Hi! The name is Tobias, but feel free to call me Toby. During my week I’ll discuss what it’s like to join a maritime education with no former experience of being at sea. I’ll also discuss why I chose to not chase my journalism career, and what it’s been like to move from a small town in Småland to Sweden’s second largest city, Gothenburg. I’m usually known as @finkladd.
Tobias Hopstadiuswas @sweden 2018-01-01 to 2018-01-08
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I suppose this is my last tweet before I announce who the next person is that will take care of the account in 10 m… https://t.co/MyNoHy8aVD
Whoa, I expected something like 60% No, but you guys really do agree with me! Good on ya! Haha! I should really ha… https://t.co/P6EFKQudnX
SAAB. The only car manufacturer I can endorse on this account because it is defunct. Also, screw you Skoda.
@dragonlou2 You too! It is delicious! I'm not too keen on the banana, but it can be removed with a fork.
The most Swedish sentence ever written was "Bork bork bork!" Mine might compete for second place though. https://t.co/6QLDN7czjp
I do! I used to play their Best Hits cassette tape in my SAAB 9-3 on my summer cruisings. https://t.co/JS2Iqj08df
Macaroni pudding. It's delicious but I am certain the Italians would declare war on us if they found out about it. https://t.co/YavYVuqjjY
I've got 91 minutes left here. I'm just enjoying the last of it all. It's been good fun. I was nervous as h*ck th… https://t.co/HYRgdqaPve
I've loved the machinery! Our lecturer keeps telling us great anecdotes and showing off his 30's Bentley. I don't… https://t.co/RPdluRYfJD
Closed over Christmas and New Year I mean. Not the entire winter. God knows when this is ending.
Nice! I haven't had any lectures or simulations this week as the school has been closed for the winter. Next week… https://t.co/YLtbP12nZd
I'm merely a small town boy studying to become a sea captain in Gothenburg. I hope you didn't find this week horri… https://t.co/cbQ015e9Ex
Just doing my civic duty. I think everyone should take an hour a day to call out racism and neo-nazism. It feels b… https://t.co/Bx6RLouvJ4
India Pale Ale* Sorry for being too drunk to memorize the name whenever I drink it.
Hey there! Just a friendly reminder that your number of likes are outnumbering the five different racist accounts… https://t.co/brx0T1glwF
I can't tell you a specific brand, but I like Indian Pale Ale just on its own. But there are plenty of pilsners ou… https://t.co/6xE9dCBKhS
Perfect gift to the boss who thinks coffee breaks should be shorter and/or less frequent. https://t.co/hGH8FyqyVX
(Last year being October of 2016. Y'know how it is when it is a new year.)
So about the Christmas lights in Gislaved, a town with 10 000 citizens, was the center of attention of the entire f… https://t.co/kMZ1kiwZcD
Please don't be standing two meters away watching me while I'm unlocking my apartment. It may be nothing, but I do… https://t.co/HUSiZM7DKX
People seem to have mistaken last night was my last day. Today is my last day, but I'm logging out at 9 o'clock to… https://t.co/ydbbddJ49V
Real goof fun? God damn Samsung keyboard on the phone. The buttons are too small. https://t.co/drm3xd10er
Good morning! I wake up, and wonder "What happened last night?" Looking back at the tweets I had some real goof f… https://t.co/Wh5D5Ssh5f
Anyway, I really need to get some sleep. It's 4am and I have an exam on Monday. It's been nice seeing some new fac… https://t.co/n7RSY847nz
It isn't interruptive, but it plays itself back with an interval of a month or two. Often when I try to sleep or wh… https://t.co/I3vIfHkYgm
A national student union's union. School politics, student's rights, that sort of thing. https://t.co/4ZvmuvgIB4
Rules: 1. Don't break Swedish discrimination laws. 2. Don't promote a brand for capital gain. 3. Don't reveal secur… https://t.co/0Pc58zW9FO
I think it's justified when I've had nazis up my ass the entire week telling me that the gas chamber in which I she… https://t.co/Y15UiHSy98
I suppose it was a family dispute. The woman wanted to escape her partner with the baby, but her parter and his fam… https://t.co/o4zGL6Ee2l
I'm back to reading your comments. This is an experience I've never spoken about since it happened but I can never… https://t.co/apoOSP51Um
It is something I wish I never had to experience, but I think I learned how I react to an emergency situation that… https://t.co/MwBM0YTX3E
I called my dad, being more cohesive about what had happened. I was still shaken up. He met me at the station late… https://t.co/rRfw29xL8F
I don't remember what I told her. I don't remember for how long I was on the phone. I don't remember hanging up. B… https://t.co/WFJvtxPML6
My poor mother answers the phone hearing me crying, barely able to speak and the chaos among the passengers onboard… https://t.co/lOqZsuvqCP
So I sit up against the wall, with a few other people comforting me while I was shaking like crazy. Someone said "… https://t.co/6rzamELVPl
So while we were holding off the men I saw the older woman walking past, together with the rest of the family. The… https://t.co/2RQSezFO5V
Imagine the whole of Stockholm central station watching the situation, and we were five people taking action. Ther… https://t.co/J93Pj98bgR
So the men started screaming at me. I can't remember what, I was absolutely terrified and adrenaline filled at that… https://t.co/3Q8Gxld28e
So I thought "This can't end well if no one does anything" so I got out of my seat and rushed forward. I told the… https://t.co/yZtjuQeiYs
