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Must try Must! Posted by on Dec 29, 2011

Think you have tried all soft drinks? If you haven’t tried the Swedish Julmust then you’ve missed out. In Sweden there are two types of Must, Julmust (Christmas Must) and Påskmust (Easter Must). Sure it is brown, sugary and carbonated but definitely not the same as Coca Cola. The recipe for Must is a special recipe kept…

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What I like about Sweden… Posted by on Dec 29, 2011

It is important to bring up the positive and special things about your own country. To start off with I want to mention some of my favorite things about Sweden: The safety and honesty we are surrounded by. So much nature to retreat to, so close to cities. The calmness found on a long walk…

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Student nations at Uppsala University Posted by on Dec 28, 2011

One of the most unique things about Uppsala University (as well as, as it so happens, Lund University) is the student nation system. Traditionally, students from a given part of Sweden would join that region’s respective ‘nation’, as a way to split up the student body in order to promote various aspects of student life…

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Christmas Season Traditions in Sweden Posted by on Dec 27, 2011

We’re in those days between New Year’s Eve and Christmas when people kind of laze around, gliding through their work week just trying to get by waiting for one more holiday. So what better time to discuss a few of the different holidays in Sweden around this time? First, Swedes love vacation days. As they…

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Safe Driving in Sweden Posted by on Dec 26, 2011

It is no secret that alcohol is a big part of the holiday traditions in Sweden for most people. Not all of course, but most. We’ve documented the crayfish tradition in August, replete with alcohol. We’ve even included a few drinking songs. And while this blog does not speak for all of Sweden, we do…

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Have a Merry Christmas Posted by on Dec 24, 2011

Dear everyone! We would like to wish you a very merry Christmas both in Sweden and all around the world. Hope you guys will have a peacful and nice celebration among family and/or friends. Jennie, Katja, Steve, Marcus and Tibor Stilla Natt – Silent Night Stilla natt, heliga natt Allt är frid stjärnan blid Skiner…

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The Swedish Christmas tree Posted by on Dec 23, 2011

It’s the day before the dipping day, only one episode is left of the thrilling tv-advent calender “Tjuvarnas jul” and the countdown is down to hours, not days. Julafton awaits around the corner and today is the day when many families will bring in the mother of all Christmas decorations, the all important and wonderful…

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