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Budget Shopping for Newborn Essentials

Shopping for your new baby is an exciting and a fun part of being pregnant. Imagine yourself go to a baby shop and see all those cute Scandinavian designs, how can you resist the temptation? Wait until you realise that there are only three price categories in Sweden: 1) Expensive 2) Even more expensive, and […]

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Things You Might Want to Know about Lund

It’s old, it’s small, yet it’s full of charm: It’s Lund! Less known than cities like Stockholm, Gothenburg or Malmö, Lund is actually one of the oldest cities in Sweden. Its roots can be traced back to the Uppåkra settlement from around 100 BC. For this reason, Lund is rich with history and remarkable landmarks. […]

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What to Expect when You’re Expecting .. in Sweden

I had just recovered from severe flu when I realised I missed my period. I was a bit surprised but kept my expectations low as this wasn’t the first time I missed it. Days passed by and the monthly visitor still didn’t come. I started to wonder: “Am I really pregnant?” My skeptical husband asked me […]

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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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Volunteer with us

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Are you interested in making life easier for newbies in Sweden? Do you have skills you think can be useful and do you have time to share? And are you looking for an exciting project to sink your teeth into? Then volunteering with the Newbie Guide to Sweden can be just the thing.  The Newbie […]

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Newbie partners

There are many companies, organizations and groups who do great work and here we like to present special friends to The Newbie Guide to Sweden. Newbie friends are those we collaborate with a bit extra and/or who support us to make this an even better site for all Newbies and Oldbies. Incluso Incluso is specialized on […]

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The short facts

While guiding their non-Swedish friends and family through the process of settling down in Sweden, the founders of The Newbie Guide to Sweden realized there was a lack of support for newbies in the public. Primarily because of language barriers but the scattered nature of the information was not making things any better! So, the founders decided to bridge […]

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Are you an Oldbie or a Newbie?

Newbies are all the brave people who come to Sweden to start a life here. They come from all around the world. With different abilities and possibilities. An Oldbie is a Swedish person either because they were born in Sweden or have lived so long here that they have fully adopted the Swedish lifestyle. Some come for work, […]

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