Two of the men were holding the train doors open, screaming for a woman and her child to come out. She was crying a… https://t.co/MgDvtrBQgG
This was in 2016, so quite recent. I hadn't turned 18 yet. So I sat down, got my headphones on and awaited the dep… https://t.co/traZLYAJAq
So I was on my way home from a board meeting in Stockholm. I was taking an X3000 bound south (uncommon train type f… https://t.co/ivXgw4kqTt
But I said earlier that I would tell you about quite the traumatizing experience I once had. I won't respond to an… https://t.co/IFZd2G3KdP
I wish I could, but I don't want to wake up my mother at this hour. It's 2:17am. https://t.co/8M3OVtT9ec
Because I like it with onions. Long story short: Our cook in kindergarten made ugnspannkaka once with onions. I as… https://t.co/hJKwU32hEa
Thank you, physics teacher from Carleton University! And hey! An American using metric. There certainly is hope le… https://t.co/flqx3l5nm0
Imagine pancakes, but oven-bakef and DEEP. MADE IN A DEEP PAN. WITH BACON AND ONIONS SERVED WITH LINGONBERRIES https://t.co/84aFYBIYgf
Is a weiner different from a sausage? Whoa, big news for me! I need to read up on my sausage-knowledge before I ha… https://t.co/WF0I7zoXEE
I'd bring back Johannes Brost back to life so he could roast MTV again. Or remove any cancer in the world. Many pe… https://t.co/aHGmJ8nQkP
I haven't been to the US but visiting the state of Illinois is on my bucket list. I can't pin any places, but the… https://t.co/PvH4T2ov8r
That's a tough one. What's the dimension of an average sausage roll? https://t.co/ZUO3MbqRNz
I'd love to see him live some day. I keep listening to the Illinoise album every autumn. https://t.co/bEvHdv0rXB
I need to visit Chicago sometime just to try this pizza style properly. Fromaggio bellisimo! (Note: I don't speak… https://t.co/IzYDozZvAZ
There was a pizzeria in Malmbäck that named every pizza after movies. It would've been called Lord of the Onion Ri… https://t.co/v3Mi1OPbye
It depends on the school. All students carry Swedish (or Swedish as a second language) plus English through ground… https://t.co/1nj9RCsipX
I carry a midatlantic accent. A mishmash of British and American English, with a hint of aristocracy. Something I… https://t.co/lnYoh0KKdc
I could hear that intro whistle from the Spotify Single's Roma Fade version forever and ever. https://t.co/KuNkh9g56C
Kebab pizza. But it must contain french fries on top. Lettuce gives it plus points! https://t.co/h4HiUCTP5N
Birro? I don't hear a lot from him nowadays. Bali? I think he has blocked every political opponent by now, so I hav… https://t.co/oeVbGY89Hz
My grandmother collected them. Not thay common with young people, but I see some modern variations every now and t… https://t.co/AhfpMDNKsE
I listen mostly to Andrew Bird, Beirut, Mt Joy and Sufjan Stevens. If any of you recognise the names? https://t.co/7MItqucafj
Eeerr... Eeeeerrr... Good. Since you remember him he must've been good. https://t.co/paTXeEVjby
I tend to watch the women's curling and the women's ski shooting. It's the ones I feel are the most nerve-tingling!… https://t.co/wGYByGg50m
Best thing: The welfare. Worst thing: We are too isolated as people sometimes. Our personal bubble is pretty damn… https://t.co/jMTbLxtA8i
Mushrooms? Important for Swedes. One's mushroom spot is a well kept secret. To spread someone else's mushroom spo… https://t.co/8rKaat6wY7
I have a situation I'd like to bring up later that has been a bit traumatizing for me because it was a very volatil… https://t.co/kRROmeX0G3
I don't know. I've never been in a situation like that. If it was a child I'd first look for an official, like a p… https://t.co/5vx7Fx60ZO
I am. I am currently attending one of Sweden's best universities and a programme I love. I have my own apartment i… https://t.co/crWzJI4Swr
I love plenty of candies, but Plopp is is amazing. Soft toffee in chocolate! https://t.co/JbNv9ZEhEz
I'm tired but it is my last late night at the account. I'll answer some questions about anything before I'm headin… https://t.co/6op0pTk1ve
Basic guide for different kinds of cream in grocery stores: Vispgrädde - Cream for whipped cream Matgrädde - Add t… https://t.co/bFdPVbrUlv
When you try and draw a three-phase AC graph and it's totally wacky and off. This is the hardest part of the machi… https://t.co/OTG5YUXhpB
Twitter seems to have an issue showing a link card and a cited tweet at the same time. Here's the original cited t… https://t.co/u6WFiLO603
Oregon! I think it is my favourite American state, no offence Wyoming. Oregon has that strange city of Portland. B… https://t.co/lMARhtnxhi
Hetvägg is the name of the special serving of a semla. A semla is a wheat bun with kardemom, with a cut off top, g… https://t.co/6cZ8EE3ZtX
Thank you Andrew! I'm here until tomorrow night, local Swedish time. https://t.co/LtmAKh2OZW
I've never had my semla with hot milk before, but I can imagime it being delicious. https://t.co/SVUEb22N6a
In my home town it's normal to greet eachother on the streets. Mind you, it's a town of about 2000 inhabitants. Bu… https://t.co/d2ii5Qe1cT
1952, when it was illegal to make fastlagsbullar / semlor too early. https://t.co/SRrt87i5Li
I am not a sports fan, but if Sweden makes it far in any sport, like football, hockey or curling, I'm going to watc… https://t.co/BtOjFjqBwk
@AudreyARB It is the fourth season the Swedish/Danish noire Bron (The Bridge). I highly recommend it!
