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Archive for September, 2010

Hej from a brand-new member! Posted by on Sep 29, 2010

My name is Steve, and I’m happy to announce that I’ve just joined the Swedish Blog Team here at Transparent.com! From now on, I’ll be posting video entries to assist you in your studies of Sweden and its wonderful language and culture. I guess a better way to introduce myself might be to present to…

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The Right to Public Access – Allemansrätten Posted by on Sep 27, 2010

The natural wonders of Sweden seem to be never ending.  There are the gorgeous forests of southern Sweden, the archipelago of Stockholm, the mountains of northern Sweden.  Countless rivers and lakes and islands dot the landscape.  It’s beautiful.  And it’s open to everyone. Allemansrätten is the right to public access.  It essentially gives people the…

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Thanks Posted by on Sep 27, 2010

Thanks Everybody for all your input! Comments and personal experiences always give a bigger and more interesting dimention to whatever article, post or discussion. Continue the good reading,                SBT (Swedish Blog Team)

Why I Study Sweden Posted by on Sep 24, 2010

My mother is American, my father Swedish. For as long as I can remember, mamma speaks English with me, pappa speaks Swedish with me. It’s just the way of the world. That world was turned upside down one day when I was about four. Being the oldest child, I also doubled as a guinea pig…

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Milkymee Posted by on Sep 23, 2010

In early 2008, I was sitting with one of my dear friends Emilie aka. Milkymee at work. She was telling me that she would record her second album in France and she was looking for new inspirations. I did not know back then that she had already released her first album in France.  She asked…

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Eating without making noises Posted by on Sep 22, 2010

In Sweden when we eat we try to be as silent as possible. Being quite and not making slurping sounds is a sign of politness so it is seen as slightly if not very disgusting if you slurp or burp. The food is also slightly adapted to this custom since there are no distaster messes…

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Sweden takes a stand for racial tolerance Posted by on Sep 21, 2010

Before we move on with crayfish parties, eating manners, surströmming (awfully smelling fermented fish in a tin can) and other non-political stuff, let’s just quickly focus on what’s happening in post-election Sweden at the moment. As we all know by now, the right wing Sweden Democrats secured 5.7 percent of the vote and 20 seats in the parliment…

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