Life in the Land of the Ice and Snow

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#90 The Cutting Edge

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Emily, from Arizona, gives us the lowdown on how it works with hairdressers in Sweden, going to school for a Master’s degree and the sad lack of Crystal Light.

Episode 89 - The Great Exchange

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How is it when the tables are turned? We talk to Anna, a Swede that lived a year in Texas as a high school exchange student. Culture shock reversed!

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#88 Take a Chance

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We speak to Ana from Mexico City, but this isn’t her first time living abroad. We also talk about learning Swedish through subway announcements & fun times on the icy driving course.

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#87 Bionic Shakira

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The expat hosts of the podcast talk about vaccines, Swedish problems and murder house shopping.

#85 For the Newbies

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Julieta, of the Newbie Guide to Sweden, has probably heard every mistake we’ve all made after moving to Sweden. She...

#83 The Return of Akash

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Akash, originally from India, is back! Not just back on the podcast, but back in the country! A few weeks...

#82 – The Ultimate Guide to Umeå

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Erik, from Umeå Today, and author of “The Umeå Handbook,” talks to us about all things Umeå!

#81 The Laundry Episode

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Today we have a great conversation with Sibo, from Zimbabwe, about how some days you think you’re moving to Australia...

#80 Latest News, Breaking Stories and Ice Cream Tips

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Journalist, broadcaster and brunch enthusiast Maddy, from the UK, talks to us about media culture, documentaries, and trying to shock...

#79 Knives and Costco Rumors

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Julian, from Winnipeg, talks to us about Småland, Costco rumors and what to bring when you move to another country.

#78 Happy Easter, Witches!

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We bring in a Swede, Agnes, to answer our Easter questions like, “Why is the grocery store trying to sell...

#77 Cash, Card or Gold?

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We talk to Tamara, who just arrived 4 months ago. She’s lived in Bosnia, Libya, UK and Dubai! How does...

#76 Short Sportlov Special

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A quick check-in over the Swedish spring break/sport break holiday. What to do with kids when everything is closed? Eat...

#75 Tips from the Concierge

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Kiki, a hotel concierge in Stockholm, gives us some amazing tips on museums and food. We also learn why the...

#74 What Does the Reindeer Say?

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Today we talk with Hwa, from Taiwan, about Swedish eating culture, Bubble tea and reindeer. Also, spotlight on Luleå!

#71 Mexican Night of the Radishes

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Shaena from Canada returns! We discuss goat betting, the meaning of 4H and shine a spotlight on Högbo.

#72 Zoom, Vitamin D and Goats

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Once again, we are forced back on Zoom because of “viral events.” It’s the usual chat for December – take...

#71 Scheduling Dinner in Advance

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We talk to Andrés, from Argentina, who has spent half of his time in normal Sweden and half of his...

#70 You Must Have Vitamin D

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We discuss the dark month of November, the sjuarmade ljusstaken and Black Friday. Also, Diego discovers that grits are not...

#69 Finding Your Way

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We speak to Patricia, from Venezuela, about finding your way in Swedish society with a spotlight on Umeå. We talk...