Summer solstice in Sweden – Home made documentary [Sub EN+FR]

Summer solstice in Sweden – Home made documentary [Sub EN+FR]

The domestic flight from Stockholm to the small Luleå airport in northern Sweden immediately sets the colour : green. Very, very green. The jagged shores of the Baltic Sea offer themselves to me for the first time. and I wonder what the country can do for me. The first thing I noticed is that there’s no fence at all, no walls, nothing separating, like “it’s MY property, no trespassing”, you know It’s very open Oskar just told me, we don’t do fences in Sweden. Only if you have dogs, or if you, uh … live somewhere very very very rich. Some people do that. This is my new friend, she’s one of Oskar’s kids. Apparently she wants to show me her room, but she does not speak a word of English and I do not speak a word of Swedish, so communication is a bit hard. What are you saying? “Andrevagen”? What is “Andrevagen”? Over there? Without wasting time, we take a quick tour of the small village of Hortlax. The opportunity to note that indeed, the barriers are rare. Hortlax also has a paper mill whose chimney is visible here. The plant produces an excess of heat, which is used to heat homes at low cost. First hike in the land of trolls. – I do not really know which way we’re supposed to go. Swedish law provides that anyone can freely walk on any land, public or private, and even camp there freely. In practice, nobody does it, because obviously, manners forbid it. You do not have the right to put fences on land? Even private? and everybody can walk in You can even put a tent in anyone’s land. A tent? You can camp on private land? As long as it’s not like I think if it’s not too close to a house and you don’t disturb people, we can camp everywhere. We could plant a tent here and live here for a week. The only real problem: mosquitoes … Oh mosquitoes are already a nightmare. There are mosquitoes everywhere. And I mean everywhere Mosquito Repellent Oh there are mosquitoes … I can’t believe how many mosquitoes there are You told me it was mosquito country, mosquito land, it actually is You came in the beginning of summer, when they hatch right about now so… No, that’s not gonna help. We need to move. Let’s move, then. Ah, that’s the view. Hi Sweden! So that’s the city … oh yes, I see the smoke from the factory. And … you live by the lake – No, we live on the other side of the lake. Then you have the ski slope And then, you have a big nothing. So you’re saying pretty much all of Sweden looks like this? – Northern Sweden Yes, it definitely reminds me of Canada. If there was no wind, the mosquitoes would be 10 times worse. So this little wind is great. If there is a little wind, it’s still annoying but not unbearable. And in addition to mosquitoes, there are also horseflies. These forests are filled with moose, that can reach colossal sizes. Moose and reindeer meat is a big part of the diet. Here is a country of hunters. However, only the Sami people, the Inuit of Scandinavia, are allowed to raise and market reindeer meat. But even more than landscapes and nature, there is one thing that I have specially come to see in this great north. It’s 1:20 in the morning, and… and it’s daytime … It is 1:20 in the morning, and it is completely day. That’s exactly what I came to see in Sweden. It’s not for nothing that I chose the summer solstice it’s because, during the summer solstice, they have a small period of 10 days straddling June 21st, where the sun does not really lie down. He will come on the horizon, almost set, touch the horizon, then leave high in the sky. Earlier, on that first day, something happened we went to do some grocery shopping, and at the moment of emptying the trolley on the conveyor belt, I start taking things, stack them on the carpet Oskar says to me “Oh no no no” “We do not like it, it’s not like that”, a little irritated We put everything in a line, one after the other It’s very important in Sweden, it’s a social code Never two objects next to each other in one line along the carpet, with the bar codes facing the cashier. Then we go directly to the payment terminal, you put your card immediately in the terminal, we do not wait for all items to be passed and once the last article is gone, the valid cashier, and the amount is debited from the card. That way, it saves time. I did not know that. I was waiting in front of the terminal I had my card in my hand, I waited for it to be ready, and as it is written in Swedish, I did not understand and Oskar passes by me, and with a gesture a little nervous, said to me “Well, go ahead, what are you waiting for? Go ahead, put your card in, you look dumb” He did not explain it all after He made me “You were there waiting with your card like an idiot Don’t do that in Sweden, it’s not the way I quickly realized that in Sweden they have a lot of social codes. That’s how we do it, and not otherwise, and if you do otherwise, you’re a pain, you’re an idiot. So I spoke a little loud in English, I said “Oh excuse me, I’m a foreigner” In this case, we are excused, of course. We are not from here, we do not know the codes, we do not know what to do like that, like that, we are excused, it’s not a problem. He explains everything to me. He tells me that there are a lot of things like that in Sweden. The 91st anniversary of the grandmother is for me the opportunity to be introduced to the rest of the family and for them, the opportunity to do a