I Tried to Become Swedish in 72 Hours

I’m not proud of my reaction when eating the julbord…
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This was such fun challenge! I learned so much about Swedish culture in such a short amount of time, I’m feeling much more prepared for my first Swedish Christmas celebration now. Everything from the Santa Lucia tradition to the Swedish tongue twisters was an amazing glimpse into life in Sweden.
I hope to do more Becoming ______ in 72 hours challenges in 2021 so let me know what other cultures I should explore in the comments!
Happy holidays!
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  1. Lexie Limitless

    Lexie Limitless3 kuukautta sitten

    Sign up for my FREE book preview & you'll receive 3 crazy stories from my adventures to EVERY COUNTRY in the world. Check it out: lexielimitless.com/newsletter

  2. Frederik

    Frederik4 päivää sitten

    Poor girl, you gave up even after the herring. You don’t even want to know what Surströmning is then 😂

  3. Mrudula sawant

    Mrudula sawant3 kuukautta sitten

    Are u going to upload? Today

  4. NIRA 256

    NIRA 2563 kuukautta sitten

    So beautiful

  5. Krioz

    Krioz3 kuukautta sitten

    how much money do you make for each person that signs up?

  6. Rose_X

    Rose_X3 kuukautta sitten

    I ship y’all so hard 🤍

  7. Cindy B

    Cindy B18 tuntia sitten

    10:29 is it like a vegemite of Australia?

  8. F H

    F H5 päivää sitten

    3:28 Me a dane watching this: Yikes

  9. SJ Jemma

    SJ Jemma6 päivää sitten

    I know I'm very late but do Americans really not know about advent?😱

  10. killen2167

    killen21677 päivää sitten

    You should really really really try some properly made Skagenröra, preferebly the one made at "Västkusten". The dish consist of Shrimps, mayo, dill, lemonjuice and well rom which is fisheggs, which you clearly seem to love at this point. They are optional though so you dont have to eat them. This mix is usually served with either a toast or Its placed in a baked potato.

  11. Ona Broady

    Ona Broady12 päivää sitten

    I swedish

  12. wahed morad

    wahed morad13 päivää sitten

    At first park it looked like the kkk

  13. Archie Stiglitz

    Archie Stiglitz13 päivää sitten

    Neeeej! Fel sorts julmust! Det måste vara Apotekarnes! 🤣

  14. Unforgettable Mae

    Unforgettable Mae14 päivää sitten

    How could Lexie reacted that way, when she’s been traveling the world and she’s probably tried all the exotic food, whether you like it or not, there are countries with very limited American Food available.

  15. LarsFrantz

    LarsFrantz14 päivää sitten

    As a Norwegian, I agree on the rivalry hahaha. But hey, you have a picture of our king and queen in there lol

  16. aularound

    aularound9 päivää sitten

    Fan! Ni har infiltrerat oss! :D

  17. Wave Surfer Beats

    Wave Surfer Beats15 päivää sitten

    3:30 i agree fck the danish 😂, Norweigans cool tho they the boys!

  18. baverfjant

    baverfjant15 päivää sitten

    0:00 "So I kicked the old hag, and then she died!" This whole channel has been a front this whole time! They're just travelling the world kicking old folks.

  19. v4re

    v4re16 päivää sitten

    Okay, I'm disappointed - no surströmming and no skum bananer, like most swedish things ever 😄

  20. Rehab Ehab

    Rehab Ehab17 päivää sitten

    Man, I need to buy a place in Sweden for winter! This totally made me tear up! I want to buy a place there n move there!!!!

  21. Ahmad Mufleh

    Ahmad Mufleh17 päivää sitten

    bullarna ser så torra ut lolz

  22. Fredrik Ohlson

    Fredrik Ohlson18 päivää sitten

    Seriously. Thomas pronounce Ö like a pro and he sounds like his from Stockholm when he’s speaking Swedish. 😄

  23. Fredrik Ohlson

    Fredrik Ohlson18 päivää sitten

    Seriously. Thomas pronounce Ö like a pro and he sounds like his from Stockholm when he’s speaking Swedish. 😄

  24. 800pieds

    800pieds18 päivää sitten

    Being in the world's capital of gastronomy and having to eat Swedish food...

  25. Martin Wuehr

    Martin Wuehr19 päivää sitten

    I was expecting some sureströmming...

  26. Philip

    Philip19 päivää sitten

    hahaha, var ju ett tag sen den här videon kom, men vafan. Sjukt konstigt och höra han prata svenska, Tomas alltså från Yes Theory... Men kul!

