Monday, October 4

Sweden – Dream Destination

Beautiful and clean, the peaceful Sweden is a land of cultural diversity with a mix of Danish and Wild Arctic North influences. One can also get the feel of urban living in its beautiful and sophisticated cities and at the same time one can feel the tranquility in the countryside. Sweden is full of charm with scenic medical villages, islands, lakes and forests dotting its landscape.

Sweden has a population of around 9 million and the official language is Swedish. Lapp is spoken by Sami people in the north. Most people speak English fluently and also many speak German and French.. It is customary not to drink until the host makes a toast. Smoking is prohibited in most public areas. It is also customary to say Tack for maten to the host after having a meal which means thanks for the food. Casual dress is acceptable for everyday wear and formal wear for social gatherings.

Stockholm – The biggest city and capital of Sweden and is one of the most beautiful cities of the world. The old town is a treat for your eyes and a walk around city’s waterways and parks is an experience to cherish. Most visitors prefer walking around on foot and visit the medieval part of Gamla Stan. The city is basically constituted by archipelagos which are outstandingly scenic and can be explored by cruises.

Eating at restaurants in Sweden can be expensive. Too many times you looked at the bill only to start converting in my head to find I paid two or three times what I would have in the US. It’s a horrible habit and one that I have to break. At the same time, it helps me to find meals that are worth eating without feeling like I’ve thrown away money as I convert from kronors to dollars.

Sweden, is a leader in car safety, is now fitting the devices to all new cars in a voluntary code which involves all Swedish car manufacturers. And by 2012 these devices will be compulsory for all the country's new commercial vehicles. We believe Sweden lead will make all of Europe sit up and take notice extending to all new cars

Also do remember to take a Sweden SIM Card as a convenient and economical calling solution while you travel to Sweden. The Sweden SIM card includes FREE incoming calls with service across Sweden. Pay the local rate for local calls and use a cellular phone in Sweden like you do at home. And unlike home, your Sweden SIM card and cell phone service is free of a contract or minimum commitment.

Also explore the options of buying a Sweden-compatible cell phone if you don't have a Unlocked Cell Phone, renting a Sweden Cell Phone at just $1 a day.

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