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a family enjoying coziness during Fredagsmys

Fredagsmys – how to exercise coziness in Sweden

Some might have heard of Danish ‘hygge’ and Swedish ‘mys’, but what does it actually mean? While the concepts of the “perfect coziness” might differ, the tradition to celebrate the end of a working week truly unites Swedes. An aspect worth exploring on the newest podcast episode – Sweden And Coziness.   It might sound boring […]

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Very Swedish Valentine’s cards

Well, it’s Valentine’s Day! Swedes aren’t always the best in expressing their feelings but we all know that they do love us, don’t they? Why not express your feelings in a Swedish way this year? Check out these Valentine’s cards and spread the love.        

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Umeå snow sculpture championship 2017

As you might remember, I visited an annually held snow sculpture championship in Umeå last year. And I did it again yesterday! This year’s theme was “Age, wisdom and respect”. The contestants were given a cube of snow and from Friday to Saturday to work with it and at the end people got to vote their […]

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7 New Year’s Resolutions for studying abroad

As I mentioned in my last post, I already started working on my New Year’s Resolutions. Trying to make my head around what I want to accomplish in 2017 made me realise that there are some general points that all international students could probably work on. So if you are still struggling with your New […]

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Christmas and New Year in Stockholm

Not sure about you, but I always think that holiday seasons are filled with crowded streets, laughter in the air and bright lights from the stores that entice you to shop some more. At least, that is how it goes in my home country, Indonesia. This thought leads me to a plan of spending Christmas […]

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Did you know about the Swedish Christmas animal?

Christmas has just passed, okay, but Christmas is not only one day, rather we may say it’s about a longer period which is nestled in the cold European winter (even though in other parts of the globe, the season is the opposite). Anyway, let’s stay in Sweden and focus on the Swedish traditions. I had […]

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