  27. Justicewillbeserved Justicewillbeserved

    Justicewillbeserved Justicewillbeserved20 päivää sitten

    You’re getting paid bullshitting That’s all

  28. Justicewillbeserved Justicewillbeserved

    Justicewillbeserved Justicewillbeserved20 päivää sitten

    What’s the purpose of this videos ? I need to get out of the FItitle and social media period It’s all waist of time

  29. Nordlys Sørlys

    Nordlys Sørlys21 päivä sitten

    Jeg elsker Svensk Kjøttboller ❤️... Ya I learn Norsk :)

  30. Nationalisten

    Nationalisten22 päivää sitten

    You can't become Swedish, you can only be born Swedish. Can i become a Turk or Chinese? Ofcourse not

  31. Kormac80

    Kormac8022 päivää sitten

    U2 r adorable.

  32. Tobias Flugstad

    Tobias Flugstad23 päivää sitten

    Norway is better than Sweden🇧🇻🇧🇻

  33. Jenny Vetvik

    Jenny Vetvik23 päivää sitten

    Ughhhhh i really miss Swedish candy

  34. irish

    irish23 päivää sitten

    is that the guy from yes thry

  35. thehoogard

    thehoogard23 päivää sitten

    I only eat 1-2 honorary herring pieces on the julboard. Don't really like it that much and there's so much other good stuff to go nuts about :)

  36. Veil Feed

    Veil Feed23 päivää sitten

    How to I get into France as a US citizen right now?

  37. Julius Klein

    Julius Klein24 päivää sitten

    He said ” Then I kicked the bitch and she died”

  38. Andy Cole

    Andy Cole24 päivää sitten

    But they say that we don’t have any culture? 😮

  39. Che Zherpa

    Che Zherpa25 päivää sitten

    Thank you! I love your energy, this made my night(= 03.55 in mars Sweden 2021(=

  40. AVRANDI Official

    AVRANDI Official25 päivää sitten

    It feels so weird hearing Thomas speak Swedish

  41. Joette Royster

    Joette Royster25 päivää sitten

    The supreme wrench wessely grate because attempt rheologically relax despite a infamous chicory. mindless, common prison

  42. NorwegianPappAsk

    NorwegianPappAsk25 päivää sitten

    4:07 Me, a Norwegian: Y E S

  43. No Way

    No Way26 päivää sitten

    12:30 äre bara jag som också sitter och äter djungelvrål när jag ser detta ?

  44. Denis Tunović

    Denis Tunović26 päivää sitten

    Herring is the best :)

  45. ibrebecca

    ibrebecca26 päivää sitten

    I see Swedish, I click.

  46. Gustav Johansson

    Gustav Johansson27 päivää sitten

    alla svenskar blir så sjukt mycke mer maskulina när dem pratar engelska

  47. Gustav Johansson

    Gustav Johansson24 päivää sitten

    @Selina E. haha jaa svenska är ett väldigt feminint språk asså, norska är mycket coolare

  48. Selina E.

    Selina E.24 päivää sitten

    @Gustav Johansson jeg er norsk da, men svensk er jo ikke et så veldig typisk «maskulin» språk. så det gir mening at man høres mer maskulin ut på engelsk haha

  49. Gustav Johansson

    Gustav Johansson24 päivää sitten

    @Selina E. om man är svensk så hör man att rösten blir mörkare och mer allvarlig haha

  50. Selina E.

    Selina E.24 päivää sitten


  51. Be

    Be27 päivää sitten

    What about lutefisk?

  52. Emil T

    Emil TUukausi sitten

    i'm swedish and i basically only eat the meatballs, potatoes, and salmon at the smörgårdsbord

  53. Alexey Shcherbakov

    Alexey Shcherbakov29 päivää sitten

    Emil, then you are welcome to visit my channel and watch the playlist "Attractive Yakutia" where you are able to be acquainted with my homeland. I believe you will love our fish.

  54. Åsa S

    Åsa SUukausi sitten

    13:22 That´s an easy version of the real tounge twister "Sjuttisju sjösjuka skömän sköttes av sju skönsjungande sjuksköterskor på det sjunkande skeppet Shanghai" (77 seasick sailors was cared for by 7 beautifully singing nurses on the sinking ship Shanghai",

  55. Cosima

    CosimaUukausi sitten

    Wait, there's no Daim in the US? 😳

  56. Max Moström

    Max MoströmUukausi sitten

    4:08 är jag dum i huvudet eller såg jag precis Norska kungen på en svensk klubb?

