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Hilary lived two years in Norrland, Sweden (Northern Sweden) and fell in love with the country. She lives in Prague, Czechia and hopes to one day soon return to Sweden.

Life in Swedenwork

After almost 5 years away from Sweden, I can’t stand it anymore! I want to find a job in Sweden. I’m ready to fika, take my shoes off at work, pay high taxes, and get 5 weeks paid vacation. Not only that, I’d love to go back to school and

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Worlds Oldest Free Press
Swedish mediaSwedish podcast

So what? Well, I suppose maybe young people may not appreciate free press and being able to say anything, including the truth. It seems that more and more the freedom of the press is being weighed down by untruths and bias that many are struggling to figure out what is

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Swedish flag mourning
Swedish News

Yesterday I was sad to wake up to the news that there was a terrorist attack in Sweden. Another truck attack. While we mourn for the lives lost, let us continue to live our everyday lives not in fear, but in love of one another. The Prime Minister of Sweden

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longest Swedish word by Alexander Skarsgård
Learn SwedishSwedish languageSwedish vocabulary

Ok, ok, well, technically, the longest Swedish word is Realisationsvinstbeskattning (28 letters), which means “capital gain taxation” and is usually shortened to Reavinstskatt.  This is according the Svenska Akademiens ordlista, which is technically correct.  This is the longest word in Swedish. Technically. How boring! Non technically, Swedish grammar allows us to combine words to

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New Shop Items
GeneralSwedish Freak

Due to limited amount of time (don’t we all have that issue), I can only do so many things. I realized that the shop hasn’t been updated in forever (since Christmas). So I decided it was time to do a little design and update the shop! I’m excited about the new

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Swedes happiest or loneliest
Swedish mediaSwedish podcast

SI’s podcast all about Sweden, Swedishness, in podcast #3 looks at the question: Are Swedes the happiest or the loneliest people in the world? Swedes are known as one of the happiest people on earth, and why not? With 5 weeks paid vacation, and a state that takes care of

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Will Sweden be run by robots?
GeneralSwedish mediaSwedish podcast

Swedishness is the newly released podcast from SI, Swedish Institute. Last time Kattis Ahlström and her co-host and Swedish resident for 12 years, Philip O’Connor, discussed parental leave in Sweden. This time they discuss the point to which Swede’s adapt to technology. They are already headed to be the first cashless country.

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Olle-the-Coop-chickling
Life in SwedenSweden Awesomeness

Even though this happened in January (and I’m just posting it now), but now every time I cook eggs I think of this story! Supposedly this Swedish women, Agneta, heard somewhere that some grocery eggs are fertile and can be hatched if warmed. She gave it a shot with a 6

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Swedishness Episode #1 Parental Leave
Life in SwedenPiece of SwedenSwedish mediaSwedish podcast

Sweden knows its awesomeness, and is ready to share it with the world!  Has been for awhile, with great sites like Sweden.se.  This year the Swedish Institute has launched a new podcast called Swedishness. Here is a little information about the podcast: Together with co-host Philip O’Connor, an Irish journalist who has

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