;)

@sweden June 10, 2012, 12:27 p.m.

@chetouanea That sounds like a good idea, they're cheaper than ever right now :)

@sweden June 10, 2012, 12:26 p.m.

@tophtucker This place is extremely random: This place lies right in the middle of the forrest in norten Sweden.

@sweden June 10, 2012, 11:20 a.m.

@HerrFlyiboy Learned a lot! Especially about the differences in education systems in different countries.

@sweden June 10, 2012, 11:16 a.m.

@JoserraPR It was amazing. Doubt I'll ever forget being interviewed by New York Times!

@sweden June 10, 2012, 11:04 a.m.

@cutiebee2 That's great! You too :)

@sweden June 10, 2012, 11:03 a.m.

@JoserraPR Hm... it went a lot easier managing the account when I didn't stress. Really different from the first days!

@sweden June 10, 2012, 11 a.m.

@chinji Haha yea I suppose, thank you :)

@sweden June 10, 2012, 10:44 a.m.

@Malek_CH Yea, it's really big here right now. I believe and hope that Sweden will win!

@sweden June 10, 2012, 10:42 a.m.

@leames1701 That's great I'll write that down :)

@sweden June 10, 2012, 10:42 a.m.

@sonicthebadger I'd say maybe 4/10, but not more!

@sweden June 10, 2012, 10:41 a.m.

I you have any questions left don't hesitate to ask!

@sweden June 10, 2012, 10:40 a.m.

Can't believe this is my last day as @sweden, then you can find me over at @isbergerik. Been a great week.

@sweden June 9, 2012, 9:14 p.m.

@theprojectplace That makes it a bit more diffcult! Still think you should support Sweden though ;)

@sweden June 9, 2012, 9:10 p.m.

@laLOVEateur Haha oh. Thank you! Haha especially things that contains alcohol ;)

@sweden June 9, 2012, 9:08 p.m.

@TheiaLouis Here's a summary: That's great, wish I thought more like that when I was 13 :)

@sweden June 9, 2012, 9:04 p.m.

@laLOVEateur Yea martini is good! Wouldn't know about drenched in them though haha

@sweden June 9, 2012, 9:03 p.m.

@theprojectplace Me too! Easy choice: Sweden :)

@sweden June 9, 2012, 8:41 p.m.

@TheiaLouis Yea, or written by a Finnish author in Swedish really. It's in a way very simple but it's incredibly beautiful too :)

@sweden June 9, 2012, 8:37 p.m.

@AnnikaM01 Guessing 1-1 between Germany and Portugal and between Sweden and Ukraine: 2-0 to Sweden :)

@sweden June 9, 2012, 8:36 p.m.

@TheiaLouis Oh hard one... I think I'll go for Sommarboken (The Summer Book) by Tove Jansson.

@sweden June 9, 2012, 8:21 p.m.

@AnnikaM01 Yea, that will be a good one too!

@sweden June 9, 2012, 8:17 p.m.

@Linda_FB That will be terrible!!

@sweden June 9, 2012, 8:17 p.m.

@usamauw Yeah, won't be easy, but I still predict a Swedish victory.

@sweden June 9, 2012, 8:16 p.m.

@chrismada9 I heard of that, hope that could help us a little bit at least haha

@sweden June 9, 2012, 8:15 p.m.

@Linda_FB I'm going to be so tense the whole day!

@sweden June 9, 2012, 8:09 p.m.

After Denmark's brilliant performance I'm really looking forward to see Sweden - Ukraine on Monday.

@sweden June 9, 2012, 8:06 p.m.

@MJSwindell Haha guess I'm a bad swede but I really do!

@sweden June 9, 2012, 7:53 p.m.

Congratulations Denmark!!! #Euro2012

@sweden June 9, 2012, 6:22 p.m.

@NelsonBonner Oh that's cool, guess you´re somewhat an expert at closed Swedish factories then :)

@sweden June 9, 2012, 6:20 p.m.

@FredrikJN Haha oh, the only time someone camped in Trollhättan was when the new World of Warcraft was released.

@sweden June 9, 2012, 6:16 p.m.

@I_adik Haha it is for sure! :)

@sweden June 9, 2012, 6:16 p.m.

@NelsonBonner Yea that's really remarkable. Maybee just your subconscious longs for Trollhättan? ;)

@sweden June 9, 2012, 6:12 p.m.

@FredrikJN Must've been pretty confusing with people camping on the street for no apparent reason.

@sweden June 9, 2012, 5:56 p.m.

Feels like I should erase "addicted to shoes" from my bio after reading this. That's a whole new level of addiction.

@sweden June 9, 2012, 5:07 p.m.

@wzhkevin My exact reaction when I got home ;)

@sweden June 9, 2012, 5:05 p.m.

@TweetWeekNYC Would be so great if we wouldn't have to rely so much on driving.

@sweden June 9, 2012, 5:02 p.m.

@yaadayaada Haha swedes are the complete opposite, which makes it very confusing for someone like me who doesn't know all the rules!

@sweden June 9, 2012, 4:56 p.m.

@wzhkevin Hahaha not this time!

@sweden June 9, 2012, 4:54 p.m.

@Ko0tZy Haha litar inte alltid på min engelska så blev lite osäker!

@sweden June 9, 2012, 4:53 p.m.

@TweetWeekNYC Maybe you can live without driving in the cities, but for us in the countryside it's not an option.

@sweden June 9, 2012, 4:42 p.m.

@Ko0tZy Haha meant more as in "bad vibes", maybe I was a bit unclear.

@sweden June 9, 2012, 4:34 p.m.

@TweetWeekNYC Once I can drive it'll be great. There is a certain vibe surrounding it for sure.

@sweden June 9, 2012, 4:27 p.m.

I'm home, no one is injured, the car is not broken. Must say today's driving went better than expected.

@sweden June 9, 2012, 4:26 p.m.

@FriederikeHell Yea definitely, deserved something better than this.

@sweden June 9, 2012, 4:25 p.m.

@julie_coxon Thank you, guess that's kind of symbolic too.

@sweden June 9, 2012, 4:04 p.m.

@juffery They sure did. After the closure the cars are much more affordable.

@sweden June 9, 2012, 4:01 p.m.

@juliovolcano That could work. Feel sorry for the workers who might not get their money.

@sweden June 9, 2012, 3:54 p.m.

@sweden_cul That would be something!

@sweden June 9, 2012, 3:53 p.m.

@juliovolcano A lot of money seems missing still. Not only to the government but to the workers as well.

@sweden June 9, 2012, 3:50 p.m.

@I_adik Yea the weather is nice at least.

@sweden June 9, 2012, 3:49 p.m.

@ribe6760 They had great cars, really sad how it ended.

@sweden June 9, 2012, 3:48 p.m.

@juffery Really sad, SAAB really deserved something better.

@sweden June 9, 2012, 3:40 p.m.

But the good thing is that I can't hit anyone with the car here.

@sweden June 9, 2012, 3:39 p.m.

Practising driving outside the closed SAAB-factory. The most melancholic place I know.

@sweden June 9, 2012, 3:02 p.m.

@andreasstenkula Yea I would recommend that haha.

@sweden June 9, 2012, 2:52 p.m.

@harizxcvbnm Yea I guess so. Thank you!!

@sweden June 9, 2012, 2:47 p.m.

@harizxcvbnm This thing with "don't panic" has been quite difficult so far haha.

@sweden June 9, 2012, 2:46 p.m.

@Vassaste_Kniven Hahaha I'm just driving in empty parking lots so far. Not even I can hurt someone there.

@sweden June 9, 2012, 2:44 p.m.

@Vassaste_Kniven Haha it can't get any worse from what it is now ;)

@sweden June 9, 2012, 2:43 p.m.

@MeatMustardz I don't agree at all. The acting in Show Me Love is just brilliant and I could really identify with a lot in the story.

@sweden June 9, 2012, 2:42 p.m.

