I’ve taken my own sweet time to find things to do here. I’ve made mistakes, learned from them, understood how things work and had some insights which will stick with me for life. Here are some of the most interesting things I found. Amazing Free-standing courses at the university I wanted to do a Master’s […]
A year has passed since I came to this northern hemisphere, and I have to admit it took nearly one year for me to begin to appreciate and learn the Swedish language. Perhaps I was discouraged or blatantly ignorant because I was surrounded by international communities, and the only useful Swedish words were hej and fika. […]
Did you know that Sweden is the world’s biggest exporter of pop music? When I have tweeted this on several occasions for sayitinswedish.com people have responded with ‘no, that’s definitely America’ and such comments. I agree that this statement is very bold, since Sweden’s population just went over 10 million (whereas the USA has about […]
The end of the year is here and we yearn for the white winter. It is almost like the way they celebrate Christmas Eve and New Year in every other country — the festive lights and red-white decorations surround you. Except, it’s freezing cold and the nights are darker and longer here. Yes, you know […]
It’s finally time for Eurovision! Stockholm has been sparkling the whole week and visitors from all around the globe have come to enjoy the Eurovision. But how much do you know about this musical event? For instance, why are the Swedes so crazy about it? And why does the event cause such a debate? The […]
Tonight the selection tour for Melodifestivalen will start – an event that has become something of a folk festival in Sweden. The artist who wins the Swedish contest will represent Sweden in the Eurovision Song Contest. But the most important question of course – is how YOU know about Melodifestivalen?