Being a graduate student is like having a full-time job. One has to study, cook and do daily household chores and also at the end of the day submit assignments and deal with exams. Amidst all these things what a person must need to do is to eat food. No matter which part of the… Read More Exploring Borlänge: Where to do Groceries
After having been abroad for a year, I returned to Dalarna University this August, and made my first visit to Borlänge campus in October. Upon arrival, I was surprised to see such a difference in the campus layout and interior design! I then remembered that while I was away, there had been some changes to… Read More Borlänge Campus’s ‘new’ Renovations
Reading the last year blogs of Dalarna university before I came to Sweden, I realized that Sweden is a “bike-friendly” country. Especially in Borlänge where almost everybody from all ages uses bikes to do their daily stuff like shopping. I usually see kids wearing helmets going to their schools on bikes in the morning. Most… Read More Biking in Borlänge
I am from a city where it happens to be 30 to 33 degrees Celsius in summer and in winter the lowest can be around 15 to 16 degrees. For me it was beyond my imagination how cold the weather could be. Before coming here, I was doing some shopping in my home country and… Read More Getting Prepared for Swedish Winter
As someone who has prescriptions in the UK, I wondered how it would work for me in Sweden. I had taken what I could with me on holiday this summer, but I knew it would run out and I would need more really soon! I had already registered at my local health clinic in Borlänge… Read More Getting Repeat Prescriptions in Sweden
Did you know that December 21st, is the darkest day of the year in Sweden. It consists of sunrise around 8:30 and sunset at 15:00. Sounds crazy right? It is safe to assume that “winter and darkness is coming”. Here are some things that will help you prepare for the long cold dark days: Stock… Read More How to deal with winter darkness in Sweden?
You may have heard that “Engineering students don’t go for parties”, but is it for real? Well, it isn’t completely true. It depends on your deadlines. This past Halloween there was a party organized in Locus (the hostel). I met a friend in the kitchen and asked him if he is going to the party… Read More Dealing with deadline stress