Life in the Land of the Ice and Snow

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Life in the Land of the Ice and Snow
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#118 Sister Act
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  • #118 Sister Act

    #118 Sister Act

    Mar 20, 2023 • 22:47

    This week we talk with two sisters who moved to Stockholm, both with very different journeys. And they both happen...

  • #117 My First Latvian

    #117 My First Latvian

    Mar 6, 2023 • 26:57

    Diana is most people’s first Latvian. And the podcast's first Latvian as well! She talks to us about dating in Sweden, Latvians around the world and more!

  • #116 Swedish Malicious Compliance

    #116 Swedish Malicious Compliance

    Feb 20, 2023 • 20:41

    Adam from Australia shares his suspicion of ice cream trucks that operate in the winter. What is really going on there?

Eat Steak

A Swedish 12-year old asked me today if you are allowed to be a vegetarian in Texas. I told her...

Stereotypical kids

I just realized that this past weekend, my kids ate meatballs for lunch, danced to Abba and watched the Swedish...

Getting darker

It’s already getting darker outside.  It’s supposed to be gradual after the autumn equinox.  Just a couple of minutes a...

What’s up with the cherries?

Why is cherry not a flavor in Sweden?  I’m from the U.S. and I’ve travelled to many other countries in...

All hail the mighty cinnamon bun!

One of the best things about Sweden is all the pastry-themed holidays.  Today is Cinnamon bun day!  When I asked...

Discount Airlines

Let me tell you a little story about a trip we took on one of these discount airlines.  To protect...

Disturbing

Yesterday my 5-year old son said, “Mamma, when you are killed I will be old.” Mistake in English or warning?

Bugs

One good thing about living in Sweden – a surprisingly small amount of bugs in the house.  No roaches!  Only...

Garbage

I used to live in a building with a trash chute in the stairwell.  That was the greatest.  I could...

Nap time

I was reading an article in the paper earlier this week about activities on the subway.  Five people were polled...

Old-fashioned

A 10 year old girl asked to use my desk phone yesterday.  Here’s how it went: Girl: How do I...

On the road again

Wednesday was the first time I have ever driven a car to work in Sweden.  Normally I take the subway...

English

Conversation I had on the phone today: Me: Hello, I’m calling about…. Lady: Speak English please. Me: I AM speaking...

If I ran the Olympics

Opening ceremony: Olivia Newton John singing “Physical” Parade of cats wearing flags of the world. Closing ceremony: Man with broom...

Summer in Stockholm

As an American, I am often confused as to why no one thinks to loot the entire city of Stockholm...

Swedish driver’s license

So after 3 attempts at the theory test and 4 attempts at the driving test, I finally got my Swedish...

Coffee

Major panic in the office yesterday.  The man who orders the coffee went on vacation.  NOOOOO!!!!  Our department was completely out of...

Princess Superstar

We have a new princess in Sweden today. Very exciting. Everyone at the office is talking about it. It turns...

Things I learned today

  1. Apple cider vinegar can turn your skin red 2. If you put an egg in your hair and...