Something new and something quite excitable for me is happening this month. Yes, new 30 day challenge has begun and this month I and Kalevale are exploring more about different countries. As you can see, I have chosen Sweden. It’s still mystery which country has Kalevale picked up.
Why Sweden? There are several reasons. Lets start with the most recent.
After stressful and decisive month I have finally found the place where to study for next 4 years - Intercultural communications between Latvia and Northern countries. It is very essential for me, because I love everything what is in north. :) So this means that I will learn Swedish and Norwegian. Since I love Norway so much, I have studied lot about this country and I have recently visited the capital Oslo, I don’t need anything else to prove my love to this country. However, my love for Sweden is noticeably smaller. And mainly that’s because of my lack of knowledge about it. So this is reason one - I want to learn more about this country before I study about it academically.
But it is not like I have no loving feeling towards this country. My first thought about Sweden is Rally. When I was very young, I used to play Colin Mcrae rally with my brother. And when we were playing multiplayer, I always insisted that we play Sweden track. There is no secret - I love snow, I love snowy forest, I love cars in snowy weather. So that is the first association about this country. Because of wonderful snow there. Also I’m a big fan of skiing and a lot of great skiers come from Sweden. And I have been for a day in the capital and although I didn’t see much, I loved that city so much. The people were so nice, I remember this blonde guy to whom I asked directions to Royal palace, he was talking English excellently, he smiled so sweetly and he looked great.
Ok, I actually could talk for a long time about reasons why I like Northern countries and Sweden for that reason. I just remembered that two years ago in Geography class I needed to make a presentation about one country. And I pulled out a paper which was marked as Sweden/Norway. And I had to chose a country in 5 seconds. So without much thinking I said Norway. Maybe if I had chose Sweden, that now I would need to prove myself how great is Norway. :)
Ok, I’m becoming nostalgic and I think too much!
So let the challenge begin. I will contact with my friend about today’s task and stay tuned, later this evening I will start posting new stuff!