Checking in a couple of months later, to catch people up. After applying for the Swedish Visa in April, there were some bumps and curves to the road that might be hard to explain without a recap. How to get a Visa via Employment The Swedish official sites explain things pretty well, but I'll paraphrase, … Continue reading Visa Approved, Migration Underway
Long awaited update from this American on Becoming an Expat in Sweden.
The title's a bit of a pun. I setup a separate blog back in 2011 about looking at relocating to Sweden. This was some of the first content: A common cry under any unfavorable government triggers some hubbub about people considering to relocate to another country. This isn’t so much that. As a family, we … Continue reading Swedish Migrations
When talking to friends about this transition plan, a common early question: Why Sweden? The first little tiny seed that took hold was hearing an NPR interview with Steven Hill in 2010, talking about his book "Europe's Promise". He shared this little anecdote from the book: Interestingly, while Europeans supposedly are taxed to death and … Continue reading Why Gothenburg, Sweden Part 1: Whet the Appetite
A strange title, I know. The first question people wonder when we talk about wanting to move somewhere else is often "Why would you want to leave the US?". (When I start to explain my reasons, I also often am asked to run for office to change things for the better, which I am disinterested … Continue reading Falling Out of Love
As outlined in the larger post, Customs In Sweden, I found this list interesting, and wanted to know what folks thought about it. Some very kind Swedes were willing to respond to these. Be on time! Swedes are neurotic about punctuality, agendas and time tables. Notably, we use a number of stock phrases that are … Continue reading Swedish Customs: Punctuality