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My Sweden Archive

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Here is the complete list of all of The Local's past My Swedens, where readers present their own corner of this nordic nation to the world.

March

Skåne: Former cop pursues pig-barn 'dream'

For this week's My Sweden, The Local heads south and talks to former US Marine Ron Tibbs, who lives on a secluded farm near Kristianstad where he's converting a 100-year-old pig house into a traditional Swedish café.

Borås: 'A lovely city - if you're a student'

An engineering student from Saudi Arabia presents Borås, a town of around 65,000 "well-dressed" residents and one enormous Pinocchio, for this week's My Sweden.

'The northern lights are simply spectacular'

In our weekly profile of people's lives in different parts of Sweden, The Local catches up with a Spanish couple who traded the sunny climes of Galicia for the snow, reindeer, and northern lights of Skellefteå.

Sundsvall: 'It's like living in a wok pan'

Bird-watcher and nature enthusiast Leelene Karlsson presents Sundsvall for this week's My Sweden, explaining that a gigantic ice lolly, a cross-dressing singer, and life in a wok pan make Sundsvall the ideal Swedish town.

February

'We're love refugees too - but not the usual kind'

After his son started a family in a small central Sweden village, Scotsman Tom Smith ditched his dreams of retirement in France and followed his family to Nannberga, where he teaches Swedes the intricacies of stained glass making.

'A friend from Umeå is a friend for life'

In The Local's My Sweden series, where we profile readers' favourite hangouts, sights, and eateries in their own corners of the country, we talk to Jeanette Renman, a communicator who calls Umeå home, in the far north of Sweden.

January

Malmö: Cheaper than Stockholm and warmer than Gothenburg

In The Local's My Sweden series, where we profile readers' favourite hangouts, sights, and eateries in their own corners of Sweden, we talk to French native Alexis Magnaval who has called Malmö home for the past six months.

Östermalm - 'It invites you to go for a walk'

In The Local's new series My Sweden, where we profile readers' favourite hangouts, sights, and eateries in their own corners of Sweden, we talk to Lorelee Arias, a Mexican who has spent the past four months in Östermalm, Stockholm.

Uppsala: 'It will make you fall in love with Sweden'

In the The Local's new series My Sweden, where we profile readers' favourite hangouts, sights, and eateries in their own corners of Sweden, we talk to Harold Martinez, a Venezuelan master's student in Uppsala, eastern Sweden.

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