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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.

Swedish Music
HistorySwedish music

While stalking Sweden online (it is what I’m doing for a living, woot!), I came across the amazing American Swedish Institute.  It is actually a museum, in Minneapolis, Minnesota, a museum I managed to completely miss when I was visiting family in Minneapolis! If you are in Minneapolis, do not

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Swedish-Fruit-Flash-Cards
Learn SwedishSwedish languageSwedish vocabulary

I know there are tons of great apps now for learning Swedish, however sometimes I just want to step away from technology for a second and hold something paper in my hands. To get your basic set of Swedish flash cards for fruit food, just fill out the form below.

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Princess Semla
foodSweden Awesomeness

What do you get when you cross a princesstårt and a semla? Why, a Princess Semla of course! A bakery in the town of Nässjö, Sweden (south of Stockholm) has come up with the semla (plural is semlor) of the year. (Don’t know what a semla is? Check out our amazing

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Ice Hotel Sweden
Life in SwedenSweden Awesomeness

The famous ice hotel I’ve heard about ever since I’ve heard about Sweden, it seems like.  The ICE Hotel is built ever year (since it was made out of ice) in the Swedish village of Jukkasjärvi.  It features not only rooms guests can sleep in (yes, made out of ice), but also

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Sankta lucia Song
Sankta LuciaSwedish HolidaysSwedish languageSwedish vocabulary

I am surprised after all these years I haven’t found the whole Sankta Luica song, nor found the time to translate it! Well, TG for YouTube.  Easy enough to search for one, and I found this great channel that not only has the song, but includes the lyrics in Swedish! Enough

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St Lucia for Dummies
HistoryholidaysSweden Awesomeness

One thing I absolutely love about the Swedish government is how informative they are about Sweden! In researching a bit about St Lucia, I found a video that gives you the breakdown you need for Lucia in Sweden. AKA, Lucia for Dummies!  I’m glad I watched it too, because I was forgetting

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lucia morning in sweden
holidaysSwedish booksSwedish GemSwedish media

In our monthly newsletter, I usually feature a product of the month.  I thought I would go into a little bit more detail this month and create a blog post out of it! This month we are looking at the children’s book “Lucia Morning in Sweden“. It tells the story

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Swedish Cheese Plate
foodLife in Sweden

I love hearing from fellow Swedish Freaks! Jennifer writes: I am one of your subscribers and wondered if you knew about this cheese available on Amazon. My great grandparents and grandparents served this cheese when I was a child. There are different places to order it from but since you

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Gavle Goat Burns Again
holidaysLife in SwedenSwedish News

Gävle’s famous Christmas goat just celebrated it’s 50th anniversary.  Sadly, overnight, it was burned down by arsonists over night.  Watch the reaction of a Swedish news program as they report the breaking news (in Swedish! Time to practice your Swedish!) This isn’t the first time either! Of the 50 years the

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