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Coronavirus: Build your immunity!

There is heated debate (strange to describe anything that happens in Sweden as ‘heated’) about the Swedish government’s strategy concerning coronavirus. Here, ‘vi tar det lungt’ – we are taking it easy compared to our European neighbors. But this article is not about doubting or double-guessing. It is about the crucial thing which somehow seems […]

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) in Sweden: Updates and Q&A

Coronavirus in Sweden: Updates and Q&A

We know that lack of information, language barrier, and feeling uncertain makes the current situation even more difficult for Newbies in Sweden. That’s why we decided to create a list of reliable sources that report information regarding Coronavirus (COVID-19) status in English, as well as post short summaries from Swedish media. What are the most […]

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Dealing with cancer in Sweden – Betül’s story

Betül is the most generous, positive and wonderful person that I have ever crossed paths with and I consider myself lucky for having met her. She is a proud scientist at Chalmers and she loves Sweden and her life in Gothenburg. She is also a Newbie like many of us.  Imagine you just moved to […]

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How to prevent from tick-borne diseases

Finally, summer and time to enjoy the outdoors! But it is also time for protection.   This is because summer is also the time when tick-borne infections such as TBE (tick-borne encephalitis) and Borrelia (Lyme Borrelios) get more common. Here is some useful information about both. Quick facts about TBE (from Fasting.nu) TBE is spreading both […]

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Public Toilets, a Bright Spot in Sweden

Today I want to chat with you about a somewhat taboo topic—the public toilet. Ewww…really? Yes, really. Having lived in three countries and traveled somewhat extensively, I find public toilets to be fascinating. Bathroom, toilet, WC, toalett; call it what you will; we all need them. In Indonesia, I squatted while wearing a toddler on […]

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