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Surprising things for Newbies working in Sweden

…from an Italian point of view. My name is Francesca, 100% Italian, living in Stockholm since 2016. Why Stockholm? Good question, I moved for work without thinking how cold and dark it would be during the winter… but hey, that gives me one more excuse to travel. Long story short – I was born in 1987 […]

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Never live “temporary” somewhere

Did you move to Sweden on a temporary contract? Or for your studies? Do you see your time here in Sweden as a temporary phase of your life? Then stop what you are doing, and continue reading this! When I moved 4.5 years ago to Sweden, I was the opinion that my stay in Sweden […]

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Giving Birth in Sweden: A Personal Story

Monday, 3rd of December 2018, I woke up with severe pain in my abdomen and my lower back. ”This is it. Labor had begun,” I thought. But I wasn’t entirely correct. The contractions started but it took two weeks for my baby to arrive. What a journey it was. These are the highlights of my […]

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Discovering Stockholm

When I walk along the streets or “gator” of Stockholm, it seems to me like moving inside a painted landscape from a fairy tale book. What impresses me is that although Stockholm is situated on many islands and is surrounded by water, I do not have the impression to walk on an island. When I […]

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Things You Might Want to Know about Lund

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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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Weird Swedish Expressions

Presented by  When you are learning a new language, it isn’t necessarily a grasp of grammar or a large vocabulary that will make you feel like “you get” a language. It is instead when you start learning (and using) the sounds and expressions that are typical of that language.   I teach Swedish on a daily […]

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