Today has been a good day. The end of the week is approaching fast, and I hope you are all having as much fun as I… https://t.co/rQw1xiSOuB
This one's useful! There is a red light on the port side /left side. Nice mnemonic! https://t.co/9InAxsXlNy
Submarines are the Swedish Armed Forces area. They do the recruiting and training. I just hope I'll never hit one… https://t.co/j59Nk2Quh9
I hope to be a respectable bloke, with good awareness of my crew and weather signs. Impressing with the old "Red sk… https://t.co/fgARkSXF8A
Swedish Twitter reporting multiple issues regarding unknown women complaining about their asses hurting after being… https://t.co/ctUXD9OaRo
Religion is can be a sensitive subject for agnostic or atheist Swedes, since we are a very secular country. We have… https://t.co/C5sajGU3zs
Oh I am heartbroken to hear this! I can't imagine why any sane person would stop talking to you after finding out… https://t.co/z5KjeCB8Q3
@popiforestian I don't watch a lot of Swedish TV series, but I can remommend Y Gwyll (also known as Hinterland) and Designated Survivor.
Time to watch the first episode of Bron! I missed out on the season premier... https://t.co/7C1KLdd0Tw
RT @ArfMeasures: [park] STRANGER: Your dog is unusual looking ME: Yeah, he's interbred DUCK: [waddles up] I'll tell you who else is into…
Oh, we have exams on that next week! We're doing manual plotting on maneuvering boards and are calculating CPA, TC… https://t.co/RP0nSyNikG
We did not go through trigonometry, it's part of Mathematics 3c. We've already been taught trigonometry through na… https://t.co/MCZ6iTVySx
Derivative calculation, intergrals and linear optimisation. I haven't had a good ground to build on from upper se… https://t.co/K2gthGZHLf
I just passed my anxiety-filled maths tests in Mathematics 3b and I now meet the requirements to study the Sea Capt… https://t.co/V0aEhEouKM
@hinrick I am no expert in this area, but the possible effects are each user's own responsibility to be aware of.
- What happened then? - I've cheated on her - Say what? - Yeah, I know I'm an idiot - Fucking swine, you promised m… https://t.co/WWPGv1Hcbx
"Well... I think that MTV sucks dick. Yeah, they suck dick, MTV. I don't mean the phrase that it would be bad to be… https://t.co/WDMkFWMu2t
no. No. NO. NO THIS CAN'T BE TRUE. Johannes Brost, one of my favourite actors has passed away. https://t.co/Rsi99ahav1
This is how international relations work, right?
À propos the discussion about French Canadian swearing we had yesterday, here's the movie clip from the wonferful m… https://t.co/zLWurfLSa9
I just read that we're up against the Canadians. Oh this is going to be good. Bon chance!
I saw that. I am going to fall asleep with a smile on my face. I hope for good news when I wake up. Well wishes… https://t.co/nMJtwdBh5u
I seem to have poked in the wasps' nest. I'll head to bed now and try to forget what happened. Meanwhile, enjoy th… https://t.co/P0Rr9IKn1w
Yeah, we definitely need more nazi killing games as long as people are taking offence. Perhaps we also need to rev… https://t.co/ktSO9B611W
It's not your fault! It's just that it's a sensitive subject. It is the worst chapter of human history, and we all… https://t.co/CJaFarmAxQ
Thanks Joan! I feel like I've gotten comfy in this role now. I hope y'all like authenticity, because I get the fee… https://t.co/EtGr6kkmtS
So yeah. It took me until someone told me that Auschwitz was a fake until I reacted. I hope he feels like he acco… https://t.co/KoKpSf41Vg
I've started making blocks. Anyone literally asking for blocks is a moron. Everyone that has been supportive are… https://t.co/4BUVc6pPD2
@MrsZnooz Thank you, Miss! I just couldn't believe what he wrote. I hope I'll still have chances to be employed in the future...
Anytime Allison. You've been lovely all week. I've been happy to hear your comments! I hope you'll join me for th… https://t.co/HTLa7yTbkv
Are you seriously questioning what I experienced? I never stood inside a gas chamber? Oh fucking hell, you've cro… https://t.co/s1qhtuwAu3
I shall adress your concern: The trip was a rollercoaster. I shed tears when I stood inside one of the gas chamber… https://t.co/r19pYbvUF9
It was a field trip with my media class! We were about 18 students and two lovely teachers who went to Kraków for… https://t.co/Y1qbulJzp0
Nope. Found it on a youtuber's timeline. It's like when they find hilarious Trump tweets that have been long forgo… https://t.co/xhmfccJpcN
I nor my family has never had the money to go travelling. I was the middle child among my five siblings. I'm head… https://t.co/WMLWBTu8mi
Being a famous Youtube personality with a primarily underage audience exploiting a family's tragedy to get attentio… https://t.co/eMEcDXwPhF
Y'all keep pulling the "6 years ago" card. He showed off a dead body in Japan for attention. He deserves everythi… https://t.co/kpLO91S1kZ
Piper looks more awesome than I'd ever be. Rip lil' doggo. Thank you for your service. https://t.co/XcL1KRd87j
@Pope_Urban_II_ We get about the same after a good night's snowing back home. Snow that stays in Gothenburg's mild weather is uncommon.
The feeling when you stick your face outside the door to see if it's cold. https://t.co/5ixtk87CD4
@MarlowesLeftEye I think it's a place I'll visit someday. Boston seems like a cool city, and Vermont seems highly underrated.
Some seem to retire from the sea once at that age, I've gathered. They end up working on-shore as consultants, coor… https://t.co/LAEceNa3kL
It's this bright outside and the street hasn't been plowed yet? Geez. I feel sorry for you. I like the rainbow fl… https://t.co/EfhjErI3TZ
@dumplingkisses Smoking, chewing and stuffing under the lip seems like the only way to consume tobacco products.