@mmeller Sounds like a great decision. Hope you'll like them :)

@sweden June 9, 2012, 2:41 p.m.

Now I'm off to do some driving practice. I consider myself as one of the worst drivers in southern Sweden, so some practicing can't hurt.

@sweden June 9, 2012, 2:34 p.m.

@AnnikaM01 I do too. Dark and depressing doesn't necessarly mean bad :)

@sweden June 9, 2012, 2:32 p.m.

@hejg Ingen aning, den går ju upp 18:e juli i USA i alla fall. Hoppas den visas här också

@sweden June 9, 2012, 2:29 p.m.

@MeatMustardz Really?? What did you not like about it?

@sweden June 9, 2012, 2:29 p.m.

Looking forward ridiculously much to see the whole thing

@sweden June 9, 2012, 2:22 p.m.

@AnnikaM01 Well yea, for most part the Swedish ones are quite dark & compared with other countries I guess they are a bit more depressing.

@sweden June 9, 2012, 1:49 p.m.

@OsheaGreen Indeed, their acting is what really makes the movie so good.

@sweden June 9, 2012, 1:44 p.m.

@RobertMiff Glad you think so, Peter Bjorn and John are good too! Have you heard this one? Another favorite of mine.

@sweden June 9, 2012, 1:29 p.m.

@AnnikaM01 Oh that's cool. Some of them are quite good I think, but some of them are terrible.

@sweden June 9, 2012, 1:20 p.m.

@richardksmith Here's what crossed my mind: The Radio Dept., Alexis Weak, jj, Jens Lekman, Pascal, Anna von Hausswolff and Erik Enocksson.

@sweden June 9, 2012, 1:14 p.m.

@ComptonTyrone Yea, really looking forward to what he's going to do next. Have not seen it but I'm planning to do so.

@sweden June 9, 2012, 1:14 p.m.

@RobertMiff Smultronstället is great too. And Viskningar & Rop is another favorite of mine.

@sweden June 9, 2012, 1:02 p.m.

@AnnaTorndahl Haha well, I'm supposed to give a picture of Swedish teenagers. And we sleep all the time ;)

@sweden June 9, 2012, 1:01 p.m.

@ComptonTyrone Yea, it's definitely Bergman's best. Have you seen Play? Without a doubt Östlund's best so far and I loved Involuntary.

@sweden June 9, 2012, 12:49 p.m.

@PatrikHed Haha I can live with that!

@sweden June 9, 2012, 12:45 p.m.

@PatrikHed Haha so not that bad atleast? ;)

@sweden June 9, 2012, 12:39 p.m.

@PatrikHed I think that movie is pretty good, but not nearly as good as the other movies I listed.

@sweden June 9, 2012, 12:28 p.m.

@Jacqkelly It sure is. I've spent both summers and winters up North since I was a kid. It's fantastic.

@sweden June 9, 2012, 12:23 p.m.

@Jacqkelly Another movie with some similarities: Falkenberg Farewell. One of the best Swedish movies from the last 10 years.

@sweden June 9, 2012, 12:20 p.m.

@Jacqkelly I'm not living far from Åmål my self. Could really identify with it. Amazing movie.

@sweden June 9, 2012, 12:17 p.m.

@laLOVEateur Must add that I've only been allowed to drink at bars for 4 months. So there are obviously better swedes to ask in this matter

@sweden June 9, 2012, 12:15 p.m.

@laLOVEateur Actually, most cocktails served in Sweden are classic international ones (mojitos, Tom Collins etc etc).

@sweden June 9, 2012, 12:10 p.m.

@Jacqkelly It has, I love it! Yes, that's a good movie too, but if I only could choose one Moodyson-movie, I'd go for Fucking Åmål.

@sweden June 9, 2012, 12:08 p.m.

@Benanderii That's a good one too! But I can't say it's one of my favorites.

@sweden June 9, 2012, 12:06 p.m.

@laLOVEateur Oh, I really need like one or two days every week where can sleep really long.

@sweden June 9, 2012, 11:56 a.m.

In no particular order: A Swedish Love Story, Songs From the Second Floor, Persona, Fucking Åmål (english title: Show Me Love) and Play.

@sweden June 9, 2012, 11:55 a.m.

So I've had a few questions about my favorite Swedish movies. I guess a summarization would look something like this:

@sweden June 9, 2012, 11:30 a.m.

@NelsonBonner Haha no worries. I love Noomi too :)

@sweden June 9, 2012, 11:27 a.m.

Something I'm an expert at: sleeping away my Saturdays.

@sweden June 9, 2012, 11:25 a.m.

@leames1701 Been thinking about that, I'll check the theaters you suggested. Thanks :)

@sweden June 9, 2012, 11:25 a.m.

@55words Many people suggested poutine, will not miss! Thanks you :)

@sweden June 9, 2012, 11:24 a.m.

@sonicthebadger I found the effects amazing but the rest of the movie: not so much.

@sweden June 9, 2012, 11:23 a.m.

@amourpourKarim Exactly, not much more than that.

@sweden June 9, 2012, 1:07 a.m.

@xxxheat It is, better go to sleep now. Thank you!!

@sweden June 9, 2012, 12:51 a.m.

@centern Nej inte min heller tror jag!

@sweden June 9, 2012, 12:45 a.m.

@xxxheat I prefer the Swedish one too. There are a lot of good Swedish movies to discover I can assure you :)

@sweden June 9, 2012, 12:45 a.m.

@vcederberg Or a Wes Anderson without Bill Murray.

@sweden June 9, 2012, 12:16 a.m.

@xxxheat Oh, that's cool. Which Swedish movies do you like?

@sweden June 9, 2012, 12:15 a.m.

@stoddy75 That's exactly my feeling!

@sweden June 9, 2012, 12:15 a.m.

@PacketNetworks 3D-effekterna var fantastiska i alla fall :)

@sweden June 9, 2012, 12:14 a.m.

@MeatMustardz It was just a response to everyone claiming it is a masterpiece.

@sweden June 9, 2012, 12:12 a.m.

@Stef_Muller Yea, considering the huge hype it didn't really deliver, in my opinion.

@sweden June 8, 2012, 11:43 p.m.

@Boogalord Actually I don't think so. But time will tell.

@sweden June 8, 2012, 11:32 p.m.

So now I've seen Prometheus. It's ok, but not a masterpiece.

@sweden June 8, 2012, 9:06 p.m.

@nika_bender Not very into his work, high hopes for the movie still though.

@sweden June 8, 2012, 9:06 p.m.

@SarahCorde Oh okay, will be interesting to see how much I can understand haha

@sweden June 8, 2012, 9:05 p.m.

@NelsonBonner Guessing you say that in a positive way? :)

@sweden June 8, 2012, 9:04 p.m.

@MaxWyattSampson Oh but I'm no into sci-fi at all, so I'll like it then? :)

@sweden June 8, 2012, 9:03 p.m.

@JamesK_79 That sounds quite interesting. Usually like movies like that.

@sweden June 8, 2012, 9:01 p.m.

@MalinFurostam Oh, since I've already bought the ticket I must say I hope you're wrong haha.

@sweden June 8, 2012, 9 p.m.

@Pictors_Pen Guess frightening is good in this case.

@sweden June 8, 2012, 8:43 p.m.

@johanjortso That's something at least. Better than most movies actually.

@sweden June 8, 2012, 8:42 p.m.

@GLarAuna Yea, actually I don't really know what to expect.

@sweden June 8, 2012, 8:41 p.m.

@heyorpheus That's nice, I'm going to watch in 3D.

@sweden June 8, 2012, 8:40 p.m.

@Boogalord That sounds more than promising. I hope you're right.

@sweden June 8, 2012, 8:37 p.m.

@Jotodahan Hoppas också på det, verkar lovande.

@sweden June 8, 2012, 8:36 p.m.

@Stef_Muller Hopefully your friend is right!

