Life in the Land of the Ice and Snow

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#113 The Trouble With Visas

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Life in the Land of the Ice and Snow
#113 The Trouble With Visas
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Today’s episode was recorded remotely, but not for the usual reason. This time our guest, Sheona, got deported! She gives...

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#112 Meatballs for Every Occasion

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Life in the Land of the Ice and Snow
#112 Meatballs for Every Occasion
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Ameury from France wants to know why the same food is served for every Swedish holiday.

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#111 Brexpat

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Life in the Land of the Ice and Snow
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We talk to Luke from Essex in the UK about southern Sweden, Halloween and All Saints Day.

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#110 Waterproof

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Life in the Land of the Ice and Snow
#110 Waterproof
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Vajeen is from Sri Lanka and wanted to move to another country. His wife wanted Australia, but they ended up in the opposite hemisphere.

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#109 Remember to Get Insurance

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Life in the Land of the Ice and Snow
#109 Remember to Get Insurance
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A quarter-life crisis led Adam to leave the Cape Cod America dream to find out what Europe had to offer.

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#108 Is There a Blue One?

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Life in the Land of the Ice and Snow
#108 Is There a Blue One?
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Grace, from Manchester, tells us about her first Midsommar experience and being repeatedly overrun by bicycles.

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#107 Reindeer and Strawberries

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Life in the Land of the Ice and Snow
#107 Reindeer and Strawberries
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Mustafa, from Egypt, talks to us about warm countries vs cold countries, Egyptian cotton, and discovering new careers.

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#106 Trapped in Paradise

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Life in the Land of the Ice and Snow
#106 Trapped in Paradise
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Diego returns for the season finale! We discuss which is easier – moving to Sweden or New Zealand? Also, co-living...

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#105 Welcome to the Sourdough Hotel

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Life in the Land of the Ice and Snow
#105 Welcome to the Sourdough Hotel
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Johanna is a former tour guide from Hungary that now lives in Sweden. Today she shares her views on Hungarian paprika, Stockholm’s sourdough hotel, and why Sweden is good when it comes to banking but not when installing bathroom pipes.

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#104 The Book of Icelanders

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Life in the Land of the Ice and Snow
#104 The Book of Icelanders
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Anna is from the land of no McDonalds and no mosquitos – otherwise known as Iceland!

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103 Caviar Every Saturday

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Life in the Land of the Ice and Snow
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Oystein, from our neighbor Norway, explains some differences between our two countries. Plus, Valborg plans.

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#102 The Price of Piggelin is Too Damn High

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Life in the Land of the Ice and Snow
#102 The Price of Piggelin is Too Damn High
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Jeremy from the U.S. talks about working remote and living outside of Stockholm. Plus, we get a tip on a place called Dog Island.

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#101 Gravel in My Shoes

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Life in the Land of the Ice and Snow
#101 Gravel in My Shoes
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Anna, from the Netherlands, took an analytical approach when deciding to live in Sweden. Pros: good work/life balance. Cons: You often have gravel in your shoes.

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#100 We’re Going to Have a Meeting About the Meeting

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Life in the Land of the Ice and Snow
#100 We’re Going to Have a Meeting About the Meeting
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Malcolm from Sydney, Australia, gives us some tips on how to reinvent ourselves when starting over in a new country. Also, why do Swedes need so many meetings?

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# 99 Swedish History – More than just Vikings

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Life in the Land of the Ice and Snow
# 99 Swedish History - More than just Vikings
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We chat with the hosts of A Flatpack History of Sweden about history and Swedish problems.

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#98 An Immigrant in New Zealand

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Life in the Land of the Ice and Snow
#98 An Immigrant in New Zealand
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Diego says enough of this darkness and ice. It’s time to move to New Zealand.

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#97 Taking the High Nose

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Life in the Land of the Ice and Snow
#97 Taking the High Nose
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was living in Manhattan when she met her future husband during a vacation in Sweden. Three kids later, they now reside in the west coast town of Höganäs.

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#96 All Things Swedish and Scottish

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Life in the Land of the Ice and Snow
#96 All Things Swedish and Scottish
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We talk to Lee from Scotland about kilts, dogs, vegetarian haggis and his frustration with Estrella chips.

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#95 Warming up by the TV Fireplace

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Life in the Land of the Ice and Snow
#95 Warming up by the TV Fireplace
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This week’s ice and snow podcast guest, Bokani, is from Zimbabwe. You think pronouncing Swedish is hard? Try Ndebele! Also, why is blood pudding still a thing?

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#94 The Best Thing About Sweden is Pastry Traditions

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Life in the Land of the Ice and Snow
#94 The Best Thing About Sweden is Pastry Traditions
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Our guests today are from France, with a side of American. We talk winter and Lucia gear for kids, how to beat seasonal depression and getting your medical needs online.