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A Swedish Easter - GLAD PÅSK!

It's a celebration with Christian origins and Easter eggs (both painted and of the chocolate...


Gothenburg's international grocery stores

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Looking for a taste of home or maybe something exotic? Gothenburg is peppered with international...



Meet the average Anderssons

The Anderssons are an ordinary Swedish family with a mother, a father and 1.55 children. They have the most common surname in Sweden...


The Swedish summer house - a love affair

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Come June, tens of thousands of Swedes abandon towns and cities and head to their summer houses for...



March 25: Waffle Day

During January and February it's all about the Semlor, but in March, the Swedes move on to waffles...


Short-film: Winter in Gothenburg

Polish photographer and film-maker Jakub Luty has sent us a short video of winter in Gothenburg...


‘Now I’m in the position to support younger women’

From left to right: Sandy, Jenny and Marianna

A professor in electrical engineering, a lawyer and an IT manager. Marianna, Jenny and Sandy may...


Shrove Tuesday: day of the cream bun

March 4 is Fettisdagen (Shrove Tuesday), the biggest semla eating day of the year. You have...


Making a relationship work after relocation

Part 2 of Göteborg Daily's series: A new life abroad. In this article Dr. Julie provides...


Business in Sweden – an expat’s view

Swedish business people consider themselves lagom – average, or just right. They’re...


Working in Sweden: the path to working life in Sweden

<span>Volvo Cars, Gothenburg: the automotive industry is one of the top business sectors of Sweden. </span>

There are many reasons for coming to Sweden to work. The Swedish labour market is renowned for...


Expat calendar 2014

As nice as it is to take part in Swedish traditions and celebrations, when living abroad it can...


10 things that make Sweden family-friendly

Swedish income taxes are high – granted. But a large share goes into providing a work–...


'Crazy that Gothenburg would be the place for it'

Marie 'Poppins' Bonnevay

Based in Los Angeles, but with the world as her workplace, Marie Bonnevay has danced with artists such as Justin Bieber, Snoop Dogg...


Job hunting in West Sweden

Learn Swedish, be proactive and don’t give up. These were some of the main advice presented...


20 things to know before moving to Sweden

A typical Swedish fika

As diverse as Sweden is, there are a few societal norms that are distinctly Swedish. Understanding...


How far can English take you in Sweden?

Sweden is a country where almost everyone can speak English. So why bother to learn Swedish? Edina...


Beating the drum for Nordic music

Ryan Cook and Tim O’Driscoll, two of the people behind Gothenburg-based project Nordic Vibrations

A handful of music-loving internationals in Gothenburg are helping spread the word for alternative Nordic music... 


Coping with culture shock

Moving to a new country is both exciting and daunting. In a series in Göteborg Daily, Dr....


10 tips for starting a business in Sweden

When it comes to starting a business in Sweden, a little planning goes a long way. Here are 10 tips...


Pickled herring, Donald Duck and nubbe - a Swedish Christmas

I have had a handful of Christmases in Gothenburg so far and it's definitely one of the highlights...


Celebrating the Swedish way: Christmas

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In Sweden, 24 December is the highlight of Christmas. Schoolchildren are on holiday, as well as...


Happy Lucia!

With origins in both pagan and Christian traditions, the Swedish Lucia celebrations are one of the...


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