There are a few Swedish words I learned by myself without any effort and one of them is Biblioteket. It was a windy afternoon in Borlänge Centrum. I was enjoying the weekend with my spouse. We were having a date there and exploring the locality. He was a book worm who discovers libraries wherever he… Read More My experience with Public Libraries of Dalarna
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
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?
The way that crisp cool air hit me off the airplane in Stockholm was a relief from the humid heat in Miami. “Why did you move from America to Sweden?”, this question must have been asked at least 100 times already. I left the hot sun, palm trees, and beach in Miami because I am… Read More From America to Sweden
Biatlon is becoming more and more popular in my country. It is a mix of cross-country skiing and shooting and is attractive to watch. Plus, there are quite a lot of successful biatlonists representing Czech rep. lately. All these reasons lead to deciding to go and experience a competition and since we missed the one… Read More The Czech expedition to Biatlon World Cup in Oslo
It’s been over six months now since I’ve lived in Borlänge and as you may have read in numerous posts, you really need to push yourself and go out there to make life here fun and active! To that effect, here’s my personal list of things you must do when in Borlänge. In no particular… Read More The Borlänge Bucket List
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?