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Explore Sweden’s green areas with Hitta ut

One of the greatest advantages of living in Sweden is the proximity of nature. Even if you live in a big city, there’s certainly more than a forest around. Some are bigger than other ones. Some have trails for walks or runs. Some have elevated points with breathtaking views. All have fresh air and are […]

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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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Swedish Summer Berries

Redcurrant/التوت السويدي

Swedish forests are abundant in berries at this time of the year, which is actually one of my favorite things about the Swedish summer. I love the variety and the versatility that berries offer. One can make jams, drinks, pies, crumbles, cakes, sorbets or eat them fresh. However, not all types of berries fit all […]

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A family guide to Dalarna

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Dalarna – Sweden at its finest Finding the perfect holiday destination is not always easy.  But if you are looking for a relaxing and charming Swedish getaway, look no further than Dalarna. Dalarna, also known as Dalecarlia in English, is just a few hours’ drive from Stockholm, yet with its sweeping scenery and quaint charms, […]

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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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Schools Out for Sommar! Celebrating the skolavslutning in Sweden.

It’s that time of year again when schools begin to wind down towards the summer break, and students of all ages begin to dream of the long holidays ahead. In Sweden, there is one important tradition to take part in before children and teens can bid their classes farewell and head for the beach: the […]

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The mystery of the Swedish identity during the summer holidays

Summer holidays

Sweden is infamous for shutting down during the summer months, and often earlier – and longer, than in most European countries. Why is that so, and what consequences does it it have? The answers are called industrisemester and sommarlov. These are two heavily institutionalised concepts that are deeply ingrained in our work culture and personal […]

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