@blackeyeddog It is a hefty dose of nicotine. Was it pre-moistened? That speeds up the nocotine release.
Will they ever make up their minds? Remember when potato chips were considered cancerous? https://t.co/vxay6w1MeH
It is like any other tobacco product. Addictive, cancerous and ruins your teeth. But I can't blame people for usi… https://t.co/G9wdv7kL5L
The "dip" is the traditional snus that the Swedes brought to the US in the early 1900's. Here it has been moderniz… https://t.co/7WLcocioB3
Snus is a non-smoke tobacco, either portioned in pouches or loose in a tin. Placed under the upper lip, the nicoti… https://t.co/HN7TCTREe5
@ryanflemyo I've nearly hit one on multiple occasions. They are massive. Imagine a horse scaled up to 150% and with ANTLERS.
Yes, but your income has to be reported if you are having student loans and grants. They will lover your grants and… https://t.co/HlcXrQ6ckO
And judging by how things have turned out thus far this week, I withhold the same diplomatic expertise as President Trump.
I did consider applying to the diplomat programme at the Ministey for Foreign Affairs. But I looked at the exams a… https://t.co/W6Kp0efSWW
My name is Tobias, I have been given the honourary mission to represent this country and its culture on Twitter. A… https://t.co/fIWfDwFQc7
I would love to hear two drunk people from Montréal having a verbal argument. https://t.co/rI6R0LSEL5
I hope not. This is one of the major issues, I've gathered. I hope to be able to meet someone that can handle my w… https://t.co/q8ClePDK3B
The education is free. I have no company sponsoring my education. But the school does cooperate with various Swedi… https://t.co/usqfdbEtK4
I have not. I was supposed to be on a three month internship if I studied with the "real captain students", but I a… https://t.co/vjB8V5ta1B
I'll be an unlimited tonnage second officer by the end of my education. After that I'll work my way up. https://t.co/ZoQ1AfIqRz
Being a master mariner involve a bunch of interesting things: Being responsible for the crew and passengers Meeting… https://t.co/Dh2sm9qNDT
This whole thing was a major gamble, but I felt that the jornalism career I was chasing didn't exist. Masses of pe… https://t.co/Xu1NjGVKgJ
As of now, my aspirations are very spread. I came to this school knowing nothing about a ship. Half a year into th… https://t.co/b4HVyduEH4
Aussi j'ai regardé Bon Cop Bad Cop alors je peux parle comme un Quebecois propre. J'aime l'expression "Tabarnac!".… https://t.co/yQAda2D8M1
I am kind of quadrilingual. I am born with Swedish as my mother tongue. I learned English through the internet and… https://t.co/FMBOIJb73j
@SwedishOTAKU I should have it in French or German to help me keep up with my other languages.
Criticism is good! As long as it is justified. I welcome all criticism, but it needs to be helpful to further impr… https://t.co/4PhElOM3c4
@AmiraKaci95 If you don't like it, why are you doing it to yourself? Are you a masochist or a terrible troll?
Ding-Dong! You are wrong. The schools and media are not state-controlled. https://t.co/lBG8rURWUs
I agree with you there. I'm sorry if I may have come across as a bit agressive, but I had just read a bunch of mad… https://t.co/CGEMOfCGUz
I am aware. But from the perspective of me as a person it is free, thanks to the people in society paying their ta… https://t.co/0BS1fZgdEu
We've had name lists in the university, but I haven't noticed anything major. There was talk about a campaign to s… https://t.co/cDtghiyKV6
@astateofJiles Calm down Jiles. It's free for me as a person. I am aware of our taxes. I pay my taxes, and I hope everyone else does.
Plus books. And going to the pub. But having the possibility to attend school for free, and the availability of a… https://t.co/a2t1rk2Tfl
Correction: Ordinary price is 90kr.
The restaurant is a food court with 5 different options. Meat, fish and veggie that swaps every day. Salad that s… https://t.co/4V6RZy9GEa
Lunch on the Campus' fancier restaurant. Fish patty (with smoked salmon), boiled potatoes and roe sauce. Served w… https://t.co/711X74pHKQ
I'll try to have internships on both freighters and passenger ships. I'm not sure as of now though. https://t.co/AMoYxcyody
So this is the second Chalmers Campus. The primary one is massive. I only go there to party. I suppose there'll b… https://t.co/iB7xv3yWfo
Parking building that belongs to the school. The science park has its own. https://t.co/CvIdxtPcCJ
Welcome to Campus Lindholmen and Lindholmen Science Park. Where I study full-time to become a Sea Captain some day.… https://t.co/5tew9zL2i7
Just watch one of their vampire animes. There are plenty. You tagged Canada as well. Twillight should do the trick… https://t.co/I5jKbGChDr
This is also how the city would look like on a sunny summer day. Perhaps if you start planning your trip now you'l… https://t.co/1MHt6SLSLS
I found a good video that showcases some of the sights in Gothenburg that I usually don't visit, but many tourists… https://t.co/6SQYSz3lYK
I'm headed to bed. We'll see when I'll be able to show off the school tomorrow. We're going to study together in a… https://t.co/Yokx0OMaJv
If you can't cut the metal thing, then make a small incision next to it. Large enough so you can squeeze with ease.
Sure! I like to call these kinds of packets "sausages", because that's what they practically are. By cutting off t… https://t.co/AjxdE6g0mK
There are plenty of options for living! If you want your own villa you might want to look at commuting options. The… https://t.co/wXwoFofGdw
I rarely read news online. I like radio updates and late night TV news. By then the media has processed the inform… https://t.co/B5hbn2RZtx
Well, all the news that are going around at the moment are worrying. I spectated the Alabama senator race, and was… https://t.co/1FE6bbB2cP
I also have a crayon painting I inherited from my great grandmother's art collection. Dated 1983 it is a painting… https://t.co/DQKAalJvZM
I want the "Come feel the Illinoise!" record from Sufjan Stevens, something from Andrew Bird and obviously from Mt… https://t.co/nWaZ5bgc0T
@MarjannM 3500kr per month. Hot and cold water, electricity and heating included. I pay for my own internet.
