Last weekend I went to a festival that I didn’t get to experience last year when I first came to Stockholm. It is called the Stockholm Street Food Festival located in Kungsträdgården, just a couple of miles away from the palace. While the food was good and the atmosphere was fun, I think this festival… Read More Stockholm Street Food Festival
Having spent a year in Stockholm, I decided to try and locate all the bakeries I could where they sell cakes or sugar delicacies. There may be times when you feel stressed and want to eat something chocolately or just have a sugar craving. If don’t know where you might find those sugary delights keep… Read More Need to satisfy your sugar craving? Here are my top 3 favourite bakeries in Stockholm!
To all the new students, First and foremost a warm welcome to KI and sunny Stockholm! (At least for now 😉 ) Introduction week has started at KI which means you have officially begun the journey of starting university life. Here’s a little something to know about life in Sweden and what to expect when… Read More What to expect when starting university!
The other day my brother kindly reminded me that I had misspelled “Institutet”, he said that is not English. Immediately I proudly told him that he is correct, it’s not English it is Swedish. Of course, I then proceeded to teach him a quick 3 minutes Swedish grammar lesson about “en/ett”. After all, it is… Read More “En” and “Ett”
There is so much research that goes in before we decide on which university to study in. Consequently, there are high expectations. It was the same for me when I decided to pursue master’s studies at Karolinska Institutet. The first year at KI has been great and apart from what I had expected, there have… Read More My “wow” moments at KI
We are officially two weeks out from the start of the 2017 fall semester so I wanted to shed some light on some questions you might have/will have. Q1: I have not booked my flight because I can’t find a cheap flight. Do you have good recommendations? A1: Oh yes, I do! If you are… Read More Questions and Answers- Moving to Stockholm
Ever wonder why your bridesmaids can’t wear red? Or what it’s like to sit through 3hrs of speeches in a language you don’t understand? Well I did, and this is my story of understanding culture, finding love, and planning my own BIG FAT Swedish Wedding! Let’s start from the beginning… So how exactly did I… Read More My Big Fat Svenskt Bröllop !
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