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Category Archives: Sweden

Distinguishing Scandinavian Countries for Dummies

by timst on June 27, 2016

Ok, so I’ve been around Scandinavia for four years (three years in Sweden, nearly one in Norway), so I’m starting to appreciate the differences between the countries. However, if you’re anything like me before I moved here, you’re probably thinking, “Wait, there are differences? I usually just use the names interchangeably, as in “It’s so cold in the apartment, I […]

(500) Days of Sweden

by timst on January 12, 2014

Yes sir, 500 days. A little bit less than a year and a half since I left Nantes and settled in Sweden. Time for a retrospective of the past few months. Where am I now? As I announced earlier, I am not actually on the last stretch of my studies, as I have switched my […]

200 Days

by timst on March 23, 2013

Heeeeey, I’m still there! I’ve been wanting to do this post forever, but I didn’t have enough things to say. Then my laptop got stolen. So, you, know, that was inconvenient. But now more stuff happened and I got a nice Bluetooth keyboard to go with my excellent Nexus 4 smartphone, so I think we […]

Getting involved

by timst on December 23, 2012

As I said before, my lessons are very sparse and that leaves me with quite a lot of free time. Now of course I have a ton of work to do, but it wasn’t the case some weeks ago, during a 20-days hiatus between two courses, so I took a look at all the student […]

90 Days

by timst on December 1, 2012

It still amaze me how adaptable we are. Human are creatures of habits and tradition, and yet we have an incredible capacity to change, so incredible in fact that we don’t even think twice about it.   I used to spend most of my life in the same 300 km² area, talking to the same […]

60 Days

by timst on November 1, 2012

If you wondered how I’m adapting to (oral) english, the answer is: pretty well. Since Sweden has a less retarded linguistic policy than France’s (ie, they don’t try to push swedish everywhere they can), people and companies routinely use english in everyday life, even on TV during shows or ads. For series or movies they […]

37 Days

by timst on October 10, 2012

Last time I told you that I spend hours at the library trying to understand the mysteries of graph transitive closure. When I’m not doing that (my favorite time of the day), I’m probably off doing one of those things:   Running in the forest. The surrounding areas are really, REALLY nice. Lakes, forests, nice […]