Some vinyls I've gathered up during my searches in second hand stores. The Kent record, Sufjan Stevens record and… https://t.co/LyWiJMhJ6S
I don't know what these figures mean but it's awesome that they are printed on the speakers. https://t.co/pXANSATPYK
@dbozjak I still have to press a button. The thing sounds like a diesel generator when it's pumping so I wouldn't want to wake up from it.
So I found her in a Second Hand store in Jönköping. 350kr. Easy purchase, heavy lifting. This thing weighs over 2… https://t.co/cBLZAzwBu2
It would, but I appriciate living in my own place. Having my own shower was my main priority. Not having to clean… https://t.co/9FNvWAOmgr
I didn't mention this! I only pay for the rent and for the internet connection (via fiber). All electricity, hot… https://t.co/ENFmOVMybN
Here's my pride and joy in this apartment. The old Mitsubishi stereo. Automatic cassette changer (holding 6 casse… https://t.co/QIAF5KWLOi
Electrical heating and hot water boiler for each apartment. They spared on the plumbing since these apartments are… https://t.co/fdgsdYQcO5
I am 19 years old, turning 20 next month. I suppose these are the kinds of apartments students are looking for. M… https://t.co/fs6jpUmPCC
This is in Gothenburg, only 7 minutes the from city center. The tenants must be studying at Chalmers University of… https://t.co/JsTEwEYyjR
So the site where my apartment is placed used to be a parking lot. Cheap but functional apartments with a temporar… https://t.co/TiWZBw5LoR
The bathroom is seperated with a proper door. I find it being just enough room to not go crazy in. https://t.co/CbT0THvJHX
This is where I cook. The microwave with grill function can be handy when you don't have an oven. https://t.co/Qj599I5SGc
It's a one room apartment fitted with: - A stove - A sink - A refrigerator with freezer compartment - My own toilet… https://t.co/LrkuwspyQc
Could you call these "shoebox apartments"? Anyway, I live inside one of these doors. I was lucky to be able to get… https://t.co/tmGKvlCsn4
It depends on how much travelling around you plan to do. I can heartly recommend Eksjö if you want to visit my hom… https://t.co/YEIlU8smwI
We have two pizzerias, a sushi place, a grocery store, a postal office, a bakery and a church right by the town square.
This is the walking path in my suburb, to the town square in Brunnsbo. Lovely place! Families outside playing and… https://t.co/xA4K8J7LNb
Home. At last. I'll show you around this 13 square meter apartment once I've cleaned it up. I just had a good bur… https://t.co/2VLvBqlNze
@AbbyGraceWriter I'm afraid not. The water from the tap is surprisingly good in my area though.
Note for Swedish learners: Varga is an old gramatical thing. It's an ancient gramatical rule that isn't used today… https://t.co/rckkXB58lY
Vargavinter, "Wolf's Winter" When the winter is a lot colder than usual. But when the weather is cold over the da… https://t.co/aTsTp0fCOh
I am forced to remove any blocks that I may have made during the week. That's the last thing I would do before pass… https://t.co/MPNhKWzDE0
I wish I had a pickup truck. I'd not be able to park it anywhere. I'd look like I vote for racists. I'd have the l… https://t.co/SxBALTL8f1
Smooth J, like in Yoghurt. The ä is a bit difficult, but like in canned. rnsp, y'know The i is very high pitched in… https://t.co/rcXADseMGY
My mother stepped on an upright nail in through a plank once with bare feet when I was little. Her reaction? "Järn… https://t.co/LDjYWSH6xc
My hate towards Skoda comes from when I was driving home from Halmstad last spring. An old lady in a Fabia drove o… https://t.co/Ksf4mbwlID
It's like anything, politics or cars. Everyone has an opinion, and a right to their own opinion. Apart from Skoda… https://t.co/dOTP7x9eLk
Am I doing a good job? Am I what you expect from this account? If I am not what you've expected, do you still enj… https://t.co/1mO1w2LOc5
I've never seen anything like it before. But I suppose you'll do anything these days for that juicy PR. https://t.co/NesuPBiKrX
I wouldn't blame you in this part of Sweden known as Snålland (Greedy Land, instead of Småland, Small Land). https://t.co/FS82pVqrqj
Someone brought an entire pizza onboard. WHO DOES THAT? I'm hungry now all of a sudden, and I'm trapped here for the coming two hours.
"Is there anyone that wants a bottle of water?" the representative of the bus company asks. All the elderly ladies… https://t.co/UB3EmM3SS1
Jönköping Resecentrum. I'm swapping over from a train to a bus here. https://t.co/aON5USxRrS
I was close to buying an Alfa once. But then it would be looking like I wanted car problems. https://t.co/jqIWm9FZrX
Lexuses are too expensive. Also I'm not a fan of Toyota. Their Avensis has looked the same for the past century. https://t.co/iwtD8b1Pre
The only time I had to call my insurance company was for a tow-truck in the queue. Included in the insurance cove… https://t.co/EPprvfTMiD
I drove a BMW 323i E46 and the rear coil snapped and hit the inside of the rim. A hose clamp broke on the Volvo I… https://t.co/p8uS2SpMdT
My sister had a Golf Mk IV. The motor mounts broke and the engine fell out when she hit a speed bump.
