knitting&smoking

Leanne, my friend from California, shot this short-film entitled “knitting&smoking” while we were studying abroad in Karlstad, Sweden. It stars my awesome Dutch friend Shelley who lived just down the hall from me at Triogatan 12, and also Michael and Alex, two nice German guys who lived in Rosenburg. I remember when Shelley first got … Continue reading knitting&smoking

A Good Day in Värmland

My day started early at 7:30AM for a shower and a bowl of Rice Krispies. I then took the bus with my fellow American Corrine to Karlstad's Stora Torget, or the city center, to meet with two of the local high school English teachers. We had been contacted earlier to speak to their classes about … Continue reading A Good Day in Värmland

European Adventure Part 1: Göteburg, Københaven and Amsterdam

Hello everyone! I'm terribly sorry I have not made a new post for a while, but I'm afraid not much has been going on in Sweden besides the usual college life of studying and socializing. I did just get back from a nine day dream trip through Europe though! I went to six different countries, … Continue reading European Adventure Part 1: Göteburg, Københaven and Amsterdam

Lake Vänern Field Trip

Earlier this week I spent 4 days and 3 nights on and around Lake Vänern, in central Sweden, with my Nordic Environmental Studies class. This trip was best described on the first night when I was reading about Helsinki in my Fodor's Scandinavia book, and left to go to the toilette, and when I came … Continue reading Lake Vänern Field Trip

Return to Stockholm

Hello Everyone! I just got back from a three day tour of Stockholm, and I thought I'd share with you some of the stories and pictures. I went with two of my Dutch friends, Marc and Shelly, as well as the Canadian Cate, and the Frenchwoman Melanie. Day One: Tivoli and The Hives One of … Continue reading Return to Stockholm

My First Week of Swedish Living

So I've been in Sweden for almost a week now, and I've seen quite a bit. The first week was made up of orientation for international students, so I've met a ton of great people from Germany, France, Holland, a Canadian, and a few other Americans. I've only met a few Swedes, but I think … Continue reading My First Week of Swedish Living