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Archive for January, 2020

Jokkmokk’s Winter Market in its 415th Year Posted by on Jan 28, 2020

Sitting just above the arctic circle in Northern Sweden, Jokkmokk is much more than just a quaint little town. It has a huge significance for the living history of the Sámi people, and each year, hosts a Winter Market that draws around 40,000 people. In this blog post, we’ll learn a bit about the history…

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Are Sweden and Denmark Breaking-Up Over Postage? Posted by on Jan 22, 2020

It doesn’t look good for the Swedish-Danish post giant PostNord. While package deliveries are at all all-time high, PostNord is losing money, pushing it to the verge of bankruptcy. Digitalization has shifted trends in postage, creating less than desirable conditions for both consumers and workers in the postal industry. Let’s unpack why this story is…

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I Feel Sick – Words and Phrases Posted by on Jan 14, 2020

Hur mår du? How are you feeling? Unfortunately, it’s quite common this time of year for folks to catch a cold. Whether you have the little “bug” going around the office, or the flu, it is no fun to be sick! In this post I’ll cover some vocab that is helpful to know when you’re…

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Listening Activity with Petter’s “Början på allt” Posted by on Jan 7, 2020

Början pa allt, “The Start of it All” is the title track of the 2013 album by Swedish hip-hop artist Petter. It also happens to be a really great New Year’s song. So, for today’s blog, I’ll dissect this song a little bit and have you do some listening. If hip-hop is not your favorite…

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