(Not claiming to be an expert on Sweden if there are any errors. These were just my observations)
I doubt it though.
It was Sweden itself that was the killer.
Beer: $15 USD a glass
3 stops on the Stockholm metro: $8
McDonalds meal: $10
Ghastly egalitarianism would be the main feature of my trip.
That’s right. Washing machines.
"Nothing raises more hackles, shortens more lives and causes more gnashing of teeth in Sweden than a bleak room filled with washing machines."
"The tvättstuga is naturally a place of conflict."
"Communal laundry rooms in Sweden stir strong emotions. In Stockholm in 2008, more than 70 cases of laundry-related threats and beatings were recorded.”
No. Fuck you. This is Sweden.
(Taken verbatim from my notes at the time.)
I wasn't surprised when I later saw in the museum a whole section on women's suffering and the evils of 16th century Europe.
Most importantly: at all costs keep your distance from IKEA as if your life depended on it.