The Newbie Guide to Sweden wouldn’t be what it is today if it wasn’t for all of the wonderful volunteers, bloggers and newbies who share their stories, experiences and skills with us. And because of this, we want to do a little shout out for these fabulous people.
Today, we introduce Sara Costa – one of our most prolific bloggers who among other things have written about weddings, surviving Christmas and supermarket.
We started by asking how she ended up here
I’m originally from Portugal and Sweden is the fifth country I have lived in, having also lived in Brazil, Poland and the Czech Republic. I’m sambo with a Swede with whom I shared many of my adventures abroad. At a certain point we decided to settle down and we moved to Sweden, where we both feel at home. The official story says that I moved to Sweden for love, but I already liked Sweden and its culture long before.
You are a blogger at The Newbie Guide to Sweden. What do you do write about?
I write in the Newbie blog about food, sports and Swedish culture in general. One of my favourite things to do is to observe and find cultural peculiarities in unexpected places (like supermarkets!) and then to write about them. I write both at the Newbie Guide to Sweden Blog and my own bilingual blog Às Voltas no Mundo.
How did you hear about The Newbie Guide to Sweden?
It came up on Google when I searched for information about Sweden. I have been using it since then, not only as a source of information but also as entertainment. I love reading the Newbie’s and Oldbie’s stories!
Why did you decide to volunteer?
I like the concept of the Newbie Guide to Sweden and I really enjoy writing, so I thought it was the perfect match. I was already a blogger and I was very happy when I became a volunteer at the Newbie.
We are super happy to have Sara onboard and recommend that you check out her previous blog posts – if you haven’t already done so of course:-)
Saras previous posts – which is your favorite?
- What is traditional Swedish food?
- Weddings in Sweden – what to expect
- Exercising outdoors in the winter
- Surviving the Swedish Christmas
- Swedish supermarkets – what can they teach us?
- Top 5 essentials in Sweden
- Learning Swedish with TV-shows