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from Canada to Sweden

moving to Gothenburg

Martin565
post 8.Feb.2021, 05:56 PM
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QUOTE (Gamla H?lsingebock @ 8.Feb.2021, 05:48 PM) *
If only you knew how to shop for vegetables your experience living there would be a rewarding one...You must be tired of coming home with decaying produce, only to be told...A ... (show full quote)


There ain?t no fresh fruit veg in sweden no horses, no decent pubs, nowhere to go no one to meet, it?s just terrible. It?s silent, worlds biggest open prison, like the scene in papillon when McQueen asks but there?s no walls why didn?t you run? And the other lag replies there?s no where to run to.
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Gamla Hälsingebock
post 8.Feb.2021, 06:02 PM
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People conjure up their own wall-less prison and complain that it was made by others...

Why should a "pub" exist in Scandinavia, there are not enough "brummies: to make it solvent!!!
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Grommet
post 8.Feb.2021, 06:05 PM
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QUOTE (Gamla H?lsingebock @ 8.Feb.2021, 06:40 PM) *
Those looking for advice/information should note...TheLocal is a haven for those hating Sweden...People who have adjusted to a new life in Sweden and are happy and satisfied w ... (show full quote)

OP, realise Gamla has never lived in Sweden by his own admission. He also believes Biden stole the election (he is a stop-the-steal Trumple supporter).

After suffering that place for 6 years, I have made it a mission of sorts, to spread the word to avoid it at all costs.

I have nothing invested in the land of the Meatballs. I left. But I feel obliged to warn you, it is more than likely going to be a grand waste of time and money for you and your family. And that is a best case scenario. Myself and my wife are highly educated and could get out easily (we are still abroad, just in a way better place), but even that took time. It can be incredibly difficult though just to get out once you have finally sized it up for what it really is and desperately want to leave.

And its an expensive place. You will pay premium prices for what is often below standard.

Go there at your own peril. Listen, don't listen, no probs for me.
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Martin565
post 8.Feb.2021, 06:10 PM
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QUOTE (Gamla H?lsingebock @ 8.Feb.2021, 06:02 PM) *
People conjure up their own wall-less prison and complain that it was made by others...Why should a "pub" exist in Scandinavia, there are not enough "brummies: ... (show full quote)


Because it might cheer them up, make them a bit more sociable.
Or at least you can out every night and get pissed to drain out reality of living there.
A cold, ungodly, cursed land that?s what it is and that?s how I remember my time there. Unfortunately we?re under lockdown here at the moment but once we get that prick out of power and we realise there?s nothing to be scared of and have to live with it, Britain will return to normal.
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Yortis
post 8.Feb.2021, 06:11 PM
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QUOTE (karl99 @ 8.Feb.2021, 05:14 PM) *
I was thinking about DK but I understand they tend to dislike foreigners. I'm no visible minority but I'm sure they'll figure it out when I start speaking. I' ... (show full quote)



People often think Danes don't like foreigners..Much of that perception is down to how their politics is reported abroad. In reality, my experience as a foreigner of both smaller towns,cities and Copenhagen has been very positive.And without a shadow of a doubt, it is better than Sweden and Swedes. To be honest,Swedes don't like anyone who isn't Swedish.Period.

In Denmark people were helpful, warm and friendly. My experience of Sweden generally is the opposite.

I don't know where you might be considering in Denmark, but Bilund has a very good international school and Bilund even styles itself as the "Capital of Children".
Copenhagen has a good quite new international school, Europaskolen /European School of Copenhagen.
If you want somewhere with good energy,good vibe,Copenhagen is very good.
If you want somehwere quieter, then Bilund,Kolding,Odense I like.

I studied at university in both Denmark and Sweden. Again Denmark was a much much nicer experience.

I left Denmark because of a relationship. Otherwise there is no way in the world that I would have left.