@sweden June 8, 2012, 8:36 p.m.

@JamesK_79 That sounds promising :)

@sweden June 8, 2012, 8:35 p.m.

@juliafinnsio Haha already taken care of that!

@sweden June 8, 2012, 8:19 p.m.

Next up: the cinema and Prometheus. Is it worth watching?

@sweden June 8, 2012, 7:44 p.m.

@LordFermented Haha själv säger en så om ca allt

@sweden June 8, 2012, 6:45 p.m.

@CroatiaMagazine Haha I see, they are all graduating from their 3rd high school year.

@sweden June 8, 2012, 6:43 p.m.

These absurd amounts of cake I mentioned earlier are now eaten. Totally worth it despite I can barely move right now.

@sweden June 8, 2012, 6:19 p.m.

@ricpts Thanks for the advice, will check that out! :)

@sweden June 8, 2012, 5:08 p.m.

Bad thing with that: I don't know anyone particularly well. The good thing: I can eat absurd amounts of cake.

@sweden June 8, 2012, 5:06 p.m.

So this day basically consists of going to different graduation parties at friends to the family.

@sweden June 8, 2012, 5:03 p.m.

@cursa Heard a lot about that place, won't miss it! :)

@sweden June 8, 2012, 4:55 p.m.

@PdeBeer Everyone who graduates have one but I don't know the historical background.

@sweden June 8, 2012, 4:08 p.m.

@dampan_ I'll be going to Philadelphia too, so thanks for your advice :)

@sweden June 8, 2012, 3:27 p.m.

@CroatiaMagazine Haha actually, I won't graduate until next year.

@sweden June 8, 2012, 3:08 p.m.

Watching the graduation of the 3:rd graders from my school. Would love to run down those stairs as well.

@sweden June 8, 2012, 2:46 p.m.

@STGreene That sounds interesting, thank you :)

@sweden June 8, 2012, 2:35 p.m.

Really thankful for all your help, had a lot of useful tips.

@sweden June 8, 2012, 2:29 p.m.

@TweetWeekNYC 5 days! Ah I'll check that out :)

@sweden June 8, 2012, 2:24 p.m.

@FriederikeHell I guess it would be better to stay there longer, but I'm really excited to see it anyway.

@sweden June 8, 2012, 2 p.m.

@viviantia That's something I'd really like to do. Thank you :)

@sweden June 8, 2012, 1:42 p.m.

@andrewlevine Thank you! That's something I really won't miss.

@sweden June 8, 2012, 1:41 p.m.

@kazarnowicz @HootenHaller @sleepnomorenyc That looks plain awesome too. Thank you :)

@sweden June 8, 2012, 1:40 p.m.

@Debcuisine High Lane look awesome, will not miss. Would love to try jet boats too. Thank you! :)

@sweden June 8, 2012, 1:39 p.m.

@Sebbe79 Sounds like a good idea, a lot to see in both Stockholm and Gothenburg really. But since you lived there you already know that ;)

@sweden June 8, 2012, 1:37 p.m.

@Sebbe79 Thank you!! Will check out all the things you've written about. Would love to visit Boston too.

@sweden June 8, 2012, 1:33 p.m.

@nickobeano I'm sure you'll have a great time. Welcome :)

@sweden June 8, 2012, 1:33 p.m.

@FriederikeHell Thank you! Looking forward to go there even more now :)

@sweden June 8, 2012, 1:30 p.m.

@mrwizeman That can be really useful to know :)

@sweden June 8, 2012, 1:30 p.m.

@AmandaSaaf That was some great advice, will check out for sure! Thank you :)

@sweden June 8, 2012, 1:16 p.m.

@exnewyorker2 So many great tips. Thank you once again :)

@sweden June 8, 2012, 1:16 p.m.

@M_Giannangelo That's great, the ususal tourism suggestions are much easier to find anyway ;)

@sweden June 8, 2012, 1:13 p.m.

@richardcastiel Will try that for sure. And judging by a quick look of the google results of Old Montreal it looks really beautiful. Thanks!

@sweden June 8, 2012, 1:09 p.m.

@exnewyorker2 That could be really useful too. Thanks!

@sweden June 8, 2012, 1:09 p.m.

@kattisastrom Love cookies so this is great, thank you :)

@sweden June 8, 2012, 1:05 p.m.

@exnewyorker2 That could be really useful. Thank you :)

@sweden June 8, 2012, 1:04 p.m.

@grahamwalmsley I'd love to do that, thank you :)

@sweden June 8, 2012, 1:03 p.m.

@M_Giannangelo I'll check that out for sure. Thanks a lot :)

@sweden June 8, 2012, 1:03 p.m.

@Sebbe79 5 days in New York, 3 in Montreal.

@sweden June 8, 2012, 1:02 p.m.

@anakinskywanker You're like the 7:th person with this kind of advice haha. Won't miss it for sure.

@sweden June 8, 2012, 1 p.m.

@DrYobbo Yea probably good not to miss.

@sweden June 8, 2012, 12:59 p.m.

@csdrake Haha really should manage to do that at least.

@sweden June 8, 2012, 12:50 p.m.

@worldcuppoprock Hopefully it will be well worth the wait.

@sweden June 8, 2012, 12:49 p.m.

@Medeltidsveckan Sounds like something I'd like. Thank you :)

@sweden June 8, 2012, 12:49 p.m.

@AndyCSP Will check that out for sure. Thanks!

@sweden June 8, 2012, 12:48 p.m.

@davidbrax That's great, been trying to find good bookshops. Thank you!

@sweden June 8, 2012, 12:47 p.m.

@jenniecph I'll check that out! Thank you :)

@sweden June 8, 2012, 12:47 p.m.

@caesuras @BookofMormonBWY I've read about, could be fun. Thanks!

@sweden June 8, 2012, 12:44 p.m.

@worldcuppoprock It is, I can't wait for the album.

@sweden June 8, 2012, 12:43 p.m.

So I thought I could ask you guys something. I'm going to New York and Montreal this summer, what should I really not miss?

@sweden June 8, 2012, 12:02 p.m.

Best news of the day: first song from Jens Lekman's forthcoming album is out and it's beautiful (of course).

@sweden June 8, 2012, 11:28 a.m.

@arinko503 He is! Haha no worries :)

@sweden June 8, 2012, 10:58 a.m.

@foreverkimchi One of the best things I know :)

@sweden June 8, 2012, 10:57 a.m.

@arinko503 Haha my dad, not husband!

@sweden June 8, 2012, 10:25 a.m.

Just woke up and now I noticed that my dad has baked bread. *runs up to the kitchen cheering*

@sweden June 8, 2012, 10:19 a.m.

@morganblockhart I really think you shouldn't miss Stockholm, it's amazing. I suggest you check for more inspiration.

@sweden June 7, 2012, 11:32 p.m.

@richardksmith Haha it is, not used very frequently though.

@sweden June 7, 2012, 11:05 p.m.

@AnnikaM01 The summers can be absolutely fantastic. Glad you like the pictures :)

@sweden June 7, 2012, 11:05 p.m.

@j_jonsson Haha you're a wise guy Jonsson.

@sweden June 7, 2012, 10:22 p.m.

@roryenglish You really should come back, there is a lot to discover!

@sweden June 7, 2012, 10:13 p.m.

@Swedcitywoman It's amazing here, but going home isn't quite as amazing.

@sweden June 7, 2012, 9:59 p.m.

Taking the ferry home to Trollhättan feels, well, just a little bit stupid.

@sweden June 7, 2012, 8:32 p.m.

@JildouH No the house from which balcony the picture is taken belongs to a friend of the family. So we're here visiting :)

@sweden June 7, 2012, 8:20 p.m.

@JildouH Not a bad guess, it's taken at Brännö, just outside Gothenburg. Marstrand is beautiful too!

@sweden June 7, 2012, 8:08 p.m.

@dosespressos No I'm here to celebrate a friend of the family who graduated from high school today.

