Monday, November 17, 2008

Gøteborg, Sverige ... Gøteborg, Sweden

Jeg vidste at Danmark er mere flad end fleste lande i Europa, men siden Sverige og Danmark er 2 af de 3 Skandinaviske lande, syntes jeg at jeg skulle finde mange lignende ting i Sverige at vi har i Danmark.
For eksampel, vi har en monarki, og de har en monarki.
Vi bruger vores egne kroner i stedet for euro, og de bruger deres egne kroner i stedet for euro.
Vi har 3 ekstra bogstaver i vores alfabet (å, æ, ø), og de har 3 ekstra bogstaver i deres alfabet (å, ä, ö).
Vi spiser rundstykker til morgenmad hver dag og mange slags fisk til andre måltider, og de spiser rundstykker til morgenmad og mange slags fisk til andre måltider.
Vi har mange dage med regn, og de har mange dage med regn.

I knew that Denmark is more flat than most countries in Europe, but since Denmark and Sweden are 2 of the 3 Scandinavian countries, I thought I would find many similar things in Sweden that we have in Denmark.
For example, we have a monarchy, and they have a monarchy.
We use our own money, instead of the euro, and they use their own money instead of the euro.
We have three extra letters in our alphabet (å, æ, ø) and they have three extra letters in their alphabet (å, ä, ö).
We eat “round rolls” for breakfast everyday and a variety of fish for other meals, and they eat “round rolls” for breakfast everyday and a variety of fish for other meals.
We have many rainy days and they have many rainy days.

Så Danmark og Sverige er samme, rigtig? NEJ! Sverige er et unik land med unikke karakteristiske og geografi af Sverige er ABSOLUT forskellig fra vores geografi i Danmark. Jeg tror at Danmark er et smukt land, og jeg har indset at Sverige er også--men i en forskellig måde.
So Denmark and Sweden are the same, right? NO! Sweden is a unique country with unique characteristics and the geography of Sweden is DEFINITELY different from our geography in Denmark. I believe that Denmark is a beautiful country, and I have realized that Sweden is too—but in a different way.

Min første overraskelse var om cykler fordi jeg forventede at se lige som mange cykler på gader i Sverige som vi har i Danmark. Men sammenlignede til Danmark, de har ikke så mange cyklende mennesker. I stedet for, Sverige har en stor sporvogn system.

My first surprise was about bicycles because I expected to see just as many bikes on the roads in Sweden, as we have in Denmark. But compared to Denmark, they don’t have many bike-riding people. Instead, Sweden has a large cable-car system.

Min anden overraskelse var om vindmøller. Jeg ved at Danmark eksporter tyve procent af vores vindmølle energi til Norge, men jeg syntes det var fordi landet har så mange bjerge i norden, så de kan ikke have vindmøller der. Dog, jeg antog at alle tre Skandinaviske lande bruger vindmøller for at lave energi som vi gør i Danmark, men i vores tid i Sverige, så jeg kun TO vindmøller!

My second surprise was about windmills. I know that Denmark exports about twenty percent of our windmill energy to Norway, but I thought it was because the country has so many mountainous areas in the north so they cannot have windmills there. However, I assumed that all three Scandinavian countries use windmills to make energy as we do in Denmark, but during our time in Sweden, I only saw TWO windmills!

Min tredje overraskelse kom da vi tog en køretur nord fra Gøteborg. Da jeg kører omkring Danmark, ser jeg mange søer, omgav så grønne marker, men da vi kørte i Sverige, følte det som om vi kørte på veje i Colorado (USA) med klippeagtige bjerge langs ved begge side af vejen og omgiver alle søerne. Det var meget smukt!

My third surprise came as we took a driving tour north of Gøteborg. When I drive around Denmark, I see many lakes, surrounded by green fields, but when we drove in Sweden, it felt as if we were driving on the roads in Colorado with rocky cliffs and mountains along both sides of the road and surrounded all the lakes. It was beautiful!

Jeg fortalte Mads så vi tog færgen tilbage til Danmark at jeg har en stor lyst at lære mere om vores Skandinaviske brødre! Ja, vi har mange ting til fælles, men hvert land er unik og speciel i egne måde og siden vi er brødre, tænker jeg det er vigtigt at jeg forstår hvad gør os ”Scandinavia” og hvad gør hver af os unik.

