Stuck in a small town in Småland, culture columnist Ondrej Gomola finds some much needed rest in the untainted wilderness of Sweden. Summer is long gone now, just a vague hazy memory of stressless freedom and joy. At ...Read more Kommentarer inaktiverade för There’s more to southern Sweden than I thought
Summer is around the corner. With the warm weather, comes the inevitable question: ”What’s next?”. But don’t worry if you don’t have an answer, it’s totally okay to not have everything figured out, says Ondrej Gomola. Now’s the ...Read more Kommentarer inaktiverade för When life gives you wheat – make scones
From commotion about pastry terminology to various ways of greeting, European countries all have their curious quirks. But that’s a feature, not a bug, says Ondrej Gomola. Anyone who’s been in a different country will tell you about ...Read more Kommentarer inaktiverade för European countries’ curious customs
Face masks have become a part of life during the pandemic. They help protect us and others, and for some people, they provide much-needed mental ease. We have been living under Covid-19’s looming shadow for almost one year. ...Read more Kommentarer inaktiverade för Face masks smother social pressure
Digging deeper in our decision-making, it is clear we make unreasonable decisions. Are you aware of the ironies that surround you? asks Lundagårds student life columnist, Catalina Ordoñez. Lately, I have perceived more than ever that we live ...Read more Kommentarer inaktiverade för Isn’t it ironic?
Long distance relationships in the Zoom-age. Do they have any chance of survival? Lundagårds international student life columnist, Catalina Ordoñez, writes about the difficulties – and surprising rewards – of keeping love alive during lockdown. Imagine you had ...Read more Kommentarer inaktiverade för Love in different time zones
Do foreign people suddenly become deaf upon arriving in Lund? Does a quiet or noisy city feel safer? Everything is relative. ”Safety depends on the eye of the beholder”, says Lundagårds student life columnist Catalina Ordoñez. I have ...Read more Kommentarer inaktiverade för A matter of perspective
”They took the welcome rug away from under me.” Lundagård’s new international columnist, Catalina Ordoñez Valenzuela from Colombia, writes about the ambiguity of the Swedish hospitality, and about arriving in the promised land, only to discover there’s no ...Read more Kommentarer inaktiverade för Foreigners with an expiration date
Sweden’s mandatory personal registry – which makes public the address, salary, and personal identity number of every Swedish citizen and resident – is a system that stands at odds with the EU’s stance toward personal information, which is ...Read more Kommentarer inaktiverade för Who Will Watch the Watchers?