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Posted by: Elliott1707 9.Nov.2006, 12:10 AM

Just moved to Uppsala from the UK and looking to meet new people.

Anyone else live here or nearby?

Posted by: Markusaurelius 9.Nov.2006, 12:21 AM

To: Elliott1707:
I don't live there now, but did in 1997-8 as exchange student. I loved and still love that city. So beautiful, old, and modern at the same time. Tons of students everywhere, and lots of exchange students, so you should have no prob. meeting others there. One of the best bars to go to is William's pub. Very British style inside, and pool tables (billiards, I think you guys call them, typically). One of the few places in Uppsala with darts and billiards, and a jukebox with great songs. It is in a prime location too, right next to the main university administration building near Söderman's-Narkis (Snarkis) Nation. Check it out! Also, Orvar's pub is great too, next to Norrlands Nation. (the best nation to join, if one is a student). Have a blast over there!
Good Luck.
-MA

Posted by: Shark99 - The Great Catsby 9.Nov.2006, 12:26 AM

Oh man, yeah I used to go to Uppsala and go to Snerkes nation too. I lived in Flogsta. I wish I was back there. There should be plenty of people there to hook up with.

Posted by: Markusaurelius 9.Nov.2006, 12:31 AM

That's crazy. I lived in Flogsta also, on Sernandersväg. I think Bldg. 3? Threw many a great party on the huge, open roof, and pimped it up in the tiny bastus that could fit about 4, but was meant for hundreds of residents to share. And good ol' ICA down the hill. (nice and close for lazy bums like me).
Loved that area and town. Small world. 8)
-MA

Posted by: Shark99 - The Great Catsby 9.Nov.2006, 12:33 AM

No shit, I lived on Sernanders vag as well! ahhaah Small world indeed. I do remember I got a bike and would bike down the hills at breakneck speeds. I sometimes wonder how I survived that year.

Posted by: Markusaurelius 9.Nov.2006, 12:47 AM

I remember when, (I sound like an old geezer), I rode back home from the pubs in December, when it was -6 C outside. My backpack was stolen at the pub I went to, which had therein my jacket, skarf, hat, fleece sweater, and gloves. So I rode home on the 20 or so minute ride from Central Uppsala to Flogsta, freezing my bull'ks off. I held one handgrip on the handlebar, while the other hand tried to warm up a couple of degrees in my pants pocket. Then, after 30 seconds with one hand in the pocket, and one on the handlebars for control, I switched them. I did that for the entire ride, and it took minutes for my hands to thaw out under luke-warm water when I finally made it home. Took even longer for me to get the feeling and sense of touch back in them. That trip was not much fun, but the memories and other trips were.
Them was dem days!

Posted by: Shark99 - The Great Catsby 9.Nov.2006, 12:53 AM

I'm starting a new thread on fondest memories.

Posted by: Markusaurelius 9.Nov.2006, 12:55 AM

Sounds good. I'll check it out and post tomorrow, if it is alive and kicking, as I am gonna pass out now.
See ya.
-MA

Posted by: Guest 9.Nov.2006, 06:44 AM

hej

I live in Uppsala with my family.It is a great city. With lots of students and their activities.
You are all welcome to visit.

Posted by: Guest 9.Nov.2006, 08:48 AM

Uppsala a great city?????
Yes, it is great if you compare it with villages around it.
Uppsala is nothing more but a one horse town filled with arrogant and unfriendly natives who first hate themselves and than the others who are different and who have seen the world.

What is so great in this city?
Probably not the Swedes who live there, neither architecture,nor night clubs.
If you like provincial towns with their narrow-mindedness
Uppsala is the right place to be in.
If you wear blinkers and don't want to see the world around you Uppsala is the right place for you.

Posted by: Guest 9.Nov.2006, 09:53 AM

itt...
It depends on the company you kept while at Uppsala.
your views cannot be generalised based on your personal opinion or your unfavourable circumstances.
Pardon me for asking. What was your ugly encounter at Uppsala

Posted by: Markusaurelius 9.Nov.2006, 10:09 AM

QUOTE (itt)
Uppsala a great city?????
Yes, it is great if you compare it with villages around it.
Uppsala is nothing more but a one horse town filled with arrogant and unfriendly natives who first hate themselves and than the others who are different and who have seen the world.

