Monthly Archives: February 2018

Skates on!

Last weekend the Animal Science Masters Group decided to do some ice skating! The ice rink we went to is called Studenternas, and it is an outdoors ice rink that is quiet close to the city centrum.   I have … Continue reading

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Yasuragi Onsen

One of the things my boyfriend and I miss the most about living in Japan is the onsen culture. An onsen (温泉) is a hot spring public bath; they are an integral part of Japanese culture and can be found … Continue reading

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Pinchos: a new kind of restaurant

One of the most curious things I’ve encountered in Sweden so far, is the extremely popular restaurant chain Pinchos. In general, Pinchos is a circus-themed restaurant that serves tapas. Pretty normal so far isn’t it? However, what amazed me about … Continue reading

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Fettisdagen equals Semla

Fettisdagen, also known as Fat Tuesday, is the Swedish name given to the day preceding Ashes Wednesday. This day is the equivalent of Pancake Day or Carnival, and according to tradition, this is the last day that people is allowed … Continue reading

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The Stjärtlapp

A few weeks ago, I spent 30 SEK in the best thing I could ever do: a stjärtlapp! But what in the world is a stjärtlapp? I t is a heart shaped, flat plastic seat with a handle, that is … Continue reading

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Hemmakväll: the lösgodis paradise

After living in Sweden for a while, I’ve come to notice that there is an ingrained passion for loose candy in every Swede. You can find loose candy practically in every supermarket, and I believe that I’ve never seen so … Continue reading

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