  57. L B

    L BUukausi sitten

    Ja, korrekt!

  58. Metal Slug

    Metal SlugUukausi sitten

    If u made this video as an african fleeing war there will definitely not be as much love.

  59. argos siiner

    argos siinerUukausi sitten

    3:30 no it's the swede's language that sounds wierd. dap me up danes :)

  60. Martin Lundén

    Martin LundénUukausi sitten

    Wait. So, you've been to every country in the entire world (which obviously is super impressive) yet not learned a single language other than your native tongue? That's almost as impressive.

  61. Darker1607

    Darker1607Uukausi sitten

    Norway vs Sweden vs Denmark.

  62. Gp Mr

    Gp MrUukausi sitten

    Learn sth every day Today: my fav candy Daim is Swedish 🇸🇪 Now I love it even more

  63. Harald K Jørgensen

    Harald K JørgensenUukausi sitten

    You were mad about the sild you didn't even try the surströmning

  64. Ryan W

    Ryan WUukausi sitten

    Was it hard to get a first date with Thomas, or does he say yes to everything? Lol

  65. Jacob Au

    Jacob AuUukausi sitten

    Well it was only a herring. Eat a Surströmming, and I am sure you will love the herring after that :)

  66. RealSlimShady 912

    RealSlimShady 912Uukausi sitten

    Ok this might be off-topic but does anybody know where to get Thomas’ jacket?

  67. Henry von Bonsdorff

    Henry von BonsdorffUukausi sitten

    Dumle mainittu, suomi mainittu. Torille

  68. Mr Dahlgren

    Mr DahlgrenUukausi sitten

    I am aware that the herring can be tough, I found it quite hard to eat when I was I child but I found a loophole. The loophole is abba senapssill, story made short kill that taste with mustard. And after a few years, the herring taste kinda grows on you :)

  69. Hawx844

    Hawx844Uukausi sitten

    Go gubbe från sverige änna

  70. yes man

    yes manUukausi sitten

    "I kicked the bitch... AND THEN SHE DIED!!!" (laughing hard af)

  71. Isaac Harding

    Isaac HardingUukausi sitten

    1:54 🤦‍♂️ I don’t think Thomas realises what he’s wearing and who he actually looks like...

  72. elis hr

    elis hrUukausi sitten

    Yeah it looks similar, but that kind of dresses have been a part of swedish culture for a long time. It is not correlated.

  73. Ola

    OlaUukausi sitten

    De va fel julmust, de ska vara apotekarnes

  74. Rebecca Elisabeth

    Rebecca ElisabethUukausi sitten

    As a dane I enjoyed this video a lot.

  75. zoll z

    zoll zUukausi sitten

    Trevlig video om Svenska traditioner 🙂. Thanks Lexie for trying to live as a Swedish person hope you liked your experience 🌟. Greetings from Sweden 🇸🇪

  76. James Harald Burrows

    James Harald BurrowsUukausi sitten

    4:06 Harald V-NORGE!!!!

  77. Andreas Schaffner

    Andreas SchaffnerUukausi sitten

    This dough is not getting anywhere did not raise at all or have I visually missed something

  78. Nice Guy

    Nice GuyUukausi sitten

    00:00 : "then I kicked the bitch, and she died HAHAHAHA"

  79. Nice Guy

    Nice GuyUukausi sitten

    finally someone portraying real Swedish holidays and how it is really like being Swedish.

  80. Rasmus Skov Andreasen

    Rasmus Skov AndreasenUukausi sitten

    Hvad har vi danskere nu gjort?..

  81. Someone Wierd

    Someone WierdUukausi sitten

    I'm Pretty sure Norway and Denmark usually gang up and make fun of Sweden together.

  82. GiftedClerk

    GiftedClerkUukausi sitten

    7:30 a Carlsberg beer is on the table. A DANISH beer. Face it Thomas, we danes make better beer than you. I will however admit to have gone to ikea multiple times just for the köttbullar. Damn that **** tastes amazing.

  83. Tobias Jansson

    Tobias JanssonUukausi sitten

    Wait what ? Tomas speak swedish? He is not from france

  84. Garraway Prox

    Garraway ProxUukausi sitten

    His parents are Swedish

  85. Vasco Santos

    Vasco SantosUukausi sitten

    Zlatan wasn’t born in Sweden 🇸🇪 Sweden was born in Zlatan

  86. catarina pereira

    catarina pereiraUukausi sitten

    Midosommar vibes

  87. Aaron Xu

    Aaron XuUukausi sitten

    does swedish fish count as Swedish?

