stars, movie stars, tennis stars - Sweden has seen
plenty of stars from Greta Garbo to Ace of Base. It
is a country with a rich cultural history and an
eye on the future. Its exports to the world include
Ericsson's cellular phones, and your neighbor's
Volvo or Saab.
You might have bought furniture from IKEA, and
perhaps you read Pippi Longstocking as a child? The
Swedes invented the dynamite, and who hasn't heard
of, or tasted, delicious Swedish meatballs!
will tell you how warm it is outside by citing
Anders Celcius, and we are called homo sapiens
because of Carl Linné. Six Swedish authors
have received the Nobel Prize in literature, and in
the film industry, Ingmar Bergman is famous for his
many masterpieces. For a country of only eight and
a half million people, there is a lot to be proud
If you visit Sweden in the month of June, you might
celebrate The Midsummer Eve with a dance around the
Maypole, and whether you are vacationing or
studying, the countryside with more than 10,000
lakes will invite you to share its beauty.