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Weird Swedish Expressions

Presented by  When you are learning a new language, it isn’t necessarily a grasp of grammar or a large vocabulary that will make you feel like “you get” a language. It is instead when you start learning (and using) the sounds and expressions that are typical of that language.   I teach Swedish on a daily […]

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IKEA – The Swedish mother ship

Presented by Ibus Media IKEA is the epitome of Sweden and completely ingrained in Swedish life. As a Newbie in Sweden, you can truly never fully understand the Swedes if you don’t understand IKEA! For many Swedes living abroad, a trip to the local IKEA store will help cure any homesickness.  Starting with the stores […]

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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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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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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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Gothenburg’s islands

Gothenburg’s archipelago is – like the one in Stockholm – quite unique, and just beautiful to see. All the islands, sticking together in a net of beautiful landscapes, are breathtaking. Both the northern and the southern islands are inhabited, and their residents seem to live like in heaven. They happen to live the cotton candied […]

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Viewpoints in Gothenburg — Part 2

Gothenburg has many viewpoints, most of them are all over the city and free for everyone to enjoy. As the city’s shape is quite unique with a fascinating architectural blend, is best admired from above. This means that you need to climb up to places to take in the view and to capture the moment. It’s […]

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