Recently though, the tide is changing. This Economist article goes into the different industries that are being taken over by Scandinavian forces in the recent years. There is an explosion of mainstream culture in Sweden, Denmark, Finland and Norway.
Maybe your favorite novel’s author is actually from Sweden. Did you know that the restaurant considered the best in the world is Noma from Copenhagen? How about the music industry, it turns out that about a third of the records in the Billboard 100 bestsellers have Swedish fingerprints on them. How about fashion? Well, this blog from Helsinki, Finland is one of my most inspiring street fashion blogs. It is so unique and stylish, so hard to put a finger on what kind of style it is!
There is so much we can learn from being interested and open-minded about the world. Enjoy exploring the world of cultures!
Above photo is one of the dishes served at Noma, courtesy of this BusinessInsider article