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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.

Social Ideas for Newbie Parents

I often say to myself, when you’re a parent, life is what happened between fresh brewed coffee in the morning and reheated coffee in the afternoon: you barely have time to enjoy your coffee, decently 😀 Especially when you live away from home, far from the supporting system called family, the struggle is real. Luckily […]

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Swedish Sayings I Wish I Knew Before Moving to Sweden

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Like many other countries, Sweden has plenty of expressions, idioms and sayings rooted in history and tradition. Some of them can be found in other languages, or at least share similar meaning like “Beat around the bush” and “Gå som katten kring het gröt” (English: walks like the cat around hot porridge). Some others are […]

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Events in Lund

Despite its petite size, Lund is the home for many interesting regular events. From January to December, there are always some things going on in Lund. I put a compilation of events in Lund below so you can mark your calendar and plan everything in advance like Swedes do

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How to enjoy the Swedish summer in Lund

When it comes to summer, Swedes know how to make the most of it. It’s understandable, since summer doesn’t last long here and winter can be unbearable. So they definitely don’t want to miss the summer moments. Travel to sandy beaches, kayaking in national parks, or relaxing in summer houses are parts of the summer […]

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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

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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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