Tag Archives: Swedish culture

A review of the documentary, The Swedish Theory of Love

I couldn’t help but shed a few tears when I watched The Swedish Theory of Love, a documentary film directed by Erik Gandini. Having been together with my Swede for over two decades, many of the points said in this documentary hit home for me. It is often an inner struggle to understand someone’s culture, […]

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SWEA Christmas Fair and Market 2013 Right Around the Corner

The long awaited SWEA Christmas Fair and Market is quickly approaching and I wanted to give you a summary of all the great stuff you can find there. Besides the beautiful Swedish design, Christmas decorations and food, there is the highly anticipated Mathörnan or Food Corner, as many of you are eager to purchase all […]

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Swedish guys and gals speak candidly – an interesting conversation

I was amused by these interviews of average Swedish guys and gals on the streets of Stockholm by NewLondonerTV. Asking everything from “Do you believe in God?” to “Which country has the most beautiful guys/girls?” to “What is missing in your life?”, they seem to be quite content with their lives and their looks, which […]

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Canada, the great compromise between the U.S. and Sweden

Sorry I have been out of commission the last week or so since I was traveling to Texas to meet my family. I feel like a fish out of water here, as I traveled from an arctic -15C to a balmy +28C with nearly 70% humidity within a day! My skin feels great, but I […]

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Watching Swedish TV or downloading Swedish music from Toronto or Anywhere Else in the World!

UPDATED: MARCH 24, 2014 One thing that people miss from their home countries which makes living abroad easier is definitely local TV in their native language. Luckily, the Internet has eliminated most of that problem. However, it is still a bit limited because of local copyright and region access laws. So while you may get […]

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You might be a Swede if you…

Oh, you Swedes can be surprisingly funny (or is that fun?). Oh well… Swedes use the same word for fun and funny and often get it mixed up in English. At times, it makes me go hmmm??? I thought I might post something totally light since this is one of the first posts of my […]

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Find the Swedes

There are actually thousands of Swedes living in Toronto and probably many more across Canada! How do you spot one? No, they’re not all blond with blue eyes. Swedish women tend to dye their hair often :-). However I can usually spot one by the way they dress (call it my sixth Swedish sense!). There’s […]

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