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Posted on: 27.Mar.2009, 12:58 PM





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Ive got loads of 'em like VHW. Just ordinary kids that want to work, meet a wife, have kids, and go to holiday once a year to meet the old family and treat them to some luxury with western money for 6 weeks. The place is teeming with them. Also, as my dear old mom points out, whenever you read about an act of civil courage in Sweden, a guy chasing of a mugger or something, its nearly always one of our ME friends.
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Posted on: 26.Mar.2009, 08:02 PM





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Ooops, there goes efficient public transport. probably the one thing sweden should continue to have a monopoly on.
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Posted on: 26.Mar.2009, 06:04 PM





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both me and my sister have been happy with the national estate agency Erik Ohlsson in 2 different cities. Slightly pricier, not much, but they do seem to deliver the goods. They seem to have a huge network to work within.
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Posted on: 26.Mar.2009, 01:39 PM





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Funny, was just discussing that with my sister, how as a stockholmer, i find it funny that everyone obeys the little green man down here.
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Posted on: 26.Mar.2009, 12:34 PM





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Never heard of her before. Wholly unknown in Sweden. The only reason she made it on the news on her death bed was as being reported as a curious phenomena of British media.
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Posted on: 26.Mar.2009, 12:31 PM





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Well, many of the the things you eat are not that common for Swedes even if you may think so. Somebody mentioned the poor range of desserts, cookies and cereal. I don't know any Swede that buys desserts or cookies regularly.


Not going to take any sides here, but there is truth ton the above statement. People do eat differently here, only pensioners buy cookies, swiss rolls, sweet cakes etc and what my friends think of as disgusting, teeth-rotting English sweets, though I like them.
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Posted on: 26.Mar.2009, 12:09 PM





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Desperate solution: Get a job, any old job, just enough to be allowed a bankloan. Ditch the job if your studies wont allow you to keep it up. Try to get a loan that includes enough for you to be paying off the monthly payments from the loan. Only a year left and loans are dirt cheap.
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Posted on: 26.Mar.2009, 12:04 PM





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Have to admit I'd avoid kellys too - and Im a rocker.
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Posted on: 26.Mar.2009, 03:06 AM





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I think youre simplifying it a little. Most europeans think Bush was a dangerous retard (me included), and Obama seems, apart from making a historical change in being the first black pres, also a voice of Liberal reason, a return to someone Europeans can once again talk to and cooperate with and not fear that he'll cause WWIII. Maybe the Swedes you talk to who are surprised by your reservations think that Obama signified a return to sanity in Americans and are surprised when its perhaps not quite that simple.
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Posted on: 26.Mar.2009, 03:02 AM





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Not up to date with things, but almost anything in that area will be reasonably cheap and no admission. Soldaten svejk has very good draught beers.
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Posted on: 26.Mar.2009, 01:31 AM





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Stureplan is the expensive poser place to be. There certainly are other areas, but Stureplan is where the chicks who want to hook up with millionaires are.
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Posted on: 26.Mar.2009, 01:28 AM





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might help if you say which town.
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Posted on: 25.Mar.2009, 11:23 PM





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I really dont agree. If a man stares at me i think of violence.


well, thats really your problem to adress. As a Swede who once was a london skinhead I know a whole lot of the difference in the yob cultures, and the signals simply are different. They just are.
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Posted on: 25.Mar.2009, 01:18 PM





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Wow. maybe woolies should have stuck to just picknmix
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Posted on: 25.Mar.2009, 12:46 PM





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I thought you meant that about woolworths, but the connection was veeeery vague...did they do lösgodis? I really dont know why, noone just seems to be bothered. Ive met both spaniards and Italians that have said "wow, we should be doing this back home", but noone can be bothered.
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Posted on: 25.Mar.2009, 12:40 PM





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So whats this Pusssy Galore place supposed to be like?
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Posted on: 25.Mar.2009, 12:38 PM





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Yeah, Ive been to all of them, and Ill agree with NK. Not that impressive, though Ömalm saluhallen has good high end stuff. There are more places, but you'd have to ask an actual Ömalm resident for more adresses. For lower end stuff for us mortals, the other saluhallens, hötorget, södermalmshallen etc are pretty good though.
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Posted on: 25.Mar.2009, 12:31 PM





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And there is nothing that compares with WHole foods, Selfridges, Fortnum, Harrods etc.. If you want to go the posh end. There is just not that experience in Stockhom


The stockholm equivalent would be places like östermalmshallen, NK, etc.
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Posted on: 25.Mar.2009, 12:22 PM





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What happened at woolworths?
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Posted on: 25.Mar.2009, 12:12 PM





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isnt it shocking that none of us have become millionaires from the exceedingly simple idea of taking "lösgodis" abroad? its like a goldmine waiting there that noone can be bothered to dig in.
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Posted on: 25.Mar.2009, 12:05 PM





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All foreigners notice this, and its a topic thats been posted many times through the years here. Its just not an aggressive thing here. It may be fairly sort of Homer "Doh!" dumb, but it carries no "eyeballing" aggression in Sweden. Unless of course you do it to gangsterish looking types.
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Posted on: 25.Mar.2009, 12:00 PM





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Well, thanks for the replies, maybe I should start looking more closely at Copenhagen, but the cheeky scottish shakespearian actress still hasnt revealed herself. Come on, own up!
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Posted on: 25.Mar.2009, 01:18 AM





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Sorry, I corrected my misspelling of marlboro menthols. How about a beer and a fag this week end?
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Posted on: 25.Mar.2009, 12:07 AM





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You bleedin better, this is driving me nuts. Also, if you can direct me to a local, dependable marlboro menthols dealership I'd be much obliged. This is supposed to be the heart of crime in Sweden and all Ive seen so far is a handful of giggling 14-year old schoolgirls with punk hairstyles and chewing gum demonstrating about the Israeli tennis match while the media shrieked hysterically and 2 vans of exceedingly bored looking cops reading newspapers in the back trailed after them wishing they were at the gym checking their muscles out with their mates instead of looking like ballooning dagisfröknar.
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Posted on: 24.Mar.2009, 11:53 PM





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I will admit that theres an exceedingly charming scottish lass working at the indian place on lilla torg though, the one who spouts shakespeare with a delightful Highlander lilt. Ok, own up, who does she post as here?
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