Hello everybody! As you might have already guessed by the title, this is my final post. Summer vacations are approaching, so it is time for me and other SLU bloggers to take some time off. Some of us are coming back, others aren’t. I am not sure myself if I’m going to keep blogging next… Continue reading Final Update
Moving abroad can be very exciting but at the same time quite daunting! The amount of work needed for having everything arranged prior your arrival to your new home can leave you completely exhausted. But what if on top of that you have a pet? Some people might consider that the most sensible thing to… Continue reading Moving with your pet to Sweden
A quick update regarding the last course of my first year as a masters student at SLU! Following the current trend of picking all genetic-related courses in the programme, I decided to take the Animal Genetics: health, behaviour, and welfare course. As the name indicates, this course mixes up several topics that were taken separately… Continue reading New Course in Animal Genetics
Last weekend I had the opportunity to go to the Hokusai Exhibition in Stockholm. I believe that most of you might not know who Hokusai is, but he is the person behind the Great Wave of Kanagawa, one of the most famous pieces of art from Japan. The exhibition had several pieces of his work,… Continue reading Hokusai Exhibition
Spring is in the air and the flowers are blooming!
After an almost never-ending winter, spring is finally around the corner! And there is no better indicator of that than the beginning of the blooming season of cherry blossoms. Each year, Kungsträdgården is the host of the Cherry Blossom Festival, which celebrates the friendship between Japan and Sweden. This festival offers a wide variety of… Continue reading Cherry Blossoms in Stockholm
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 to say that this was a really fun experience! I am not an experienced skater… Continue reading Skates on!
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 all around the country. These baths can range from basic facilities for everyday use, to… Continue reading Yasuragi Onsen
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 this place is that EVERYTHING works with their app. The only human service you will… Continue reading Pinchos: a new kind of restaurant
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 to eat delicious food and have crazy fun before starting Lenten fast. Although most of… Continue reading Fettisdagen equals Semla