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Five things you should know about Stockholm

17 Apr 2012, 12:57

Published: 17 Apr 2012 12:57 GMT+02:00

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Referred to by some as The Venice of the North, and known to others as just another Nordic city with blonde meatball eaters, Stockholm is a city that conjures up both fantasies and nightmares, depending on where you sit.

Be that as it may, The Local has put together a list of 5 simple things about Stockholm that everyone needs to know.

Note: this list might not sit well with readers from Gothenburg. Or Oslo. Or Copenhagen...

Click here for The Local's list of 5 things you need to know about Stockholm

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14:20 April 17, 2012 by byke
Stockholm, "Venice of the north"

Gothenburg, "Little London"

You know a country true value when it needs to make references to other places outside of Sweden to sell it.

If we look at it from the other way in reference for the swedish town names being used outside of Sweden. All I can come up with is "Stockholm Syndrome" .... Not the most positive reference is it. LOL
15:01 April 17, 2012 by Indignerad
Except I have never heard anyone within Sweden refer to Stockholm as "Venice of the North". In my experience, Stockholmers, like most capital city dwellers around the world, are very confident in their home city's superiority and do not feel the need to compare it to something abroad.
17:15 April 17, 2012 by skogsbo
if that article and it's 5 points reflect the level and standard of support this company can offer professionals moving to Stockholm, then I would suggest they might be better going it alone.
19:01 April 17, 2012 by StockholmSam
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19:38 April 17, 2012 by Emerentia
No, we don't hate Gothenburg. But. they seem to hate us though, in some weird way, I've never heard people talk so obsessivly about Stockholm, as they do in Gothenburg. Why should we talk about Gothenburg? What is there to say... well, they have a amusement park they are very proud of, and then what? I don't think people in NY/Berlin/London talk about LA/Hamburg/Birmingham all the time eigher.
22:01 April 17, 2012 by Opinionfool
So I come here to find out about the "five things you should know about Stockholm" only to discover I need to click yet another link! I guess someone at The Local is trying for more ad referer counts --- well yah boo to you I use one of those nifty advert blocking systems in my brower so there's nothing from me.
23:20 April 17, 2012 by Eric Cantona
This website used to be ace. And news.
07:20 April 18, 2012 by Hauhr
@Eric Cantona, great - so I am not the only one who thinks the quality of The Local has declined steadily. It's the little things: the lack of attention to detail (i.e. copy editing, regular spelling mistakes), sensational titles (bait-and-switch), tabaloidish tone in certain articles, library pictures with a vague connection to the article (e.g. if the story contains the word police, you will see the torso of a police officer with arms folded), non-news articles like this, lack of fact (what, when, where, who, why). It's sloppy journalism.
07:33 April 18, 2012 by skogsbo
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08:08 April 18, 2012 by NathanCH
Anyone agree that TheLocal should spend more than 5 minutes writing their posts?
08:43 April 18, 2012 by ClaudiaDeLeeuw
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13:35 April 19, 2012 by Åskar
@byke, As you, so obviously, is ignorant about the background of those two expressions, how come you don't ask "Why?" instead of starting to rant about them?

As for #1, it's blatantly wrong. People in Stockholm don't hate people in Gothenburg, we just don't care about them. It's a common psychological phenomenon that in every family, whatever, situation Nr 1 ignores Nr 2, who is very envious of Nr 1 whereas Nr 3 does his own race.
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