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Swedish American Line

By Leslie / March 4, 2013

In 1963 my mother left her home in Sweden for the first time and traveled to the US aboard the Kungsholm, one of the elegant passenger ships of the Swedish American Line (SAL). Now, fifty years later, the American Swedish Historical Museum in Philadelphia has mounted an exhibit about the SAL. Last week my mom […]


Set in Stone

By Leslie / February 1, 2013

I’ve always loved rocks – even before I could say the word properly. When I was just over a year old, my Morfar visited from Sweden. There’s a picture of us – a man in a dark overcoat and a poof of white hair, and me, a rosy-cheeked toddler in white tights and a powder […]


A Free Swedish Dating Site – For Practicing Swedish

By SwedishFreak / January 9, 2013

I am always finding new ways to use and improve my Swedish. I am not the type to sit down and memorize 10 words every evening (though that helps a lot too when I do do it!) I prefer methods that don’t seem like studying. Lately, my roommate, brother, and friends have all been having […]


The first known picture of a Swedish Lucia

By Thomas / December 13, 2012

This is the first known picture of a Swedish Lucia. It was painted in 1848 on Koberg Castle in Västergötland (today the residence of Princess Desirée, the king’s sister). The artist was lieutenant-colonel and count Fritz von Dardel, owner of the castle and aide-de-camp to king Karl XV. Von Dardel, who married one of the […]


Top 5 Gifts for a Swedish Freak

By SwedishFreak / December 12, 2012

Christmas is just around the corner. And I know plenty of Swedish Freak’s in my life. So what do you get a Swedish Freak for Christmas? Why, something Swedish of course! So let’s take a look a the top 5 gifts for Swedish Freaks out there. 5. A batch of Lussebullar Lussebullar are generally made […]


The Swedish legacy (of Italy)

By Alessio / October 10, 2012

When tourists come to see my country (Italy) they are astonished by the beauty and the history of it. When Italians go abroad and find themselves together, they are surprised on how people relate in such a different way than their homeland. But…when you do study the history of Italy… you see a lot of […]


Top 5 Italian Myths About Sweden

By Alessio / September 26, 2012

Since I’m about to get ready to move to Stockholm for a while, so I started telling all my friends and relatives about it. I happen to hear almost very similar reactions in the beginning, and since they are all very wierd, I decided to put them together and write them for you. There should […]


My First Swedish Trip: To Forever Love Sweden

By Stephanie / September 21, 2012

Twenty-three years ago I had the golden opportunity to visit Sweden on a tour with my mother. My mother being…well…. my mother (overly protective) it was not the best situation for a twenty-four year old but it was better than nothing (which meant not going). After all, I’d been away at college, lived alone in […]

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