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The best places to spend a Swedish Summer

Ad VimeDigital It has been a long, cold winter, but soon it’ll be time for the cold to let go and instead give way to spring and summer. Hopefully, this will mean lots of sunshine and warmth. A lot of people are already dreaming of where they are going on vacation when it’s time for […]

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How to buy prescription medicines

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Pharmacies used to be state owned but on July 1st 2009 a re-regulation of the Swedish pharmacy market took place, allowing private pharmacies. Since then the total number of pharmacies in Sweden has increased from approximately 950 to over 1400. Disclaimer: To keep The Newbie Guide free, we use affiliate links (marked with *) and […]

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Third Year Reflection

As the year-end is approaching, I would like to use this blog post as a medium of reflection. A look back to where it all started three years ago. This month in 2016, I moved to Sweden from my home country. Time has passed by and many things have happened ever since, including having an […]

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Swedish Sayings I Wish I Knew Before Moving to Sweden

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Like many other countries, Sweden has plenty of expressions, idioms and sayings rooted in history and tradition. Some of them can be found in other languages, or at least share similar meaning like “Beat around the bush” and “Gå som katten kring het gröt” (English: walks like the cat around hot porridge). Some others are […]

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Events in Lund

Despite its petite size, Lund is the home for many interesting regular events. From January to December, there are always some things going on in Lund. I put a compilation of events in Lund below so you can mark your calendar and plan everything in advance like Swedes do

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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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Change your career in 4 months – Camron’s Story

Changing your career and entering the job market with over 1 million job opportunities – all of that is possible with Craft Academy courses, just in 4 months. Don’t believe it? Read our interview with Camron and see how he managed to do it. And don’t miss the special discount for our Newbie readers. Created with Craft Academy Who are you and how come you decided to apply to Craft Academy?  My name is Camron and although I’m a Swedish citizen, I have lived abroad most of my life and have just returned to Sweden. So in a sense, I’m an expat and […]

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