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Mulgeta, Eritrea

Mulgeta

Mulgeta came to Sweden 9 months ago, after a dangerous journey that took him on the roads of Sudan and Libya and over the Mediterranean Sea in a little motor-failing boat. The constant fear and anxiety of the journey took an end when the Italian coastguards rescued his boat after 25 hours deriving in the […]

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Mahmoud, Syria

Mahmoud is 24 years old from Aleppo in Syria. He had to flee from Syria to avoid being forced into being a soldier for any groups that fight for control of the land. Back in Syria, before the war tore the country apart and forced him into exile, he was working as a tailor for […]

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Want to go for a fika?

Fika

”Ska vi fika?” when you are asked this question in a Swedish office, the only answer you are supposed to give is ”Yes”. What have you just said “yes” to? Probably to the most common moment of relax in any office worldwide: the coffee break. The Swedes have this little word, Fika. If you wonder […]

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Winter is coming

One of the main associations foreigners have about Sweden is snow. Depending on where you are in the country, the snow arrives anytime between October and January. And once it’s here, it usually stays for a while. In the Stockholm winter, it’s dark and cold. So cold that the lakes turn to ice. So cold […]

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Adrian, The Netherlands

Adrian moved to Sweden for work. The bank he worked for in The Netherlands asked him to apply for a job in Stockholm as they were about to open a new office. He moved here in May 2006. Here he shares his story with us. I used to work in sales (Commercial Banking), but I took a 2 […]

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