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‘Fall’ing in love with Stockholm

 

Hej!

I am Supritha Vijayakumar. I am from Chennai, India. Chennai is famous for its classical south Indian food, the sandy beaches with huge waves, the temples and heritage centres, and most of all, for the HEAT! Chennai is so hot that there are only 3 seasons there: Hot, Hotter and Hottest!

We’re famous for our bubbly, open nature, the beautiful Indian sarees and our festivals. So all in all, I lived a warm tropical life with my family and friends in India, up until the fall of 2016, when I said bye to my hot hometown and said ‘Hej’ to one of the coldest and picturesque places in the northern hemisphere, STOCKHOLM,SWEDEN!

 

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I’ve been here for almost two months now, and good lord, I’ve fallen in love!! I’ve fallen in love with the wonderful European-Scandinavian architecture, the cool breeze, islands around, the Swedish ‘godis’, the well-organized public transport systems, the different types of puppies, the street art in Hötorget, the sprawling buildings of Medborgarplatsen, the country sides of Vaxholm and the beautiful silent beaches in Lappis.

 

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But more than all of that, I’ve fallen in love with the FALL SEASON!! For someone who has lived all her life in the southern hemisphere, enjoying the sunshine and tropical fruits, the concept of Fall season was something we just saw on postcards and travel magazines!

 

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And the first time I saw that green leaf turn red, I thought I had momentarily transported myself to a Disney movie! Everything about Stockholm is so dreamy and beautiful that just walking down a road makes me feel like I’m featuring in a music video!!

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Come join me and let’s embark on this wonderful journey of exploring Sweden, its culture, its festivities and food, its architecture, the sustainable way of life here, the student life and what it is like to be a student at KTH Royal Institute of Technology, the different seasons and the tips and tricks of budgeting!

I’m super excited and pumped to begin this new chapter of my life and I’m even more excited that I get to take you all along this journey !

More stories coming soon…

For now, your Swe-desi Seafarer signing off!

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72 Comments

  • Abhilash • 4 Jan 2017 at 1.32 pm Reply

    Hey Supritha. I just came across your blog on the KTH Facebook page and thought of getting in touch with you. You remind me of me a couple of years ago. I graduated from KTH a couple of years ago with a Masters in Environmental Engineering as well and also blogged about my stay there. Haha still feels just like yesterday I was in Stockholm doing all the things you’ve written about. Random musings early mornings are the best. I was hoping to talk to you! You can find me on Facebook : “Abhilash Salimath”.

  • prashanth khanna • 26 Nov 2016 at 12.55 pm Reply

    hey there 😀
    im prashanth from srm..
    just been following all your blogs and i just saw your post about the masters in sweden..
    i wish to pursue my masters at scandenavia and kth is on my list too….
    so how is the university for a master program and which scandinavian country do you think is the best for a work life balance ???

  • Amil • 1 Nov 2016 at 7.25 am Reply

    hi supritha,
    i am Amil, from bangladesh . i completed my ssc and hsc level in bangladesh. now i want to complete undergraduate level in sweden . i want to know about admission process on university and living cost in sweden. please help me for admission on there. can i get scholarship in undergraduate level.
    here is my email address: bakiulislamameel@gmail.com

  • Avash • 31 Oct 2016 at 11.59 am Reply

    Hi Supritha,
    I am Avash from Bangladesh. I like this article which is related to your home and your current city. I am very interested to study in Sweden. I need some guideline. So may I get your mail ID please.
    Thanks

    • Supritha
      Supritha • 31 Oct 2016 at 3.16 pm Reply

      Hey Avash! Glad you’re interested in studying in Sweden.
      My email ID is vsupritha@yahoo.in
      You could also write to the admission office of the university of your choice to find specific details!

  • adarsha • 25 Oct 2016 at 7.17 pm Reply

    Hi Supritha.Your article is amazing .I’m a 4th year Mbbs student in Nepal. It would be great if you could help me get medical residency there.

    • Supritha
      Supritha • 26 Oct 2016 at 1.56 pm Reply

      Thank you so much. Glad you liked it. You could contact Karolina Institute which is really good for medical studies here in Sweden, I’m sure they will help you more. All the best!

  • adarsh • 25 Oct 2016 at 7.11 pm Reply

    Hi!, Supritha.I really liked your piece of writing. It made me feel I’m missing something.I am feeling like coming there in Stockholm. I would like to request you to provide me some information about how to get medical residency in Sweden. Any scholarship available?If there is any then how to get it . I’m a 4th year Mbbs student from Nepal.I would be pleased if you could guide me….

