Day: August 20, 2009

Volvo & co.

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Old 1950´s American cars are very popular in Sweden. There is a sub-culture called “Raggare” which involves driving around in the old cars and listening to old American music. Old Volvos and other European cars are often also used. Due to this culture, there are more restored American cars from the 1950´s in Sweden than in the USA!

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Moreover, you can also find a lot of harleys and choppers. The island is very flat so is a perfect place for ridding motorbikes. Moreover, there are many military boats in the little harbour. Sometimes they organize it so that you can get into and take a look.

Paying special attention to this dressed bike….funny!!


Sunset & beers

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Swedish beer is cool…

A nice Swedish beer, face of such a wonderful sunset, brings up the benefits of living in Scandinavia. Below I enclose some photos, specially for those who hear Sweden and automatically think of cold and snow. It is not that cold always…

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Gotland’s newspaper

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Gotlands Tidningar

This is one of the Gotland’s newspaper. Yesterday, a few international students who are already in the island got a call from International Relations for having an interview. I didn´t even know for what it was. Today I realized that we appears on Gotlands tidningar. A whole sheet for us.

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In brief, the article talks about the difficulties that International Students find to rent a house. Also it talks about the wide variety of nationalities coming for studying to Gotland.  I will translate more when my Swedish improves…