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Anyone in Norrköping

Sethandra
post 22.Jan.2009, 06:01 AM
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Hej

I was wondering if there was anybody on here from Norrköping (or Linköping).
Would be interesting to know.

Tack biggrin.gif
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storstark
post 22.Jan.2009, 04:35 PM
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ahem... okay so i'm a minority, but i'll say it proudly... i live in norrköping
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Sethandra
post 23.Jan.2009, 01:34 PM
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Hej storstark

Couldn't see you through all the people crowding the thread. laugh.gif biggrin.gif
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storstark
post 24.Jan.2009, 08:57 AM
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are you as... underwhelmed... as i am living in this city? what brings you here sethandra? my wife's family is here... i'm a kiwi... there is another kiwi here in norrköping too... we tend to drink excessively around once a month or so :twisted:
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Sethandra
post 26.Jan.2009, 10:09 AM
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Give it up for Norrköping! (or not biggrin.gif)
I moved here 3 months ago, from Oxford in the UK, to live with my boyfriend. Its been a bit of a life overhaul but gradually getting settled in.
I find Norrköping a bit of a strange city though. I live in on the outskirts so don't really have much to do with the centre. Haha, I haven't even been out for a drink yet! ohmy.gif Shock horror!
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kerostarfx
post 26.Jan.2009, 11:14 AM
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I live in Linköping biggrin.gif
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*lornanders*
post 29.Jan.2009, 03:08 PM
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Hej Sethandra
Welcome to Norrköping,just read your post and know exactly how you are feeling,i was in the same situation last year.Anyway i also live outside Norrköping so if you need some company you can holla at me.After some time everything will be okay believe,just take it easy
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storstark
post 29.Jan.2009, 09:16 PM
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hej sethandra

i have an ex (and good friend) living in oxford... it's nice city a city with heritage & a majority of buldngs not pulled down in the 60s and replaced with cold war boxes

it's difficult making friends here in norrköping though... i study swedish at komvux, but us english speakers are thin there... looking forward to retraining at liu later on... but even then i'm a guy in his 30s so it's a bit tough... my wife is finding it difficult too, she hasn't lived here in over 10 years since she left high school and old friends have kids and settled 'never left town' lives... to tell you the truth i would and could never go back to live in my hold home town... at least europe (even norrköping) has a quaintness smalltown nz cannot grasp... i just wish the food and events were a little better

on that note, if you like good coffee try the te & kaffe kompaniet, there's one at knappingsborg... i recommend the fair trade ethiopian
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Sethandra
post 30.Jan.2009, 06:58 AM
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Hej lornanders and kerostarfx. It's nice to know that there are others in town (and it's twin ofcourse biggrin.gif )

Storstark,
Oxford is indeed a very beautiful city. I do miss it's "Dreaming Spires". So many beautiful things to see. History is one of my biggest loves so having lived in a city with so much of it, I was in my element. laugh.gif

I have noticed the lack of English speakers in Norrköping. I am lucky that my other-half's English is superb and that of our friends. But sometimes I do feel a bit isolated but I know that will only get better with time and will improve as I get a better understanding of the language. I am still waiting for my residencey permit so am not "offically" studying Swedish but I have a friend who is a budding language teacher so she is teaching me. I can understand more than I can speak, which is good, but learning more and more each day.

I do love good coffee so I will probably go and investigate the coffee place you have recommended. Mmm... coffee biggrin.gif
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storstark
post 30.Jan.2009, 07:15 AM
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theswedishref@gmail.com if you feel like some english speaking company biggrin.gif

okay, so i'm a colonial... but beggers can't be choosers laugh.gif
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kerostarfx
post 30.Jan.2009, 09:05 AM
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Hej Sethandra and Storstark!

You all should sign up for Swedish at LiU, there are people of all ages in my course right now...ok maybe 20s and 30s is the average. The best part about it is that it's free, with only a 240 (+/-) kronor student union fee.

There's also a neat Master's program that just opened up for the fall--Scandinavian studies where you get to study a semester in different Nordic countries, it seems pretty cool...but I'm already enrolled in a different one sad.gif

There are a few English folks studying out here at LiU...and well if you're ever down in Linköping, every Tuesday is International Student Night at the HG student pub!
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storstark
post 30.Jan.2009, 09:35 AM
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hej kerostarfx

tsm for the tips! i thought the swedish was only for those english speakers currently studying other programs at liu... so i went the komvux route which was easier in process but a little bogged down... swedish for english speakers should be a subject on its own... wasting two hours of your life on learning when to use capital letters is not fun

will look into the course... cheers

ps, at the risk of starting a war (shouldn't happen due to the finite number of responses to the thread) i have to say that my heart is in linköping... i like it... the buildings are less cold war, there's no traffic in the centre... it's quiet and has a more open, cosmopolitan feel to it than here in Sverige's Manchester...
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Sethandra
post 30.Jan.2009, 01:59 PM
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Tack kerostarfx. I will have a look at the LiU website to see what further info it can give me. biggrin.gif

I haven't yet ventured to Linköping. I know its only a short bus journey away from Norrköping but its just finding the time and the oppertunity to drag my otherhalf away from work and his computer. laugh.gif But I suppose I should really get around to making the trip at some point.

Tack for the e-mail addy storstark. Mine's emc_spalding@hotmail.co.uk if anyone fancies dropping me a line. smile.gif
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Sasselass
post 30.Jan.2009, 04:18 PM
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Joined: 16.Sep.2008

Hello from Norrköping. I have been here, in Sweden, for 6 months now. Originally from the U.S...still getting use to all the differences and new experiences.

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Bettyinsweden
post 30.Jan.2009, 08:36 PM
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Location: Norrtälje
Joined: 19.Mar.2006

I lived in Klockaretorpet from 2000 until June 2008. My reaction to Komvux was exactly the same as yours. Perhaps a little stronger-as I am originally from "Da Bronx"
I did not have any problems with speaking English in the shops downtown. But then I am an old gray haired lady and people wondered what I was doing here.
There is the Symphony, movies, programs at the library and the free bus to the boats to Åland.
Norrköping is more for families (my guess-)than young people. It will soon be summer and you can explore.
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