Life in the Land of the Ice and Snow

Life in the Land of the Ice and Snow

Heather and her expat friends discuss their experiences and humiliations among their adopted country of Sweden. We discuss tips, observations, and the type of important questions expats want to know, such as "Why are there witches on Easter?", "Why do Swedes never take the last piece of candy?" and "Where can I find decent Tex-Mex food?"


December 12, 2022 29 min
on 4 guests about how they celebrate the holidays where they come from: Egypt, Manchester, Cape Cod, Sri Lanka, Essex and France.
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Today’s episode was recorded remotely, but not for the usual reason. This time our guest, Sheona, got deported! She gives...
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November 14, 2022 18 min
Ameury from France wants to know why the same food is served for every Swedish holiday.
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October 31, 2022 27 min
We talk to Luke from Essex in the UK about southern Sweden, Halloween and All Saints Day.
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October 17, 2022 24 min
Vajeen is from Sri Lanka and wanted to move to another country. His wife wanted Australia, but they ended up in the opposite hemisphere.
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October 3, 2022 19 min
A quarter-life crisis led Adam to leave the Cape Cod America dream to find out what Europe had to offer.
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September 19, 2022 21 min
Grace, from Manchester, tells us about her first Midsommar experience and being repeatedly overrun by bicycles.
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September 5, 2022 22 min
Mustafa, from Egypt, talks to us about warm countries vs cold countries, Egyptian cotton, and discovering new careers.
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June 13, 2022 27 min
Diego returns for the season finale! We discuss which is easier – moving to Sweden or New Zealand? Also, co-living...
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Johanna is a former tour guide from Hungary that now lives in Sweden. Today she shares her views on Hungarian paprika, Stockholm's sourdough hotel, and why Sweden is good when it comes to banking but not when installing bathroom pipes.
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May 16, 2022 16 min
Anna is from the land of no McDonalds and no mosquitos - otherwise known as Iceland!
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May 2, 2022 24 min
Oystein, from our neighbor Norway, explains some differences between our two countries. Plus, Valborg plans.
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Jeremy from the U.S. talks about working remote and living outside of Stockholm. Plus, we get a tip on a place called Dog Island.
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April 4, 2022 17 min
Anna, from the Netherlands, took an analytical approach when deciding to live in Sweden. Pros: good work/life balance. Cons: You often have gravel in your shoes.
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Malcolm from Sydney, Australia, gives us some tips on how to reinvent ourselves when starting over in a new country. Also, why do Swedes need so many meetings?
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We chat with the hosts of A Flatpack History of Sweden about history and Swedish problems.
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February 21, 2022 21 min
Diego says enough of this darkness and ice. It’s time to move to New Zealand.
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February 7, 2022 25 min
was living in Manhattan when she met her future husband during a vacation in Sweden. Three kids later, they now reside in the west coast town of Höganäs.
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January 24, 2022 22 min
We talk to Lee from Scotland about kilts, dogs, vegetarian haggis and his frustration with Estrella chips.
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December 27, 2021 43 min
This week’s ice and snow podcast guest, Bokani, is from Zimbabwe. You think pronouncing Swedish is hard? Try Ndebele! Also, why is blood pudding still a thing?
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