December is the month when Sweden is covered in gloom and people light candles and put Christmas lights in the windows to break up the utter darkness in the street. The lack of sun affects everybody, and many traditions are dedicated to it. One of the traditions is Lucia Day. You might have seen the… Read More Magic Lucia Day
In a land far far away…..where half of it is covered by pine and spruce forests, a mesmerising archipelago exists near its capital city. No polar bears or penguins live here but northern lights, elks, and moose can be seen (if you are lucky). The sun occasionally exists here too (note occasionally) and it has… Read More Is Sweden a nice place to live? Great and odd facts about this country
Travelling is something that is always on my mind and the opportunity to travel around Europe was a big draw for me to make the move from Canada to Stockholm. However, finding the right balance while being a full-time student can be tricky at first, while you are trying to navigate a new school which… Read More How to balance having the travel bug and being a full-time student
In December 2019, I had the pleasure of ticking off an item off my bucket list: attending a Nobel Lecture. The lectures by William Kaelin Jr., Gregg L. Semenza, and Peter Ratcliffe told stories of the connections between the most inner workings of our cells, and one of the most vital substances for human life:… Read More Recap 2020: Attending a Nobel Lecture!
Some say we are entering a new decade, while others argue that the decade will start in 2021. Well, what matters is that we try to focus on our well being, make positive impacts, and surround ourselves with good people and positive vibes. It may sound straightforward, but it’s not something that quickly falls into… Read More Are we ready for 2020? – Year in review
A common thing you will hear throughout the winter months in Stockholm is that people don’t know what to do when it is cold and gets dark so early. This was something I struggled with especially coming from Vancouver, Canada which has a mild climate. I was used to being physically active outdoors almost every… Read More 5 ways to stay physically active during the Swedish winter
It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas 🎄 🎶 As someone who has lived in Sweden a few years and now says “jaha” as an unironic expression of comprehension, I’d like to recommend some food items that make Swedish Christmas a bit different from the rest. Blue cheese and gingerbread cookies Yes, I do… Read More 5 Swedish Christmas Foods to try this holiday season
Christmas is coming! As a KI student, you will not really have a long christmas holiday. But if you can manage to finish all the study assignments well before christmas, I believe you can have a merry Christmas 🙂 Here I will share some festive activities to do in Stockholm during the Christmas season. Fortunately,… Read More Festive (and cheap) activities to do in Stockholm during the christmas season
One of the most exciting parts of travelling can be trying the local food. If you have dietary restrictions, this can often be disappointing, frustrating and even stressful because you do not know where to eat. I have a gluten allergy and in Canada, I had figured out how to navigate it. I knew which… Read More Thriving with an allergy in Stockholm
Being a master student not only involves attending lectures, writing assays and studying for exams, thankfully. Although all of these are very important for our future, while being a student in Stockholm we have access to many more activities for networking and developing our career paths. The students of the Molecular Techniques in Life Science… Read More Getting a PhD mentor!