SWEDISH CULTURE & TRADITIONS

Midsommar

A BLOG ABOUT SWEDEN WITHOUT TALKING ABOUT MIDSOMMAR IS NOT POSSIBLE. What is midsommar?  Midsummer, also known as St John’s Day, is the period of time centered upon the summer solstice, and more specifically the northern European celebrations that accompany the actual...

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Swedish language

DON’T BE AFRAID OF THE SWEDISH LANGUAGE!  When I moved to Sweden, I thought I will NEVER learn Swedish. It seems so complicated, and my first goal was to learn English. And, to be honest, why would I learn a language that only 10million people speak… ? But life is...

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Mentality of Swedish people

HOW IS THE SWEDISH CULTURE? RESPECTFUL Every single thing is so different compare to France. First of all, to me, French culture is full with criticsm, complains but also irrespect. We were having a dinner over French friends and someone asked "What will you risk if...

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The Lagom life

LAGOM - WHAT DOES THAT MEAN? It is trendy, everyone is talking about it but what does really mean LAGOM? Lagom in Swedish means "not too much - not too little". I still have issue to actually use it but it doesn't talk to me. So for example, if someone asks me " how...

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LIFE STYLE

Is Sweden an expansive country?

Before I move to Sweden, I heard a lot of things about "Sweden is an expansive country". The answer to this question is "IT DEPENDS". Haircut: min. 60€ long hair for a girl - 45€ short cut for boys Restaurant for lunch 10€ for one person Restaurant for dinner 30€ for...

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Buy Alcohol in Sweden

This article may seem strange but it is actually a different system than in France. Sweden has a clever way to sell alcohol, it is controlled by the government. The only way to get alcohol is to go to a shop called "Systembolaget" (and you need to be +20yo) where you...

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FOOD & SPECIALITIES

What is a FIKA?

Fika is a pretty big deal in Sweden. According to Wikipedia, Fika is a concept in Swedish culture with the basic meaning "to have coffee", often accompanied with pastries, cookies or pie. When I arrive in Sweden, I had no idea what Fika means and it is not so big in...

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Swedish Specialities

I don't know if I am the best to talk about Swedish Food because to be really honest with you, I MISS FRENCH FOOD. After my family and my horse, it is the thing that I really miss. Swedish L-O-V-E SAUCE. But when I say sauce, it is not this delicate wine sauce, it is...

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HOW TO…

Find an appartement

I WOULD SAY : GOOD LUCK It is really COMPLICATED to find a rental apartment in Sweden (it is not a joke). But everything is possible! Before I moved to Sweden, I read a lot about how complicated it is and I was not convince.. How hard can it be.. Well, when I arrived...

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Get a personal Number

THE GOLDEN TICKET This little number is how you will survive in Sweden. But What is a Personal Number? The personnal number is your social security number. When you actually get it, it is FOREVER. With this number, you will also be able to : Pay taxes Get a...

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DISCOVER SWEDEN

What to do in Östergötland

More details are coming - Östergötland is a really beautiful region. Especially with the Lake Vätten!  Linköping Flygvapenmuseum : Museum about planes Lac Roxen : beautiful lake around Linköping Ullstamma skögen: it is a park with a wonderful forest! I highly...

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A week end in Skåne – Båstad

Skåne is an area in the south of Sweden. We rented a car and drove down from Linköping, it is around 4hours driving. Båstad is really charming city, surrounding by the sea. It is totally different landscapes, it reminds me a bit from France. I let you discover with...

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Restaurants in Linköping

I am a bit picky about restaurants because I am used to French food and it is not the same in Sweden... Little Tokyo: BEST sushi ever in town! I strongly recommend this place. Sushis are super fresh, it is really good quality for good price. Överste Mörner: Well,...

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