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Life in Sweden

Life in Sweden is unique in many ways, offering a distinct blend of tradition and modernity that is hard to find elsewhere. From the cosmopolitan cities like Stockholm and Göteborg to the quaint towns and villages that dot the countryside, Sweden is a land of contrasts that never ceases to amaze.

One of the defining features of life in Sweden is the strong emphasis on work-life balance. With generous vacation time, parental leave, and flexible working hours, Swedes have more time to pursue their passions and spend time with family and friends. This commitment to work-life balance is reflected in everything from the outdoor lifestyle and love of nature to the thriving arts and culture scene that is an integral part of Swedish life. Whether you’re a local or an expat, Sweden offers a high quality of life that is hard to beat.

Fettisdagen – Fat Tuesday, the equivalent of Fat Thursday in Sweden

By Karolina 6 Min Read

Today in Poland we celebrate the feast of all gourmands - Fat Thursday. Before you turn 100% into donuts and crisps, I'll tell you about…

What is Swedish personnummer and why do you need it?

By Karolina 6 Min Read

Welcome to Sweden, a beautiful country known for its stunning landscapes, rich history, and high quality of life. Suppose you're an expat who has recently…

Sportlov – what is the winter break in Sweden like?

By Karolina 5 Min Read

Today I started winter break at school. It's called sportlov in Sweden. Therefore, I decided to describe what this break from studying looks like in…

Luciadagen 2024 in Malmö

By Karolina 5 Min Read

Do you want to experience the magic of Luciadagen, the festival of light and hope in Sweden? Then you should watch this video from Malmö,…

About alcohol in Sweden – history of Systembolaget

By Karolina 19 Min Read

Many of you coming to Sweden may experience initial shock when you step by first store and can't find any alcoholic beverages with more than…

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