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Archive for May, 2011

A Touristy Guide to Stockholm Posted by on May 30, 2011

Lately, I’ve had a few friends heading to Stockholm asking for the touristy things to do. As well as the non-touristy things to do. But the more I think about it, some of the things that you need to check out in Stockholm really are the touristy areas. Feel free to add your own ideas in…

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There is a dog buried here somewhere Posted by on May 26, 2011

As said many times before; direct translations of idioms can cause major confusion and most definitely a few laughs. Do you remember the dog’s head?  Well, I tried another dog the other day.  The buried dog, this time. Det ligger en hund begraven här  = There is a dog buried here – is used when something isn’t…

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Svenska städer Posted by on May 25, 2011

Key phrase: Onödiga projekt som ingen orkar göra Unnecessary projects that no one feels like doing Have fun!

Swedishness Abroad Posted by on May 23, 2011

I was in Chicago yesterday. It was a lovely trip that included several old friends, some new ones, and even my mom. All in all, a lovely day. But no one really cares about a trip to a large mid-western city. Especially if it has nothing to do with Swedish. Luckily, this one does. In…

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Are you becoming a Swede? Posted by on May 20, 2011

Let’s finish off a week of homesickness, vowels, cultural exchange and Swedish personal numbers with some Swedish stereotypical behaviour – gathered from expats in Sweden. Have a great weekend everyone! You know you have turned into a Swede when… …you know how to fix herring in 105 different ways. …your front step is beginning to…

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Den blomstertid nu kommer… Posted by on May 19, 2011

As Swede living away from Sweden, I’m doing quite alright most part of the year. Whatever I crave for food-wise I can get at IKEA or various Swedish online shops, I go back home regularly to see my friends and family and since I work as a freelance journalist for Swedish magazines, most of my…

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Swedish Cultural Exchange Posted by on May 18, 2011

I’ve been back in the US now for almost a year.  It’s strange that the time has gone so quickly but here I am. Here I am still realizing how much Swedish culture I have soaked up and taken back with me. Like immediately taking my shoes off when I enter someone’s home.  It has…

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