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I saw this article too, and had the same problem with people getting mixed up between sweden and Switzerland.

Life in the land of the ice and snow

I just read an article in an online paper called The Local about the Swedish Consul General to China trying to teach the Chinese the difference between Sweden and Switzerland. The above map was created to help people tell the difference.

I understand how the Consul General feels.  Everytime we go to the states, we have to endure compliments about our wonderful cheeses, clocks, and especially our chocolate.  Depending on who it is, we either say, “Thank you” or say, “Yes, we do have nice cheese, clocks and chocolate, but I have a feeling it’s not the ones you’re thinking of.”

When I was moving to Sweden, so many people asked me how I would feel living in Switzerland.  I had to respond that I didn’t know but I’d try to get there for vacation.  My boss at work thought I was moving to Spain.  Really, anything with an S…

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About Lady Octavia

I'm Charlie I spent a year living in Sweden and I'm now a full time librarian in a primary school in the UK. In my spare time I sew and I bake.

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