Category: expat life

November 25, 2020

HEJDÅ SVERIGE/GOODBYE SWEDEN

We leave for Scotland tomorrow, and it’s finally starting to set in that I’ll no longer be living in Sweden. No more midsummer, afternoon fika, or dalahästar. No daily kanelbullar, summerhouses, or ABBA – there are so many things I’ll miss, but I’m certain many of the Swedish things I’ve come to love will find […]

November 17, 2020

LEARNING SWEDISH: MY EXPERIENCE

One of the best parts of living abroad is experiencing the culture, and for me, I found it difficult to do so fully without understanding the language. Though Sweden is known as one of the top countries when it comes to English fluency, it was important for me to try to learn at least some […]

October 27, 2020

WE’RE MOVING TO EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND!

It’s official – we’re moving! At the end of November, MacKenzie, our two cats, and I will all be making the move to Edinburgh, Scotland! These past two+ years in Sweden have quite literally changed our lives and we wouldn’t have had it any other way. We moved to Sweden for the opportunity to live […]

October 13, 2020

CYCLING IN SWEDEN: MY LIFE ON TWO WHEELS

What’s your favourite mode of travel? Before moving to Europe, I would have said car, but after two and a half years of cycling almost every day – bike is my preferred way to get around!  As someone who grew up riding around in a car and was only introduced to public transportation during my university […]

September 29, 2020

HOW TO MAKE FRIENDS IN A NEW CITY

One of the most daunting pieces of moving to a new place is making new friends. As someone who has moved to both new cities and countries in the last few years, this is a struggle that I know all too well. Combined with the inevitable stress of moving, at times it can all seem […]

September 15, 2020

LEVELING UP IN MALMÖ: OUR HOUSE HUNTERS EXPERIENCE

As some of you may know, in February 2020 MacKenzie and I were featured in our very own episode of House Hunters International. It was such an interesting and unique experience that I haven’t talked about much, so I thought it would be fun to go into a bit more detail here!  Warning: if you […]

September 8, 2020

COFFEE AND KANELBULLAR: WHERE TO FIKA IN MALMÖ

Let’s talk about Fika – because who doesn’t want an excuse to have a kanelbulle (cinnamon bun) for an afternoon snack? The word Fika is often translated to mean “a coffee or cake break”, and while this is correct in a sense, Fika is so, soooo much more. One of the very first things we […]

August 31, 2020

10 WAYS I’VE CHANGED SINCE MOVING ABROAD

Looking back on the past two years that I’ve lived in Sweden, there are so many things about my life that have changed. From daily habits to overall mindset, experiencing life in another country has given me perspective and opportunities I never would have imagined. Though the number is closer to 10,000 – keep scrolling […]

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