@sweden June 7, 2012, 7:48 p.m.

@I_adik Yea, that would be quite a trip

@sweden June 7, 2012, 7:39 p.m.

The view from the house that I'm at right now. I'm just standing here staring.

@sweden June 7, 2012, 5:37 p.m.

@laurenmakhado1 Guess that's better, but I'm to impatient for that.

@sweden June 7, 2012, 5:10 p.m.

@laura193laura Couldn't live without them!

@sweden June 7, 2012, 5:10 p.m.

@Vaarenius I'm a little more optimistic too, most often that's actually a little bit worse.

@sweden June 7, 2012, 5:08 p.m.

@krutilins Don't know what I would do without it.

@sweden June 7, 2012, 5:08 p.m.

@heatherwgaona Haha that's a good one though!

@sweden June 7, 2012, 4:56 p.m.

@krutilins It is, just slightly boring waiting though.

@sweden June 7, 2012, 4:55 p.m.

@caesuras A little bit more necessary at airports, I'm there a few hours early every time.

@sweden June 7, 2012, 4:51 p.m.

@peterleih Haha that description fits my dad at least!

@sweden June 7, 2012, 4:46 p.m.

"You can never be to early" - My dad. So now we're standing here waiting for a ferry that will departure in one hour.

@sweden June 7, 2012, 4:15 p.m.

@mtobinod No I'm about to finish my second year. Next year I'll graduate.

@sweden June 7, 2012, 3:55 p.m.

Enjoying this great new jj-song on my way to Gothenburg and a graduation celebration.

@sweden June 7, 2012, 3:52 p.m.

@CylonBookworm In the Swedish government however, I don't think there are any Sami representative.

@sweden June 7, 2012, 3:51 p.m.

@CylonBookworm They have their own parliament Sametinget.

@sweden June 7, 2012, 3:23 p.m.

@tommlie Haha yea I loved it too.

@sweden June 7, 2012, 3:23 p.m.

@harizxcvbnm We don't eat a lot spicy food, except for the tacos, but maybe we should if you think about the reasons you gave.

@sweden June 7, 2012, 3:20 p.m.

@rhyminanstealin In high school they are actually quite few. I've just had two this year, and I won't have any next year.

@sweden June 7, 2012, 2:28 p.m.

@harizxcvbnm It's some sort of Swedish remix of a taco.

@sweden June 7, 2012, 12:46 p.m.

Recovering after the first part of the dodgeball tournament. Best school lunch of the week so far.

@sweden June 7, 2012, 12:44 p.m.

@juliguli Haha it's exactly like that!

@sweden June 7, 2012, 12:24 p.m.

@TheCatCantina It was about @sweden and how it's like curating the account.

@sweden June 7, 2012, 12:21 p.m.

@TheCatCantina Yea really looking forward to see it in the paper.

@sweden June 7, 2012, 12:21 p.m.

@ryanjohnkoch No, one year more, then I graduate. But thanks anyway.

@sweden June 7, 2012, 11:58 a.m.

@Britt_W Ja jag tänkte också att det kan vara bra att ha mycket att välja på senare.

@sweden June 7, 2012, 11:33 a.m.

@SEmelie Haha that saying has ruined quite a lot of *friluftsdagar*.

@sweden June 7, 2012, 11:31 a.m.

@miguelsaddress Would estimate it to around 13*c.

@sweden June 7, 2012, 11:29 a.m.

@Britt_W Samhällsprogrammet! :)

@sweden June 7, 2012, 11:01 a.m.

That's a Swedish summer tradition I don't like equally as much: doing exactly everything outdoor no matter how cold it is.

@sweden June 7, 2012, 11 a.m.

The dodgeball tournament is this year held outdoor even though it's freezing.

@sweden June 7, 2012, 10:43 a.m.

@Britt_W Under those circumstances I'd love to be a teacher really.

@sweden June 7, 2012, 10:32 a.m.

@Britt_W Teacher seems in a way like a great job, but in another extremely exhausting.

@sweden June 7, 2012, 10:06 a.m.

@SEmelie Yea, it's actually quite fun! And thank you! ;)

@sweden June 7, 2012, 10:04 a.m.

@Britt_W Maybe the teachers are more busy than the students! But yes, I love this time of year.

@sweden June 7, 2012, 9:55 a.m.

@SofaKingKoole Haha that's the kind of things that I really don't want to hear anyone say today.

@sweden June 7, 2012, 9:49 a.m.

These last days in school, where everyone walks around doing nothing, is one of my favorite summer traditions.

@sweden June 7, 2012, 9:42 a.m.

@ComptonTyrone Hm yea, I with you on that one!

@sweden June 7, 2012, 9:25 a.m.

@FriederikeHell It's usually quite fun and thankfully not at all like the Stiller-movie :)

@sweden June 7, 2012, 9:19 a.m.

@RunningBecky Haha thanks for the advice!

@sweden June 7, 2012, 9:14 a.m.

@TheCatCantina Was inteviewed for the New York Times!

@sweden June 7, 2012, 9:13 a.m.

@ComptonTyrone It's between season 3 or 4. Can't pick one of them!

@sweden June 7, 2012, 9:13 a.m.

@tommlie Haha that show has a terrible influence on the language.

@sweden June 7, 2012, 9:12 a.m.

You know, like that Ben Stiller-movie, but hopefully with a bit less hostility.

@sweden June 7, 2012, 9:11 a.m.

So today I'm in school, not for lessons, but for the school's annual dodgeball tournament.

@sweden June 6, 2012, 11:18 p.m.

@ComptonTyrone Same here! Cool avatar you got too ;)

@sweden June 6, 2012, 11:17 p.m.

@twheatcroft Feels like it can be watched over and over again.

@sweden June 6, 2012, 11:16 p.m.

Been a great but really intense day. Going to sleep now. Good night!

@sweden June 6, 2012, 11:12 p.m.

@bookingaround Haha same here. Really infuenced my language, but I kind of like it too.

@sweden June 6, 2012, 11 p.m.

@ryanjohnkoch Oh my god, that's so adorable!!! @HiltyBob

@sweden June 6, 2012, 10:54 p.m.

@ryanjohnkoch @HiltyBob Can't see the picture, but how nice for him to learn about Melodifestivalen at such a young age :)

@sweden June 6, 2012, 10:50 p.m.

@JeSuisEnFlicka It's great! Which Scandinavian dramas are you watching?

@sweden June 6, 2012, 10:42 p.m.

@worldcuppoprock Oh that's dedication. I adore season 3 and 4. The first one is really, really good too though.

@sweden June 6, 2012, 10:38 p.m.

@HiltyBob Haha oh. Well Melodifestivalen is my biggest guilty pleasure. So I know how it is. @ryanjohnkoch

@sweden June 6, 2012, 10:37 p.m.

@philipoconnor Haha the swedes need their meatballs. @RTRSPhil

@sweden June 6, 2012, 10:27 p.m.

@worldcuppoprock It's so good! Which season are you watching?

@sweden June 6, 2012, 10:20 p.m.

@RawryPond Planning to do so. Heard a lot good about it.

@sweden June 6, 2012, 10:19 p.m.

@philipoconnor Ah would love watch the soccer live. Must be so much fun. @RTRSPhil

@sweden June 6, 2012, 10:16 p.m.

@ryanjohnkoch Cool, that song was good too. You like Melodifestivalen?

@sweden June 6, 2012, 10:13 p.m.

@JPKD I love Snoop and Lester. And a lot of scenes with McNulty is great too. I love season 3 and 4.

@sweden June 6, 2012, 10:10 p.m.

@elsekramer That would be great. And I think quite a lot of people would be interested too.

@sweden June 6, 2012, 10:08 p.m.

@philipoconnor Oh, you´re going to watch the Euro 2012? Wow then you got so many great episodes in front of you.

@sweden June 6, 2012, 10:07 p.m.

