Patricia Alvarado Salas

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!

Getting Ready for Preschool in Sweden

School days are here to stay, at least until the next break. Summer is officially over. BOOO! If you are a newbie parent in Sweden, you may be worried about how to get ready for preschool. Leaving your kid for the first time to strangers and especially when you don’t know the language can be […]

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A day trip to Trosa

After my original vacation plans got canceled, I decided to read more about what we could do as a family in Stockholm and surrounding areas and came across Trosa. According to my Lonely Planet Sweden guide, Trosa is an adorable and well-preserved seaside town that is easy to reach and great for a day trip. […]

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You may be entitled to vote in Sweden’s Elections

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I don’t know if you have heard about the coming elections in Sweden. Citizens select three (3) different bodies called the national parliament (Riksdag), the county councils (landsting), and municipal assemblies (kommunfullmäktige). Sweden’s Elections are held once every four years on the second Sunday of September this year, and you may be entitled to vote […]

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Spoucezilla or spousechilla: something to be aware as a trailing spouse in Sweden

Trailing Spouse is a term that I didn’t know existed until I became one in 2013 and it still affects me. Perhaps, you have heard the synonym: accompanying partner. It doesn’t matter if you are a woman or a man. The reality is that even if we play a crucial role in the adaptation process […]

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