fika. Fika is sacred in Sweden. It consists of two or three times a day, to meet to drink coffee and eat some cakes. This fika is a bit special, because it celebrates a birthday and welcomes a stranger. Also, a little traditional song is appropriate. What does she say? “I’m good at sitting” She is good at sitting! Piteå, the nearest small town, has about 22,000 inhabitants. It is a quiet seaside town. Very quiet. (Oskar) This is Jeremy trying Swedish Snus. – These are new ones? – Yes It’s a different kind than last ones we used. Because it looks used – Yes, it’s not You told me that Swedes don’t smoke – Usually don’t smoke, no Instead of smoking, they use that which I had never seen before and they put it … ok I’ll try one. under the … in the mouth – Under the lip, between the gum and the lip – And it’s nicotine and tobacco. – And flavour. And you said it was stronger than the cigarette? – Yes. – 3 times stronger? – I do not know if it’s 3 or 5 or something, but it’s a lot stronger. It’s a lot stronger than cigarettes. But it’s also a lot healthier than cigarettes. – It’s what? – Healthier. – Oh yes. You can’t get lung cancer, you don’t get coal or anything. It’s a lot healthier. So you just keep it under your lip, and you wait. And you get a nicotine and tobacco kick. It’s Snus. It’s Swedish. And you can’t export it. To anywhere. Oh, you do not have the right to export it? It’s only in Sweden? We have an exception from the EU to sell it. From the EU government? From Brussels? – Yes. We are currently driving toward Oskar’s parents and apparently, we are going to the real countryside. Previously, I thought that was the countryside, but now we are going to the real Swedish countryside. The least we can say is that Sweden is sparsely populated. With 10 million inhabitants for 500.000 Km², (193.000 sq.mi) the country has an overall density of 22 inhabitants per Km² (51 / sq.mi.) Knowing that these are grouped mainly in the south in cities like Stockholm, Gothenburg or Malmö, it leaves room for a lot, a lot of forest. Oskar’s parents own an estate with 17 buildings including this house, 450 years old, today transformed into a summer cottage. At that time, the Swedish government was offering land to whoever would be foolhardy enough to settle there. Also, did the inhabitants walk hundreds of miles north through the forests, with on their backs cast iron stove, essential accessory for not dying from cold during the long and dark arctic winter. The adjoining room still houses a ceramic fireplace. At this time, by -30°C (-22°F) in winter, if the fire died, the family died. Oh, this is the steepest stair like ever. That’s the attic – My old house was like that too It’s all logs, everywhere. They were pretty smart people, because if you get water into the wood, it rots, right and the whole house is made of wood so you need to build it perfectly the first time. It depends on the wood. Some woods just don’t rot. It has been… A floor of planks? So they can make – Carpet? – Yes carpets. Carpets and things like that We just picked a piece of newspaper from … 1943 The West is helping … The West is helping Russia. This is so weird. France is ready to rise when the allies land on the coast. This house was on the other place On the other hill? Yes, on the other hill. All the houses got burned down – Burned down?
– Yes, burned, destroyed – An accident? A blaze?
– I don’t know. – Probably. The family who lived here I think it was a very big family 10 children? 12? 15? I don’t know. Where would they live? They took this house – From there
– Oh, as a replacement for the burned house They put it down, moved, and built it up here It’s like, “Our house burned down, do you have a spare house or something?” That’s why they had so many kids Because you need kids to take care of you when you’re old. If you have 5 kids and none survive, you’re screwed. – And you need workers And you need workers too. – You needed hands
– To carry the houses for fields etc. It was a rough life. – It was a really tough life.
– We can’t even start to imagine There was no supermarket to go to. The food is out, “Oh, we’re out, we’re gonna eat bark” This place is called (?) Gård It means “burnt yard” This is how you refresh the fields. – Yes, you burn it down
– you burn it down ashes go into the soil When they came, there were only woods. They cut down the trees and burned the yard Took away the stones, started farming. And then they built the houses. The small building next door is a bakery still in working order. Is it also 400 years old? I think, maybe 200. Can you translate that for me? It must be the way of doing it – It’s milk, water, yeast, Something.. Something… Something Something … salt … Could it be spelt? Yes, something like that, but I do not know the words in English. So you go here, fire this up the night before Yes, maybe 15 hours before to start to brake Bake! Here is an old grain storage with its characteristic wood cut from the pioneer era. It’s a few hundred years old. It’s a mass of wood. Everything is wooden. We have a lot of wood. Never runs out. The estate still holds many surprises as the old fishing tackle store from Oskar’s father’s grandfather. Or, a real church. Oh, it’s an actual church! I can’t believe it You have a church! Yes, we had our baptisms here. Well, the kids. Now it’s full of stuff, but you take out all the stuff, you have the church benches You went out in the fields and you went like this – For a kilometer.