@RawryPond Lucky you to have everything in front of you. It's just a great combination of politics, humour and action.

@sweden June 6, 2012, 10:03 p.m.

@eyegraphic It's great, probably the best TV-serie I've ever seen.

@sweden June 6, 2012, 10:02 p.m.

@ouramma Hahaha that's awesome!

@sweden June 6, 2012, 9:59 p.m.

@elsekramer Watched all episodes last autumn, wouldn't mind doing it again this year :)

@sweden June 6, 2012, 9:58 p.m.

@Bonedwarf Yea, ruined them for me too.

@sweden June 6, 2012, 9:56 p.m.

@ryanjohnkoch Haha cool. I love Loreen.

@sweden June 6, 2012, 9:53 p.m.

Watching The Wire-episodes I've already seen once again. Love that show so badly. Do you guys like it?

@sweden June 6, 2012, 7:54 p.m.

@chrismada9 Omg that's really cool!

@sweden June 6, 2012, 7:17 p.m.

@pure_outdoors It sure is, one of the most beautiful views around here.

@sweden June 6, 2012, 7:15 p.m.

@soligblomma Oh I didn't know that. Really sad. I know that people have died while trying to take photos close the water.

@sweden June 6, 2012, 7:01 p.m.

@nic361 The waterfalls in Trollhättan!

@sweden June 6, 2012, 7 p.m.

@soligblomma They are only open occasionally in the summertime.

@sweden June 6, 2012, 5:34 p.m.

And the celebration ended with this powerful view.

@sweden June 6, 2012, 5:02 p.m.

@pjaykaiser It's not nearly as hard as in Finland. Sweden's quite generous, even though far from everyone can attain citizenship.

@sweden June 6, 2012, 4:50 p.m.

Right now at the national day celebration: new citizens are being welcomed.

@sweden June 6, 2012, 4:30 p.m.

@Vassaste_Kniven But it's still interesting why swedes doesn't seem so eager to celebrate the national day.

@sweden June 6, 2012, 4:28 p.m.

@wzhkevin Exactly, which is a quite interesting discussion. Fascinating that the same debate takes place in Singapore too.

@sweden June 6, 2012, 4:24 p.m.

@wzhkevin That's very interesting. I think there are many who wants to make the picture of what's Swedish more modern.

@sweden June 6, 2012, 4:20 p.m.

@Vassaste_Kniven For sure. I just think it's slightly strange that almost no one, at least among my friends, knows why we're celebrating.

@sweden June 6, 2012, 4:07 p.m.

@wzhkevin Norway's day is like that exactly. Since Sweden been independent for so long there is not the same need here I guess.

@sweden June 6, 2012, 3:34 p.m.

The celebration has started. Two orchestras are playing and it's almost like a rap battle with orchestras. Guess that's not the case tough.

@sweden June 6, 2012, 3:10 p.m.

@sjksanders It exists bunads, but it's just that the national day isn't as big as in other countries.

@sweden June 6, 2012, 2:58 p.m.

@zolitariuz Gustav Vasa became king of Sweden this day 1523 and the new constitution was made this day 1809 too.

@sweden June 6, 2012, 2:52 p.m.

@thegreatdays yes, it's as huge as in other European countries.

@sweden June 6, 2012, 2:49 p.m.

@anaceciliaboman Those look really nice, want to have a handful too ;)

@sweden June 6, 2012, 2:47 p.m.

@herrJJ Haha that would be far to complicated!!

@sweden June 6, 2012, 2:44 p.m.

The national day in Sweden is in a way quite weird. It became a national holiday first 2005 and almost no one knows why we celebrate it.

@sweden June 6, 2012, 2:42 p.m.

My family has never celebrated it very actively and I never felt a need to do it. Usually we just eat something nice for dinner.

@sweden June 6, 2012, 2:41 p.m.

Actually, I've never been to a national day celebration before.

@sweden June 6, 2012, 2:39 p.m.

The interview felt really good, looking forward to see it on paper. Next up: national day celebration.

@sweden June 6, 2012, 1:03 p.m.

*twittering while a photographer runs around trying to take a photo of how I look when I'm twittering*

@sweden June 6, 2012, 12:59 p.m.

@kwise321 Haha wow, thank you :)

@sweden June 6, 2012, 12:58 p.m.

@ComCards It really is and thank you!

@sweden June 6, 2012, 12:51 p.m.

@wzhkevin Haha yes I know, really cool that it's happening!

@sweden June 6, 2012, 12:50 p.m.

@mr_johansson Yea, here in Trollhättan they start around 16:00.

@sweden June 6, 2012, 12:48 p.m.

@IdaEyeda Thanks, that's really sweet of you!

@sweden June 6, 2012, 12:47 p.m.

@liarashep I'm a lot into indie, soul, disco and hip hop. :)

@sweden June 6, 2012, 12:46 p.m.

@cutiebee2 Thank you! I'm really glad to hear that :)

@sweden June 6, 2012, 12:44 p.m.

@mellanslaget Wow that's great, looking really tasty.

@sweden June 6, 2012, 12:37 p.m.

The interview is going really well. But this quite scary part is left: the photographing.

@sweden June 6, 2012, 11:12 a.m.

@thelittlepakeha Indeed! That sounds good, a little extra preparation is never bad :)

@sweden June 6, 2012, 11:06 a.m.

@SexySwedishBabe Yea, so insane to be doing it. Will do hörrö! ;)

@sweden June 6, 2012, 11:06 a.m.

@HannahBauer Yea, slightly surreal haha. And thank you :)

@sweden June 6, 2012, 10:56 a.m.

Next up today: interview with NY Times about @sweden and the what it's about. Really, really excited.

@sweden June 6, 2012, 10:37 a.m.

@chinji Wow, that's quite a large question. And right now, I'm not really sure. Just finishing my education is very important for me now.

@sweden June 6, 2012, 10:35 a.m.

@chrismada9 Haha I guess I was little vague. It's the Swedish way of taking a cup of coffee.

@sweden June 6, 2012, 10:20 a.m.

@Tikmanis First of all: I live 400 km from Stockholm. But I know that the biggest and most famous celebration is held at Skansen.

@sweden June 6, 2012, 10:12 a.m.

@miguelsaddress We don't have that kind of exams here. You can do a test to access university, but that's not compulsory.

@sweden June 6, 2012, 10:09 a.m.

@smamat No, I bought them, but at least they're Swedish!

@sweden June 6, 2012, 10:08 a.m.

@siroli69 Aw you´re very welcome :)

@sweden June 6, 2012, 10:08 a.m.

@israelubeda Haha not a personal favourite, but it's extremely popular here right now! :)

@sweden June 6, 2012, 10:06 a.m.

@richardksmith It's partly because Gustav Vasa was choosen to be king this day 1523 and also because the new constitution came 1809 this day

@sweden June 6, 2012, 10 a.m.

@chrismada9 I suggest you go out for a "fika"! ;)

@sweden June 6, 2012, 9:57 a.m.

So far I've celebrated the national day in what I think is the most common way: sleeping the morning away.

@sweden June 5, 2012, 11:09 p.m.

I'll take the chance to sleep a little bit extra tonight since it's the national day tomorrow and no school. Good night!

@sweden June 5, 2012, 9:55 p.m.

@dosespressos Glad you liked it. The video is great too.

@sweden June 5, 2012, 9:40 p.m.

Music tip: two of the best Swedish songs this year. Zhala - Slippin Around & Icona Pop - I Love It

@sweden June 5, 2012, 9:29 p.m.

@chrismada9 Yea, that's really great too.

@sweden June 5, 2012, 9:23 p.m.

@thegreatdays That sounds like a good idea :)

@sweden June 5, 2012, 9:22 p.m.

@NelsonBonner I've not heard of Severed Ways, but cool if the old Bergman movies keeps living in other forms.

@sweden June 5, 2012, 9 p.m.

@thegreatdays Wow, that's great. I almost speak fluent too, been thinking about study more to be able to speak really well.

