Learning about Sweden from Popular Culture*

For many years, Sweden has been frequently represented in popular media, especially in the US. Ranging from typical references such us Swedish blonde girls in American Horror Story: Hotel to the Swedish chef with a thick accent on The Muppets Movie, Sweden is often narrowly depicted as anything that other countries are not. Media representation can be too…

Things You Might Want to Know about Lund*

It’s old, it’s small, yet it’s full of charm: It’s Lund! Less known than cities like Stockholm, Gothenburg or Malmö, Lund is actually one of the oldest cities in Sweden. Its roots can be traced back to the Uppåkra settlement from around 100 BC. For this reason, Lund is rich with history and remarkable landmarks….

What to Expect when You’re Expecting … In Sweden*

I had just recovered from severe flu when I realised I missed my period. I was a bit surprised but kept my expectations low as this wasn’t the first time I missed it. Days passed by and the monthly visitor still didn’t come. I started to wonder: “Am I really pregnant?” My skeptical husband asked me…

The Weekenders

One of the most common “needs” in our generation is the urge to always spend the most of the weekend. As if, after five consecutive days of hard work, we all deserved two days full of joy and excitement. Work hard, play harder, they say! And frankly speaking, I’m not an exception 😅. Ever since…

The Perk of Being a Lundensian

With only 25.75 km² area, Lund is indeed small compare to other cities in Sweden. You can explore the city in three days and you would have literally been everywhere 😄. The city is also bit quiet as the population is just around 90.000 inhabitants and much lesser on July to August, because most of them…