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.
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 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.
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.
Kodheyo banna! Joseph here. I moved some years back to Gothenburg for studies from Uganda, the ‘Pearl of Africa’ located in East Africa. I later moved to Lund/Malmö for work. I am married, and I love meeting people, nature, and physical activities. I like to read books and try out new things. My favourite Swedish word is beroendeframkallande. Hoping to share interesting moments with you all.
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 is a Stockholm-based investment advisor and tech enthusiast. She left her job from a top-tier bank in Hong Kong and moved to Sweden in 2017. 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.
Tatiana Sokolova is an investigator, collector and classifier of cultures, places, and ways of expression – the very things which often defy classification. She lives in Stockholm with her intercultural family. She is a researcher, a freelancer of various trades, and a little bit a photographer. Also a little bit a writer of short stories, and an aficionada – a lover of flamenco song, guitar, clapping and dance.
My name is Michaela and I grew up surrounded by mountains in Switzerland. When I moved to flat Lund to do my Ph.D., I initially thought it would only be for the 4 years that it takes to obtain this degree. Of course, life had other plans, and falling in love with a Swede changed my life completely. I am passionate about science, outdoor activities, and balancing multicultural traditions.