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?"

Episodes

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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Our guests today are from France, with a side of American. We talk winter and Lucia gear for kids, how to beat seasonal depression and getting your medical needs online.
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November 29, 2021 34 min
Thomas is from Buffalo and always wanted to move somewhere warm. Thomas now lives in Uppsala. He’s doing it wrong.
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November 15, 2021 26 min
As we hosts are fashion-clueless, we have Kate, a designer from the UK to talk to us about fashion in Sweden.
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November 1, 2021 28 min
We talk to Emma, one of the creators of the new book from The Local, "Villa Volvo Vovve" and learn the real meanings of phrases that even Swedes don't know!
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October 18, 2021 25 min
Emily, from Arizona, gives us the lowdown on how it works with hairdressers in Sweden, going to school for a Master’s degree and the sad lack of Crystal Light.
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October 4, 2021 25 min
How is it when the tables are turned? We talk to Anna, a Swede that lived a year in Texas as a high school exchange student. Culture shock reversed!
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September 20, 2021 33 min
We speak to Ana from Mexico City, but this isn’t her first time living abroad. We also talk about learning Swedish through subway announcements & fun times on the icy driving course.
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September 6, 2021 14 min
The expat hosts of the podcast talk about vaccines, Swedish problems and murder house shopping.
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June 30, 2021 18 min
To close out the season before summer we offer some tips for those staying in or heading out of Sweden....
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June 23, 2021 19 min
Julieta, of the Newbie Guide to Sweden, has probably heard every mistake we’ve all made after moving to Sweden. She...
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June 9, 2021 23 min
Akash, originally from India, is back! Not just back on the podcast, but back in the country! A few weeks...
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Erik, from Umeå Today, and author of “The Umeå Handbook,” talks to us about all things Umeå!
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May 12, 2021 26 min
Today we have a great conversation with Sibo, from Zimbabwe, about how some days you think you’re moving to Australia...
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Journalist, broadcaster and brunch enthusiast Maddy, from the UK, talks to us about media culture, documentaries, and trying to shock...
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April 14, 2021 21 min
Julian, from Winnipeg, talks to us about Sm?land, Costco rumors and what to bring when you move to another country.
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March 31, 2021 17 min
We bring in a Swede, Agnes, to answer our Easter questions like, “Why is the grocery store trying to sell...
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March 17, 2021 21 min
We talk to Tamara, who just arrived 4 months ago. She’s lived in Bosnia, Libya, UK and Dubai! How does...
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March 4, 2021 10 min
A quick check-in over the Swedish spring break/sport break holiday. What to do with kids when everything is closed? Eat...
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February 11, 2021 23 min
Kiki, a hotel concierge in Stockholm, gives us some amazing tips on museums and food. We also learn why the...
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