I told Mads as we took the ferry back to Denmark that I want to learn more about our Scandinavian brothers! Yes, we have many things in common, but each country is unique and special in its own way, and since we are brothers, I think it is important that I understand what makes us “Scandinavia” and what makes each of us unique.


Billeder fra vores bryllupsdagtur/ Pics from our anniversary trip:


Hver morgen, spiste vi en traditionel svensk morgenmad i hotelet.... og Ja, jeg havde KAVIAR fra en tube på min laks! Jeg har spist så meget kaviar i min fem måneder i Danmark! Det er SÅ normalt her!


Each morning we ate a traditional Swedish breakfast in the hotel...and Yes, I had KAVIAR from a tube on my smoked salmon! I have eaten so much caviar in my five months in Denmark! It is so common here!
Gaden hvor vores hotel i Gøtebørg ligger....The street where our hotel i Gøtebørg was.

Centrum Gøteborg...Downtown GøteborgEt billede lige til min veninde, Shelly... A pic just for my friend, Shelly!
Kører langs ved flotte veje i sydlig Sverige.... Driving along the beautiful roads in southern Sweden. Mads i Marstrand... en by nordvest fra Gøteborg som minder mig om Cape Cod, Massachusetts, undtagen Marstrand har strandhuse OG en slot!

Mads in Marstrand... a town northwest of Gøteborg which reminds me of Cape Code, Massachusetts, except Marstrad has beachhouses AND a castle!





Jul Sæson har kommet til Liseberg (Sveriges "Tivoli") og Jul ånd har begyndt i Mads og mig!


The Christmas season has come to Liseberg (Sweden's version of Tivoli) and the Christmas spirit has begun in Mads and me!




Mads var især glad for det svenske "julebord" vi spiste i Liseberg med18 forskellige slags sild! Jeg spiste mange lakre ting fra Julebord, men jeg lover dig.....jeg spiste INGEN sild!

Mads was especially excited about the Swedish "Christmas Table" we ate in Liseberg with 18 different types of herring! I ate many delicious things from the Christmas Table, but I promise you....I ate NO herring!

9 comments:

Nichole said...

Everything looks so pretty! It amazes me how similar but how different the architecture is in Denmark and Sweden. Thats a lot of Herring! Michael would have been in heaven.

Stephanie said...

You must come to Lund to see bicycles! There's so many bikes here that it's nicknamed "Little Beijing." When I go to Denmark I always think about how FEW bikes there are there, compared to Lund. We also have many windmills around here outside of Lund near Malmo. You'll have to check it out some time!

Jacki said...

This reminds me of a trip that Peter and I took to Stockholm in the winter of 2004. It was very cold and very beautiful!

Mads and Kelli said...

ok, Stephanie-- I read your post today and when I saw that "Karin" got you up the hill... and I realized Karin is your BIKE, I knew there HAD to be bikes in Sweden SOMEwhere!!!!

Bluefish said...

Nice photos:)

LadyFi said...

There are quite a lot of bikes here in Stockholm and even more in Uppsala - also a university town.

Göteborg is famous for its tram system - doesn't exist elsewhere really (except one little line in Stockholm but it's just a tourist route).

Gothenburg is flat compared to the north of Sweden - the moors, the mountains up north are amazing!

Ah - the Christmas Table - a vegetarian's nightmare, altho one year I did try the lutfisk... (did you?) YEOW:::

Amy said...

The things you know girl- I didn't have a clue about any of your windmill facts!!! Geez!! You've eaten caviar? Hmmm...still haven't tried that one yet...I'm working up to it...ugh...I'm with you on the herring...nasty little buggers...I think I might try an anchovie quicker then a herring..but they are both small fisheys with lots of bones...yuck.. If y'all had just kept on going a couple, two, three hours you would have been at my house!!! So close....so close...I've heard about the Lindsberg park and their christmas decorations, must be so nice! Do you decorate early like a good American or do you wait until the week or day before Christmas like a Scandinavian?

Mom said...

Looks like you guys had a fantastic trip! I would love to see Sweden on one of our visits..but don't want to eat any cavier. Promise I won't have to try that for Thanksgiving!

SH said...

TRAILER TRASH!!!

And that caviar in the toothpaste tube is just nasty.