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Traditional celebration of spring: Valborg

Valborg (walpurgis night) has very little to do with religion and everything to do with the arrival of spring in Sweden. On 30 April, as spring approaches, Lund University students gather together in Stadsparken (the city park) for Valborg, or ‘Siste april’ (the last day of April) for a festive celebration. During the day, students in groups have barbecues and … Continue reading

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White Easter? :P

This year Easter seems very peculiar with such cold weather outside. I vividly remember enjoying in lovely sunshine last year. However, to everybody’s surprise, it is snowing at this time of the year! We are having a white Easter instead of white Christmas I suppose. Snow in April, makes me go crazy! As everybody resumes to work after nice Easter … Continue reading

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How (not) to procrastinate

Better weather, ongoing thesis work; two perfectly good reasons to get your mind set on procrastinating. I’d say a good way of procrastinating is going out to enjoy the weather, whenever possible. In Helsingborg, it can be really nice to visit the park at Kärnan or go to the harbour or shore called Gröningen. However, don’t plan to be there … Continue reading

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Skiing in Sweden

One under appreciated attribute of Lund, is the town’s location. Just a short train ride away from Malmö, the incredible city of Copenhagen and the air travel hub that is Kastrup airport. So being a student in this northern part of the world, you feel obliged to partake in some of the unique adventures that Scandinavia has to offer, within a student price tag. One of these activities … Continue reading

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India Day Celebration (2017) in Malmo

Few days back, we celebrated ‘India Day’ in Malmö. It was organized by the Indian Association in Sweden (IAS) in collaboration with the Embassy of India, Sweden. It was a special and joyous occasion marking the 5th anniversary of IAS. It was also a great opportunity to meet other families and friends. The delicious, traditional Indian food only made the … Continue reading

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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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