I have often been asked about the hows, whys and wheres of things, particularly Swedish stuff, due to my resourceful and curious nature. I get a little twinkle in my eye when I hear about anything Swedish :-).
How did this all begin? Ironically, in Texas, where I grew up. Surrounded by mostly Mexican, Asian and African-American culture, Swedes were about as common as finding moose in the Hill Country. So when I had an opportunity to do a 2 month trip around Europe, I seriously got HOOKED to the European lifestyle and especially the Swedes, as I was a huge Ace of Base fan back in the day (don’t laugh!). Swedish people were exotic, rare and fascinating to me as a Filipino-American gal. Then I met this small-town Swedish exchange student and he literally rocked my world. I was deeply attracted to his open mind and open view of the world, even with his very traditional Swedish upbringing (mom never used a microwave and home-cooked ALL his meals!). By learning his country’s traditions and dishes, it was my ultimate expression of love. For almost two decades, we’ve hopped around the world, living in Sweden, the U.S. and now Canada, which we now call our home.
Because of my unique perspective and my desire to always be on the hunt for an authentic experience, this blog is designed to be my views on the Swedish culture, whether that be positive or sometimes negative (although I will try to always be diplomatic!).
Since we had our little “Swedepino” girl, we are slowly teaching her the beautiful mix of our two cultures. I dedicate this blog to my little, global family with lots of love.
I hope to help those finding their inner Swede or for those who are homesick for things back home in Sweden. Enjoy!
❤ Myleen Sagrado Sjödin
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