Category: Sweden

April 27, 2021

3 DAYS IN STOCKHOLM: YOUR ULTIMATE TRAVEL GUIDE

This week Scotland is officially out of lockdown, and while I won’t be travelling internationally for a while, it’s feeling like travel is on the horizon! Which means it’s the perfect time to start thinking and planning upcoming adventures – first stop, Stockholm!  As many of you may know, I lived in Malmö Sweden for about […]

March 30, 2021

5 WAYS TO CELEBRATE EASTER LIKE A SWEDE

Glad påsk! The sun is shining (when it’s not raining), flowers are starting to bloom, and it’s really starting to feel like spring! This Sunday is Easter (Påsk), one of my favourite holidays to celebrate, and so I thought I’d reminisce a bit and talk about how it’s celebrated in Sweden! Påsk has pretty much […]

March 23, 2021

SWEDISH FIKA: YOUR GUIDE TO THE BEST SWEDISH PASTRIES

Let’s talk about fika! Fika is a Swedish word that seems to be making it’s way around the world through Instagram and Pinterest, and for good reason! Often translated as “a coffee and cake break”, fika is this and so much more. Fika is an important part of Swedish culture. In fact, many Swedes consider it an […]

March 16, 2021

5 DIFFERENCES BETWEEN SWEDISH AND AMERICAN APARTMENTS

Now that we’ve been in Edinburgh a few months, we’re looking to move our of our temporary apartment and into another for the longer term. With all this apartment searching and comparing, I’m reminded of the last time we changed apartments which, of course was in Sweden.  Before moving to Sweden, I was of course, […]

March 2, 2021

SO YOU WANT TO MOVE ABROAD? TIPS FROM AN EXPAT

After a year in lockdown, are you sick of the same old same old, feeling that wanderlust, and itching to try something new? Have you always dreamed of waking up to the sunrise in Greece, shopping in France, or having daily fika in Sweden? Maybe your company has another branch in Germany, and you’re debating […]

February 23, 2021

6 FOODS I STARTED EATING AFTER MOVING TO SWEDEN

Before living in Sweden, I had never heard of a saffron bun. Pea soup and pancakes definitely were never eaten together, and liquorice was not something to be trusted (unless in the form of Red Vines). But after two+ years, I can say that I’ve tried the pickled herring, found the perfect jam/cream/pancake ratio, and […]

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 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 […]

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