With the end of my Master in June I was looking for a new challenge in my life and decided to take part in the Swedish Classics (Svensk klassiker in Swedish). The Swedish classics is a series of sports competitions to take part in during a year. I picked the girls/women classics, which is a… Read More Vansbro Swim Event, a part of the Swedish Classics
Peace & Love is a festival in Borlänge, which takes place every summer in the beginning of July. It was already established in 1999 with the vision to spread peace and love and discuss important issues within the society. It is one of the biggest music festivals in Sweden and attracts Swedes from all over… Read More Peace & Love Festival Borlänge 2017
One of the most important days in Sweden or maybe even the most important day is midsummer, the longest day of the year although we usually don´t celebrate it on the 21.6. but on the Friday evening and Saturday following midsummer. This year we decided to celebrate it in Leksand which is famous for its… Read More Midsummer in Leksand
Although Borlänge is quite an industrial town with the big SSAB factory and a lot of IT companies, there are still beautiful and calm places in the nature. I started to develop a passion for mountain biking here in Sweden and I found some really great routes to cycle here. One of my favourite is… Read More Borlänge by Bike
In the end of May, me and my friend Laetitia decided to visit Uppsala, the well-known and traditional university town. From Borlänge it is a quite short trip by train, less than 2 hours from Borlänge station. We were lucky and had really great weather so we could the multitude of outdoor cafes, restaurants and… Read More Day-Trip to Uppsala
Especially the ones of you coming to Sweden for at least one year might be wondering how you are going to pay your rent, if taking money out with your home countries bank card will imply too many fees and if it is not better to have a bank account in Sweden during your studies… Read More Opening a bank account in Sweden
So now that a lot has been written about accommodation in Borlänge, let’s get into a few finer details. An important thing, which we seemingly cannot survive without these days, is staying connected! I’m talking about setting up your Internet and phone connection. An Internet connection is not included in our accommodation. Neither is a… Read More Stay connected!