Oh and by the way, shopping is better in Denmark, especially the supermarkets. Supermarkets in Sweden are terrible.
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Martin565
post 8.Feb.2021, 06:16 PM
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QUOTE (Grommet @ 8.Feb.2021, 07:05 PM) *
OP, realise Gamla has never lived in Sweden by his own admission. He also believes Biden stole the election (he is a stop-the-steal Trumple supporter). After suffering that pl ... (show full quote)


Biden is a Manchurian candidate.
No way in a million years that guy got the most votes in history
No fucking way
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yonisan
post 8.Feb.2021, 06:21 PM
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QUOTE (Angela @ 8.Feb.2021, 02:29 PM) *
Have lived in Canada and still living in Sweden. PLEASE DON'T MOVE HERE!!! It's not what you think and not what you read. I would have moved back to Cana ... (show full quote)


Please leave the country at your earliest opportunity... you are toxic and like to take bets on how many people will die of covid in a week.. oO
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Yortis
post 8.Feb.2021, 06:24 PM
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QUOTE (karl99 @ 8.Feb.2021, 05:18 PM) *
I'm a bit surprised as I thought Sweden is multicultural with so many immigrants. Canada is multicultural only in the big cities. Small communities are a different story. ... (show full quote)



Yes, Sweden has quite a lot of immigrants, but,generally speaking, the great proportion of them come from about only 4 to 5 countries. This does not lead to a feeling or environment of multiculturality,diversity or cosmopolitaness.

In addition to this,Sweden is very segregated. There is very little inter cultural mixing.
Furthermore,the Swedish State and Swedish people, apply a great deal of pressure on immigrants,both formally and informally, to behave like Swedes to quite an extreme degree and this means that any possibility of multiculturality is actually squashed.

I have lived and worked in the UK,Luxembourg,Sweden,Denmark, Italy and Croatia and I have found nowhere to be as emotionally or culturally(in terms of one's own individual personal identity and heritage)as repressive as Sweden.
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Martin565
post 8.Feb.2021, 06:29 PM
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Yortis
post 8.Feb.2021, 06:33 PM
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QUOTE (karl99 @ 8.Feb.2021, 02:49 AM) *
Hi, first post here.We are a family of 4 with 2 kids and we want to try the European lifestyle for a year or two and then decide if we want to stay. Lucky enough we also have ... (show full quote)



Sweden does have good facilities for children, so too does Denmark.
In my opinion schools in Denmark are better too.
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Gamla Hälsingebock
post 8.Feb.2021, 06:35 PM
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Multiculturalism will destroy any monocultural society that allows it to exist...
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karl99
post 8.Feb.2021, 07:02 PM
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QUOTE (Yortis @ 8.Feb.2021, 07:11 PM) *
People often think Danes don't like foreigners..Much of that perception is down to how their politics is reported abroad. In reality, my experience as a foreigner of both ... (show full quote)

Seems like DK is pretty popular here. I'll have a look.
I'm interested in Sweden because of the climate. I live in a place that is really cold even for Canadians and for me it really matters to be cold.
As for international schools in DK how affordable are they?
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Yortis
post 8.Feb.2021, 07:03 PM
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QUOTE (karl99 @ 8.Feb.2021, 02:49 AM) *
Hi, first post here.We are a family of 4 with 2 kids and we want to try the European lifestyle for a year or two and then decide if we want to stay. Lucky enough we also have ... (show full quote)



(Billund has 2 l's sorry!)
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Yortis
post 8.Feb.2021, 07:05 PM
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QUOTE (karl99 @ 8.Feb.2021, 07:02 PM) *
Seems like DK is pretty popular here. I'll have a look. I'm interested in Sweden because of the climate. I live in a place that is really cold even for Canadians and f ... (show full quote)



Do you mean you want it to be cold?

In any case, the weather in Denmark is warmer than Sweden.

I believe the schools are free:

https://europaskolen.sag.dk/admissions/freq...sked-questions/
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Martin565
post 8.Feb.2021, 07:36 PM
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