Category: Swedish culture

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The annual craze for relaxation – Swedish summer explained

Sweden has long had a very special relationship with summer. As if saluting us for keeping up with winter’s eternal coldness and dark, once the warmer winds kick in,  more relaxed crowds suddenly appear on the streets, beer gardens pop up in the places with least shadows, flip-flops are back in fashion and the working […]

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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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My top 5 favorite cafés in Linköping

As you probably already know, fika is every Swede’s (and international student’s) favorite thing to do! As Linköping is a rather small city, activities are somewhat limited, and thus fika becomes even more essential. In this blog post I want to reveal to you the top 5 best fika places in Linköping.    Babettes Babettes is […]

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