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  Around the same time I moved to Sweden I discovered myself a late in life closeted model train lover. As they say in Swedish, it’s a long saga. In Sweden model train starter set cost anywhere from 3000 to 5000 Kr. As man of moderate means I’m left to either go Breaking Bad or ...

Sweden’s Santa Claus, Jule Tomten, is out of the chimney and into the front door. Unlike America’s mysterious Santa who one meets at the shopping mall yet who covertly visits on Christmas Eve while you sleep, Sweden’s Santa arrives at your front door. Pragmatic Scandinavian reasoning prevails as this avoids explaining how an overweight elderly man can fit down a ...

When I moved to Malmö from San Francisco, the best advice I never received was to “Get over yourself and move on.” However an expat living in London did warn that it took at least 5 years to make anything happen. In my fifth year in Sweden I now understand.  As an established small fish ...

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