Värmland and Östmark: A Rural Sweden

Last weekend, I went with my host family to visit Sara's father in Värmland, a rural part of Sweden in the west, fairly close to Norway. We stayed in the guest house that Sara's father built himself, and the whole weekend was extremely beautiful weather. It was the first real feeling of spring (which interestingly …

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February Update

February was super eventful and absolutely flew by, so I haven't had much time to write any new posts. I'm going to try to summarize the last few weeks is this update. The best part of this month was my girlfriend Sonia coming to visit me! She stayed with me for two weeks, and we …

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Melodifestivalen and Semla Day!

This Saturday was the first week of Melodifestivalen, the Swedish preliminary competition to see who will represent the country at this year's Eurovision Song Contest. It's six weeks of over-the-top music and very interesting performances, voting is open to the entire country, and it's honestly a pretty big deal here (especially in the queer community). …

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