Monday, 11 July 2011

Fika in Stockholm

Stockholm is a city built on 14 islands and is the capital of, and the biggest city in, Sweden. I spent 3 days walking around the different districts of the city. My first reaction was: it is more expensive than London. Lunch in a corner cafe consisting of a shrimp sandwich and a coffee cost me £10!
I went to see the Vasa Museum (impressive), went on a boat trip around the islands, walked around the Old Town and sampled the Swedish food. 'Fika' in Stockholm was a great experience!

Friday, 8 July 2011

Sorry to bother you, dear.

"Sorry to bother you, dear"

This is how the official work email to my English male friend started. It was sent by another male, an Indian expat on a short work assignment in the UK, in his mid 20s. My friend is a rather serious 40 year old executive. This, of course, made him laugh as, although the phrase is acceptable and frequently used in the UK, one would never use it in such a context.