I commuted in a 1996 VW Polo to work for a week this winter. I couldn't open or close the door because the door me… https://t.co/lUXDexDFAi
My father's collegue had a Golf from 2014. Two years after he bought it the radiator had rusted so badly it started… https://t.co/y4V4wpnPcT
That's the one! Some have renovated interiors as well. Really nice to travel in. https://t.co/pUnSaqgole
Thank god you can still pay for a ticket from the conducteur using both cash and debit card.
Oh, I'll keep myself posted on the weather. I'll hold on to my hat with a firmer grasp than Indiana Jones. https://t.co/gO9TAms9K6
There are freezing cold winds and I haven't added any hairspray.
Not much, frankly. I'd love to get to know more about the country sometime though. https://t.co/BzAnIk4fxt
Yes. That's why I need to sound a bit like P3 whenever they tip about a song available on "the big green music pro… https://t.co/G4o7MEahp3
Of course there are many brands of margerine, but that is the one my father prefers.
Oh, the brand is Flora, "with butter". A sandwich margerine with added butter for that buttery taste. https://t.co/cPB30ypiyX
I need to find out who made this, and why. SOMEBODY TOUCHA MY SPAGHET https://t.co/cl233XQaxj
I'm glad that I've experienced being in politics, but I'm not aspiring to have a seat in the riksdag. Perhaps some… https://t.co/sYsF5U1ijC
@Thursday_12th I was. Every visit to the office was precious, and we often worked from early morning to late evenings.
I was mostly in the background working with questions regarding students' rights, establishment of regional organs… https://t.co/s5iPGrazrC
I used to work voluntarily in school politics up in Stockholm between 2013 and 2016. Trips were mostly weekends an… https://t.co/vktpnWhaQl
Oooh, I usually don't visit cafés and restaurants in Stockholm. Perhaps the followers are more aquainted with Stoc… https://t.co/MDcidtgMlI
No, Svea, I ain't giving you the salami! You slapped my sister's sandwich out of her hand yesterday so you could e… https://t.co/rzNRDD1mkE
No matter who you are or who you inspire to be, I want you to know that there is help available. There are lists o… https://t.co/L40XSsO1Hr
Almost everyone you'd meet on a trip to Sweden would be able to converse with you without any real problem. Swedis… https://t.co/ss0T9XjP1V
I'm headed to bed now. Tomorrow I'm going back home to Gothenburg and can show off my apartment. I'd also be happ… https://t.co/iixEBjNheL
Far, får får får? Nej, min son. Får får lamm. Father, does sheep give birth to sheep? No, my son. Sheep give bir… https://t.co/cIn5lZMHd6
Hmm... We say brandbil for fire truck. We combine two words into one, whilst the English write them as two words. https://t.co/adizLasTBc
I had a Welshman teach me how to pronounce it. After watching Y Gwyll I feel like going to Aberystwyth and learn m… https://t.co/GkFEEVq9VC
An extreme example of a compound word brings me to Wales. The quaint little town of Lanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrn… https://t.co/nxscl8SJ7k
To my knowledge, English doesn't have the sheer amount of compound words that Swedish has. https://t.co/KJdlD0kEad
Be careful of splitting Swedish words. You don't want to Burn Bart, unless you are Sideshow Bob of course. It's su… https://t.co/bDopCnlJcJ
@GB_Witch I'm so sorry to hear that, ma'am. I hope that our current generation of politicians can improve for the future generations.
I spend a lot of time gandering at car ads online. I know a good deal when I see one. https://t.co/rbby69DJZ8
The only good phones are flip phones. Too bad we need to carry around Twitter, e-mail and banking services in our… https://t.co/5uGG4BAk7o
Also, that typo in the last sentence was entirely accidental and it may be my best error ever. Thank you, crappy Android keyboard.
I just wanted to clear that up, because my mentions are going crazy about this subject.
Love is the most simple thing out there, but also the most complex. Being in love can be the most wonderful thing,… https://t.co/yhWjD9Q4kq
@ckrueger99 He's what we call a "Bondkatt", a farmer's cat. He's doesn't have particular breed, but his mother was part Persian.
There are Swedish laws against certain opinions being transmitted, be it racial hate, threats of violence or fake f… https://t.co/nPccNXkNX8
Throat pain relievers of any kind can't be called candy. Not after that experience from when I was 4 years old, joi… https://t.co/RhwSA3HcBi
I do despise racism and hate, Gert, but I need to clear something up. The opinion is there. There is a reason for… https://t.co/4TtPf6Vylg
He's turning 9 years old this year. Such a precious member of the family. https://t.co/posjbuR6pn
He also likes smoke. Cigarette smoke, fire smoke and barbeque smoke. I suppose his real name is Smokey. https://t.co/NorJHJNq49
What a weak mentalist, removing his tweet when the world catches up. I hope your fate will be favourable for you s… https://t.co/7IcrSX1Uv3
It is totally up to me to choose what I want to write. Want to see pictures of Sweden? Visit the official imageban… https://t.co/1ouzRwEIj1
Yeah, the ones they claim they are "protecting" are the ones they seem to gang up on. Fascinating. I'm getting fla… https://t.co/ztFGgfmnzD
When I'm back in Gothenburg I might share some thoughts on the increasing amount of women coming into the industry.… https://t.co/6cDDsFWisA
@Fondacey I might mention some things about a certain "Swede" named Peter once I've had some whiskey.
