Stockholm chronicles part 21: The Swedes and their country, part 2

After having been here for a few months and having gotten to know some Swedes I feel compelled to write a little bit about “them”. I´ve heard a lot of stereotypes over the years, some of which are more true than others in my opinion. You can find part 1 here   Loving the animals So … More Stockholm chronicles part 21: The Swedes and their country, part 2

Stockholm chronicles part 20: The Swedes and their country, part 1

After having been here for a few months and having gotten to know some Swedes I feel compelled to write a little bit about “them”. I´ve heard a lot of stereotypes over the years, some of which are more true than others in my opinion. So, here we go! They must be Vampire Supermodels… The … More Stockholm chronicles part 20: The Swedes and their country, part 1

Stockholm chronicles part 19: A climbing park for our cats (with construction guidance)

Our cats have a lot of energy – A LOT of energy. They sprint around all day, playing, fighting, trying to climb and jump on top of everything they can reach since cats love to have a perfect overview. So I thought about how to keep them away from our furniture better. The solution is … More Stockholm chronicles part 19: A climbing park for our cats (with construction guidance)

Stockholm chronicles part 18: Listen and speak

After nearly 5 weeks I am just about finished with the introduction course for Swedish. It has been very interesting and I´ve gained a lot of progress in understanding the language. I can now follow a conversation if the participants speak slowly. I can also get around in everyday life and have simple exchanges of … More Stockholm chronicles part 18: Listen and speak

Sthlm chronicles pt. 17: Reality check – First hand stories from refugees pt. 1

If you follow the news you know the discussion about Syrian refugees going on since over a year now across all of Europe. I´ve read a lot of articles on the topic and watched self proclaimed experts discussing it out on political talkshows. I also talked about it with plenty of people, family and friends … More Sthlm chronicles pt. 17: Reality check – First hand stories from refugees pt. 1