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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 practise, my favourite being running. I also love food, reading and blogging. I hope you enjoy my posts!

Explore Sweden’s green areas with Hitta ut

One of the greatest advantages of living in Sweden is the proximity of nature. Even if you live in a big city, there’s certainly more than a forest around. Some are bigger than other ones. Some have trails for walks or runs. Some have elevated points with breathtaking views. All have fresh air and are […]

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Dealing with cancer in Sweden – Betül’s story

Betül is the most generous, positive and wonderful person that I have ever crossed paths with and I consider myself lucky for having met her. She is a proud scientist at Chalmers and she loves Sweden and her life in Gothenburg. She is also a Newbie like many of us.  Imagine you just moved to […]

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Day trip to Marstrand

Marstrand

Marstrand, advertised as the sailing metropolis of the west coast, is a beautiful island only a stone’s throw from Gothenburg. It comes to life during the summer, but it’s just as lovable during other seasons. I have been there several times and it never gets old, so do yourself a favour and visit Marstrand. Past and […]

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Swedish Summer Berries

Redcurrant/التوت السويدي

Swedish forests are abundant in berries at this time of the year, which is actually one of my favorite things about the Swedish summer. I love the variety and the versatility that berries offer. One can make jams, drinks, pies, crumbles, cakes, sorbets or eat them fresh. However, not all types of berries fit all […]

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Guide to a happy unemployment

unemployment

Unemployment does not have to be hard, but it is not easy. It messes with your mind and self-confidence and makes you doubt yourself. I was unemployed for the first 1,5 year after my move to Sweden, until recently when I finally found a job. My experience hardly makes me an expert in unemployment, but looking back I […]

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