Sometimes in life you just have to go with the flow and see where you end up. Last week I had one of such moments. We had had lunch with some classmates at Ikea, yes that happens here, and after we weren’t quite sure what we wanted to do. We knew we had to do… Read More Spontaneous trips are the best trips
The beginning of a new year is also the perfect time to reflect on the past. In this blog I’d like to share my experiences of my first few months in Sweden. To begin, I am a 100% happy that I chose to come to Sweden and specifically Borlänge to study for my Master’s degree.… Read More My first months in Sweden
Christmas in a different country can bring new interesting experiences and insight to the country’s traditions. Here is an insight to the Swedish: Julmust Julmust is a traditional Swedish drink which is similar to Coca-cola. It is made from a syrup produced by a single company in Örebro (Roberts AB) and because each company can… Read More 5 Swedish Christmas traditions
In my country we have several celebrations in the last month of the year and I’m almost certain it’s the same for you. Of course, Sweden also has its own celebrations and traditions. A good example is St. Lucia’s day on December 13th. We had the pleasure of witnessing this special day at Dalarna University.… Read More St. Lucia in Sweden
Christmas is soon upon us and in Sweden that means it’s time to build a gingerbread house. I’m aware that this isn’t just a tradition in Sweden but also in lots of other countries, however I’ve never actually made one myself. When the possibility to enter a gingerbread house competition came around, I couldn’t refuse… Read More Competition time!
When choosing and applying for a programme there are many questions arising and everyone has different expectations of the programme and studying in Sweden. Therefore, I asked a couple of my classmates from different countries all over the world (Uzbekistan, China, Russia, Italy, Lithuania, Romania, France…) to summarize what you might expect and how it… Read More Expectations vs. reality – Tourism Destination Development Master programme
After three years in Sweden, I can observe myself becoming more and more “Swedish”. On Friday evenings it is “Fredagsmys”, which means cozy Friday, chilling on the sofa, often combined with “Tacokväll”, the typical Friday taco meal. Swedish citizens really don´t like surprises and Friday evening is reserved for tacos or similar easy-made food. On… Read More Culture clash #3 – Swedish curiosities