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English speakers in Linköping

Or perhaps in all Östergötland

young nomad
post 27.Feb.2010, 10:19 PM
Post #1
Location: Not in Sweden
Joined: 27.Feb.2010

Hello Everyone!
I am 27 year old guy working as energy engineer in Östergötland. I have been in Sweden for almost 4 years. First 2 years I spent in Sthm doing my Master. And later moved out from the capital.
It would be great to find english-speaking people here in Linköping or even Norrköping. I am liberal and open-minded and usually get along with people very well. smile.gif Please contact me here if you are interested in meeting for a fika or beer.
Good luck!
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Schomberg
post 28.Feb.2010, 12:43 AM
Post #2
Location: Gothenburg
Joined: 29.Nov.2009

just head along to your local brit or irish pub and you'll meet people. i used live in åtvidaberg years ago and if i remember right there was one "irish" pub in linköping and another "english" called hamlet which was a pretty cool place.
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Rick Methven
post 28.Feb.2010, 06:36 AM
Post #3
Location: Linköping
Joined: 30.Nov.2005

Hamlet used to be the ONLY Pub in Linköping years ago and became the hangout for the Brits who came here to work for SAAB on the 340 program. I have'nt been there for a few years, but I think it still is the Pub of choice for those Brits who stayed after the 340 program stopped. The Bishops arms down the bottom of Ågatan seems to be more popular with the younger crowd

I live outside the city in Ljungsbro and don't go pubing so often in winter, but I'll ask my son (25) if he knows where the English speakers hang out.
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Movedtoswedenandgotstuck
post 28.Feb.2010, 09:50 AM
Post #4
Location: Linköping
Joined: 27.Jun.2007

Sounds like a Linköping meet-up might be in order when all this trafick chaos (kaos/"cows") has subsided. Weds/Thurs are generally good for me but I can swing a Fri/Sat if given a bit of advance notice. Just set a place and time, and Iäll see what I can do.

Cheers
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young nomad
post 28.Feb.2010, 12:16 PM
Post #5
Location: Not in Sweden
Joined: 27.Feb.2010

Hej hej! Thank you all for quick responses. Linköping meet-up would be great. I am usually free in the evenings (after 6pm) during the week and of course during the weekends. But let's wait for some other replies before setting the time and place for the meet-up.

I forgot to mention that I am not from the UK or Ireland. Usually I prefer not to share my personal information including the country of origin in public discussions. But you are most welcome to send me a private message in case you want to know more about me.

Have a nice day!
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Baned
post 1.Mar.2010, 01:06 AM
Post #6
Joined: 22.Feb.2009

Not trying to give you a hard time or anything, but Linköping isn't THAT small so every English speaker will be singled-out, or is it? I find it hard to attend a meet-up when there's so much secrecy about home countries. I mean, we're all foreigners here ...
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Rick Methven
post 1.Mar.2010, 07:27 AM
Post #7
Location: Linköping
Joined: 30.Nov.2005

I find it difficult to spot the English speakers until I hear somebody speak, Like it is not normal for any of us to be going around ICA Maxi with a Union Jack on the top of our head or any other flag come to that.

We could start a hunt like the old Lobby Lud of the News Chronicle of 50 years ago. Spot an English speaker, go up to him and say " You are an English speaker and I claim a free beer" biggrin.gif
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young nomad
post 1.Mar.2010, 10:57 PM
Post #8
Location: Not in Sweden
Joined: 27.Feb.2010

Hej!
Sorry for the intrigue with home country... smile.gif
I think it's better if we discuss these privacy issues in some good place with good beer or maybe coffee. I guess everyone is quite busy with work and family and also the winter doesn't seem willing to give up. But it would great if you could come. I don't know how much time in advance we should plan the meet-up. But what do you say about afterwork this Friday/Saturday (March 5-6) or next week on Wednesday (March 10)?
I am more or less flexible with time and place, so please tell what suits you best.

Regards!
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Lunalover
post 2.Mar.2010, 04:29 PM
Post #9
Joined: 8.May.2009

Probably he is a pirate from Somalia masquareding as an English speaker. I Sverige vi har inge hemlighter när det gäller att identifiera sig...så min råd är att du få vara öppet...loosen up man..We are not on Somali waters here
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Caribbean guy/Swedish Gal
post 2.Mar.2010, 06:50 PM
Post #10
Joined: 14.Jan.2009

every person should be proud of their heritage..WTF
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young nomad
post 2.Mar.2010, 08:54 PM
Post #11
Location: Not in Sweden
Joined: 27.Feb.2010

Hej!

Thanx for the last two comments. It seems that you misunderstood me. When I say I prefer not to share my personal information on PUBLIC forums this concerns privacy. It is the same reason why almost everyone loggs in to this forum with his or her nickname instead of using the real name.
Openness is ability to share whatever it is with people around you, the people you meet and the people who are interested in you. But if you think that openness consists of absolute disclosure to Everyone, then you can consider me to be a closed person. I don't mind.
And by the way, I am very proud of my home country, more than you think.

I gave up with the attempt for meet-up here and this is my last post in this discussion. I would like to thank all people in this forum who responded positively and showed interest. Perhaps some day we'll meet by chance somewhere in Östergötland. You never know! smile.gif

Good luck to everyone!
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Caribbean guy/Swedish Gal
post 2.Mar.2010, 11:14 PM
Post #12
Joined: 14.Jan.2009

im JAMAICAN ..and proud!!!!

if youre so proud of where you from why you so shyyy Awwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww
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Lunalover
post 3.Mar.2010, 01:19 AM
Post #13
Joined: 8.May.2009

Good Riddance of a Pirate!! smile.gif
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Baned
post 7.Mar.2010, 02:04 AM
Post #14
Joined: 22.Feb.2009

I know, right? No private info online, yet he lists his age, occupation, education, political affiliation, and where he's lived in Sweden and for how long! He might as well have just asked for a/s/l and be done with it. rolleyes.gif
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goffy86
post 6.Sep.2010, 07:57 PM
Post #15
Joined: 6.Sep.2010

tjena!! after saying hello i struggle to speak swedish haha so i learned how to say jag kan prata lite svenska men inte sa bra, forstord du engleska?? haha as u might tell i am english... im 23, male, not long started my own company here in tannesfors.. but im struggling to find friends over here, its hard being the one who doesnt understand swedish and having to wait for someone to translate the crowd before i understand what everyones laughing about.. im about to enrol in swedish school but nothing beats being able to speak the lanuage u feel comftable talking, so for now im still english speaking. so im just wondering has any ppl met up or anyone willing to give it a try..? heres a bit abt me.. im chris, 23 but not for much longer lol. im from liverpool england but dont expect me to support them haha im a mighty RED (the real reds) UNITED!! on one hand im a very active person love football swimming rugby, anything that gets the heart pumping, an on the other hand im just as happy sittin by the river for 8hrs waiting for a fish to bite, going the pub for a pint or game of pool.. but il leave it at that for now as its starting to sound like a lonely hearts colum hahah but if anyone has any ideas, please repond, we'l run it up the flagpole an see who salutes smile.gif
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