Tag Archives: Life in Sweden

Gym and sport in Lund

Maybe some of you still didn’t start with new year’s fitness resolutions, maybe some are getting nervous about getting into your favourite swimming suit or just looking for a place to let some steam off after stressful school day and projects. Lund offers quite a few places where you can do sports. If you don’t plan to workout too regularly … Continue reading

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It is time to eat Semlor

This time, if you are walking on a  street in Sweden, you will find that almost in any bakery or café, the window display is overflowing with just one thing – the semla or semlor (the plural of semla). The semla is a small, wheat flour bun, flavoured with cardamom and filled with almond paste and whipped cream – has become something … Continue reading

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How to become famous with LTH ;)

I have been talking already several times about the Product Development course that makes part of the degree programme in Food Technology and Nutrition… Every year one of the teams is awarded an Innovation Price for the most innovative product developed. This year the group developing a vegan and gluten free mud cake baking mix with a lower sugar content … Continue reading

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Celebrating your traditional festivals in Sweden

One of the biggest problems for people living in a foreign country is homesickness especially when it is the time to celebrate a traditional festival in your motherland. As a Chinese, Spring Festival (Chinese New Year) is the most important festival in a year for us and Chinese New Year 2017 was on Saturday, January 28th, 2017. That day, we Chinese students … Continue reading

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Welcoming Christmas and the New Year!!!

As we enter last month of the year, the city is all dolled up to celebrate Christmas and welcome the New Year. This year’s Christmas tree decoration is special as it has beautiful bronze ring ornaments, marking the 350 jubilee of Lund University. More information about the jubilee can be found at Lund-university-350-years The pretty decoration on streets along with … Continue reading

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Little guide to: biking on ice!

You might have been already surprised by little weather breakdown in November, when the temperatures dropped to -5 degrees C, but with the beginning of December we can expect icy bike ways much more often. If, like me, you don’t abandon biking just because of weather conditions, you may find those few tips quite useful! So how to prepare and … Continue reading

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Vinterlund: how Lund is preparing for cold and dark times

This weekend seems to be a beginning of a very important time in Sweden. Christmas is one of most important celebrations in the year and you will see that Swedes love their lights, stars and candles. Last Friday around 4pm the christmas tree in the city center was officially lit up. Weekend was filled with christmas related markets in center … Continue reading

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How bad are swedish dark winters in Lund?

When one thinks about a northern country, one of the thoughts might be that it is dark and cold in winter time… But I can cheer you up, it is not as bad as you would think (considering the darkness). As I am from Italy I have to say that you can of course feel a difference in hours where … Continue reading

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Colours of Fall~

Last two weeks were kind of strenuous with a lot of report submission and group works to be done. Amidst this chaos, when I went out biking around Lund, I felt very cheerful and happy to see the colours of Autumn! Autumn is known to symbolize maturity and wisdom. It marks the Joy before nature enters into slumber in coming months. … Continue reading

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Kanelbullens Dag – The Cinnamon Bun Day :)

Today is Kanelbullens Dag or the Cinnamon Bun Day which gives us one more reason to enjoy the delicious cinnamon bun. It is often said that Swedes are sweet-toothed, but how can one not be, when you are surrounded with so many delicious cakes and pastries. The cinnamon bun has been one of the favorite pastries in Sweden since 1920s. … Continue reading

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