Swedes love nature. Their relationship with nature is almost spiritual, like a religion. They do what they can  to keep their environment green There’s even a law allowing people entry into forests – even if they are private property. They go gaga about finding mushrooms, take pride in being able to identify wild plants and flowers.

It’s a relationship I cannot completety identify with – because I am afraid of going deep into the forest. What with the mama bears, wild pigs, mad cows and dwarves that I might encounter!

But I do love their parks, which abound in the cities.

(Picture location: Loka Brunn)