Meet our Newbie Bloggers

Are you new to our blog? Or are you already a follower of our bloggers? Either way, we want to introduce you to all our fabulous Newbie and Oldbie bloggers who share their stories and experiences. Through them, you get an insight into what it is like to be a newbie and you can also get loads of good tips and advice if you are a newbie yourself. 

Sara Costa

Hej! I’m a Portuguese Newbie in Sweden. I have also lived in Brazil, Poland and the Czech Republic. It’s been fun to be a foreigner in so many different countries and I enjoy learning about other cultures. I’m a fan of sports, some to watch and some to practice, my favourite being running. I also love food, reading and blogging. I hope you enjoy my posts!


Hayu Hamemayu

Hayu Hamemayu is a Lund-based freelance writer whose work has appeared in The Jakarta Post, Media Indonesia, Kompas, Majalah Kartini, and Indonesia Travel Magazine among others. A traveller mommy by nature and random thinker by inclination, she keeps memories in her Instagram @hayuhamemayu and writes her everyday stories in her blog.


Lara Siebert

Hejsan! I am Lara, a German Newbie to Sweden and a recent business studies and German graduate from Mannheim University. Since my semester abroad in Växjö nearly two years ago, Sweden did not let me go, as I always wanted to come back. Having a bachelor’s degree in my pocket and a bucket list filled with adventures, my first stop will be a three months lasting internship in Gothenburg. As much as I am looking forward to gathering experiences in working life, I am also excited about exploring this great city with all its culture, nature and people. I hope you enjoy my impressions as much as I do. Vi hörs!


Nicole Dekkers

Hi, I’m Nicole. I moved to Stockholm in August 2017 and I have been in love with the city ever since. I came here with my husband and our three teenagers. We’re a Dutch family and have lived in different parts of the world for the past 15 years. We feel fortunate to call Stockholm our home now. Travelling is our biggest passion and we can’t wait to explore more of Sweden and Scandinavia. Every move is a new adventure and I like sharing my experiences while getting accustomed to the Swedish culture.


Patricia Alvarado

Hola! Hi! My name is Patricia. After living in the north of Sweden for almost 5 years in a small city called Umeå, we decided to try a new adventure and we recently moved to the capital. As a new mom in a big city, I’m excited to navigate and discover Stockholm with my beautiful companion, my baby girl. Looking forward to exploring new hobbies like writing but most of all hearing tips, ideas, and comments about my posts!


Jyoti Kadukar

I was born and brought up in Mumbai India and have lived in different parts of India before arriving in Sweden. Luckily after coming to Sweden I got pregnant and had an extremely good experience delivering and caring for my child full time. Recently I started working full time and have been enjoying the work culture here. I love the fact that I can work and take care of my child here without compromising family life. I am social by nature and enjoy helping people. My dream is to become an entrepreneur and build relationships between Sweden and India.

Karen Roldan

Hi! I’m a 25-year-old travel and lifestyle blogger at my website. I love pastel colors, dogs and all things teal, turquoise or aqua – basically all simple things. A few months ago, I moved to Stockholm from the Philippines for work. Being new to Sweden, I am still exploring and getting to know more about this beautiful country.


Sara Al Arab

My name is Sara. I was born in England but lived mostly in Lebanon. I moved to Sweden in 2015 to live with my husband. I live in Linköping. I have a bachelor’s in Business. I am still taking Swedish lessons and hoping to find a job soon.


Abhimanyu Tvagi

Hej allihopa!! I am Abhimanyu from Mumbai, India. Currently doing my master’s at KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden. I have spent close to a year here and will be presenting my insights on my experience. It’s my first time trying something like this so I am really looking forward to it. I like to read novels, cook, travel, play football and sometimes just stay at home watch some movies or TV series.


Laura Bonetti

I was born and raised in Berne. My parents were migrants from Italy. I spoke Italian at home and Swiss German at school. As Psychologist and Psychotherapist, I have worked in many Centers for Psychiatry and Psychotherapy in Switzerland. On August first, 2018 I moved to Sweden because my partner has got an employment for 12 months at the Royal Institute of Technology (KTH) in Stockholm. As I do not have an employment here, I decided to become a volunteer with the precise aim to be useful for the community on the basis of my professional background.


Teenie Fung

Teenie is a Stockholm-based investment advisor and tech enthusiast. Inspired by the gigantic potential of Stockholm aka ‘Unicorn Factory’, Teenie left her job from a top-tier bank in Hong Kong and moved to Sweden in 2017. Prior to that, she worked in different countries across Europe and Asia, challenging herself on cross-border investments and business development. Since the beginning of her new life in Stockholm, she has been actively engaged with high-tech transactions from startups to multi-billion dollar companies in the Nordics. She’s also the creator of an online activewear brand and the founder of a fashion community that is still active today in England. At present, Teenie continues to seek for emerging technologies in pursuit of improving everyday living and a better future.


Perseus D’Aniello

Perseus D’Aniello is a young writer from the Caribbean, who immigrated to Sweden in early 2018. He is part of the LGBTQ+ community and is adamant about using his writing skills to help said community via articles, blogs, or stories. He is planning to become a full-time creative writer in the near future.