Dear Winter, we have to talk. I know we just changed the clock to your preferred schedule, but it would have been really nice if you gave me some time to get comfortable with the darkness before we moved on. Yes, it is November now. But did that really mean it had to rain ALL… Continue reading First snow.
Student life in Uppsala is generally pretty exciting. I would say this is mainly due to the Nations which organize a large variety of activities. I am planning to explain a bit more on what the Nations are and do in another post, but today I want to tell you all about one particular activity:… Continue reading Social dancing
Often you are so busy with studying and your everyday life that you almost forget you’re actually living abroad. Which is not necessarily a bad thing, as I think in some way it indicates you made yourself at home. And maybe it also says something about how nice Uppsala is. You tend to forget there… Continue reading Top-notch tourist day
While all over the world the 4th of October is dedicated to animals, the Swedes have an extra celebration. The fourth of October is the day of the kanelbullar, which is the famous Swedish version of a cinnamon bun. Probably it is more correct to name it the ancestor of the cinnamon bun. ‘A national… Continue reading Kanelbullens dag
There are always a lot of interesting things going on in Uppsala. Sometimes there are other lectures organized that seem just too interesting to miss, even though you already have had a full week of lectures. I absolutely love lectures – and always have – but even I have a limit, haha. Therefore I actually… Continue reading The Sami perspective
At the start of the semester the Ultuna Student Union organizes activities for the new students to get to know each other. There are activities in Swedish for the new bachelor students and a (partly) separate programme for the exchange and master students in English. As I enjoyed these activities a lot last year I… Continue reading The Welcoming Weeks
You may be aware that alcohol is extremely expensive in Scandinavia due to taxes. This means that a bottle of cheap wine can not be found under let’s say €6, not to speak about stronger spirits. However, there are a few loopholes. Most of you may know that airports have a duty free section, but… Continue reading Booze-cruise
Yesterday my roommate Oskar asked me if I wanted to go pick mushrooms with him. To me this is such a Swedish thing. Like, I don’t think any of my friends at home has ever asked me to go pick mushrooms together – nor do I think that any of them would be able to… Continue reading Smultronställe