  • jaya prakash • 24 Oct 2016 at 1.00 pm Reply

    vanakkam chennaite, randomly go into this site and stopped at one of your blog post and started reading each and every posts of yours. loved it, thanks 🙂

    • Supritha
      Supritha • 24 Oct 2016 at 5.13 pm Reply

      Thank you so much 🙂 glad you enjoyed it!

  • Vishnu Priya • 21 Oct 2016 at 10.23 am Reply

    I love your blog 🙂
    You must come to Germany sometime!

    • Supritha
      Supritha • 21 Oct 2016 at 1.09 pm Reply

      Thank you so much! I would love to 😀 Maybe sometime next year 🙂

  • Rama Guruprasad • 20 Oct 2016 at 11.01 am Reply

    Great Supri…..well written….we are very proud of you….way to go…take care…keep in touch….wish you all success dear….

    • Supritha
      Supritha V • 21 Oct 2016 at 7.04 am Reply

      Thank you so much 🙂

  • Sanya Matta • 16 Oct 2016 at 11.05 pm Reply

    Hi!
    I am from New Delhi and soon visiting KTH for a project.
    You’ve already made me fall in love with the place with your words.
    Anyway I can contact you for more info?
    Looking forward to a reply

    • Supritha
      Supritha • 19 Oct 2016 at 10.20 am Reply

      That is amazing, Sanya! Welcome to Stockholm! I hope you have a wonderful time her! Sure, you can contact me through this: vsupritha1994@gmail.com

  • Gautham • 14 Oct 2016 at 6.37 am Reply

    Amazing..keep writing

    • Supritha
      Supritha • 15 Oct 2016 at 10.36 am Reply

      Thank you 🙂

  • Revanth Vytla • 14 Oct 2016 at 4.27 am Reply

    Nice narration… Waiting for the next one…!! U always rock’s…!!!

    • Supritha
      Supritha • 15 Oct 2016 at 10.36 am Reply

      Thanks a lot 🙂

  • Rama Guruprasad • 13 Oct 2016 at 11.32 am Reply

    Great Supri….well written….way to go….we are really proud of you….All the best dear….take care…

    • Supritha
      Supritha • 15 Oct 2016 at 10.37 am Reply

      Thanks a lot! 🙂

  • Meena subi • 13 Oct 2016 at 10.39 am Reply

    Nice supri.
    Recently been to Finland.
    I awed at people.s humbleness.
    So is your narration.
    Best wishes.

    • Supritha
      Supritha • 15 Oct 2016 at 10.37 am Reply

      Yes! I’ve heard Finland is amazing too 🙂 Thank you so much 🙂

  • Tulsi • 13 Oct 2016 at 8.45 am Reply

    Amazing job supri. 😍😀

    • Supritha
      Supritha • 15 Oct 2016 at 10.37 am Reply

      Thanks Tullu 😀

  • Pavithra • 12 Oct 2016 at 9.03 pm Reply

    Wow! You are too good at this! 😍 I was able to visualise everything from your words! Way to go, Supri! 😀👍

    • Supritha
      Supritha • 12 Oct 2016 at 11.32 pm Reply

      Thank you so much Pavi 😘 Means a lot 😀

  • Vidaan Shankar • 12 Oct 2016 at 1.10 pm Reply

    Nice blog Supritha. Keep enjoying.

    • Supritha
      Supritha • 12 Oct 2016 at 11.35 pm Reply

      Thank you 🙂

  • A.Shenbagavalli • 12 Oct 2016 at 11.14 am Reply

    Hello Supritha
    the way u have narrated about sweden simply superb and the course what u r doing there environmental engineering good. Happy to see u and read ur blog. With best wishes.

    • Supritha
      Supritha • 12 Oct 2016 at 11.33 pm Reply

      Thank you so much 🙂

  • K.Madhavi • 12 Oct 2016 at 10.12 am Reply

    Wow! Supritha great. All the best.

    • Supritha
      Supritha • 12 Oct 2016 at 11.33 pm Reply

      Thank you so much 🙂

  • R.Balakrishnan • 12 Oct 2016 at 6.02 am Reply

    It’s nice to know your good feelings. Wish you a bright future there and thereafter. Classical South Indian food! … is it available there?

    • Supritha
      Supritha • 12 Oct 2016 at 8.43 am Reply

      Thank you so much!:) South Indian food isn’t available but we get naan and wraps and some forms of Indian food 🙂

  • Jeyasri Prem • 12 Oct 2016 at 5.31 am Reply

    Congrats Supri. Its a great start as a star. We are seeing Sweden through you. Keep writing. All the success…

    • Supritha
      Supritha • 12 Oct 2016 at 8.43 am Reply

      Thank you so much!:)

  • Akash B • 12 Oct 2016 at 5.26 am Reply

    Well, you have surely made me think about KTH for grad school 🙂

    • Supritha
      Supritha • 12 Oct 2016 at 8.44 am Reply

      That’s amazing 🙂 KTH is really good. I just love the work ethic and research environment here. 🙂

  • Rachiyta • 12 Oct 2016 at 5.02 am Reply

    lovely, you’ve got yourself a permanent follower.

