a packing guide for fall in stockholm

I've been in Stockholm for nearly 2 months, and in these 2 months I've had highs of 80º and lows of 30º (Fahrenheit, of course — I still can't grasp Celsius). Packing for a week's vacation is hard, let alone a 4 month super-vacation spanning 3 partial seasons and including mini weekend trips to the… Continue reading a packing guide for fall in stockholm

lagom, adv. & adj.

Heard: In Swedish class and at home, in the discussion of Swedish-ness and Swedish cutlure. Lagom has no synonymous definition in the English language, but it means just right or just the right amount. It's really quite a bit of a cultural thing, applying to the work-life balance, or the repression of those things that… Continue reading lagom, adv. & adj.

how to be homesick – some tips

A few days from now marks my one-month anniversary of being in Stockholm, and I've gotten a consensus from some of my coursemates that now is about prime time to miss home and all the things that America has that, well, Sweden doesn't have. Last post I talked in length about how at home I… Continue reading how to be homesick – some tips