@sweden June 5, 2012, 8:58 p.m.

@NelsonBonner Oh I love Bergman. Even though I would consider Persona as my favorite movie by him.

@sweden June 5, 2012, 8:52 p.m.

@thegreatdays Actually, I'm just done with the Spanish. Feels great!

@sweden June 5, 2012, 8:12 p.m.

@xxxheat Would love to do that! And thanks :)

@sweden June 5, 2012, 8:08 p.m.

@mreuroguy No, wish I had some in the garden. These are bought ones.

@sweden June 5, 2012, 8:06 p.m.

@soligblomma Been missing them the whole winter.

@sweden June 5, 2012, 8:04 p.m.

@xxxheat Hi there! Yea, a lot of swedes love sushi :)

@sweden June 5, 2012, 8:03 p.m.

Another great thing with the summer.

@sweden June 5, 2012, 7:16 p.m.

@tasteandfeel Makes running a whole lot easier for sure! Aw you're welcome :)

@sweden June 5, 2012, 7:04 p.m.

@dosespressos Oh! Thought you meant that classical Swedish dishes with fish are bad. Some of them really are.

@sweden June 5, 2012, 6:55 p.m.

@metaphysikhall Yes for sure, makes it worth the effort.

@sweden June 5, 2012, 6:52 p.m.

@cutiebee2 Haha hard for us who lives here to come with excuses then! But it helps my motivation for sure.

@sweden June 5, 2012, 6:50 p.m.

@TweetweekUSA Wow, that's a great view you got there. And quite similar to the view from "Kopparklinten" here in Trollhättan ;)

@sweden June 5, 2012, 6:48 p.m.

@FizaIsa Thanks! Haha yea, the best excuse!

@sweden June 5, 2012, 6:43 p.m.

@RebelRevell Yea, I'm still a bit overwhelmed. Haha in my opinion I've been twittering rubbish since I made my account, so you never know ;)

@sweden June 5, 2012, 6:42 p.m.

@chrismada9 Yea it's really nice, makes the running part a lot more enjoyable.

@sweden June 5, 2012, 6:37 p.m.

@RebelRevell Like a week ago I didn't know I was going to tweet here now haha.

@sweden June 5, 2012, 6:36 p.m.

@RebelRevell Two ppl who manage the account began to follow me on my usual account. Then I got a mail asking if I wanted to do this.

@sweden June 5, 2012, 6:34 p.m.

Took some pictures when I was out jogging (great excuse to stop and rest).

@sweden June 5, 2012, 6:26 p.m.

@chrismada9 Yeah, the sushi tastes much better without it!

@sweden June 5, 2012, 6:26 p.m.

@RebelRevell Haha, I'm just a country for a week if that could be to any help!

@sweden June 5, 2012, 6:14 p.m.

@dosespressos hahaha yeah, thank god we can import dishes from abroad!

@sweden June 5, 2012, 6:12 p.m.

@olav1990 Haha nah, running just makes me extremely tired.

@sweden June 5, 2012, 6:11 p.m.

@Livsnaturist Haha, didn't use runkeeper today. Ran 12 km but I don't know the time!

@sweden June 5, 2012, 6:09 p.m.

@erik_hansson It was awesome! Why don't you come to Trollhättan instead? ;)

@sweden June 5, 2012, 6:09 p.m.

@GLarAuna I know and I agree. Usually I don't eat them, but forgot to say I didn't want any today.

@sweden June 5, 2012, 6:07 p.m.

@LowGmaN Great! Hope you'll enjoy it :)

@sweden June 5, 2012, 6:07 p.m.

@liberalajag Thanks a lot :) I'll do my best!

@sweden June 5, 2012, 6:06 p.m.

@EJSM It depends a lot from place to place, but we have a great little restaurant here in Trollhättan.

@sweden June 5, 2012, 6:05 p.m.

@chrismada9 I'm like you then: like sushi, don't like the wasabi.

@sweden June 5, 2012, 5:32 p.m.

Ok, home again. Really tired and soaking wet due to the rainstorm that caught me and my friend by surprise. Next: a hot shower.

@sweden June 5, 2012, 4:14 p.m.

Unless I drop down dead halfway, I'd estimate that risk to 50%, I'll see you guys in a bit.

@sweden June 5, 2012, 4:13 p.m.

Going out for a run. And don't worry about the sushi, that pic just came up a little late.

@sweden June 5, 2012, 3:54 p.m.

@liberalajag For sure, even though I doubt any school can beat sushi. But I'm not really objective here haha.

@sweden June 5, 2012, 3:53 p.m.

@TweetWeekNYC Haha I'm always up for some sushi.

@sweden June 5, 2012, 3:52 p.m.

@smamat Yea, it was as nice as always.

@sweden June 5, 2012, 3:47 p.m.

Even though the food in school is good, it can't beat a plate of sushi.

@sweden June 5, 2012, 3:46 p.m.

@Andycauto Haha it still is sometimes!

@sweden June 5, 2012, 3:45 p.m.

@ronanjohns Wow that's cool you've been here!

@sweden June 5, 2012, 3:43 p.m.

@chrismada9 Haha yea, but they are slower than the bus unfortunately

@sweden June 5, 2012, 3:42 p.m.

@frsbrgh I'm both hoping and guessing for a Swedish victory. 1-0, Ibra scores for Sweden:)

@sweden June 5, 2012, 3:40 p.m.

@alicethrough Oh, well, the schools are not all great here. Even if many are good.

@sweden June 5, 2012, 1:11 p.m.

@chrismada9 Yea, I always used to bike to school as a kid. Now, at high school, it's to far. I miss that sometimes.

@sweden June 5, 2012, 1:09 p.m.

@petno Ja, den har sina goda sidor :)

@sweden June 5, 2012, 12:52 p.m.

@chrismada9 A lot of swedes bike to work/school during the summertime :)

@sweden June 5, 2012, 12:49 p.m.

@HaudIgnota Haha är äldsta barnet i min familj så det kan inte vara jag ;)

@sweden June 5, 2012, 12:45 p.m.

@leames1701 We only had finals in Swedish and English and those test are done by now :)

@sweden June 5, 2012, 12:40 p.m.

Central Trollhättan right now. Not exactly Times Square...

@sweden June 5, 2012, 12:22 p.m.

@worldcuppoprock It's really good, I'm afraid I have to say. You're welcome :)

@sweden June 5, 2012, 11:43 a.m.

@worldcuppoprock that's a pity! On Emotion I'd recommend Duvchi, Nottee and Fanuelle.

@sweden June 5, 2012, 11:30 a.m.

@mmgrupe Really glad to hear that. Fika is one of the best things with Sweden ;)

@sweden June 5, 2012, 11:27 a.m.

@worldcuppoprock CEO, jj, Team Rockit etc etc. So many nice bands. Have you checked out Emotion? Another great Swedish label.

@sweden June 5, 2012, 11:21 a.m.

@mmgrupe That sounds great. Stockholm is beautiful :)

@sweden June 5, 2012, 11:20 a.m.

@worldcuppoprock I love them! And I basically love everything else on Sincerely Yours as well.

@sweden June 5, 2012, 11:16 a.m.

@davidbrax Good point! Can be nice going by bus sometimes too.

@sweden June 5, 2012, 11:14 a.m.

@aulittlesilver haha then I really prefer eating cupcakes :)

@sweden June 5, 2012, 11:13 a.m.

@JoserraPR Agree! Swedish schools are good teaching English, but they really need to improve the education in other subjects.

@sweden June 5, 2012, 11:10 a.m.

Going to spend about 45 minutes watching this, not very exciting, view. Really need to fix my drivers license.

@sweden June 5, 2012, 10:57 a.m.

@JoserraPR Exchanges during the summer are quite common, but that's something you have to do outside school and pay for yourself.

@sweden June 5, 2012, 10:56 a.m.

