Sweden. Country of quiet lakes, majestic forests and solidarity. I like it here, quite a lot. Time flies and it’s already my second winter up North. Last year I loved every little piece of winter. Lots of snow, ice to skate on, my super cool winter bike tires, and if you were lucky you might… Continue reading How to survive the Swedish winter?
Once upon a time I moved to Sweden to study. As I would spend the coming two years in this new country, of course I would learn the language. There are quite some similarities between Swedish and my mother-tongue Dutch, so how hard could it be…? Dream on. One and a half years has past,… Continue reading The struggle of learning Swedish
Gott nytt år! = Happy new year! All the best wishes for 2017, may we all be as happy as these two little fellas. I saw this cheerful video passing by on my facebook wall and seeing farm animals playing around like that inspires me to work the best I can – hoping to contribute… Continue reading Gott nytt år!
Flying home for Christmas… – tututu-tuduuu- Oh, I can’t wait to see those faces… This time I am blogging from my parents place in the Netherlands. Such a blessing to be able to spend Christmas with my family at home. Even though I love my life in Sweden, and we always feel sad about not… Continue reading God Jul!
This post is the last one in a mini-series named ‘Into the Arctic’, you might want to read part 1 and part 2 first. The second and final destination for us to stay was the National park of Abisko. An unique nature reserve and one of the most famous places to watch the northern lights.… Continue reading Into the Arctic! (part 3)
This post is a follow-up on Into the Arctic! (part 1). After a cosy evening in which our group got to know each other better, the next morning it was time to leave Kiruna and continue our journey already. The next destination for the night would be the National park of Abisko. There were two… Continue reading Into the Arctic! (part 2)
So I just came back home yesterday from this amazing adventure. The student union had put their heads together with travel agency Scanbalt to organise an amazing trip to Lapland. That’s how I ended up with way too many bags biking towards the central station where a group of excited students stood waiting to board… Continue reading Into the Arctic! (part 1)
I promised already a while ago that I would tell a little more about Uppsala’s student nations. The nations play an important role when it comes to student life in Uppsala. Or as they describe themselves: “The nations are the social nerve of the student-community with accommodations, scholarships, clubs, culture, pubs, associations, sports and a… Continue reading The student nations
A few weeks ago I went to another lecture by CEMUS, the centre for environment and development studies that I wrote earlier about. The theme of this lecture was called ‘How climate change became controversial – examining the denial movement‘. I had been quite busy that week, but as I recently discovered that even some… Continue reading Cool dudes and red hot lies.
Admitted, I wasn’t too happy with the sudden arrival of Winter, but who can stay mad at something so wonderful? Me enjoying the snow, made a gif of photos by Oskar Westlin (spot him in the upper right) ‘Skägglav’, photo by Oskar Westlin A rabbit was here! Hope you enjoyed it… Continue reading Winter wonderland