– A scyte ~ scythe?
– Yes For a kilometer. You know that this is actually more efficient and faster than modern machines Yes of course Among the few neighbors, the restaurant Jössgården. We have a guest from Switzerland This if from it was built in 1824. And this log, the longest there, is 10 meters (33 feet). The log is 400 years old. Although isolated, the restaurant is often crowded because his cuisine is very famous. Yet the owners have another job and take care of the restaurant only on their free time. Look everyone. This kid is 9 years old and he can speak perfect English. I can’t believe it. I can’t believe how everyone speaks English. But you are too shy to speak. I don’t know your name. I’m Jeremy. Sweden is a very atheistic country it is one of the least religious countries in the world and yet, they still have some churches, like this one and this church is surrounded by small cottages, small houses and these little houses were used to house believers who came to pray once a month They came to pray on horseback it took them a day to pray and then they went home on horseback. So we had to host them somewhere, they could not do everything in one day. So I asked the question why, instead of getting lumbered with a day on horseback, they did not just build a church near their home? It would save them time. Actually, you have to imagine that life here in Sweden in the 18th century was extremely rough. Winter lasts for 8 months the winter is extremely cold, it is -30 ° C There is few to no sun at all and it’s very difficult to grow anything. Agriculture is almost impossible. So they barely survived. They were spending all their time in the fields They could barely harvest enough to survive And they were wintering they did not have the time, they did not have fun building churches. So they were building a church for those hundreds of square kilometers and they made the trip. I think it’s hard to imagine nowadays the kind of life they could live at the time. Here, too, no barriers, no hedges, no boundaries. Oh yes, we did the shopping again just now, we went again to a small supermarket do some groceries and this time, I behaved like a real Swede. That is, I aligned properly articles on the conveyor belt, one after the other with the barcode oriented on the right side. Oskar, suddenly, was much more relaxed I said, “Did I do better this time?” He made me “oh yeah, you’ve been a good Swede, that’s good. You have done things right ” We just got up, it’s breakfast time, And my best new friend is already here asking for hugs Annica is kind enough to sacrifice herself and keep the three girls for two days, while we go to the discovery of the south. Well, a little less in the north. Four hours drive are waiting for us, through the forest and lakes, to Örnsköldsvik, on the trans-Swedish road that runs across the country from Denmark to Finland, along the east coast. The farther west, towards Norway, the wilder it gets. Although traces of human activity dating back to the Bronze Age have been found, Örnsköldsvik, who is often referred to as Övik, is relatively young. It was only founded in 1842 as köping, a market town, and got his city status in 1894. With 33,000 inhabitants, it is an industrial city, big paper exporter and a pioneer in biofuels. The city is located on a plateau which freed from the weight of several kilometers of ice about 8000 years ago, has gradually risen 300 meters, and he continues today. The rocky soil is grated by the glaciers that reigned here at the time. Permanent daylight makes organization of excursions very practical. Treks can start at any time of the day. In this case, we start at 7pm. Ok so we’re now hiking in a proper troll forest, except we won’t find any trolls because it’s daylight. So we have to come back in the winter. By dint of rising, the plateau finally came out of the sea. The rain gradually washed away alluvium, sand and mortar of soft rocks, leaving exposed only these rocks, smoothed by time, forming large localized screes. Some trees carry a sign asking not to touch those venerable ones, over 300 years old. Their rickety size suggests the harshness of the climate. It’s time to go home for a little fika. Breakfast usually consists of salty ingredients that one puts on a Swedish bread and then roll, but also sweet curiosities like this arctic berries jam. These berries are rare and expensive because they grow very poorly and grow naturally only in swamps infested with mosquitoes. Our next visit, Skuleskogen National Park. Very quickly, we fall again on one of these screes shaped by the sea and the rain. The most surprising, I think, that’s the way they start and end suddenly. From a height, Sweden