@JoserraPR Yeah, and in my opinion the english education is generally better than the education in many other subjects.

@sweden June 5, 2012, 10:45 a.m.

@JoserraPR First of all: thank you! We study a lot of English in school and English is a natural part of the Swedish society.

@sweden June 5, 2012, 10:44 a.m.

@aulittlesilver Haha I'd rather keep my free day. What's your day like?

@sweden June 5, 2012, 10:37 a.m.

@mohammad_94 That means you study quite a lot then. Do all high school students study as much as you in Saudi Arabia?

@sweden June 5, 2012, 10:35 a.m.

@LowGmaN I'm sorry, but I don't have a clue about observatories in Stockholm. Maybe this could help

@sweden June 5, 2012, 10:19 a.m.

@JoserraPR Yeah, really looking forward to it!

@sweden June 5, 2012, 10:18 a.m.

@I_adik Thanks a lot! You too :)

@sweden June 5, 2012, 10:16 a.m.

@I_adik Going to eat sushi with a friend and maybe go out jogging. Will share it with you guys ofc :)

@sweden June 5, 2012, 10:13 a.m.

@mohammad_94 Wow, that's a lot of exams. Do you have that every year? During my last year I won't have any final exams at all.

@sweden June 5, 2012, 10:09 a.m.

@I_adik Yea that's great and I got the whole day off. No problem for me living that way ;)

@sweden June 5, 2012, 10:07 a.m.

@sharinajarmila Oh, I will miss high school too. Especially the cupcakes ;)

@sweden June 5, 2012, 10:06 a.m.

@hejg haha and we can continue eating cupcakes!

@sweden June 5, 2012, 10:04 a.m.

@mohammad_94 I've only had final exams in English and Swedish, and those exams are done by now :)

@sweden June 5, 2012, 10:02 a.m.

@hejg Haha indeed. *waiting for Jan Björklund to come screaming about flumskolan*

@sweden June 5, 2012, 10:01 a.m.

However, this is not a usual school day. Many lessons are cancelled since it's just one week left to the summer holidays.

@sweden June 5, 2012, 10 a.m.

And after this not extremely exhausting lesson I'm free to go home. So this is my school-day in short: came here, ate cupcakes, went home.

@sweden June 5, 2012, 9:34 a.m.

@TheCatCantina Haha yes, both funny ones and someones that aren't that funny.

@sweden June 5, 2012, 9:34 a.m.

@TheCatCantina It's very unusual, but it exists.

@sweden June 5, 2012, 8:41 a.m.

Last literature lesson of the year. Works ok for me.

@sweden June 4, 2012, 10:30 p.m.

Going to end the day by watching A Swedish Love Story. In my opinion one of the best swedish movies of all time.

@sweden June 4, 2012, 10:21 p.m.

@SaraDM Åh, är nästan vänersborgare också pga går i skolan där!

@sweden June 4, 2012, 9:41 p.m.

@bournio1 I bloody love him too!

@sweden June 4, 2012, 9:41 p.m.

@jorge_humberto Thanks! They're all pretty good addictions at least ;)

@sweden June 4, 2012, 9:39 p.m.

@I_adik Glad you liked it. I will probably recommend more music during the week!

@sweden June 4, 2012, 8:58 p.m.

Despite the weather earlier the evening turned out to be really nice.

@sweden June 4, 2012, 8:22 p.m.

@alfiejackson92 He's good live, saw him at a festival last summer. Hopefully he'll do a world tour so you'll have a chance to see him too :)

@sweden June 4, 2012, 8:10 p.m.

@alfiejackson92 Yea, he played Gothenburg yesterday I think. A bit disappointed I couldn't be there.

@sweden June 4, 2012, 8:06 p.m.

@I_adik Nice that you're enjoying it. You are more than welcome :)

@sweden June 4, 2012, 8:05 p.m.

@alfiejackson92 :D The new album sounds great in my opinion. Not very surprising though.

@sweden June 4, 2012, 8:01 p.m.

A little music tip: you can stream the great swedish singer The Tallest Man On Earth's new album here

@sweden June 4, 2012, 7:56 p.m.

@linksan @cirrocolo Haha I've experienced that too!

@sweden June 4, 2012, 7:10 p.m.

@TimeChangeGirl Yeah, it's working out quite well I think. Even though there are some problems too. Like ppl taking the money for themselves

@sweden June 4, 2012, 7:03 p.m.

@deanprocter I don't act differently while texting/mailing etc. So I must say the answer is no.

@sweden June 4, 2012, 6:56 p.m.

@deanprocter Personally, I don't like the new laws that makes that possible. The personal integrity must be respected. #myownopinion

@sweden June 4, 2012, 6:51 p.m.

@Quaxi_ However, I do think that privatly owned schools can be something that benefits the students.

@sweden June 4, 2012, 6:51 p.m.

@Quaxi_ Hi there Hannes ;) First I prefer oxfords. Regarding the profits I'm don't support the massive profits some companys make.

@sweden June 4, 2012, 6:48 p.m.

@deanprocter Actually, I don't think about it very often. I don't feel like I've a reason to suspect that my phone is bugged.

@sweden June 4, 2012, 6:43 p.m.

@miguelsaddress Oh, well I guess I do to. Lizards seems terribly scary to be honest haha.

@sweden June 4, 2012, 6:42 p.m.

@weareFrance @LivingScarecrow Unfortunately, no. Would've been nice though ;)

@sweden June 4, 2012, 6:38 p.m.

@jackpickering74 Guess they are just as tired as I am when they come home from school.

@sweden June 4, 2012, 6:36 p.m.

@TimeChangeGirl There are private schools that are run privatly but are funded from the state som it's free for everyone to go there.

@sweden June 4, 2012, 6:36 p.m.

@thegreatdays Depends on what program you are in. I'm reading social studies so I tend to have more pressure on the humanites.

@sweden June 4, 2012, 6:35 p.m.

@PerrySjogren Then it's not only Sweden where the weather is terrible. And thanks!

@sweden June 4, 2012, 6:22 p.m.

Coming home -> sits down on bed -> lies down -> falls unintentionally asleep -> wakes up two hours later.

@sweden June 4, 2012, 3:51 p.m.

@Kiryu14 It depends on what program and school you're studying at. I read a lot of social studies, history and Swedish.

@sweden June 4, 2012, 3:48 p.m.

@waldmeisterwout In high school you get 1100 swedish crowns a month from the state. At university you can take loans.

@sweden June 4, 2012, 3:47 p.m.

@CH23_ Sounds exactly like the swedish haha!

@sweden June 4, 2012, 3:14 p.m.

@blueproto That sounds a bit harder than in Sweden. You're welcome :)

@sweden June 4, 2012, 3:14 p.m.

@flitigalisan Jag tror det är bra att det finns variation bland skolorna men jag är mer tveksam till de stora vinsterna som tas ut av vissa.

@sweden June 4, 2012, 2:55 p.m.

@Mickael_L Hard to say, but I think that it's important that it becomes more attractive to be a teacher.

@sweden June 4, 2012, 2:53 p.m.

@JoserraPR No it's voluntary, but you can use the results to apply to any university in Sweden.

@sweden June 4, 2012, 2:50 p.m.

@blueproto Hi there! It's up to the teachers generally except for a few national tests every year which are compulsory for all students.

@sweden June 4, 2012, 2:48 p.m.

@austingmackell It's not discussed very often, but it feels like the opinions are on both sides of the spectrum. Not one general opinion.

@sweden June 4, 2012, 2:43 p.m.

@JoserraPR We have a general exam which you can do if you want, otherwise you apply with your high school grades.

@sweden June 4, 2012, 2:39 p.m.

If there is anything you wonder about how it's like to be a high school student in Sweden I'll do my best to answer your questions :)

@sweden June 4, 2012, 2:31 p.m.

@lucho870601 I know that it's tax funded. But it makes it possible for all people to eat in school, not only the rich ones.