    • Supritha
      Supritha • 12 Oct 2016 at 8.44 am Reply

      Thank you so much, Rach 🙂

  • Vasanthi parameswaran • 11 Oct 2016 at 7.35 pm Reply

    Glad that you have started liking the place. Good luck n take care

    • Supritha
      Supritha • 11 Oct 2016 at 8.42 pm Reply

      Thank you so muuch 🙂

  • Keerthana • 11 Oct 2016 at 7.14 pm Reply

    Awesome start supri… I m waiting for your upcoming stories…… Keep rocking👍

    • Supritha
      Supritha • 11 Oct 2016 at 8.42 pm Reply

      Thanks a lot 😀

  • Jegatheswari • 11 Oct 2016 at 7.11 pm Reply

    Congrats Supri. Our best wishes. Knowing about KTH through you, the digital student ambassador, Sweden is great.

    • Supritha
      Supritha • 11 Oct 2016 at 8.42 pm Reply

      Thanks a lot aunty 🙂

  • Umavairamuthu • 11 Oct 2016 at 7.07 pm Reply

    Congrats n best wishes Supri. Nice narration abt Sweden..

    • Supritha
      Supritha • 11 Oct 2016 at 8.43 pm Reply

      Thank you so much:)

  • Elke
    Elke • 11 Oct 2016 at 6.49 pm Reply

    What a pretty start to your blogging career 😀 And yes, fall is the damn best thing on this planet!

    • Supritha
      Supritha • 11 Oct 2016 at 8.43 pm Reply

      Thanks Elke 😀 And yes, yes it is!! 😀

  • Parimala • 11 Oct 2016 at 4.52 pm Reply

    Supri.nice to know abt sweden .Best wishes dear.Take care.Expecting more information

    • Supritha
      Supritha • 11 Oct 2016 at 6.02 pm Reply

      Thanks Aunty 🙂 definitely 🙂

  • Rithula • 11 Oct 2016 at 4.18 pm Reply

    In love with your writing, Supri! Keep rocking 🙂

    • Supritha
      Supritha • 11 Oct 2016 at 6.02 pm Reply

      Thank you so much Rithu 🙂

  • Mahendra Varman • 11 Oct 2016 at 4.02 pm Reply

    This blog is as beautiful as the place itself 😍😍

    • Supritha
      Supritha • 11 Oct 2016 at 6.02 pm Reply

      Thank you so much Mahi, that means a lot :’)

  • Ganesh • 11 Oct 2016 at 4.01 pm Reply

    Supri ,nice narration of both Chennai and Stockholm .Have threat time.

    • Supritha
      Supritha • 11 Oct 2016 at 6.03 pm Reply

      Thank you so much uncle 🙂

  • Usha • 11 Oct 2016 at 3.36 pm Reply

    All the best supri on this wonderful adventure trail loved reading your post got transported to this wonderful dreamland👍👍👍

    • Supritha
      Supritha • 11 Oct 2016 at 6.04 pm Reply

      Thank you so much Aunty 🙂

  • A Vairamuthu • 11 Oct 2016 at 2.31 pm Reply

    Congrats Supritha Vijayakumar. Best wishes and Good Luck…

    • Supritha
      Supritha • 11 Oct 2016 at 3.04 pm Reply

      Thanks a lot uncle 🙂

  • Anantharaj Ramachandran • 11 Oct 2016 at 2.21 pm Reply

    Best of Luck.

    • Supritha
      Supritha • 11 Oct 2016 at 3.04 pm Reply

      Thanks a lot uncle 🙂

  • Vijayalakshmi • 11 Oct 2016 at 2.15 pm Reply

    Supri really happy to hear from u.super transformation from your description. Expect more about your university and the town .All the very best.

    • Supritha
      Supritha • 11 Oct 2016 at 2.17 pm Reply

      Thank you so much 😀 it means a lot to me 🙂

  • Vijayalakshmi Anantharaj • 11 Oct 2016 at 2.10 pm Reply

    Good luck Supri. Nice narration

    • Supritha
      Supritha • 11 Oct 2016 at 2.17 pm Reply

      Thanks Aunty!:)

  • Abhineet Tomar • 11 Oct 2016 at 1.03 pm Reply

    All the best.

    • Supritha
      Supritha • 11 Oct 2016 at 1.15 pm Reply

      Thank you so much, Abhineet 🙂

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