  88. aBdulrahman hussin

    aBdulrahman hussinUukausi sitten

    I basically go to IKEA

  89. Oscar Petersson

    Oscar PeterssonUukausi sitten

    I feel so proud for my country when i see whis

  90. Moneton

    MonetonUukausi sitten

    It feels so weird to hear Thomas speak swedish, but it's pretty neat for me as a swede.

  91. Matej Mikloš, The Vegan God Of Water

    Matej Mikloš, The Vegan God Of Water2 kuukautta sitten


  92. Puri AVera

    Puri AVera2 kuukautta sitten

    The Swedish video ever ! 😂 you looks so cute together ❤

  93. NP

    NP2 kuukautta sitten

    OMG daim and dumle my love

  94. Kaban

    Kaban2 kuukautta sitten

    i hope you guys stay together forever, biggest goals ever 😢

  95. Maude B

    Maude B2 kuukautta sitten

    I learned Swedish and I'm fluent now, so you can too ❤

  96. Maude B

    Maude BUukausi sitten

    @kawaii kween I used dual languages book and other book ressources. I used apps like Babbel and others. I often listened to podcasts and videos even if I didn't understand everything and I speaked with native speakers.

  97. kawaii kween

    kawaii kweenUukausi sitten

    What resources did you use?

  98. Joyful Yan

    Joyful Yan2 kuukautta sitten

    World traveller and you can't eat a piece of Hareng ?! Come on Lexie seriously? x) Would love to see more vlog videos with the both of you. Cheers

  99. Paul Colosimo

    Paul Colosimo2 kuukautta sitten

    "the spices make it a lot Swedish" - learn how to speak Swedish, check.

  100. ToviTMT

    ToviTMT2 kuukautta sitten

    You should try Surstromming

  101. Rikke

    Rikke2 kuukautta sitten

    as a norwegian, this was very entertaining

  102. Middja Danielsson

    Middja Danielsson2 kuukautta sitten

    Oh my gosh! 35euro for gingerbread cookies? What a ripoff!

  103. Anton Lindberg

    Anton Lindberg2 kuukautta sitten

    Så där bakar man inte kanelbullar

  104. L. Dale Creed

    L. Dale Creed2 kuukautta sitten

    I am sorry I like all your videos for the most part but Thomas ....what is going on with your hair? It looked greasy as heck. Did you not wash your hair during this trip?

  105. Casper Bruus

    Casper Bruus2 kuukautta sitten

    I get it us danish people sound like we have potatoes in our throats... at least we dont ssound like we are singing everything

  106. Ik Din Mor

    Ik Din Mor2 kuukautta sitten

    why can't any Americans eat fish it's so good

  107. Ik Din Mor

    Ik Din Mor2 kuukautta sitten

    Danish is better

  108. Adam Blantz

    Adam Blantz2 kuukautta sitten

    Me now proud to be a swede 🌝 😂😂

  109. Kathrine O

    Kathrine O2 kuukautta sitten

    Great video, really enjoyed seeing the differences between Norwegian and Swedish christmas😄 And I totally agree with you on the herring part😆 We have it here in Norway as well, but I think it might be a bigger deal in Sweden than it is here, although we do eat it for breakfast during Christmas.

  110. Jacob Tjerneld

    Jacob Tjerneld2 kuukautta sitten

    How long has Thomas lived in Paris? He sounds as if he has some sort of accent when speaking swedish?

  111. Lyanna Mormont

    Lyanna Mormont2 kuukautta sitten

    Världens finaste luciatåg 🥰

  112. Wesley Peterson

    Wesley Peterson2 kuukautta sitten

    Det är så kul att äntligen få se Thomas göra lite svenska saker och faktiskt tala svenska! Väntat på det här i yes-theory i flera år haha!

  113. lull3 []

    lull3 []2 kuukautta sitten

    Next time midsummer with surströming

  114. JJ H

    JJ H2 kuukautta sitten

    Thomas english accent while speaking swedish is intense

  115. Leena Travel tour

    Leena Travel tour2 kuukautta sitten

    I love your videos, Lexie💞

  116. Irfan Fadilah

    Irfan Fadilah2 kuukautta sitten

    Wait until you watch Midsommar x))