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  • Going Home to Skellefteå, Sweden, Jiggity Jig

    After a month of being deprived of all things Swedish, most notably surstromming, Missfoster is now able to go back to her new (not old) stomping grounds and futz around for awhile. In addition to seeing the most handsome Swede on the face of this planet, she looks forward to partaking in motorcycle adventures, working…

  • 10 Things I Love About Sweden

    1. There is a store dedicated solely to alcohol. 2. I can bump people in my way without saying excuse me. 3. Sucking in air is a way to show you are listening. 4. I can complain about the weather along with everyone else. 5. Moose meat: Its whats for dinner. 6. People are nice,…

  • Thoughts on “Sidetracked” by Henning Mankell

    About an hour ago I just finished reading Sidetracked by Henning Mankell, and wow! What a page turner! I couldn’t put the book down, definitely a great read. You can read my full review here. I really liked that this novel was based in Southern Sweden. Such a different world from the North! I know…

  • Swedish Gem: Breakpoint

    I have to say, Sweden has some awesome musicians. I’m not sure if this is genetics, or if it is so cold here in the winter that everyone just stays in a practices on their guitar, but in any case I’m impressed! This recent Swedish Gem, Breakpoint, I recently came across – but in a…

  • Moose Hunting 2010

    Moose Hunting 2010

    Today was the first day of the moose hunting season in Sweden! So of course, we got up at 3:45 am to go moose hunting. Now, I was warned that this would be extremely boring. It consists of hours upon hours of sitting around waiting for a moose. But it is the experience that counts,…

  • Drangsmark Museum

    So the other day there was a historical car show in Drangsmark, the small village outside of Skellefteå where Johan’s father lives. In this area, which really isn’t downtown but in a part of the village with a little pond and grass, there was an old fashioned saw mill and museum of Drangsmark. It was…