Ah the Swedish winter. Everyone dreads it and I guess you all have read blogs about how cold it is, how dark it is and how tired you feel due to vitamin D deficiency and blah blah.. DRAMA! Why does nobody ever talk about what it is like in Sweden once winter kisses us goodbye?… Read More Everyone talks about the Swedish winter, but what about the spring?
When you are invited to a hike in the National Park of the country of “Allemansrätten”(the right for all people to travel across land in the countryside, to temporarily camp there and pick berries, mushrooms etc) you say YES and go for it! Swedes love nature and outdoor activities, when the weather allows it, so you… Read More Biomedicine Master’s goes on a hiking trip to Tyresta National Park (Vlog)
Living in Sweden is not just about cities, universities and accommodation… A huge part of this country consists of incredible natural sceneries and breathtaking landscapes. Last weekend, some friends and I went trekking at Tyresta Nationalpark, located around 20km at the South-East of Stockholm. You can get there by regular bus lines and Pendeltåg (commuter train). I… Read More A day trekking in Tyresta Nationalpark
As the summer approaches, a sentence you will have heard over and over again is “you MUST stay in Sweden for midsummer because NO ONE celebrates midsummer quite like a Swede!” I confirmed this last year with my first midsummer celebration. This year I was home in rainy France (not sure I could survive two… Read More My first Swedish Midsummer: how I lived to tell the tale
Autumn semester has been begun since approximately 4 weeks ago. But what are other things that come to your mind when you hear the word ‘autumn’? For me it’s red and golden leaves and… mushroom! I like (to eat) mushroom. However, back home, I only ate them occasionally. It was not the main ingredients we… Read More Mushroom hunting
The winter seems ages ago, my first winter in Sweden and being well into the spring, the Stockholm beauty which immediately struck me on arrival in Sweden last year is slowing returning , a combination beautiful green scenery and modern city,and it was definitely a call to once again actively explore the scenery of the… Read More Sights of Stockholm: Tyresta National Park
Hej hej! Spoiler alert: I have only come up with 3 ways in which Sweden/KI has changed my routines/behaviour so far. There are of course a multitude more but this post is already a small novel so I decided to spare you guys another 500 words. Here goes: 1. I have finally embraced technology and… Read More How has life at KI changed me, let me count the ways.
I’m currently studying Medical Biochemistry, and our final exam is on Monday. That means this weekend is buckle down and study. Which is great, because I love the course and what I am reviewing is interesting. However, knowing I need to be glued to my book has me yearning to go play outside. It’s barely… Read More Dreaming of the outdoors
In the midst of this last intense week of thesis writing, I am realizing that my stay in Dublin quickly is coming to an end. This inescapable fact is making me feel quite melancholic. Although there are always those things you miss about home… swedish pastries to the fika, swedish summer, a working public transport system… Read More Final report from Ireland
Before I first came to Sweden I associated the country with blue and yellow Ikea, the world famous Eurovision sensation ABBA, meatballs (even as a vegetarian I know these are good homey Swedish food); I associated Sweden with Phoebe in the American sitcom “Friends” playing a Swedish masseuse but maybe more serious and something I… Read More The Swedish countryside: perfect in all seasons