To itt:
What is so great in this city?
Probably not the Swedes who live there, neither architecture,nor night clubs.
If you like provincial towns with their narrow-mindedness
Uppsala is the right place to be in.
If you wear blinkers and don't want to see the world around you Uppsala is the right place for you.


What villages around it did you like the most and why?
So you had a couple bad experiences with some people who live there. Everyone has bad experiences with some people in every city. If you met everyone, (which I doubt), then you might have some right to judge them all, but that is not the case. Usually people with piss-poor attitudes have piss-poor experiences, and have a piss-poor opinion about a place which mainly reflects that person's pessimistic, judgemental attitude about life in general. Which night clubs did you dislike, and why, prey-tell? I would guess that your own narrow-mindedness is more a reflection on yourself, instead of others. Do you perhaps mean BLINDERS, rather than "blinkers?" I would guess that you had some bad experiences there. I have had bad experiences in Göteborg. However, I am not so myopic that I curse the whole damn city, country, and it's people, etc.
Well, the good thing is a city that you hate usually hates you as well. An easy solution is to simply crawl back into the hole you came from and wallow in it and all of its darkness instead. Try not to cast judgement on an entire population of an area, and speak the truth, and just say that you perhaps had some bad experiences with a few people instead.

Posted by: 7 9.Nov.2006, 10:14 AM

QUOTE (Celex)
itt...
It depends on the company you kept while at Uppsala.
your views cannot be generalised based on your personal opinion or your unfavourable circumstances.
Pardon me for asking. What was your ugly encounter at Uppsala


it's the poster formally known as Brave New World...

his ugly encounter was coming to sweden. i think a swedish chick broke his heart too.

he's actually witty and funny when he's not just bashing sweden and swedes.

Posted by: Guest 9.Nov.2006, 02:35 PM

Marcusaurelius

If I were a pizza cock probably I would feel well in Uppsala, but I have also seen the other places and know how people can be nice to each other. However, Uppsala is known in the whole Sweden as a "difficult" town.

I have met students who have spent two or more years and never met a native Swede from this town and they told me that people are very nice in Uppsala. People who are nice in this town are often immigrants who still are not brainwashed
and still know what a real life looks like.

I am spending my time reading and learning things for which ordinary idiots have no time to. And I am laughing at you because you will live and die and not know the truth. Sweden needs people like you, and I also need you and I hope you will work even when you are 75 years old for someone have to give me money to enjoy my existence in this beautiful place.

So don't spend too much time on this forum. Work instead we all need your taxes.

Posted by: Markusaurelius 9.Nov.2006, 05:19 PM

To: itt..
First of all, personally, I would rather not be a cock, but if you are interested, go ahead. Uppsala in known throughout Sweden as a difficult town?
I have never heard that before, and I have travelled extensively throughout Sweden. Sure people can be nice to each other. They can also be jerks to eachother. Guess what... everybody meets people who are nice, and who are not in every place they go. Just because you may have had some bad experiences in Uppsala, does that automatically mean that it is neccesarily a difficult or bad town, and everyone in it is bad? Even if you met and spoke with a thousand Swedes there, which is probably not the case, and they were all rude to you, does that mean that all 200,000 people that live there are rude, jerks, racist/prejudice, etc?

Guess what, I also met and befriended many people (students, and otherwise) there who lived there for a couple of years. IT is the same in every town, all over the world. Nice people, mean people, people who are friendly, people who are not, people who are racist, people who are not, etc. And guess what... I have met many people in this town as well. Same thing. Nice people, not so nice people. I have immigrant friends here, in Uppsala, and in many other cities. I also have the same for native Swedes.

Do you assume that people who have a good time in Sweden, or like Sweden, its traditions, culture, history, etc. are brainwashed? I think it is you, instead, who are brainwashed. You are brainwashed to think that everyone is against you, everyone who is Swedish and native is evil, racist, rude, etc. If you do, then I have some stock to sell to you at a great price! What makes you assume that you, and not others know what real life looks like? Everyone knows what real life looks like. Who are the ordinary idiots? Anybody who likes Sweden, or is from Uppsala? Who gives you the right to be God and determine indiscriminately who is good, who is bad, and predetermine that a whole city's population is evil just because of a few bad experiences you may have had? What does that make you?

