In The News: Sweden’s Captain Welcomes Newborn The Day Before Quarter FinalsJuly 6, 2018
Sweden’s soccer team gained a new fan just one day before the FIFA World Cup Quarter Finals match against England. Swedish captain, Andreas Granqvist, and wife Sofie, welcomed Mika, their second daughter, into this world early this morning, according to Daily Mail.
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Samuelsson cooking up travel series to premier on PBS
Surströmming season is here and it’s explosive
Sour herring or “surströmming” is a popular delicacy during the summer months in Sweden. With an odor foul enough to fill a room with the pungent, sour aroma of fermented fish, it’s often eaten outdoors. And while tins of the fermented herring are common, surströmming fans will need to think twice before traveling overseas with it. According to Telegraph, several airlines ban the canned fish, because it is classified alongside dynamite and can literally explode.
Swimmer Sjöström still holds world records
Earlier this week, Olympic swimmer, Sarah Sjöström impressed judges and the crowd during the 2018 Swedish Summer Nationals, winning the 100 fly and coming in second for the 4×100 free relay. Sjöström still holds the record in both events, according to Swim Swam.
Sweden is a top destination for summer travel among Europeans
Huffington Post rounded up a list of the top travel destinations Europeans visit during summer. The roundup included beautiful islands, tropical forests, and Gotland, Sweden for its culture, cuisine, and of course, coffee.