For those who have not yet found any accommodation, I am going to try to help you find one. Don’t give up! As an international student, I was able to find housing through Karolinska Housing for the first year. I lived in PAX and really loved the location. However, you are only guaranteed housing for… Read More Finding an accommodation in Stockholm
Arriving in a new city with a mind full of dreams and hopes is very exciting. There is so much to explore and there are so many new experiences. A bit of planning and getting an idea of what to expect would definitely ease the process. Arrival If you are traveling alone and it’s… Read More Planning your arrival and first week in Stockholm
Weeks have gone by since I got home. Usually when I’m home for break I go back to my usual “Taiwan routine”. Things go back a certain way and I don’t notice much change. But this time I felt different, besides my expanding waistline due to so many delicious food, I have noticed that my… Read More Home For The 1st Time After 1 Year in Sweden
During the summer, most international students go back home or move to the South to get some sun and some vitamin D… But if you ever move to Stockholm, you MUST stay in the city for at least a couple of summer weeks! This is the first year I’m doing it and, trust me, it’s… Read More A summer day in Stockholm – in Långholmen
3 intense and eventful years have passed since I started at Karolinska Institutet. Now it’s time for me to move on, take the next step, open a new chapter… In this post I’ll sum up my 3 years of doing the biomedicine BSc programme in Stockholm and reveal shortly my future plans. When I first… Read More Biomed BSc finished. How was it and what’s next?
I am a Swede by proxy, having moved to the country, married a Swede and had Swedish(ish) children. For me, Sweden has its pros and cons. The main disadvantage is the winter – the very long, dark, cold winter. Having grown up in Kenya, this has been a huge challenge. In fact, instead of getting… Read More Jordgubbar, syrener, bastu & bad & loppis
As I was going through some TedTalks online and doing some fact-checking on Sweden, for procrastination purposes of course, I came across the “Good Country Index” and immediately became intrigued. The Good Country Index tries to measure how much each country on earth contributes to the planet and to the human race, relative to its size… Read More Is Sweden a “good” country? Yes, it is currently the best at it. You don’t believe me? Maybe you will believe the rankings.
Every year an exciting 42,195 km race takes place in this beautiful capital, an event that involves the whole city and brings thousands of runners from all over the world. This year it was on the 3rd of June and I can tell you the city got crazy! I was following the race from the… Read More The Stockholm Marathon 2017
On June 6th every year, it is the National Day of Sweden (Sveriges nationaldag), a national holiday! Prior to 1983, the day was celebrated as the Swedish Flag Day (Svenska flaggans dag), but it was renamed later on as the national day. It is a great opportunity to have extra fun in Stockholm or anywhere… Read More Why you should not leave Sweden before the 6th of June every year (hint: it is the Swedish National Day)
As summer is finally here in Sweden, these past few weeks of sunshine meant a lot of crazy trips and adventures took place. So without further ado, here are 5 things you can do in Sweden in summer! 1) Hiking There are lots of parks around Stockholm where you can go for a hike or… Read More Summer time in Sweden!