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Swedish Culture

Socializing in Sweden

For a person with a non-Scandinavian background, with no knowledge of Swedish language, coming to Sweden and settling down could be bit difficult, especially when you are coming here for work or shifting with your family. This becomes a much more overwhelming experience if you are arriving here in winter when there is almost no […]

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Missing Sweden While Being Abroad

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Sometimes the best way to understand what you like and dislike about a country is to leave it for some time. The cultural translation, bracketing, brokerage; the cultural shocks one experiences in transitioning between two places, allow to understand deeper what we cherish and what we abhor about them. Every year I travel to India […]

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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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Typical Swedish habits

Living in a new country brings its own excitement and challenges. The first years are usually dubbed as the honeymoon phase. This is the moment when everything seems so bright, fresh and exciting. Then soon, things become routine and less fascinating than before. In a matter of time, we started to settle and eventually adopted […]

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