We have been discussing what we like about our countries of origin lately. Here is the result for you! Have fun reading it!

 

Czech Republic

  • Sense of humor, including a whole theater build around nonexisting, but very popular, person of Jara Cimrman
  • Innovation – in a positive way, trying new things, but as well in negative way – people will always find a solution how to avoid or go around every rule
  • Handcraft – still able to find people who are very handy and made beautiful hand made things
  • Cheap and good beer for those who like it
  • Beautiful nature – for example a stone bridge from the movie Chronicle of Narnia

 

Finland

  • Sauna
  • Santa Claus = Joulupukki
  • Ice hole swimming
  • Angry Birds
  • Korvapuusti (cinnemon roles)
  • Nature
  • Summer Solstice
  • Midsommar
  • Salmiakki
  • Education
  • Gender equality
  • Safety

 

Portugal:

  • Pastel de nata (typical Portuguese sweet)
  • Fado (Typical, melancholic Portuguese music)
  • Sun/Good weather
  • Beautiful Beaches

 

Spain:

  • Siesta
  • Tapas (Spanish fingerfood)
  • Plaza Mayor (Every Spanish city has a Plaza Mayor)
  • Delayed “life” (In Spain you eat your lunch between 2:00 pm and 4:00 pm and you dinner between 9:00 pm and 12:00 pm)

 

Germany

  • Health Care System
  • Positive economic situation with a very low unemployment rate
  • Laugengebäck = pretzel varieties
  • Soccer
  • Many public holidays