I was born and brought up in Bangladesh, a small country in South Asia where the weather is hot, population is dense and a girl has to overcome so many obstacles to make a good career. In one sentence, Bangladesh is an exact opposite of Sweden. From my childhood I wanted to study in this… Read More Living in Sweden :: A journey from South Asia to Europe
Norway, Sweden, and Denmark were all one country at one point. All derived from Old Norse, referred to as the ”Viking Language”. However, we will shift our focus primarily between Swedish and Norwegian. There are many occasions during my commute between Norway and Sweden in which I noticed how very similar the languages are. Primarily,… Read More Differences between Norwegian and Swedish language
Hello! Hallo! Hej! This month, I went away for a few days in a limited wifi area to kind of ‘switch off’ literally and metaphorically from the hamster wheel of life and also to visit friends and family. I first visited my parents in Southern Sweden (this included a train journey consisting of 3 trains,… Read More Visit to Southern Sweden, Denmark and Germany
Travelling is always fun but in order to travel one needs adequate amount of money. Sometimes it’s hard to arrange money while you are studying. However, if one makes proper plan and does some background research before planning for a trip trust me it is not difficult to manage a trip in those beautiful places… Read More Prague Diaries part 2: Tips and Tricks to Arrange a Trip Within Budget
One of the perks of being a student studying in Sweden, is the ability to enroll in the Mecenat program which is a student discount service. Everybody, from the first grade of upper secondary school until they graduate at a university or college, can get their student discounts on a Mecenat discount. Mecenat collaborates with… Read More Mecenat- Student Discount Service Review
Melodifestivalen 2018 marks the 58th anniversary of the Swedish music competition, the winners go on to represent Sweden and compete in Eurovision 2018. This event is being coordinated by Sveriges Television, and it is being broadcasted in a six-week span between 3, February and 10, March 2018. It’s structured and formatted into six shows: Semi-Final… Read More What is Melodifestivalen?
People of Sweden are famous for being polite and calm. The culture and language is rich with traditions and customs. Sweden is one of the most egalitarian countries in the world too. Before my arrival to Sweden I started noticing that the primary address to people is ‘Hej’, it is pronounced as ‘Hei’ (I still… Read More Swedish customs: Addressing people