Summer Swims in Sverige
You can tell that the weather is glorious and I am overjoyed because of the frankly outrageous alliteration in the title of this piece. But it is true: the weather is absolutely incredible in Sweden right now! For three and a half weeks it has been gloriously sunny, warm and lively. In the daytime, students […]
Five things I will miss about the Swedish winter
The winter up north is famous for being cold, snowy and dark – what could there be to miss? Well, spring has just only just started but I’ve already found myself thinking of the things I’ll miss about winter. Here are five of them!
Sweden Made Me: Bandy
During January and February, I joined a crash course in bandy, which is a popular winter sport in Sweden. This sport is not originated from Sweden though, a source told me, probably from the UK. Nevertheless, bandy holds a special place in the Swedish society.
Three Facts on Sweden and Winter Olympics 2018
It seems like ski is the national sport of Sweden as I spotted so many people during my first ski trip. So, it does not come as a surprise to me when I found out that five out of seven medals which Sweden gets were from skiing. Let’s dig out more about Sweden in the […]
Sweden Made Me: Try Skiing
One should expect to ski in Sweden during their time living here. It is one of the legit reasons to study in Sweden. This becomes even more special for me as I grew up and lived in Indonesia beforehand. This post is dedicated to my first skiing experience, and here are some mementos.
Dog Sledding Through Winter
Have you ever felt like your weekend was so incredible and full of new experiences that it lasted an entire week? That is certainly how this past weekend felt for me! I decided to plan ahead and take a break from the daily routine of studio work on the weekends with the occasional visit to […]
A Weekend to Ski
What to do with all this snow? I hadn’t put on a pair of skis in almost 15 years, but when I was called by a Swedish friend and was invited to a local hill, Middagsberget, in Vännas for a weekend of skiing, I couldn’t say no. It was no problem that I did not […]
Keeping Active in Umeå
My assumptions… Rock climbing is one of my favorite ways to spend my free time, and by far my sport of choice. Moving to Umeå as a masters student at the Umeå Institute of Design, I knew I wasn’t going to have too much time for climbing anymore. I was comforted by the fact that […]