This post is a part of the writing project called Stories from the West that I started with Christa. We’re both currently living on the west coasts (Christa in the US, me in Sweden), hence the name of the project. We want to share our experiences living as immigrants, and every month we’ll write a post each with the same topic. The topic for this month is ‘quirks about the adopted country‘. Don’t forget to read Christa’s post, 5 Quirky Things About America.
This October marks my eighteenth month of living in Sweden, and what a huge learning curve it has been. I’ve been amazed at the brilliant things I find in here — like their queueing system for example, or the divider on the cashier conveyor belt at the supermarket that separates your stuff and the next person’s — but I’m also equally astonished at the unusual things that can either be amusing or baffling.