I am glad you are laughing at me, because laughing is good for people, and hopefully, it will help you to relax, chill out, and realize that the only thing worth laughing at here is your prejudice, self-hate, and hate of others. Who the hell are you to say that I will live and die and not know the truth? Who are you to even presume that you have any idea more than me or anyone else what "the truth" is? I do not work at this time because I do not need to, so sorry, but you will not be living off of my tax-money. Also, do not assume that I will live here until 75. I may, or I may not. See, you assume too many things, which makes you wrong. You also assume that Swedes are all bad people, and you are also wrong about that. How are you enjoying this existence if you said that you do not like Sweden or Swedes? You are not making any sense. Also, perhaps you and some others will take advantage of the benefits this overly generous country provides the disadvantaged with, but you will still be getting a MUCH smaller amount of money than you would if you actually did some work, and a worse place and area to live in than if you were working and paying for it yourself. That is fine by me. I will stay in the nice part of town I live in, have plenty of extra money to travel, have fun, etc, etc. while you will be just getting by. I have no problem with people temporarily getting help to get by on, as I needed it myself when I was younger, but those who abuse it like you will never have the life you could have if you were not abusing that and working to provide for yourself. You will not have the self respect of being able to say you have a career, self-reliance, independence, etc., but have the shame of being a person who is cheating the system.
One day, when you are close to death, you will come to regret being a cheat, a hateful person, a racist person, and simply a statistic. With your attitude, you will never be happy here in this country, and always hate others for who they are or what they have, and always hate yourself deep inside, for being the kind of person you really are.
So go ahead. Keep your prejudism, hatred, leeching ways, poor attitude to yourself. Meanwhile, I will enjoy my wonderful life living in Sweden, one of the greatest countries in the world, with some of the greatest people in the world. You obviously still young, so when you get older, maybe, just maybe, you might change your thinking and ways, and let the hate of yourself and others go, and your short second of life you live on this earth may not be totally wasted afterall. Who knows.

You have yourself a wonderful day, ok? laugh.gif laugh.gif laugh.gif laugh.gif

Posted by: Ezpen The Caveman 10.Nov.2006, 11:05 AM

Uppsala is a boring place to be. I don't think you would like it there... smile.gif

Posted by: Guest 10.Nov.2006, 11:12 AM

Espen

I agree with you 100%. If Swedes in Uppsala were open and nice as the majority of Norwegians I would be a happy person.
But unfortunately they are not.

Posted by: Ezpen The Caveman 10.Nov.2006, 11:56 AM

I am a lot in Uppsala. 4-5 weeks each year, and I would never settle there..

Posted by: Markusaurelius 10.Nov.2006, 09:54 PM

QUOTE (itt)
Espen

I agree with you 100%. If Swedes in Uppsala were open and nice as the majority of Norwegians I would be a happy person.
But unfortunately they are not.


Glad we can agree on something. Norway has about 4.5 millions residents. So, if you feel that the majority of Norwegian people are nicer than those who live in Uppsala, that means you have met over 2 million NOrwegians. I doubt that somehow. Why are you so judgemental about a whole or major part of the population of a town, and base that upon a few bad experiences you likely had there. I lived in Uppsala as well, and I found nice people and not so nice people. If, for instance, you are from Iraq (just for an example), would it be right for me to have travelled to Basra, or Baghdad, and live there for a short while, and then say that I hate or dislike you, because you are from the city where I dislike some people I have met? Or, that judge the majority of, or all the people in those cities based on a few bad apples?
Think about it. The answer is love, peace, brotherhood, and open minds, not the opposite.
I sure hope you change your mind about this, so you will like yourself more, be happier with yourself, and not judge whole populations based on a few bad experiences.

Posted by: Guest 10.Nov.2006, 10:40 PM

Marcusaurelius


I have no energy to discuss about Uppsala or some other place in this country. I only want to tell you that I have experienced prison camp in Bosnia during the war and terrible months in my home town where people were not only killed but slaughtered and tortured. But I have never felt so bad in my life as during these 13 years in Sweden. I have never cried so much as here. I was never so lonely as here and was never felt humilated as here.
In the last four years almost nobody have opened the door of my flat and I never go and visit people in their flats because I already know what they would talk about and what they would say.