offers us one of those spectacular landscapes of which she has the secret. The park hosts a geological curiosity: a huge open fault, apparently unique in Sweden. There are also old houses, not all abandoned, as well as shelters. As a non-Swede, it is surprising to find that the refuge is fully furnished and equipped, and apparently remains so without signs of degradation or theft. It’s funny like you’re walking in a pretty dense forest and suddenly… out of the forest the sea! It’s the northern (Baltic) Sea. And I want to touch the northern Sea if I don’t die before I reach it When we talk about distance, we use the Swedish mile, which is equivalent to 10 km. We never say “I’m going to drive 350 Km,” we say “I will drive 35 miles”. As far as the eye can see, forests, steppes or lakes with from time to time, some lost houses, and yet most often equipped with broadband internet, or even fiber. And sometimes, from time to time, a car. In these wild areas, it is not uncommon especially during the long winter nights, to stumble upon mooses crossing the roads. Given the size of the cattle, most cars are equipped with huge additional road lights. Meeting a young priest is fairly uncommon. I mean, every priest I know is an old man so I’m happy to meet a young one. Let alone a woman priest How do you say? Priestess? Priest. In Sweden we simply say “priest”. Do you have a word in English for “female priest”? We have a word for that. We don’t use priestess. Just priest So, let alone … so that’s two young priests Let alone two married priests And let alone a pregnant priest. – I can show you my belly
– Congratulations! I can’t see myself in the screen, it’s all dark so this, for me For me, this is jus unheard of. This is just unheard of. And I’m very proud to introduce them to you So what would you have to say about it? So you are Lutherans? I’m curious about how you came to that. How you decided to be priests – Ladies first?
– Er, we like to talk! We have five children-minutes I was born in a Christian family so I believed in Jesus almost my whole life. I had a period, as a teenager, where I was questioning everything I don’t know… I had like this… I didn’t like God Sometimes, I said, I hate God. – You questioned him, you rejected him.
– Yes, I questioned him But if you’re questioning something, if you don’t like someone, you have to believe in it. So I always believed in God. But I didn’t have a good relationship with him. From the age of 16, I told my mom “Mom, I want to study theology” because I loved the Bible. I was reading the Bible all the time. So I went to the Bible School And there I met … It was so good because there I met so many Christians because in Sweden we are not so many Christians. Yes, Oskar told me. It is a fairly atheistic country. Yes, or agnostic. Most people are agnostic. There is actually a school? You went to a priests school? Yes, I went to university but they also have priests things. Priests’ courses. I had to write a small essay At the end of the essay I was supposed to answer about what I was thinking about myself as a priest. And I was like, whaaaat? I had never thought that far before! And you have to be sure you want to do that. God, what do you want me to do? Do you want me to become a priest? What should I do? Then I decided, “OK, if God wants me to become a priest, He will make sure that I get an OK from the Church of Sweden. ” It’s a long process. It takes one year How did you get your answer? Because you asked God, “Do you want me to become a priest?” That was it. If I get through all this and get a OK from the bishop and from the council making the decisions So that would mean that his answer is yes? Yes. And then, I’ll believe you, I’ll follow your path and I would become a priest. The bishop calls me, saying “Hi Rebecca” And I’m like, “Oh no …” It’s a negative answer. He tells me “It’s good, you have the green light” And me : – And that was your answer.
– “Are you for real ??” And this feeling. I was so filled with joy and peace At that moment, I knew that this was right. Because before, I was just struggling so much, and I felt not in peace Which is natural. It’s only natural. After a year, I was ordained as a pastor as a priest, in the Church of Sweden “From birth to death” as a priest. You walk with people, you baptize them. We bury them, we marry them, we do everything with them. So what about you? So, I’ve been a Christian all my life my parents are Christians, so it has been very natural and I have always had a very good relationship with God. – Did you doubt, as she did?
– Sorry? Because she said that when she was a teenager, she had a lot of doubts She rejected God … did you do that? – No.
– Never?
