Djurgården – Art and Nature in Stockholm

Djurgården is an island in the central area of Stockholm. A beloved destination for locals and tourists where one can find museums, gardens, and many family-friendly activities. Here are some places that you can enjoy during your visit.  Biologiska Museet  The Museum of Biology offers the visitors the possibility of seeing all kinds of birds and mammals of […]

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Life itself – New exhibition at Moderna Museet

Installation view of Life Itself at Moderna museum in Stockholm, 2016. Photo: Åsa Lundén / Moderna Museet What is life? The new current exhibition at Moderna Museet in Stockholm (Sweden’s major modern and contemporary art museum) takes on this complex question. Newbie blogger and artist Pavel Matveyev views the exhibition, which is both overwhelming and at […]

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Beautiful and boring at Fotografiska

Two new exhibitions at the Stockholm’s main photography centre. Fotografiska, occupying a beautiful industrial building that used to be the customs, runs four major exhibitions and around 20 minor shows a year. Normally you can see from three to five different shows at a time and the selection of photographers varies from the international stars to […]

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Petya, Bulgaria

Petya came to Sweden in the spring 2014. She is a twice re-located Bulgarian and devoted art lover. We started by asking her how she came to end up in Sweden.  I had visited Sweden a few years before moving. I was fascinated with what I saw but didn’t really think I would one day […]

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Pavel, Russia


Pavel is an artist, photographer, translator, travel writer, PR consultant, blogger who’s lived in Sweden for almost 6 years. He is also a dear member of the Newbie blogger team, covering cultural happenings in Sweden, read his posts here and here. “I moved to Sweden from Portugal with my partner at the time – he […]

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Vincent Pitcher, Australia

Vincent skiing

Vincent is a teacher from Australia. He has always wanted to live in Europe. Whilst traveling he heard of a company looking for native English speaking  teachers. After a visit to his new work place he was sold! Sweden is very green and nature friendly. There is always a lake,  a garden, some animals, trees,  and a mix […]

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