dag wiren
HistorySwedish GemSwedish music

If the name Dag Wirén doesn’t conjure up any melodies for you, do not feel bad. Outside of Sweden, not many people have treated themselves to (or been aware of) the musical creations of Dag Wirén. Collectors of modern and eclectic classical music most likely know his famed Serenade for

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top swedish movies
Swedish mediaSwedish movies

One of my favorite ways to learn Swedish is to watch Swedish films. Because I don’t live in the country, I have to actively search for what to watch (not many Swedish films are advertised here). So, I went ahead and asked on Swedish Freak’s Facebook page, what is your

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11 cool things to come out of Sweden
Sweden Awesomeness

Sweden is arguably one of the best places on Earth to eat, visit, and live. But the fact is that despite having a rich history and culture, Sweden is famous for the wrong things. Sure, Swedish meatballs are tasty and we’ve all been to IKEA or heard an ABBA song;

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lagom book giveaway
Contest

Do you know the power of lagom? Lagom, the special Swedish phrase that means “not too much, not too little, just right”. Lagom is a huge part of the Swedish culture. You will get the sense of it when you visit because everything is there is just, well, lagom! There

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Best Apps Learning Swedish 2017
Swedish language

Looking to learn Swedish on your iPhone? There are tons of apps out there, but which ones are worth your time and energy?   I’ve gone a little crazy and downloaded every app that was targeted for adults on the iTunes Store that was free.  (Sorry guys, I love you,

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Eva Ekeblad
History

Born July 10th, 1724, Eva Ekebald would have turn 293 years old today.  Google has taken to update their Doodle in honor of Countess Eva Ekeblad. Thank you Google for pointing out this amazing Swede! So what exactly did she do? Potatoes where introduced to Europe in 1658 by Spaniards,

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midsummer swedish sin
Swedish mediaSwedish podcast

What does March 22nd and the most famous Swedish holiday, midsummer, have in common? In this Swedishness podcast, Kattis and Phillip interview experts in Swedish tradition, as well as others to dive deeper into Swedes and this sexy holiday of theirs. As the description says: This celebration of sunlight and

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LA to Stockholm $500 or less?
Travel

No seriously. I booked my flight already, leaving on the 22nd (yes, this Saturday), and it cost me $550 including carry on luggage, some travel insurance, and a seat selected on the way home. I do have a hotel cost in Iceland on my way there of $70. I’m not

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Swedes-recycle-under-terrorist-threat
Life in SwedenSweden Awesomeness

Again, another reason why I love Sweden. Nothing stops Swedes from recycling. Absolutely nothing. Not even a terrorist attack. Someone pointed this thread out to me on Reddit with a video of Swedes recycling under the terrorist threat they recently had. A rough translation of the text (please Swedes, if I’m

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