– Never. I spent a lot of time in church, as a layman I had a lot of different tasks Then when I became a teenager it increased I was in church maybe 4 times a week Doing different stuff, being a leader for children, for youths, So you always knew, “This is what I want to do”. No. I just thought, “I enjoy this.” I enjoy spending time in church, I enjoy talking to different people and having fun with people around me here. But I had always the thought for myself that I would not work in church. I would only go there as a layman, on my free time So I will work on something regular, and I will spend a lot of time in church. So I started university, I had decided that I would become an engineer. I really enjoyed it. I had very nice classmates, I liked the subjects But immediately, I felt that I did not have peace inside me When I was in the education [system] – Something was missing
– Yes, something was missing I thought, “Alright, I think God wants something else” So I only studied engineering for one and a half month Then I realized that it was not what God wanted. I applied to the university for theological studies. And I felt an huge peace inside of me. It was the right place? Yes, that was where God had put me But I still did not know if I should become a priest, a pastor, or something like that. So for two and a half years, that was my description: “I think God wants me to be a priest or a pastor or something like that.” Then I found peace in that place : “Yes, I should become a priest” of the church of Sweden I work as a priest, and I think God put me where I am now but I’m not sure what there’s ahead, still. Stupid question maybe : would you like to go higher, become bishops or something? Not a bishop, probably. So it’s not your goal. Our goal is to … I’m from Ethiopia The Lutheran Church there is growing a lot. A lot of people come to Faith and they lack teachers, evangelists and pastors. so our mission and our hope is to go to Ethiopia and maybe Samuel can teach at the university Aid! Aid in the church. About getting married, I think it’s a really good thing that you can get married because as I said, I only know old priests, old men priests. I had never seen a woman priest. I believe they are just Christian priests and they can not get married. They have to remain single. So they make a celibacy vow But it’s hard! I mean, It’s hard not to get married, not to know a woman, like you do so I think this is the reason why I only know old priests. Because young people do not want this life Maybe they would want this life, maybe they would want to be priests But they also would like to get married, to have a baby and a family. In Sweden, it’s been allowed for 500 years for priests to be married. so we’re used to it But if you are not allowed to get married when you are assigning to become a priest, then it’s a much bigger step. Yes, exactly, that’s my point. When we are two, I feel that we are much stronger because we can search together, “Lord, what do you want? We have both said we want to follow you and give our whole lives to you Lead us and help us, so that we can spread your word and become a family that will witness about you.” So it’s a huge strength. Amen Amen to that! It was a sermon? Yes, a very short sermon Yeah because we’re running out of time Sweden is definitely a very surprising country. And just when we think it has exhausted its stock of surprises … In a deafening din, Glacial meltwater is pouring from the distant lands of the north. The Storforsen rapids are the largest in Scandinavia. Over 5Km (3 miles), they go down 82m (270 feet). The last 600m (half a mile) are the steepest, because they alone fall 50m (160 feet). At its maximum, as at this moment, the river Pite lets flow 850m³ (30k cub.ft.) per second. This river we’re here, there was timberland. They floated the logs But because it was too wide, they closed it up with this : These thigs were used in the 19th century. Then when they stopped the exploitation they restored it like it was. So for a hundred years, it was really narrower and deeper. This is how it originally looked, with no humans. – It was tamed before
– Yes, they had tamed it, then they restored it. It’s good. Thank you for that. In winter, the canals and pools that line the river freeze. When it’s really cold, the rapids themselves freeze, not on the surface but at the bottom. Ice forms below the surface to the point of forming dams that force the water out of the bed. She floods the forest and then freezes, preventing animals from finding food What to do with these icy waters? Bathe in it, of course. But even the real Swedes know how to avoid facing it for too long. Oskar told me off-camera that he had numb members and had lost the sensitivity to the extremities. I’m not doing this.. OK? I’m not getting in there. OK. But it’s beautiful. The rocky soil is dotted with pots, these holes dug by a rock brewed by the river. And of course, after all that, nothing beats a little fika. In Sweden, 3 times a day, whatever you do, where you are, you have to stop and have fika. Coffee, sweets, ice cream, cakes … Just before having to go to the airport, there is still time to pack a visit to a nearby village, in which old buildings and equipment are maintained in condition. – It’s an old mill?
– Yes, it’s an old mill. – Everything is genuine?
– Yes We can tell that something is old because the doors are so small! Look at this! The ancestor of a washing machine It’s a pump, right? It’s a fire hose. A fire pump. What does it say? It’s a story from the village. Once, there was a fire here They needed to get one of those, which was 2 km away So people ran there, men from the village and when theygot there, the miller wouldn’t release it, he’d had a coffee Because he was lonely. He needed to see some people. So he let the fire? He was there, “Yeah, just let it on fire, let’s have some fika” It’s a planer. It’s a log planer. A log planer? Yes, they always did this. Even in video games. So what is that? A log planer. Do you know how you plane wood? it is a mechanical device. The wheel turns, there is a crankshaft, the arm goes back and forth we put the log in there, there are blades so we put a log in it and it goes Rrr-Rrr-Rrr What is it? It looks like you put grain Does it split grain? Yes, it’s a grain splitter More old stuff A whole small sawmill modernized at the beginning of the 20th century with a combustion engine, perfectly maintained and functional Look at this thing. That’s how you make reindeer cheese. You stuff a reindeer in it, and you turn. And you output a cheese! No 🙂 That’s for the clay. I know! So, clay you put sand, you put sediments into it, you mix it all and you make bricks. – What is that?
