Hotell Smalandsgarden

Gamla Brunnsvagen 8, Orserum, Granna, Småland, Småland and Blekinge, S-563 91, Sweden | Lodge
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Ice Hockey Match

A travel blog entry by danielle.feijen


... the building due to the way the architecture looked, how you could see this staircase like roof where the seats would be and just the general atmosphere it really felt like it did when I went to see my first rugby match. I think sports is way to bring people with different backgrounds together, to sit down together and enjoy being part of a group for a few hours. You could see families with young children and students, there were basically a lot of people from all age ...

Classes have started

A travel blog entry by danielle.feijen


... is about school after all.

If I had to describe my experience so far in two words it would be these "love it". That may sound nerdy but it really has been quite amazing. I love my class, only one at the moment, and I'm already looking forward to starting the others.

My schedule for this week:

Monday: Free
Tuesday: Swedish language class 13:00-15:00
Swedish culture: music 15:30-17:00


A travel blog entry by danielle.feijen


... the other understands Dutch just fine. Meaning that we start in English and then remember we both speak Dutch. Quite a diverse bunch so to speak, especially if you take into account there are more from other countries that I haven't met in person yet.

Oh, I'm almost forgetting the girl from Belgium. The only one I know that is from Education as well. If I remember correctly she was from Antwerpen, though her accent ...

Wanna go for a Fika?

A travel blog entry by danielle.feijen


... incredible tradition I learned.

You can not live in Sweden without knowing how to fika. Meeting up with friends, colleagues/classmates or anyone really is not as simply here as it would be in the Netherlands. You don't meet up for a chat at school or invite people home for a cup of tea, which is what I would do had I been in the Netherlands, you meet up for a fika.

However it is not just meeting up for a chat when you have a ...

Day one and two

A travel blog entry by danielle.feijen


... boat that had sunk, but I'm not sure that happened this day or earlier.

After the bridges we were officially in Sweden, where we saw signs of crossing moose and more pine trees. There were less hills than I expected but we were in the south so that probably had to do with it. During this final leg of the journey we even got to see a moose! pictures were taken and I'll let you decide as to whether the moose was real or not ;)

When we ...


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