Category: Social life


“Believe in your damn self” – International Women’s Day 2017

Days such as today, the International Women’s Day, should come not only once per year. Or, the meaning carried by it, at least, should be a continuous and persistent engine capable of awakening men, women and other genders, and making them question the level of equality and justice reached by modern society. Sweden is a […]

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Accommodation and togetherness in Sweden: what is a kollektiv?

Human beings try to fulfil their needs, whatever they can be. When it comes to living under a safe roof, we may say that this can be one of the most important cases in which one particular need is satisfied. However, what if living safely is not the only requirement? According to some statistics, Sweden […]

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Meet Gorda Surjadi The Unofficial Ambassador of Indonesia in Sweden

There will be no Indonesian who live in Sweden that does not know (or at least heard of) Gorda Surjadi. Currently, he holds the title of unofficial ambassador of Indonesia in Sweden – well, at least I would think he suits the title. He left his family in Bali and friends in Yogyakarta to study […]

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Swedish stories: Raya from Bulgaria on birdwatching, learning Swedish and coming back to school after a career break

Swedish stories is a series of interviews with international students from Malmö University. Following up on the interview with Bianca from Italy, I managed to talk to Raya: a 27-year-old student from Bulgaria. Find out student’s opinion on studying in Sweden. A: Let’s start with the beginning of your journey to Sweden. What had been […]

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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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