– That’s where you burn it. Oh, you cook the bricks. You dry them first, then you burn them down here. A brick oven. When you have a wooden roof, you have to waterproof it. – When do you have what?
– When you have a wooden roof, – you have to waterproof it
– Yes of course with like a black tar This is where they made it. You put wood from the other side like, wood you cannot use for anything else. you put it inside you cover it, with moss and everything, and you put it on fire. so you burn on the other side, the heat trails down, press the tar out of the wood and it comes out here. This is an annoying process. It takes forever. What else? What is that? It’s for making coal. You pile everything together, you burn it down and you get coal for furnaces They were manufacturing the coal! Yes, this is like the wood you can’t use. We have too much wood. So they put it in piles together, they burn it, it becomes coal. Sauna! A proper old one! So they also knew how to relax. Yeah of course. Back in the days You killed yourself if you didn’t This is the shit. – So this is like a sas or something?
– A waiting room! You can cool down and come back inside, because here is hot So this is the actual sauna. You don’t have those in Switzerland? Yeah but not that old! You can do this in the fall and in the spring When it’s cold outside you heat this up, you run to the water run back. You can do it in the winter too – We do that every year.
– Oh yeah, I know It’s… refreshing! Surprise… Smithy Smith? Oh, a forge, an old forge It’s a bellows It blows air Even more stuff? This is like an exhibition of how they lived 150 years ago. We can go in here, see what this is, this is… This is like a grain barn. Grain barn? Or, a barn. You had animals here, you had everything A pigpen. Pigs or chickens Animals also had their own heating to avoid dying from cold. You see that this roof is a lot higher than this one Because of heating. This was just a shed. They built it like this, cause when you were here, you had to keep the heat It’s a lot lower. That’s why everything is so small. I film in a hurry this balancing well, a bit overwhelmed by the pace of things to see that follow one another. This is the same kind of things my parents have. It’s a bakery. You have the same kind of things here, the newspapers “Mussolini wants French land” 1938 “We need to prepare for the battles of 1941 and 1942” Oh, children beds Or people beds? Both. They crammed like four in those. and you could close them up for the privacy It was the only way to get privacy. This kind of couch bed is everywhere. In every household Bridesmaid’s luggage Cause when you were married off, you put all your things in that and then you went to your husband’s This is a milk cabinet. You got warm milk from the cows you put it in here This was supposed to be against a cold wall So it cooled and you got cream at the top. you scraped off the cream It’s a natural refrigerator. It’s American. – An American clock
– Yeah, we imported them in the 19th century This is old. It looks old. It’s from 1748 I don’t have a translation for this. Because this is only here. It’s called a (???) It’s built on this It’s always lifted Yeah, to avoid rotting The grain was up here. So, no rats, nothing. Everything up here And you have one of those, here. So, no way for the rats to come up – Oh, a ladder
– Yeah, there were only ladders No stairs, nothing, cause they can jump it I did not have the chance to attend, but here is one of the summer crosses around which the Swedes dance on folk songs to celebrate the midsommar (mid-summer). Oddly, nobody really knows where this recent tradition comes from. Before leaving, I still have one thing to do. my true Swedish baptism, jumping in the cold water. Is it cold? – Is it cold?
– Yeah! It’s really cold No, it’s really warm Do Iactually have to do this? What the f*ck are you doing? It’s too cold! No! He’s gonna push you! It’s cold!! That’s f*cking cold But was it worth it, Jeremy? Yes Because now I’m like half-Swede People pay good money for that! If there is one thing that Sweden teaches you, it is not short of surprises. With all that, I have no choice. I’ll have to come back in the winter.

2 thoughts on “Summer solstice in Sweden – Home made documentary [Sub EN+FR]

  1. Super vidéo bro ! abusé comment c'est un autre monde oO pas de barrières pas de dégradation du matériel ou de l'immobilier des femmes prêtes enceinte et full forêts ! Ta tête au réveil à 1h20 du matin magique , jsp t'es pas tombé malade après la baignade ! Hâte de voir la suite en hiver 🙂

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