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Volunteer at summer festivals in Sweden

What’s every newbie’s favourite topic in the support groups online? How to make friends in Sweden. All newbies and ‘oldies’ have different stories and ideas, suggestions, and so on. I will share with one my story how to make friends in Sweden before winter: volunteer at summer festivals. During my first summers in Sweden, I […]

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Newbies of Sweden: Your Story

Whenever we start a new project (big or small) preparation is key. In a time where information is abundant, finding everything we need to be prepared is relatively easy. Documents, contact information, prices, etc. For many of us, that ultimate new project has been moving to another country. And one very important piece of information we need when facing something […]

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That Restart Button

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Moving to a new place when you have a good career back home isn’t just hard; it IS a big decision. But a choice had to be made. And that choice brought me to Sweden, more than 10,000 kilometres away from my home country. I never thought that I would have to move to Sweden. […]

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How to Save (a little bit of) Money in Sweden

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It’s a common knowledge, I think, that living in Sweden is not cheap. According to a data from Numbeo (February 7, 2018), “Cost of living in Sweden (rent is excluded), is 15.47% higher than in United States.” However, thanks to the Swedish ways of life, there are some things that we can do to save […]

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What to Expect the First Year (in Sweden)

People say the first year of everything is actually the hardest. What about the first year living in Sweden? Well, it’s not easy, I must say. But, if you know what to expect, you will know how to deal with that. 1. Bureaucracy Welcome to Sweden! First thing first: get your personnumer and your Swedish […]

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