I have noticed major differences between Sweden and the U.S. The light switches turn on when you push them down and off when you flip them up. Zippers zip from the left instead of the right. I bought a chocolate covered banana during the Tall Ships festival last month and not only was it not frozen, but it was an overripe banana. I saw a tray of chocolate bananas and was completely disappointed. I have to say that is my most disappointing experience of the last two months.
One of the reasons Mariette moved from Halmstad she says is because after summer the place was completely Deadsville. Sleepy City. Borrrringtown. No more. There is a college here, called a högskola, or “high school” and downtown was packed with students.
I walked around this afternoon and even though most everything was closed (stores are only open for a few hours on Saturdays and most are closed on Sundays, kind of like it was in the U.S, in the 50s and 60s) there were still quite a few people around enjoying another early fall afternoon.