Stockholm - Post Report Question and Answers

What do you wish you had known about this particular city/country before moving there?

I wish I had known more about the introverted nature of Swedes and the glacially slow pace of their work culture so as to avoid frustration. - Dec 2020

It's not a utopia. Swedes seem like Americans in many ways and I would say 90% of the time they are similar, but the 10% can be striking. - May 2020

This is a place people want to visit! Our doors were always open to friends and family, which oftentimes kept us from exploring more of Scandinavia. If we had it to do over, we would have been a bit less hospitable in order to protect our own experience of Sweden. This bed and breakfast is closed.

One thing to note: Swedes leave Stockholm every July for the whole month to decamp to their summer homes. Much of the city shuts down, and it's a good time for you to plan a trip as well. The city also closes down the week between Christmas and New Year's Eve. - Jan 2017

Not much. I had lived in Sweden before, so no big surprises coming back. - Aug 2014

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