I purchased tomato soup (in a bag), bread, ham, cheese (that kinda looks like swiss), a bag of salad, dressing (in a packet), and a small bunch of tomatoes. All of the instructions to cook are in Swedish!
Here is it for the soup:
SE kastrull klipp upp förpackningen och häll soppan i en kastrull. värm på medelhög värme tills soppan kokar.
which translates to:
SEE saucepan cut open the package and pour the soup in a saucepan. heat over medium heat until the soup boils.
I think I will be using Google translate quite a lot, and
The major grocery store supplier is called ICA and the one in my area is Luthagens Livs. It's about a 10-15 minute walk, and it has everything. I also bought a plastic container that I can stick a sandwich in my backpack.
I walked around Uppsala, which is beautiful. All the buildings in Sweden are very colorful--yellow, pink, orange, and red. I walked around the cathedral which is just stunning. I felt like a total tourist as I stared up at it while Swedes walked around it like it was an every day thing.
I got a little lost, but ended up at the library! The Carolina Rediviva, which is just as beautiful as I knew it would be. The perfect place to get lost to. I got to see most of the buildings that the Nations have and the river that runs through the city.
After that I came back to my dorm, ate lunch, and looked up course schedules. The courses I am taking are:
Religious Life in Sweden
Literature and Terrorism
Modern American Drama: Staging Differences
Victorian Things: Victorian Literature and Material Culture
I am ready to learn some Swedish after hearing everyone talking it today. I am slowing learning how to pronounce the name of my building, Rackarbergsgatan. "Gatan" means street in Swedish and all of the streets end with it; it is pronounced "gotten."
I don't speak Swedish. Jag talar inte svenska.