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Archive for July, 2010

Stockholm’s Pride Festival Posted by on Jul 29, 2010

Okay my dear gay friends and straight friends. Stockholm’s Pride Festival (Stockholms Pride) is the biggest Pride Festival in Northern Europe. No one really is astonished anymore about Pride in Sweden and that is one of the reasons why Pride has become more of an intercultural festival (and less of sub-culture festival) where people celebrating love, unity and…

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The golden rule of the thermometer Posted by on Jul 27, 2010

Some of us like to swim and some of us don’t. I think every country has that in common. But what I’m not so sure about is if every country has the tradition of not going into the water if it is not above a certain temperature. So Swedes have this little thermometer which they…

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Konstigt? Posted by on Jul 26, 2010

Following WWII almost the whole chemical arsenal of Germany was dumped into the Baltic Sea. After the World War dumping industrial waste into the sea was a good and environmental idea in all countries around the Baltic Sea. (So sorry but can´t see it how on Earth our politicians and experts could think that back…

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More Nudity in Sweden Posted by on Jul 23, 2010

TheLocal.se is a news site in Sweden that focuses on bringing Swedish news to people in English.  It is not always a bastion of investigative journalism, but it can be entertaining and gives a quick overview of the important things happening in Sweden.  It also gives a quick overview of the ridiculous things. Considering my…

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The Swedish west coast, 10.18 pm Posted by on Jul 22, 2010

 Sorry guys, I’ve been meaning to post something all evening, but I seem to be stuck here in my deck chair, fighting off the mosquitos,  listening to the sea, sipping on my Gevalia coffee and watching the most amazing sunset and sky. Do I need to say that I’m back in Sweden? And I’m loving every second of it. Jag…

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The little red houses you see everywhere Posted by on Jul 21, 2010

My cousins were visiting me and my family in Sweden for a couple of weeks and just went back to Australia yesterday. My cousins are 12 and 14 years old so we could go on some shorter road trips with them while they were here. In Västerbotten, the county that I live in in the…

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Experiences with Arbetsförmedlingen Posted by on Jul 20, 2010

Plenty of people are looking for work when moving to a new country.  As Jennie pointed out, there are several places to search for jobs.  Even English speaking ones. When I first moved to Sweden, I didn’t have a job.  I was in search of just about anything, English or Swedish. I had managed to…

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