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Swedish Idioms Round Two, Go to Hekla and Fox Sleep Posted by on Oct 29, 2020

Last week, I wrote about some common idioms that you’re bound to hear in every day Swedish. In doing research for that post, I discovered some rather obscure ones too. I’ll share some of those in this post as well as share the origin stories behind a couple of classic idioms. Nu kör vi! Let’s…

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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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Visiting Sweden – Gamla Stan Posted by on Jun 28, 2012

All this language learning should be good for something. Like visiting Sweden maybe. There’s hardly a better time to visit Sweden than summertime. Having lived in Stockholm for quite some time, I’m especially partial to the capital. It’s a beautiful city built on several islands meaning you’re never far from the water. There are museums…

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Gekås – the temple of freezer bags and socks Posted by on Dec 14, 2009

Imagine Sweden on a beautiful day in July. Imagine the warm breeze, the fresh air, the wide fields, the endless coastlines and the great big smorgasbord of things to do, see and experience. What would you pick? Would you spend the day on the beach? Take a boattrip in the archipelago (skärgård)? A walk in the woods? A stroll around a…

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Fun Places in Sweden – Öland Posted by on Aug 21, 2009

If you read with some regularity what I write here on this blog, you might have gotten the impression my most favorite places in Sweden are all in the north. True, many of them are, but not all. Take Öland, for example. Definitely not in the north. In fact, as far as Sweden goes, it’s…

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UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Sweden Posted by on Jul 28, 2009

Believe it or not, but I know a person who actually said that Sweden was a very boring country. She claims that apart from Stockholm, there is absolutely nothing interesting worth visiting here. Unfortunately, her point of view is shared by the many foreign travel writers who bang out mediocre stories about Stockholm and think…

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Interesting Places – Linbana in Norsjö Posted by on Jun 27, 2009

A week ago the season started at one of my favorite tourist attractions in Sweden. And I hear you groan… If it’s one of Anna’s favorite attractions it must be somewhere up north. Ridiculously up north. Hard to get to. Rather obscure. Infested with mosquitoes. Filled with blueberries. And surrounded by wild nature. Yep. You’re…

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