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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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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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#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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#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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#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.

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#92 Fashion and Style

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Life in the Land of the Ice and Snow
#92 Fashion and Style
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As we hosts are fashion-clueless, we have Kate, a designer from the UK to talk to us about fashion in Sweden.

#91 Ville Volvo Vovve

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Life in the Land of the Ice and Snow
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We talk to Emma, one of the creators of the new book from The Local, “Villa Volvo Vovve” and learn the real meanings of phrases that even Swedes don’t know!

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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.

Fefferoni in Sweden

#87 Bionic Shakira

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Life in the Land of the Ice and Snow
#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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#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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#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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#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!

#79 Knives and Costco Rumors

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Life in the Land of the Ice and Snow
#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.

#77 Cash, Card or Gold?

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Life in the Land of the Ice and Snow
#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...

#74 What Does the Reindeer Say?

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Life in the Land of the Ice and Snow
#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!

#67 Coat Strategy

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Life in the Land of the Ice and Snow
#67 Coat Strategy
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Mark, from Minneapolis, puts a spotlight on Vreta kloster, denying his involvement with thousand year old skeletons found there. We...