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Kholiud, Lebanon

Kholiud

Kholiud is from Lebanon and she arrived in Sweden with her husband and young son in January of 2016. What is your story and how did you end up in Sweden? We came as asylum seekers as me and my husband had done a silent revolution against the regime and religious people and as a result achieved the first civil […]

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Jyoti, India

Jyoti

Jyoti came from India to Sweden in January 2016. She was then living in Bangalore with her husband, they worked non stop, had no kids and were generally enjoying their lived. But they both had a desire to travel the world and so when they got the opportunity to work in Sweden, they decided to take […]

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Odra, Guatemala

Odra

Odra is from Guatemala and came to Sweden in September 2016 as she had fallen in love with Tomas, an amazing Swedish guy. We started by asking her what she found hard to adjust to. My home country has very generous weather so the hardest part is the long, cold and dark winter. And obviously being […]

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“Learning Swedish isn’t difficult”

If you’re planning on moving to Sweden, you have to start learning Swedish. Yes, Swedes are very good at English, but you really have to know Swedish for many small things! You probably saw the term SFI often, or svenska för invandrare, on many websites. These are free Swedish courses provided by the government, however, […]

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Is there such a thing as something genuinely Swedish?

With the winter solstice around the corner and the streets waiting for snow glistening like Christmas cards, the Swedes are turning inwards, in space and time. Knowing there is no way we can overcome the darkness, we embrace it. We collect and bring home warming fragrances of citrus, cinnamon, cloves, ginger, saffron, conifer needles. Stars […]

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