How to Embrace the Winter Darkness
In Sweden, 16:00 in November doesn’t look like 16:00 in August. The change of the seasons means a drastic change in the amount of light we get. Because of this, Autumn means the beginning of shorter days and really long nights. In addition to that, the crispy cold air will remind you that winter is […]
How is Stockholm in the autumn?
I like to think of the autumn season as a transition season that lasts from October to December, more or less. It’s a beautiful season that people like because it’s manifested with colorful landscapes. And at the same time, one appreciates the change of the weather thus feeling the winter approaching. Firsts days of autumn, […]
How to survive winter in Sweden?
The Swedish winter has a certain reputation. I do not wanna scare you, but rumors have it that it is dark. Cold. Usually snowy. The temperatures are likely to fall far below zero, an ice-cold breeze will bite your cheeks. What sounds like a dream to some (me 😊), may be the worst nightmare to others (you?)…
Pumpkin carving for Halloween – How scary can it get?
Discovering the origin of certain traditions always adds an interesting perspective to how these traditions define holidays. I have been curious, for instance, why pumpkins carving is done during Halloween. Many countries celebrate Halloween and Sweden is no exception. There have been a couple of Halloween parties at my university this last month in celebration of this. Therefore, when […]