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Visiting James Bond’s data centre in a nuclear bunker

Back in March, I had the honour of visiting Pionen, a data centre set in a former nuclear bunker. Yes… you heard that right! You would never imagine what’s hiding in the rocks when you’re standing outside on a random street in Södermalm… No problem if you’re a total nitwit when it comes to these things, so […]

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Kayaking the Stockholm archipelago

I booked this trip one year ago, so you can imagine I had been excited about this for over 365 days, talking about a build up! Back then I already knew that writing a thesis would demand the better half of my body and soul, and that I would need a big fat energiser to recover from […]

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Five thesis writing tips for procrastinators

Whatever they say, writing a thesis is hard nut to crack. And if you’re a procrastinator, lots of things are left to finish in minimal time. So here’s a list of five things that work great for me to get things done faster, maybe they will for you too? 1. Get your social media under control […]

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Stop! Wintertime.

Going from straight Summer to the heart of Winter is just as shocking as hammering your way through the dance floor of a slow dance party for seniors. This is exactly what I did. (Noooo, I meant the first duh…) I just came back from fieldwork in South-Africa, where I conducted interviews with change makers in the […]

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The most beautiful cinemagraphs of Stockholm University Campus

Okay I do have a little something to admit… I took these about two months ago. Not that you need an magnifying glass to figure that out,  Autumn has clearly packed its leaves and flown to lower places, but the editing process of these cinemagraphs has been a little bit of a struggle. If you’re […]

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Polkagris, the real story of Swedish candy sticks

It’s time to set things right. Being Belgian and having to hear the whole world say French fries, when they are actually a Belgian specialty, I can imagine that little sting in the heart Swedes must feel when candy canes are assumed to be American. The candy sticks have Swedish heritage with an American twist.  They are called […]

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