Yeah. But they keep bickering about Swedistan and stuff like that. Their argument exist regardless if I share som… https://t.co/9U2iyWmGnM
Do you want to know something interesting? I have yet to block anyone from this account. I find that rather surpri… https://t.co/0F6uIVuD2X
The fire's burning nice and warm while I'm writing with you all! I'm so happy for all the input into the discussion… https://t.co/4mHis4Fmy4
Distances in Sweden are much shorter, but I understand your point of view, and I appriciate you bringing it into th… https://t.co/GdK9JwWwny
"One of the benefits we have in China today is that there is a lot of expertise in hand-handling, so we can produce… https://t.co/5fFmdBuRVM
@debattistaaaron But this is between countries, not regions. What if it's between two counties of the same country?
I can't save the world by tweeting, Lisa, but I can still point at different factors on this earth that are much mo… https://t.co/aA59YkOdKK
Please, someone correct me if I am wrong, but about 65% of what we pay for the gasoline at the pump in Sweden is ta… https://t.co/FHFG5rfZBF
@isaktorikka Of course, it's just a result of curiosity that has led me to buying strange Mazdas.
People driving cars isn't my main environmental concern. Not while there's coal power plants in Asia and ships burn… https://t.co/1pfKKsJPhW
Commuting with a car and travelling with a car isn't the same thing. Feel free to have a diesel estate wagon in a… https://t.co/MuBpSXF6fA
Here's a rare political opinion of mine: Fuel prices should be lower in less populated areas. Because the prices a… https://t.co/rHKb4zn1tW
The SAAB 9-3 convertible. No matter what my garage will look like in the future, there's always going to be a spot… https://t.co/ombezyWDBj
And in about 15 months. But that death trap, I tell you, they don't make 'em like that no more. https://t.co/vtuxLma9E7
I'm a small town boy. The last bus to my hometown from Nässjö is at 18:20, so having a car is a luxury. But in the… https://t.co/d6v1Qfye2U
Every number is given in Swedish Kronor with its current value at the time. https://t.co/jZ0SnOTHQj
I spent what money I earned from working summers at the snus factory on my cars. My father never had to step in an… https://t.co/5WxonKBALy
To swap out the fuel pump the fuel tank and exhaust system had to be removed. I let a mechanic take care of that.… https://t.co/q7ubfPCwFh
Salt is my main concern. It's kryptonite to these old Asian cars. I don't drive it this winter, and I wilö never d… https://t.co/tdB8dYefei
Repairs: 1st Saab - Desperate oil change, new brake line, about 850kr 2nd Saab - New fuel pump, new summer tires,… https://t.co/CzL9QL6Wzh
Curious on purchase prices and selling prices? Here's the list: First SAAB - Bought for 6500, sold for 7500 Second… https://t.co/0bwRYMLHJx
@ashbashpitcairn I don't have a picture of the roof lining, but I promise you it's beautiful.
Curious on purchase prices and selling prices? Here's the list: First SAAB - Bought for 6500, sold for 7500 Second… https://t.co/3dS82gxY9s
It takes some practise, but it really is like driving a machine. Second gear is a bit on the worn side, so if you… https://t.co/Sq3UXkSm45
That's really cool! I really want to experience a Trabant some day. Just to see what the other side of the iron cu… https://t.co/1cDp1ufLUB
Correction: Brown interior. Mixed up my wording. Sorry.
And it doesn't even have a stereo system. Carefully looked after its whole life by an elderly lady who bought it n… https://t.co/mxd1993zrQ
The engine looked like a Caesar salad inside. Including the dressing. https://t.co/VbHZZWJLG3
So then I said to myself: I'll buy something that can't break. Something reliable. Something cheap to run. I boug… https://t.co/DPTwq144zz
So I asked my father for advice. "TELL ME WHAT CAR TO BUY THAT ISN'T CRAP" So I bought a 1992 Volvo 850 GL. Blue… https://t.co/7j7oElGffl
That car broke down in February '17, so I bought a Mazda 323f from 1993. Pop-up headlights, baby! Yeah, it turned… https://t.co/6eJ4FcIbKu
Second car: 2004 SAAB 9-3 Aero. 210 horsepower 2.0l inline 4. It had working AC, cruise control and all the Ameri… https://t.co/jSnFvnrj2M
I want give you all a run-down of the cars I've owned. First car I owned, a 1998 SAAB 9-3 2.0i, without the turbo.… https://t.co/ZadBm3MUlJ
But when I lived at home, I had the following costs to own a car: Insurance through my father - 250SEK per month A… https://t.co/CpAOhYEqJi
It's also very individual. I live in a city with high costs for tolls and parking. It is also very cheap for a mont… https://t.co/uwI48QeOO7
I owned and almost daily-drove cars when I was in upper secondary school. I had about 2500kr per month of disposab… https://t.co/00bSjZCXEE
I almost bought a Lada Samara once. I changed my mind when I saw the commercial for it. Still a rarity to find for… https://t.co/HNuRrl5Mhb
I suppose it was the most convenient for the unprepared tourist. I've never been at Arlanda arrivals, but I suppose… https://t.co/GNvtxZKYWK
Oh, it was in the summer of 2016. The guys seemed unsure about how things worked in Sweden. I gave them a few tips… https://t.co/nAwtVtsjy0
I met the Canadian youth team of Jujutsu on a train southbound from Stockholm. They were going to the World Champi… https://t.co/Wgi1YHRPhW
Polish jazz music playing whilst speeding down the avenue at 80km/h. Good times.
