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Archive for October, 2011

School vacation in Sweden Posted by on Oct 31, 2011

Different countries have different standards for when their students get time off from their studies to take a drive to the beach, go hiking in the mountains, or simply take it easy and veg out for a week. Sweden’s school vacation schedule looks like this: First, you go to school for about two months, and…

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Stalkholming Posted by on Oct 26, 2011

Websites featuring good looking Swedish men and women out partying are not at all uncommon in Sweden. Every weekend, thousands of pictures are published featuring people out at the clubs.  Sometimes these websites are hosted by the clubs themselves, other times not. A new website in Sweden has emerged though, this one also publishing pictures…

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Allemansrätten Posted by on Oct 24, 2011

Have you ever heard of “Allemansrätten”? Translated to english we would call it something along the lines of “Right of Public Access”. It is almost universally seen as a symbol for Sweden, or maybe at least for most of Europe’s nordic countries. The right to walk freely in the woods, (even private ones) picking berries…

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Winter clothing in Swedish Posted by on Oct 21, 2011

If you’ve ever gotten the idea that Sweden is a cold country, you’re wrong for three months of the year—June, July, and August. Although sometimes it’s warm in the second half of May and sometimes in the first half of September, so I guess we can call that four months. During the remaining 8 months…

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Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Faroese and Icelandic in a comparative context. Posted by on Oct 20, 2011

English My name is Martin. My mother is a nurse and dad is a teacher in English. I have a brother whose name is Kim and a sister called Mia. They go to secondary school. We live in a big, old house by the sea. I will graduate this May and I will do some…

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Wordfeud – a new way of practicing Swedish Posted by on Oct 19, 2011

Have you been bitten by the Wordfeud-bug yet? Well, if you haven’t and you have no intention to be bitten by it either, I strongly advice you to stop reading now. Wordfeud is highly addictive and might harm your relationships- unless your family, friends and partner are addicts too, that is. But Wordfeud can also…

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Swedes Abroad Mourn… Posted by on Oct 18, 2011

It’s been rumored for months now. Hushed whispers in the Swedish-American community. Disgust. Fear. Sadness. It’s been a time of uncertainty.  Swedes around the world have been stocking up on the essentials. And by Swedes everywhere I mean my dad. And by essentials I mean Kalles Kaviar.  IKEA has decided to discontinue their sale of…

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