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But yes, the winters are too long even right down here at the southern tip.It is my number one – and really only – gripe with Sweden.Saab, the other brand that once accounted for similarly large percentage of car sales, has disappeared from the list altogether, having collapsed despite frantic efforts to save it in 2011.Considering that old Saabs are known to run for 1 million-plus kilometres, they should be on the roads for a while yet, anyway.Even the far north, where the mercury can plummet to -40°C in the winter, can get hot.Often in the early summer we in the south shiver and splash about in puddles while Arctic Lapland basks in sunshine and temperatures in the 20s. Volvos are safe, understated, and they drink too much. Despite now being under Chinese ownership, Volvos remain very much in the hearts – and on the driveways – of the average Swede.In 2012, 88 per cent of all aluminium cans and PET bottles in Sweden were included in the recycling system – not far off the 90 per cent target set by the Swedish Environmental Protection Agency.
, has as its stated mission ‘to minimise alcohol-related problems by selling alcohol in a responsible way, without profit motive’.A word of advice: Many Swedes think it’s rude to pry and ask personal questions, so don’t be offended if your new Swedish friend doesn’t ask for your life history. Once you’ve got past that ‘obstacle’, the Swede is as friendly and warm as anyone else.When I talk with men from elsewhere in the world and tell them I live in Sweden, I often get the question: ‘Are Swedish women as beautiful as they say?Exaggerations aside, the average Swede is less likely to talk to a stranger, unless being asked for directions.I think it could be something to do with the weather: if it’s cold and wet you’re less likely to take the time to stop and chat to people in the street, and that behaviour becomes ingrained.
But his employees won’t speak up because in their company culture pointing out mistakes is taboo.