Finally, spring has arrived here in Dalarna. Last weekend we closed the ski resort just outside of town where some of us worked during winter as I mentioned in one of my previous blogs about working as a student and it seems like this was the signal for the first flowers to appear, we actually… Read More Enjoying a nice spring day at Främby Udde Resort in Falun
When I told my friends I will study my Master in Sweden everyone’s reaction was mainly ‘Oh wow, but that will be so expensive!’. This might have been connected with a stereotype that Scandinavia is really expensive (in reality 3x in comparison to Czech republic) but I am sure you are wondering about the rough… Read More How much does Sweden cost?
As I already mentioned in my post about Swedish curiosities, we are having some special food days here. Today is the most popular one, fettisdagen, which can be translated as shrove Tuesday. Today is the perfect excuse for any diet, since it implies that you are eating fat meals. The name of the day dates… Read More Fettisdagen, the swedish Shrove Thursday
When you first move to a new country, a few common thoughts cross everyone’s mind – the culture, the language, the people and most importantly – food! That thought process is heightened when you come from a country like India, which is rich in its food culture. I was anxious to understand what kind of… Read More Life in Sweden 102 – Grocery Shopping!
This blog might be applicable to you, or it might not. I’m writing it anyway because it is certainly applicable to me. I’m too lazy sometimes to make my own lunch to bring to school, and so it’s good to know what your options are. To give a little more context, in Sweden it’s very… Read More School Lunch Hacks
In the weeks leading up to the Christmas ‘holiday’, the main question that went around was “are you going home for Christmas?”. Now, I wrote ‘holiday’ in parentheses because officially we don’t really have a Christmas holiday as students. However, as I’m sure you’ll notice as well when you study here in Borlänge, Dalarna University… Read More Home for the holidays!
In the evening of the second day of your trip we arrived at our hostel in Abisko. After moving into our rooms, which were really nice with cozy beds, we were invited to a barbeque in a Sami tent near by the hostel. Everybody brought sausages and Scanbalt provided some spiced warm wine for us.… Read More Swedish Lapland #2: Abisko & Trip to Narvik