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The top six ways the US and Sweden differ

The top six ways the US and Sweden differ

Back home in the US and with a solid Swedish stint under his belt, contributor Steven Schier has listed what he thinks are the six biggest differences between Sweden and the states. READ  

Opinion
'Moving wasn't a choice, Sweden called to me'

'Moving wasn't a choice, Sweden called to me'

Caught in an identity limbo and surrounded by often apathetic "love refugees", The Local's resident Swedophile Solveig Rundquist wonders if she's the only expat who moved to Sweden for the culture alone. READ  

Stockholmers sound off on 'beautiful Swedes'
Swedish girls in Stockholm. Photo: Susanne Walström/Imagebank Sweden

Stockholmers sound off on 'beautiful Swedes'

Following a Nordic survey in which Swedes were voted the "most attractive", The Local hit the streets to see what Stockholmers thought. READ  

Seven-year-old Swede cycles to Berlin
The Blomdahl family in Berlin. Photo: Private

Seven-year-old Swede cycles to Berlin

Edvin Blomdahl is seven-years-old. He also cycled from Sweden to Berlin, a journey of 370 kilometres, in four days. READ  

Opinion
'Gaza conflict needs help, not empty rhetoric'
Demonstrations at Sergels Torg in Stockholm. Photo: Kent Vilhelmsson

'Gaza conflict needs help, not empty rhetoric'

As the rhetoric rises at demonstrations in Swedish cities, Stockholm-based Israeli writer David Stavrou calls on Swedes to think before they shout and to cast a critical eye over much that is written and said about the conflict in Gaza. READ  

Brit's charity tractor trek heads for Sweden
The vintage tractor ready to travel from UK to north Norway. Photo: Peter Matheson

Brit's charity tractor trek heads for Sweden

A British man is set next month to drive from Scotland, across Sweden, and to the northern tip of Norway on a vintage tractor to raise money for a cancer charity. READ  

The Local Interview
US envoy gets on his bike to back trade deal
US Ambassador to Sweden Mark Brzezinski completes his trans-Sweden bike trip in Stockholm. Photo: The Local

US envoy gets on his bike to back trade deal

The US Ambassador to Sweden pedalled in to Stockholm on Thursday after completing a trans-Sweden bike trip to promote a US-EU free trade agreement and to see a little more of his adopted country. READ  

The Local List
Top ten Swedish beach hot spots
Photo: Conny Fridh/Image Bank Sweden

Top ten Swedish beach hot spots

While Sweden is a popular destination for the great outdoors, northern lights and big city sights of Stockholm, few connect the country with a beach holiday. Here are ten reasons to think again. READ  

My Swedish Career
Hope springs eternal for expat pet shop owner
Photo: Lisa Mikulski

Hope springs eternal for expat pet shop owner

Jenna Iwanchuk had never visited Europe, let alone Sweden, before she moved from Canada to Gothenburg two years ago, she tells The Local. Now she runs a local pet shop ably assisted by her dog, Tindra. READ  

The Local interview
Swede shoots world's longest film: 720 hours
Swedish visual artist Anders Weberg at work in his studio. Photo: Private

Swede shoots world's longest film: 720 hours

VIDEO: Anders Weberg tells The Local about the inspiration behind the the world's longest film, coping with the tragic loss of his son, and the 72 minute 'trailer' which has been wowing audiences. READ  

The Local List
Top ten ways to spend a few days in Malmö
Taking a dip into the Öresund after a sauna in the local Kallbadhus features in our top 10. L.E Daniel Larsson/Flickr

Top ten ways to spend a few days in Malmö

There's more to the capital of the Swedish south than falafels and Zlatan Ibrahimovic. Our man in Malmö, Patrick Reilly, rounds up ten of the best things to do when in the city. READ  

Anti-Semitism in Malmö
'Malmö has not become safer for Jews': rabbi
Rabbi Shneur Kesselman pictured at his office in Malmö. Drago Prvulovic/TT

'Malmö has not become safer for Jews': rabbi

Following the violent beating of a man flying an Israeli flag, Rabbi Shneur Kesselman tells The Local that his adopted city of Malmö remains a hotbed for anti-Semitism. READ  

Swedish divers search mad king's warship
Photos: Composite photo from Ocean Discovery

Swedish divers search mad king's warship

Thanks to a grant from the National Geographic Society, a team of divers will be investigating the wreckage of Sweden's 16th century flagship - the 'alter ego' of mad King Erik XIV. READ  

The Local List
Ten hit songs you didn't know were from Sweden
Singing photo: Shutterstock

Ten hit songs you didn't know were from Sweden

You'd be surprised by how many international hit songs are sung by Swedes. In fact, we wager that there are many songs that you know and love that you didn't even realize were from Sweden. Here are our favourite ten. READ  

'Immigration is a taboo subject in Sweden'
Danish radio presenter Mikael Jalving. Photo: Stine Nielsen

'Immigration is a taboo subject in Sweden'

The Local chats to the host of a new radio programme in Denmark that tackles the cultural divide between Swedes and their Danish neighbours, and pokes particular fun at the Swedes for their unusual taboos. READ  

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"There are a lot of speedos on Europe’s beaches. Some European males are evidently more comfortable sporting small, stretchy suits on public beaches than I would be. I accept it may be nice to have swimwear that’s not long and cumbersome. A speedo is maybe also good for tanning. But strolling around town in a..." READ »

 

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