Aug 23, 2012 // Gotland: Visby and The Medieval Week

On the 6th of August me and Markus flew down to spend a week on the island Gotland. Already on the bus drive from the airport we realized this was going to be awesome. I think both our chins dropped at the first sight of the city wall. Despite being old and worn it looked

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Aug 02, 2012 // We’re going on vacation!

Only a few more days to go before my summer vacation starts. I love my job, but this week… damn. The days have been endless. I can’t wait for my 4 weeks of freedom! We actually have something REALLY cool planned for next week: We’re going to The Medieval Week on Gotland! Gotland is a

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Jun 24, 2012 // Bright nights

In regards to my last post: there are some things I do like about summer. Like being able to walk “off road” in the forest without drowning in snow, hearing birds sing, and off course getting a few weeks of vacation. It’s not all bad. My favourite part about the (north) Swedish summer though is

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Jun 20, 2012 // Summer madness

Tonight is the summer solstice and on Friday Sweden celebrates Midsummer’s Eve, the most important national holiday after Christmas. Thing is, when you live in the northern end of the world summer is treasured like nothing else. Most of the year is a black hole of darkness and cold and we only have a few

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Jan 27, 2012 // Season of the semla (and glasses)

Let me introduce something very Scandinavian: the semla. It’s a kind of pastry made from wheat buns spiced with cardamom. You slice the top of and put it aside, then hollow out the bottom part. Mix the scooped out bread with milk and almond paste, fill the bun with the mix, put whipped cream on

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Jul 23, 2011 // Norway

I don’t know if you’ve heard about what happened in Norway yesterday. A huge bomb went off in central Oslo (capital) killing 7 people and only a few hours later over 80 people were shot to death at a youth camp on a small island nearby. They’re still searching for people so the numbers are

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Mar 14, 2011 // So lucky

Mother Earth seem to be really going after Japan right now. I thought Haiti and Christchurch were enough, and then this happens. Massive earthquake –> huge tsunami –> failing nuclear plants –> waking volcano. Every time I turn on the TV or go online it seem to be getting worse Things like these really remind

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Jun 30, 2010 // Sweden Rock 2010 – the music

I figured the music deserved an entry of its own. I realise not many people will recognise or like these bands but… well, I saw them live and I want to write about them. So suck it up Alestorm How can you not like a band that plays pirate metal? I was looking forward to

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Jun 18, 2010 // Sweden Rock Festival 2010

I don’t know if anyone’s noticed, but I’ve been away on vacation for a while! The whole last week was spent at the other side of the country, at Sweden Rock Festival! It’s one of the biggest festivals in Sweden and it’s dedicated entirely to rock and metal music. We took the bus to Markus’

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Nov 24, 2009 // Reindeer overdose

I’ve thought a lot about reindeer lately. It started with an exciting new project at work involving said animal (I’ll show you later when it’s done). The project hasn’t officially started yet but I already have a whole herd running around in my head. Waving their antlers around and pooping in the corners and what

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