7 Swedish words that English speakers
should not be confused about...
In a humorous blog article, an expatriate in
Sweden explains how seven words spelled the same in Swedish
and English have extremely different meanings in each
blog for some good laughs and helpful tips about
conversations in English and Swedish.
Top Ten Swedish Foods
The Local (Sweden's News in English) asked its
readers to share with others on social media sites what they
thought was the most delicious Swedish foods of all.
Flygande Jacob (an unusual casserole), Olandska Kroppkakor
(stuffed potato dumplings), Nettle Soup, Gravlax (raw salmon
cured in salt, sugar and dill) and on to Kladdkaka
(chocolate mud cake) there's surely a dish that you want to
enjoy when you receive your new Volvo in Sweden.
Have a look at the
Top 10 delicious Swedish foods.
How to spend two days in Goteborg
Are you spending a couple of days in Goteborg when you
receive your new Volvo at the factory? If so then take a
"How to Spend Two Days in Goteborg" for tips about
visiting the home town of Volvo.
Volvo Overseas Delivery Story
have been times I have been asked by Overseas Delivery
customers about driving their new Volvo in Sweden and if an
American should be concerned.
Here's a story that helps to explain why they should
In September 2012 I had a visit from a vintage Volvo
Overseas Delivery customer.
Frank and his wife Margaret talked with me about a
replacement vehicle for their current Volvo.
In the course of our conversation Frank told me about
his journey to the Volvo factory in Goteborg, Sweden for a
new Volvo way back in 1967.
He asked me if I knew the historic event that took
place in Sweden 45 years ago when he received his Overseas
Well, since that was a few years before I was driving, let
alone working with the Volvo Overseas Delivery program...
I said no, I don't know what happened in Sweden then.
Frank told me that when he received his new Volvo at
the factory was the same time that Sweden switched from
driving on the left hand side of the road to the right hand
side of the road.
Frank began driving his new Volvo in Sweden on Dagen H
(Swedish for H day).
Also known as "Hogertrafikomlaggningen"
- September 3,
1967 was the day when traffic in Sweden switched from
driving on the left-hand side to the right-hand side.
The "H" stands for "Hogertrafik", the Swedish word
for "right-hand traffic".
After all, Sweden's Scandinavian neighbors - Denmark,
Norway and Finland drove on the right side of the road, most
of Europe was on the right side of the road and Swedish cars
had left hand steering.
That's right, umm, left...Volvo built their cars with left
hand steering for drivers who drove on the left side of the
After four years of preparations at
5 am on September 3, 1967 Sweden made the switch.
No one was run over and cars didn't fall into the
Overall, it was a great success.
7 countries in 7 days in a new Volvo
Are you a gardener? Do you like to eat healthy?
Do you like to stretch your dollar? Perhaps you would
enjoy the adventures of blogger Mavis Butterfield.
Mavis strives to feed her family of four on one hundred
dollars a month. She posts regularly about her lifestyle on
her blog. Watch a
video of Mavis (a long time Volvo owner) as she picks up
her new wagon at the Volvo factory in Goteborg, Sweden and
goes on an exciting journey of 7 countries in 7 days in her
Enjoy Goteborg Sweden
So your family is flying
to Goteborg to pick up a new Volvo at the factory.
Are you adventurous travelers?Be sure to look at this blog
about West Sweden.
In this edition the
writer interviews Anton Almqvist about the best sites to see
and where to eat, drink and listen to music in the home town
of Volvo. All things that tourists should not miss.
Check out these tips from a
Why not try some of Anton's slightly different, and very
wallet-friendly, suggestions - and experience the real