@sweden June 4, 2012, 2:27 p.m.

@katherinepricee feel free to ask anything you'd like to know :)

@sweden June 4, 2012, 2:23 p.m.

@dosespressos Haha haven't seen that one before!

@sweden June 4, 2012, 2:22 p.m.

@the1abner it's that way on many schools in Sweden too, but often it's quite good.

@sweden June 4, 2012, 2:09 p.m.

@caymsortweeted Haha judging by the replys from England it seems like we can consider it a draw.

@sweden June 4, 2012, 2:08 p.m.

@aullberg Seems that way at least.

@sweden June 4, 2012, 2:08 p.m.

@anakinskywanker Haha går på gymnasiet mittemot!

@sweden June 4, 2012, 1:38 p.m.

@themeaningofV Meant shopping in my last tweet of course! You should, there is a lot to see.

@sweden June 4, 2012, 1:37 p.m.

@daniellevermaak 21'C in the winter. That's something swedes can't even dream of.

@sweden June 4, 2012, 1:36 p.m.

@ribe6760 Sounds a lot nicer than what it's like here!

@sweden June 4, 2012, 1:34 p.m.

@alfiejackson92 Hopefully it will be warm and sunny, but if you're unlucky it can be quite rainy.

@sweden June 4, 2012, 1:32 p.m.

@tommlie haha it's often much better than this so I don't think you should worry :)

@sweden June 4, 2012, 1:29 p.m.

@jenniecph Haha then we're not alone here in Sweden!

@sweden June 4, 2012, 1:27 p.m.

@VuokkoVuorinnen That what it's like in our cold countries haha.

@sweden June 4, 2012, 1:23 p.m.

Swedish summer. Guessing the weather is better where you guys are.

@sweden June 4, 2012, 12:52 p.m.

@themeaningofV I'm there quite often and I really like it. Lots of nice restaurants and good shipping.

@sweden June 4, 2012, 12:51 p.m.

@bluntpencil As far as I've understood: yes.

@sweden June 4, 2012, 12:29 p.m.

@svknco I go to school there and I like it too. Even though it feels a little bit small at times.

@sweden June 4, 2012, 12:25 p.m.

@Ikoof Hi! Greetings from a cold Sweden ;)

@sweden June 4, 2012, 12:23 p.m.

@weareFrance Hi! That's cool, where in Sweden are you living?

@sweden June 4, 2012, 12:18 p.m.

@harizxcvbnm Yes, you can do that when you're 16, before high school.

@sweden June 4, 2012, 12:03 p.m.

@harizxcvbnm There is a cafe in school where you can buy sandwiches and cupcakes etc

@sweden June 4, 2012, 12:01 p.m.

@JoserraPR Oh that sounds hard, I would never manage to in a school like that haha.

@sweden June 4, 2012, 11:58 a.m.

@harizxcvbnm Haha it's not THAT good ;)

@sweden June 4, 2012, 11:53 a.m.

@LowGmaN yes, I would estimate that almost a third of the swedes studies Spanish in school.

@sweden June 4, 2012, 11:50 a.m.

@sweden_cul Cool! I almost live next to the museum and luckily it's still open even though SAAB shut down.

@sweden June 4, 2012, 11:45 a.m.

@IanRobHowell I've had quite a few too even though the food is generally good. Just shows the importance of good food.

@sweden June 4, 2012, 11:41 a.m.

@Vassaste_Kniven Social science or samhällsprogrammet in Swedish. Thank you, this whole thing is so exiting.

@sweden June 4, 2012, 11:39 a.m.

@sweden_cul Wow that's one long trip! Hope it was worth it :)

@sweden June 4, 2012, 11:36 a.m.

@drew8799 Thank you! I will look it up :)

@sweden June 4, 2012, 11:33 a.m.

@sweden_cul You seem to know Trollhättan quite well!

@sweden June 4, 2012, 11:32 a.m.

@IanRobHowell Yeah it's pretty good and very important for the students too. Hard to study while you're hungry.

@sweden June 4, 2012, 11:29 a.m.

@salulu That sounds great. You're very welcome :)

@sweden June 4, 2012, 11:28 a.m.

@richardcastiel Yea there are different alternatives for all needs.

@sweden June 4, 2012, 11:26 a.m.

@drew8799 It is! So the British isn't any good?

@sweden June 4, 2012, 11:25 a.m.

@TheCatCantina Haha you should at least come and visit!

@sweden June 4, 2012, 11:21 a.m.

@johnmcc Yeah the food is actually pretty good here :)

@sweden June 4, 2012, 11:20 a.m.

@DoctorOHM Fridagymnasiet i Vänersborg.

@sweden June 4, 2012, 11:19 a.m.

@Pascal_Appel Early lesson so didn't have a choice today.

@sweden June 4, 2012, 11:18 a.m.

@JerseyTjej Yeah, the food depends from school to school, here it's quite nice.

@sweden June 4, 2012, 11:05 a.m.

One of the best things with Swedish schools: free lunch.

@sweden June 4, 2012, 10:54 a.m.

@carlniclas Haha yea, just been there going to the train, but it seems nice:)

@sweden June 4, 2012, 10:51 a.m.

@noviaNonoov It's quite beautiful down by the river and it's generally very friendly :)

@sweden June 4, 2012, 10:36 a.m.

@x333xxx Haha oh, but a Land Rover is nice though!

@sweden June 4, 2012, 10:35 a.m.

@miguelsaddress It's okay, I had my last lesson today. But thanks anyway :)

@sweden June 4, 2012, 10:34 a.m.

@I_adik Hoping you will know more about when this week is over!

@sweden June 4, 2012, 10:32 a.m.

@The100Bus Haha not always easy with the spelling. Went a little fast.

@sweden June 4, 2012, 10:30 a.m.

@lanjoe9 Haha well, judging by how comments generally look at Swedish newspapers sites, I would say yes.

@sweden June 4, 2012, 10:28 a.m.

@TonyTheGigGuy Sure! Jonathan Johansson, JJ, Zhala, Alexis Weak and The Radio Dept are bands/singers I'm listening a lot to right now:)

@sweden June 4, 2012, 10:22 a.m.

@JoserraPR yeah, even though a lot of people takes a pause between high school and university.

@sweden June 4, 2012, 10:21 a.m.

@BrianR0bson Thanks! I'll do my best to present my picture of Trollhättan.

@sweden June 4, 2012, 10:18 a.m.

@HereIsMySpout 3 years, and I'm at my second at the moment.

@sweden June 4, 2012, 10:17 a.m.

@shubatwitt It's taken in Gothenburg :)

@sweden June 4, 2012, 10:16 a.m.

@x333xxx Haha that's great, you should be really popular here with that kind of number plate.

@sweden June 4, 2012, 10:10 a.m.

@NotaBeneNB right now only Swedish, English and Spanish!

@sweden June 4, 2012, 10:06 a.m.

@JoserraPR No, I have one year more to do!

@sweden June 4, 2012, 10:04 a.m.

Right now I've just had my last Spanish lesson (not Finnish as I managed to sneak in earlier). Feels great to be done with it.

@sweden June 4, 2012, 9:48 a.m.

Wow thanks for the warm welcome!

@sweden June 4, 2012, 9:46 a.m.

@leonieke It's extremely exiting right now!

@sweden June 4, 2012, 9:45 a.m.

@joshytweet thanks for your welcoming!:)

@sweden June 4, 2012, 9:43 a.m.

Usually you can find me over at @isbergerik.

@sweden June 4, 2012, 9:43 a.m.

I'm living in Trollhättan, a small town north of Gothenburg and I'm looking forward to show you this part of Sweden.

@sweden June 4, 2012, 9:40 a.m.

Here is a little about me: I'm 18 years old and I'm a high school student. Right now, I'm about to finnish my second year.

@sweden June 4, 2012, 9:38 a.m.

So hi, I'm Erik, I'll be @sweden this week and I'm so exited to do this!