Category: Sweden

The Bus That Went off the Map

I had an amazing bus adventure this morning, my local bus taking around eight of us on an off the route tour. Stockholm is experiencing what is called “snow chaos”. It snowed so heavily yesterday most buses were cancelled. After…

Human rights: Sweden vs Ecuador

Is Julian Assange’s new best friend Ecuador a paragon of freedom, compared to Sweden, which he and his followers denounce? On its website, the American-based Committee to Protect Journalists writes: Ecuador not fit to champion free expression The Quito government’s…

Raoul Wallenberg and Lidingö

Last Saturday marked the 100th anniversary of the birth of Swedish diplomat Raoul Wallenberg, who saved the lives of tens of thousands of Hungarian Jews from the Holocaust. He was born in his family’s then-summer house, here on the island…

Sweden beats the depression

Sweden was the centerpiece of the Colbert Report on June 18. First of all, Stephen continues his campaign to take over the #sweden twitter account. He thinks he can do it better than people who actually live in Sweden:  …

Decorations French, American and Swedish

Christmas decorations at Patisserie Christian, originally uploaded by radiowood2000. Amazing decorations at a very nice bakery/cafe. Apparently located at both 12 rue de l’ Outre and 17 Place du Temple Neuf (it’s on a corner, where a street runs into…