Thoughts and stereotypes that
we have in Egypt about Sweden, and my first impression of Sweden.
After a long flight, we made a quick stop to talk about food differences and the common dishes in both countries.
All countries have special
occasions whether these occasions are religious, political or originate from old
traditions; each occasion has its special dishes and we discussed some of
Going from one place to another
requires transportation and just like a lot of things between Egypt and Sweden, there
are differences in modes of transport.
Education system has many
differences in both countries which was covered in a separate post.
The weather is crazy; well
crazy but beautiful anyway, and that is why there was a post describing how the
weather is in both countries.
In the first
article of this blog, I have mentioned that this journey is quite long; we are
travelling between two countries from two different continents.
journey I have discovered that there are too many places around the world but
actually the journey is not only about places, it is more about people. People
are the ones who add a delicious flavour to each and every place. Literally, I
have learned something from everyone I have met here. I have known
their culture, how they think and what they find funny, and these are powerful
advantages of studying in a multi-cultural environment like Chalmers.
Here our journey
comes to the end. I am sure there will be many new things this year that I will
experience and will change or add to my thoughts. So until we meet again, I hope
you have a brilliant year whether you are studying or working. If you are a new
comer to Chalmers, enjoy every single moment at this amazing place, make new
friends and learn as much as you can from teachers and colleagues. I hope to
meet you one day, and if you are here for a second year, haven't we talked
before? Anytime?? Come on let's have a fika and share our experiences.
Thank you for taking
some time off to read my articles and thank you for joining me from the land of
Pharaohs to the sustainable Sweden. Now ladies and gentlemen, happy landing! You
can unfasten your seat belts :)
Written by: Mahmoud Hanafy
Edited by: Keerthana Jayaprakash