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The Thriving Nerd Sub-Culture of Stockholm

Let’s not beat around the bush- I’m a nerd. I’ll debate furiously to prove that Ozymandias was right to do what he did to Dr. Manhattan or that Lelouch actually did survive at the end of Code Geass R2. Fantastical fiction is imagination fuel, and without an imagination, you’re pretty much dead in the water as […]

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My First Swim in a lake!

Anyone who knows me knows how excited I have been over the summer to finally be able to swim in a lake. Coming from a densely populated city in India, I had never had a chance to swim in a lake before. In fact, swimming in a lake is on my ‘bucket list’ of things […]

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Happy Kanelbullens dag!

Sweden 101, lesson 1:  You must know what a kanelbulle is. Kanelbullar* are Swedish cinnamon rolls and they are ubiquitous around here. In fact, they are so important here that Swedes have a National Kanelbullar Day, i.e. Kanelbullens dag, celebrated on October 4th! That said, I want to tell you a story of how it turned […]

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I give you… A two-week Orientation!

You know that feeling of moving abroad for studies and thinking “How am I supposed to do this now? How will I know what’s expected of me? Will I make any friends over there?” If you know that feeling all too well, you know how gut-wrenching it can be. If you claim not to know […]

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Swedish Nature – Stockholm Archipelago

A few weeks ago, when I woke up one morning in Luxembourg, I suddenly realized how much I missed Sweden!! I missed that complete freedom of being able to go out and explore the vast amounts of nature with friends. Perhaps ever more, I missed sleeping under the stars, floating on the calm waters of the Stockholm […]

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Swedish Nature – Hiking the Kungsleden

The Kungsleden trail is a 440km hiking trail that crosses Lapland (a region in the north of Sweden) from north to south. It is often ranked in the top 10 of the most beautiful hikes in the world, and there is a reason for this: It is spectacular! This summer I decided to go there and see […]

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