Category Archives: Swedish culture and traditions

Countdown to Lucia

As the different winter festivals are approaching, I today tried to make a popular Swedish pastry, Lussebullar, on my own. They do not really look like the original ones, but they taste great. Have a look: It has also been the first time for me to buy the world’s most expensive spice – Saffron. It feels like one is almost … Continue reading

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“The Dark Side of Sweden”

        Winter is coming, days are now considerably shorter even here, in the south of Sweden. Once I came to school early in the morning to prepare for the review, when it was still dark, and finished when it was already dark outside. This might seem depressing, but think about the streets illumination, popping up all over the … Continue reading

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Winter Is Coming

Hey hey! Here in Lund, since the clocks went back and winter is beginning to arrive (as is evident from my very Game of Thrones title), it is now dark more than it is light. This presents some interesting quirks that as a Scot (from further north than here) I am overly familiar with but still never get used to. … Continue reading

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Happy Halloween everyone 🙂 Though it is an American tradition, nowadays most countries celebrate it. Luckily for us, they celebrate here in Sweden as well. Most of stores, had a theme which made it tempting to get involved, so my corridor was going crazy over the event, we spent a day raving pumpkin, baking deserts.  Crashing  parties, with our awesome … Continue reading

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Happy Kannelbullens dag!

In case you didn’t know, kannelbulle is a cinnamon bun. Yes, cinnamon buns! …And yes, in Sweden there is a whole day dedicated to them – the 4th of October! 🙂 How about that? Cinnamon buns are something very special in Sweden, they are adored by a lot of people and a traditional pastry to be served at fika. This Swedish … Continue reading

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Orientation Is Over

Hey hey! As you all may have noticed, the orientation weeks are beginning to feel like a distant memory as classes ramp up. Here in the 2nd year of SUDes, we have already had our first China group analysis crit after less than 3 weeks of class. That among other things has delayed my posting of my experience as an … Continue reading

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Summer days

Hello world, Are you enjoying your first weeks in Lund? I hope you are, specially since Nollning is here and a lot of events have been put in place to help you bond and have lots of fun. I imagine you must be feeling overwhelmed by all the things you need to do now. Need a moment to relax? Get … Continue reading

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Holiday in Sweden

When studying abroad, you should take the opportunity to explore the country during the holiday. Since the summer break is around three months long, there is enough time for an extended tour. Together with two friends, I had a road trip around the southern part of Sweden, which included cities like Gothenburg, Karlstad, Uppsala, Stockholm, Jönköping and many more. A … Continue reading

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Glad Midsommar!

Hey hey! On Friday 23rd June it was Midsummer in Sweden, and so I thought I’d let you know how some friends and I celebrated. Five international students from my class (including me) were invited to a Swedish friend’s place in Lomma, a seaside town between Lund and Malmö that is best known for its beach. Through the day others … Continue reading

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Home Sweet Home

Hello, My name is Atef Hatahet from Syria and I currently finished my first year in Wireless communication master’s program at Lund university. I must say that the last weeks before exams I couldn’t wait till I get back home and relax, but I have never thought that after only a couple of days of arriving home I would say … Continue reading

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