More specifically I should say “Happy Lunar New Year!” Lunar New Year is the first day of the year based on the lunar calendar that calculates days using the lunar cycle. Although this calendar is ancient and no longer the official way to base on, the lunar calendar still heavily influences many Asian cultural traditions and… Read More HAPPY NEW YEAR! (Again)
It is true, I am not gonna lie: if you decide to go to the North of Sweden for a trip, it is probably going to be about seeing the Northern Lights. Because they are beautiful in pictures and who wouldn’t want to experience that in reality? But, as it turns out, the Northern Lights… Read More 11 things to do in Kiruna, Swedish Lapland, except for seeing the Northern lights
The one thing I can guarantee you, with 100% certainty is that if you end up enrolling at Karolinska Institutet, you will be doing lots of studying. You will be doing one assignment after another, studying for one course after another. There is no way around it so what can you do to ‘spice’ up… Read More Coffee shops and study spots for when you want a change of scenery
What are you potentially signing up for in terms of student life by applying to KI? Have a peek inside a current KI student’s calendar to get an idea about the various outside the classroom activities organized by KI . Kick off your Swedish experience by attending the introduction week! Introduction week starts off with a three day intensive Swedish… Read More A peek inside a KI student’s calendar
In a previous post, I wrote about the festivities leading up to Christmas in Sweden and promised that I would write about Christmas Eve itself in the next blog. Here it comes! Food glorious food In my Swedish family, on the 24th of December, we wake up to a breakfast of rice pudding (eaten with… Read More Christmas in Sweden
Hej hej! It’s December and that means Christmas is here. Taking a break from all the study related posts, I decided that today I would write a blog on how I spent my Christmas in Stockholm before flying home for the holidays. And so, the first ever Christmas related activity I did was going to the… Read More My Christmas celebration in Sweden!
At the beginning of the semester, all the digital ambassadors talked about the number one things we wanted to do whilst in Sweden. Visit Lappland was on most people’s list. Not surprising since a visit to Lappland means you could meet Santa Claus and/or pretend to be Princess Elsa for the day 🙂 For those… Read More 6 reasons you should visit Lappland this winter.
With Christmas approaching, one cannot help but spread the joy among friends. I believed before moving to Sweden that I would make friends from my Master’s course, but little did I know that in just 4 months, I would feel like I am among family! The BioMed Master’s fam proved its worth in a lavish… Read More Bonding with classmates over Swedish Christmas traditions (and a cool idea to organize a group trip)
Alfred Nobel (1833-1896) was born in Stockholm, Sweden, and was part of a well-known family. He descended from O. Rudbeck, the best Swedish technical genius in the 17th century, when Sweden was a great power in northern Europe. Alfred Nobel himself, was a cosmopolitan, he lived in Petersburg, Stockholm and Paris. He was an inventor… Read More The Nobel week has begun – a briefing on Alfred Nobel and the prizes
Saturday 5pm, drinking a cup of tea in my PJs and staring through my bedroom window. The street lights have already been on for an hour, casting light on the snow, causing it to glitter. This would’ve been a typical Saturday afternoon if it weren’t for one small detail. I was about to leave my… Read More Not your typical Saturday afternoon / Alla helgons dag