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Cultural exchange: 10 tips on how to make friends with your Swedish neighbors

Posted by Lena on Jun 20, 2017 11:09:00 AM

When you move to Sweden one if the first things you will miss is your network of friends, family, neighbors and colleagues. New ones will replace old ones. One of the fantastic things about the move is to discover new people in your life and also discover new things about yourself in the company of your new friends. You will change the topics that may have become a bit of a broken record at home for new ones.

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Topics: Swedish Culture, Moving to Sweden

Christmas in Sweden!

Posted by Lena on Dec 21, 2016 3:49:00 PM

Our soft mission is to help our expats moving to Sweden to have the best time in their lives! We do it by sharing our own experiences. We see it as an advantage that we have a wide range of ages and interests in our office, as this means we have more eclectic suggestions for our clients.
As in most countries, Christmas in Sweden is a festive time. It is dark, which is perfect for cozy wood fires and candles, Christmas markets, smorgasbords, concerts, shopping, and volunteer opportunities to help homeless people. During the month of December we will increase our Facebook engagement to a daily post, so our clients can really enjoy their stay here and celebrate the Swedish way.

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Topics: Swedish Culture

Cultural hints: An appropriate gift to a Swedish host or hostess before Christmas

Posted by Lena on Dec 20, 2016 10:00:00 AM

A small gift is often presented on visiting someone’s home in Sweden.
Ideas for such gifts around Christmas time would be;

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Topics: Swedish Culture

Try a Swedish Christmas dinner

Posted by Lena on Dec 19, 2016 10:00:00 AM

If you’re new to Sweden, you might be curious to try a traditional Swedish Christmas dinner.

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Topics: Swedish Culture

A Christmas gift - or is it a bribe? A cultural divide!

Posted by Lena on Dec 18, 2016 9:17:00 AM

Many companies have policies on whether members of staff are permitted to accept gifts from clients. We had reason to discuss this internally the other day. A relocation consultant got a surprise visit from a transferee that she had recently helped to settle in Sweden.

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Topics: Swedish Culture

Traditional Christmas in Sweden – what you need to know!

Posted by Lena on Dec 11, 2016 3:40:00 PM

1. It is the time of year when Swedes become social.

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Topics: Swedish Culture