What a spring so far! I’ve been working hard in Stockholm but also did a decent bit of traveling around the world both for work and pleasure. And of course, I’ve been enjoying every (warm) moment of the spring. I hope all of you have been enjoying the weather equally much I have been!
I thought this time around I’d post about two things: 1) a recent trip I took to the US, and 2) the Swedish midsummer festivities this year. These two things, located on two different continents, really highlighted how Swedish I feel when I’m in the US and how American I feel when I’m in Sweden.
I recently traveled to California and Oregon for 3 wonderful weeks of vacation. I went to the wedding of one of my oldest friends in San Diego, my sister’s medical school graduation in San Francisco, and visited my friends Josh and Kellee and their adorable son Judah in Portland, Oregon. Continue reading →
It’s glögg season again, and it’s time for another post!
Stockholm got its first “real” snow this past week! Real snow is when it actually sticks to the ground and stays around, and boy was it needed. It had been raining a lot and was dark and miserable, as it tends to be during this time of year. But as soon as the snow came, everything brightened up. Yes, it was still cold but I prefer cold and dry to cold and wet. Even WordPress.com has snow on its front page!
Glad Midsommar! I just got back from a beautiful wedding out in Ljusterö in the Stockholm archipelago. My friends Tobias Björkgren and Caroline Åslund (now Björkgren also!) was married on June 22, 2012 under a may pole in front of all of their family and friends.
I hadn’t blogged in a while, so I figured it was high time for an update. Today I will talk about an interesting thing that high school graduates do in Sweden to celebrate their successes.
For those of you who are American or are familiar with the high school graduation process in the US, you might recognize the term “Sober Grad Night.” Continue reading →
When my friend Josh and I first moved here in the fall of 2007, we did not know the first thing about Sweden. For example, we didn’t know that everyone knew how to speak English, and that they knew it quite well.