Category Archives: Swedish culture and traditions

Lucia is here!

Ever wondered why supermarkets are selling Saffron buns (popularly called ‘Lussekatter’) now and not always. It is because St Lucy’s Day is here. Come the 13th of December, Swedes celebrate Lucia with a special atmosphere where the lights are dimmed and the sound of the children singing. A person impersonating Lucia wears a crown of electric candles in a wreath … Continue reading

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Festive Mode On!!!!!!

Aaaand the countdown begins !!  To everything !!  To Christmas !! To the end of a wonderful 2018 !! To the beginning of the new 2019 !!  It’s getting darker earlier every day, we just want to stay inside and be cozy with some hot tea and a movie, but university work is calling.  We are currently working on a … Continue reading

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Learning Swedish

I started over with SFI (Svenska För Invandrare) again 2 months ago. I really recommend you guys to take it as well. Just like Roshan’s post about SFI in Lund, I want to add about SFI information in Helsingborg. For you who based in Helsingborg, you could check this link: https://helsingborg.se/sfi. It doesn’t hurt to learn some Swedish, and also, it’s … Continue reading

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A different Sunday afternoon

Hi people, it’s already october in Sweden. Exams are nearby (sorry for the reminder) and we are still able to enjoy sunny weather, enjoy while you can! I wanted to write this post to talk about what I did last Sunday. As I am from Spain, you might know that football is a pretty big thing in my country. And … Continue reading

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Learn Swedish for free in Sweden

Though there are not many things you get for cheap, learning Swedish comes free. 😀 Thanks to Swedish for Immigrants (SFI) course provided by Lunds Kommun, now I can understand and speak my initial words in Swedish. If you are a master’s student for more than a year, the Swedish government offers free SFI courses to learn Swedish. This gives … Continue reading

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Holidays with Swedish family.

As mentioned in my last post this post will be about Swedish hospitality. When you are far from home the behaviour and affection you get from people around you keeps you going. Seeing so many people leaving to spend summer at home made me feel a little homesick but I had plans for summer one of which was to visit my Swedish … Continue reading

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Swedish Travels

Some of you might be curious to discover parts of Sweden before your studies this autumn, so in this post, I will be sharing a few of my travel highlights and budget friendly ways to get there. The first city you are most likely to pass if you travel by train from Copenhagen is Malmö. As Sweden’s third biggest city, … Continue reading

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Reflections: SUDes Ambassadorship, China & a Life in Lund

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Hey hey! After a little over a year of being SUDes Ambassador, this will be my last post, and I will use it to FINALLY post that China gallery I’ve been promising on every post, and reflect upon my time here. Buckle up, it’s a long one, but I promise it’ll be worth it! 

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Housing Review

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Following the last posts aiming to support the new students in their search for housing, I will briefly compare my several experiences in Lund. I hope, those of you deciding which type of housing suits them better find it useful. Though the choice is limited and the situation remains quite complicated, try not to compromise the quality of your life … Continue reading

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Sauna

As mentioned from Irma spring is coming and the days are getting warmer. So it was the last chance for me to experience one of the most famous Swedish free time activities: Enjoying a hot sauna when it is cold outside. Of course, you can go to a sauna the whole year but when you are already sweating before you … Continue reading

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