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The Human Library: Read humans, fight stereotypes

When we move to another country, we all have preconceptions towards local people, and how the local people perceive us. Some are positive, some are negative. The Human Library is a non-profit organization that challenges us to change stereotypes and prejudices towards others.  As an avid reader, I came across the Human Library while looking for […]

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What does new mean to you? The conversion of a indoors girl to outdoor life in Sweden…

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Have you heard it yet?  The ubiquitous phrase so popular in Sweden when the weather gods do their best to keep everyone indoors? Det finns inget dåligt väder, bara dåliga kläder. There’s no bad weather, only bad clothing. Never did that turn out to be truer for me, previously a self confessed devotee of all […]

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Open Preschools in Sweden: the perfect hangout for you and your baby, toddler or preschooler

If you are arriving in Sweden with a baby or young child, you will no doubt be keen to find activities to fill their days with almost from the get go.  Sweden’s fantastic network of öppna förskolor (open preschools) can be a wonderful place to start. Open preschools (sometimes known in English as ‘stay and […]

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Styr och Ställ – How Gothenburg’s Bike-Sharing Service Works

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If you live or have ever been to Gothenburg, it’s likely that you’ve seen the Styr och Ställ blue bikes. It seems that a lot of people know they exist, but haven’t looked into how it works. It surprises me because it’s such a fantastic way to get around the city. I thought I would share some information […]

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