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Astrid Lindgren

The small town of 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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Bullerby Syndrome: about German love for Swedish life

The ‘American Dream’ has come to an end but the ‘Swedish Dream’ just started. As the story ‘from rags to riches’ stepped back, Sweden’s countryside (and also its cities) burst with immigrants. It boasts people who work on letting their dreams become true, by living in a wooden house quite close to a lake.  Why […]

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Schools Out for Sommar! Celebrating the skolavslutning in Sweden.

It’s that time of year again when schools begin to wind down towards the summer break, and students of all ages begin to dream of the long holidays ahead. In Sweden, there is one important tradition to take part in before children and teens can bid their classes farewell and head for the beach: the […]

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