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Day Trips from Stockholm

Stockholm is a fantastic city with plenty to offer on its own. An endless list of museums, parks, food, shopping and the best of all: plenty of places to visit nearby. Surrounded by dreamy landscapes and charming towns, here are some great day trips ideas from the city.  Drottningholm This royal residence was built in […]

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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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The small town of Växjö

Växjö

Sweden is full of little gems. Even when most people know about Stockholm, Gothenburg or Malmö, there are places such as Växjö that maybe don’t ring a bell right away. However, if you know about Småland, IKEA, Astrid Lindgren or the traditional Swedish art of glass making, then you know about Växjö.    I have to be honest, […]

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Puzzling prepositions – a Swedish lesson with The Swedish Teacher

Presented by The Swedish Teacher Here at the Newbie Guide we work in an unholy mess of English, Swedish, Spanish, Portuguese and Arabic. So we know first hand the struggle of getting the “small details” of a language right. On top of that we often get emails and messages asking about places and apps to […]

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A complete guide to buying an apartment in Stockholm (Part 4)

Over the last month, I have been sharing useful information on how to go from renting to owning an apartment in Stockholm as a Newbie. On this last part, I will let you know how to make the offer and be the owner of your first place. You can find Part 1 here, Part 2 […]

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A complete guide to buying an apartment in Stockholm (Part 3)

In this series, we have talked about the reasons why you should consider buying an apartment and how to calculate mortgage and downpayment to get the apartment you want. This time, we will talk about how to take advantage of the available tools to find the right place for you.   Reality Check #3: Find the right […]

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