YES those are made of apples. It's pretty amazing. I attended the apple festival, at Kivik, east of Skania (the province that lund is located, consists of a large area on the southern part of Sweden). We took a two hour bus ride to Kivik. I wouldn't know whether to say if the trip was worth it because we basically travelled for 4 hours and was at the festival for 2 hours. Kivik was pretty inaccessible; we had to change buses and all. And the bus timing were so far apart. If we missed one, we'd be waiting for 2 hours for the next. So we had alot of waiting and it kinda dampened our spirits a little. At the end of the trip, all we wanted to do was to cook a nice dinner and sleep. But yea, knowing Sweden; it took us some effort just to get back. The train we were on had to stop at another station, we had to take a shuttle bus to the main station, and then another train, all because there were some rail works. I said that if this happened in Singapore, it would be on headlines the following day.
I realize that their festivals revolve alot around food - apple festival, crayfish festival, eel festival...
I think the Swedes have a lot of patience. Everywhere we go, we queue. The supermarket, the fast food chain, the bus. And queue not as in a fast queue but with a considerable amount of waiting. We were at Burger King the other day and boy did we wait. It's FAST food. There were 5 counters and only 1 was opened. It was a saturday night.
At bus stops, people wait patiently for their turn, it probably takes at least twice the time to get on the bus. In Singapore, if someone is talking to the bus driver, we would happily shove past them to tap our ezlink. Here, people patiently. wait.
love this little girl. Apples dipped in chocolate and caramel were sold at the fair.
we had to wait close to an hour for the bus. Explains our very annoyed faces. Singaporeans CAN'T wait.
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