The strangest taxi ride I ever had was in Krakow. We rode from Schindler's factory to the town square. The old dri… https://t.co/2WCEmlQms1
Always pay the taxi fare, folks. It ain't free to travel from Copenhagen to Oslo by taxi. https://t.co/MpggYBYcD6
I've loved The Simpsons ever since I was a kid. And this scene is the greatest of them all. https://t.co/o9WJkxO4Wm
I'm just about to go to bed. It has been an exciting first day! Not too many trolls, only one international incid… https://t.co/Ba9I9TzvzR
I just removed the tweet about surströmming. Geez, that was the most controversial thing I've ever tweeted judging… https://t.co/wxvNALKoGJ
All I know is that Liechtenstein's a small place, Padre. Sorry I can't give you a better answer. https://t.co/9J4QAccq54
My father has made scones! I'm aware that they aren't as bun shaped as the British make them, but we've always mad… https://t.co/f3wafi8t1B
I'm going to watch a few more episodes of Fargo, the TV-series. I absolutely love it! The acting is spot on. I'll… https://t.co/eJkhDFwi8v
Thank you for your input to the poll! Always nice to know more about the audience.
I'm sorry that I forgot about expats! I suppose Option 1 is the one to go for.
So how come you are following this account? I'll leave a poll, but feel free to elaborate if you want to!
Yeah. It'll happen soon though! Once I turn 20 in February I'm allowed to bring home some "souvenirs". https://t.co/jZYOBeZSqJ
Correction about Surströmming: (I'm still sceptical about its edibility.) https://t.co/9wY21gcuP2
Jönköping! A beautiful city! Probably where I'll get an apartment in the future! If the weather is favourable, I c… https://t.co/ZYfPXMhrry
There are plenty of things I miss about my home county when I'm in Gothenburg. For example, the ART you can encoun… https://t.co/FEC0uIp6Yg
Thank you, John! I've never been to Denmark, but I enjoy the cheap beer you provide us! I need to visit Denmark b… https://t.co/TJVYN2PSUh
Thank you Connor! Surströmming is... well... rotten fish. Edible somehow, but it is rotten. It hails from ancient… https://t.co/5qgnSkdfNK
Smörgåstårta is the food item that would be the death of me. I would eat until I would explode. https://t.co/4WIhK8hSUf
I have never tried it, never even smelt it. But I do know I need to try it some day. https://t.co/JBOXT0IVmH
Fate. Fate is important to me. Because whatever we do with our lives, fate will always be there. We can't know wh… https://t.co/FTEk9CSAmJ
Compared to Christmas, where traditions are often very strict in many families, New Year is the time when we get to… https://t.co/GBtscAFEEX
I have not! It sounds like a very interesting location with the viking history linked to it. It's just a bit far f… https://t.co/8vBGZMf3Xj
I'm happy to answer any questions you might have!
I suppose I don't make the greatest advertiser for the town, but I wanted to show off how changing times have affe… https://t.co/tNe1rrJlE3
You got a good answer replied to you! 😄 I'll discuss my experiences as a university student later in the week when… https://t.co/En8YtrtS7v
Ah! Internship! That's the word I was looking for. It's four periods à three months each. https://t.co/R9p8JH2CD3
Not exactly. It's named after the river that flows by our town, Emån. https://t.co/jEikz2cQxi
Yet another church. This one has been converted to a Second Hand Store. https://t.co/j9GHRhDvDZ
I attend Chalmers University of Technology in Gothenburg. I'm not sure what part of the industry I'm interested in,… https://t.co/xXBFcAZ8oo
"Why not throw in a House of the People?" said the local 70's council. It all feels strangely Soviet, doesn't it?… https://t.co/W9RjxM1ljb
*Ding-Dong!* Who's there? The 70's and the town is growing faster than ever! Aparment blocks! Public buildings! https://t.co/jI0NI0FQFp
This is the second active church in Bodafors. The Emåkyrkan. Beautiful design. https://t.co/g38go4mOmx
This church was converted into a flower museum in the late 00's, and was made into a refugee shelter a few years ag… https://t.co/xdO2ymV1wJ
Yes! I have free university education as per Swedish welfare standard. My parents did not have to save money for m… https://t.co/9hviE9joA1
The old shopping streets. The warehouse on the last picture is still active. Most shopping disappeared when the to… https://t.co/vP8dGWiA44
I'm currently a full-time maritime student. I live on student loans and grants. https://t.co/KI95cqeR8i
I'm out and about, taking a few photos to share with you later. Do you like architecture, wood and churches? Then… https://t.co/BMWq9PBqSS
I'm out and about, taking a few photos to share with you later. Do you like architecture, wood and churches? Then… https://t.co/k7q9HcvRam
@PhilsStalkers Twitter on mobile really isn't the best tool for video editing. But that interview is one of the best in the game.
Oh, you're right! I should put on my glasses before analysing photos... https://t.co/iOlIMevCmc
I'll take a walk later and show you around town today. A lot has changed since these days. Pictured is what's kno… https://t.co/DWp2VuIfii
I worked two summers as a museum guide by the river of Em here in Bodafors so I taught a whole lot of local history… https://t.co/tYPDfVOqDf
There is a Facebook group created by locals from my town to share old and historical photos. Some of the photos ar… https://t.co/z9ecDczx0A
Some people seem to never become adults, Mister Skoog. Even if they are 71 years old. https://t.co/oo9PhiLQib
- I went to another country for the first time of my life last April (I visited Kraków and Auschwitz) - I study tow… https://t.co/9wwdMygtWk
So now that my introduction's over, I'll just pop in the shower real quick. Make sure you all get properly hydrate… https://t.co/j0rgPj7ahv
I was born at the Eksjö hospital, and I was raised in Bodafors. I've lived here my whole life (19 years) until I m… https://t.co/YKpQkw3o2M
We had a rough snow storm yesterday evening. My drive to Skillingaryd where I spent my New Year's Eve was horrible.… https://t.co/dxZ8T6uvOE
So this week for me is roughly planned as follows: - I'm currently in my hometown of Bodafors, Småland that I'll b… https://t.co/7Xh2rvBizf