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Sjöfartsmuséet – The Maritime Museum & Aquarium Posted by on Mar 5, 2018

One remarkable museum you should all visit with our without kids is the Maritime Museum of Gothenburg. The museum offers various programs for families with children all year long and have small but very impressive aquarium downstairs. The museum is open every day 10-17 o’clock and Wednesday until 20.00 o’clock except Mondays. The single ticket…

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Polar bears on the streets – a Swedish stereotype Posted by on Feb 28, 2018

There are many things that people believe to be true about Sweden. Some are pretty close to the general truth, others are way off. What about there being polar bears on the streets of Sweden? An interesting stereotype (en stereotyp) about life in Sweden is that occasionally, a pedestrian (en fotgängare), driver (en bilförare) or cyclist…

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Just enough Swedish fika – the Swedish word lagom Posted by on Feb 20, 2018

The Swedish fika is a well-known phenomenon among Sweden-enthusiasts. Just as important is the word lagom. How are these severely Swedish concepts related? By this point, the art of the Swedish coffee break has reached far beyond the vast stretches of the oblong Scandinavian paradise that is Sweden. Its concept serves as a symbol for…

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The five senses in Swedish Posted by on Jan 15, 2018

Sight, sound, smell, taste, and touch. What are they in Swedish? The sight of Gamla Stan (the Old Town) in Stockholm on a Spring day. The sound of waves against rock in the Swedish archipelago. The scent of trees in the forests of Norrland. The taste of a delicious fish dinner on the squares of…

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The “mellandagsrea” – end-of-year shopping in Sweden Posted by on Dec 29, 2017

‘Tis the season to be jolly, or ’twas – the Christmas season has now passed. Christmas in Sweden is full of calm – from the First of Advent to the celebration of Saint Lucia on the 13th of December, and on to the Christmas holiday itself. All in the peaceful darkness of the high latitudes.…

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