Sweden

Before Sweden was known for “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo” and Stieg Larsson’s other works, it was just that Scandinavian country where blondes frolicked naked in the fields. Yet, aside from what Playboy was leading impressionable boys to believe in the 1970s, Sweden is a serious and very upright country. It’s where natural beauty and history is everywhere. It’s where the women are strong—but the beer is weak!