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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.

Typical Swedish habits

Living in a new country brings its own excitement and challenges. The first years are usually dubbed as the honeymoon phase. This is the moment when everything seems so bright, fresh and exciting. Then soon, things become routine and less fascinating than before. In a matter of time, we started to settle and eventually adopted […]

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Where to get souvenirs in Lund

Do you have friends coming over to Sweden? Are you going to visit your family back home? Either way, you might end up with this question: “Where can I get Swedish souvenirs?” In Lund, these are the options: Lunds Turistbyrå (Tourist Information Centre) As indicated in its name, this is a must visit place for […]

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Giving Birth in Sweden: A Personal Story

Monday, 3rd of December 2018, I woke up with severe pain in my abdomen and my lower back. ”This is it. Labor had begun,” I thought. But I wasn’t entirely correct. The contractions started but it took two weeks for my baby to arrive. What a journey it was. These are the highlights of my […]

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Having your baby in Sweden – The final checklist

As the clock is ticking and you find yourself trying to embrace the anxiety of facing labour, you might need to know some practical things before The Big Day comes. Here are some tips to be as prepared as possible to welcome your baby. 1. Create a contacts list It’s always essential to know whom to […]

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Budget Shopping for Newborn Essentials

Shopping for your new baby is an exciting and a fun part of being pregnant. Imagine yourself go to a baby shop and see all those cute Scandinavian designs, how can you resist the temptation? Wait until you realise that there are only three price categories in Sweden: 1) Expensive 2) Even more expensive, and […]

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Things You Might Want to Know about Lund

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It’s old, it’s small, yet it’s full of charm: It’s Lund! Less known than cities like Stockholm, Gothenburg or Malmö, Lund is actually one of the oldest cities in Sweden. Its roots can be traced back to the Uppåkra settlement from around 100 BC. For this reason, Lund is rich with history and remarkable landmarks. […]

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Knowing Your Rights as a Mommy to be in Sweden

Sweden is one of the most family-friendly countries in the world. Here are some of the reasons why: Free or Subsidised Prenatal Care As a resident of Sweden, you’re entitled to prenatal care through midwife-led antenatal care centre (barnmorskemottagningar or BMM) before a baby is born. In Skåne, you can choose which BMM you want […]

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