I was very happy when I came to Sweden and I have thought to do something of my life and have a nice future as every ordinary citizen. But, I have seen the other side of Sweden. I was homeless a few years ago and I have experienced Swedish "welfare state" on my own skin.

After these years I don't want to have any contact with Swedes, I know that there are many nice and open people in this place but there in minority. The rest are arrogant, envious, distrustful persons who live in small groups and don't care about the others who are outside their groups.
Neither Swedish women nor men exist any more in my world.
I see them like shadows who pass by in silence.

I will survive this situation because my will is stronger than this bad circumstances. It is my obligation to continue to live and one day tell to the world how dangerous a system can be and how subtle can change human beings into something which is more similar to a machine than to a living creature.

We are living in two different worlds which seldom meet each other and it is probably the best, because you and many others are much more comfortable when you do not see my world because it can remind you that somethings "smells" bad in paradise.

Posted by: Leonard 10.Nov.2006, 10:46 PM

i'm in Uppsala now. Are you a student?

If so no problem to meet people.

Posted by: Tim_E 14.Nov.2006, 10:08 PM

Hi I'm a Brit that's just moved to Uppsala too biggrin.gif

Posted by: Roowhip 14.Nov.2006, 10:35 PM

QUOTE
Anyone else live here or nearby?


Sorry No..but I like the name Elliott if that helps :roll:

Posted by: Puffin 16.Nov.2006, 02:56 PM

Uppsala is a city where there is a bit of a gap between "town and gown".

However if you are a student you should get yourself to the student nations or hang with some of the special activities for international students - try and get your seminar group out and about

Posted by: Slaphead 27.Jan.2007, 10:56 PM

Uppsala's are great town if your a student but it's a bit dull once youve gotten past that.

I agree with whoever it was that mentioned the surrounding towns/ villages. Places like Tierp, Tobo, Almunge, Knutby make me shudder, really horrible places.

Posted by: Rudolph Hucker 28.Jan.2007, 10:18 AM

i live near uppsala and work there anyone can contact me at [email protected]

Posted by: Lisa Simpson 23.Mar.2007, 07:27 PM

Uppsala is a nice place, except it has a guy who lives there who has the smallest penis i have ever seen...!

Posted by: Muttlestar Galactica 23.Mar.2007, 07:35 PM

I've met him several times too and he amazingly seems able to change his appearance a'la Doctor Who as well!!!

Posted by: Lisa Simpson 23.Mar.2007, 07:47 PM

haha well, all i can say is his first name is Peter

Posted by: Slaphead 23.Mar.2007, 07:49 PM

I know a few Peter's here, i cant wait to show them this!
laugh.gif

Posted by: Swedy 23.Mar.2007, 09:47 PM

Yep its a great town, and were going to miss it.

So anyone one who might miss it so much and would like to move back...ummm our flat is FOR SALE ..not for RENT but for Sale.

See Noticeboard on the local for more info.

3 bedroom flat, of chorse a kitchen and a livingroom...why the swede have to count that a a room beats me. Don't all places come with a living room and kitchen?

Posted by: Ems 23.Mar.2007, 10:15 PM

Well, it is a room, isn't it? We count the number of rooms rather than bedrooms so calling it a 3 room flat would just be a lie, wouldn't it?

Posted by: Ems 23.Mar.2007, 10:16 PM

QUOTE (Lisa Simpson)
haha well, all i can say is his first name is Peter


Is his middle name Niklas? laugh.gif

Posted by: Streja 23.Mar.2007, 10:34 PM

I lived in Uppsala 95-96...first term I lived in a caravan at Fyrishovs camping...I had decided in the last minute to study there and not Göteborg ehhe. It was a great town when I was there but then I was a student so yes lots of fun places to go for parties hehe. I particularly remember the parties at Prästhemmet where they played kent and stuff like that while snogging...priests indeed huh?

Posted by: Lisa Simpson 24.Mar.2007, 03:51 PM

QUOTE (Ems)
Is his middle name Niklas? laugh.gif

Ha ha no,

Posted by: Lisa Simpson 24.Mar.2007, 03:52 PM

QUOTE (Slaphead)
I know a few Peter's here, i cant wait to show them this!
laugh.gif


I guess the only way they can prove its not them is by showing you...lol

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