If you are planning to tour the beautiful lands of Europe and explore the marvelous country that is Sweden. You should know that there’s a lot of preparation you need to do before stepping inside this incredible country.
When I say preparations I don’t mean any useful tourist tool or something of the sort, I mostly refer to the mindset and things you should be aware of, in this case, there’s a lot of things you shouldn’t do in Sweden, since it can be seen as an insult or you could even do something illegal and you could be completely clueless about it.
For that, let’s take a time to visit the things you shouldn’t do when you visit Sweden.
Protect the Environment
While this is a piece of advice that it can be applied in any country of the world, you should take extra attention of avoiding making a mess or throw your garbage in the public spaces and streets of Sweden.
This is mostly because Sweden is considered as a green country that fights a lot to eliminate the waste and contamination of his country, and that’s one of the reasons is considered a beautiful and natural country surrounded by vegetation. For that instance, you should take the task of preserving the environment very seriously while you explore the streets of Sweden.
Take Consideration about the Tap Water
If you travel a lot you should be aware of the consequences that could be to drink tap water, since a lot of countries possesses dirty tap water that can give you countless diseases and damaging your health.
But the good news is that With Sweden the Tap water is not only safe to drink, but is as well delicious and clean, so take note of that and avoid at any kind to buy and use unfriendly water bottles, since it can be seen as a bad gesture.
Town Names and the Pronunciation
While you might know that Sweden’s language can be hard for a foreigner to pronounce, is important to remember as well that the town names can be even more difficult to pronounce thanks to the countless numbers of accents and punctuations that they have.
But worry not, because Sweden is known for having friendly citizens that can understand the struggle of a foreigner trying to pronounce their language, if you are polite and ask carefully they’ll assist you as good as they can.
An Important Coffee Advice
Swedish people are known for being in love with caffeine, and they enjoy coffee in all their presentations and combinations, but there’s one thing that they don’t like and that’s decaf coffee.
So if you are traveling downtown and ask yourself for a decaf cup of coffee, you might know that they don’t have it, or worse, they have it but it tastes awful ¿my advice? Stay out of decaf and stick with the traditional beverage and hot drinks that this incredible country has to offer you, and enjoy your stay of course.
Sweden is an overall amazing country with beautiful landscape, a chilly and cozy climate and the sweetest and friendly people you might find, for that the most important advice I could give you is to enjoy your traveling and explore the most you can, but as well take an important look to these pieces of advice.