Land of the Swedes, Home of the Ikea
My trip began in Boston. I got on a plane that had been delayed 4 hours at Logan with my buddy Sean Acton, and I flew to Reykjavik in Iceland. The Icelandic airport was very weird. First off, the Iron Maiden international tour airplane had landed there. It looked like quite the party plane. The airport in Reykjavik was pretty weird. The plane full of people that I landed with were roughly the only people there. The airline had failed to give us our boarding passes for the second flight before the first flight, so we were made to stand in line for a while to get them. It all seemed a little poorly run, especially customs. When I handed over my passport and said “Hello, how are you?” the guy just gave me a very tired look and stamped my passport. Meanwhile, I was also tired. This is why I failed to take a picture of the building. It was a very futuristic building.
When I landed in Copenhagen, Sean and I ran into two other Suffolk students who were similarly headed to Lund, Sweden. There were countless hilarious language moments along the way. Here are a few.
Notice the “WTF!”
Bringing some Western “Culture” to Lund.
Hanging out at the Vag Station. No Big Deal.
The Swedes love everything American.
They failed to see why this photo was humorous, and actually got a little mad about it.
By the time I arrived at our dorm, Spoletorp, I was exhausted. A peppy Swede by the name of Sanna greeted us and did her best not to lecture us while giving us instructions on our stay here. I unpacked briefly in my Ikea commercial of a dorm room, but not for long. We had a bar event that night, so I went. Fun was had by all in a very nice english style sports bar called “Glorias.” I never thought I would enjoy 3.5% ABV Guinness, but it hit the spot.
More on Swedish alcohol laws later. It deserves its own post as it has largely governed the dynamic of the trip so far. Overall, this has been very fun. I have hung out mostly at the law school and at Spoletorp for the last few days. As I get more cultured here, I will update further.