Category: Social life

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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An international student on tolerance, respect, diversity … and Trump

Since the inauguration of Donald Trump as the 45th president of the United Stated at the latest, many of us are puzzled, if not outright scared. Racism, sexism, and discrimination seem not only to be tolerated, but actually encouraged and legally implemented under this presidency. And as a German I am sitting here and thinking […]

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Indonesian Dinner

Cooking Indonesian dinner for my classmates? Done. This dinner-slash-potluck is a partnership result between Indonesian and Dutch. We successfully invaded the corridor kitchen (sorry). Our ancestors must be proud of us for this noble gesture of sharing recipes and happiness. Although, I’m not sure if the ancestors were proud of the meal we cooked as […]

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What is a Swedish joke? Sweden and…sense of humor

As if moving to a new country isn’t stressful enough, we’re generally expected to fit in different mingles, small talks and get-togethers after arrival. So I went to history books, my classmates and a well-known comedian to learn about the craft of Swedish humor in the newest episode of the podcast “Sweden And…”   As colourful and […]

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