Short, cold days…

Posted in: Allmän on 23 January, 2018 by Annabel

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…these days I hear a lot of my friends, and even the Swedes complaining about the darkness and the short days. Yes it becomes dark at 3.30 pm and gets bright at around 8.30 am….this is maybe not short for a person coming from the North of Sweden (Lapland) where they have around 2 hours of brightness but it is really short especially for the exchange students from the southern part of the world or states where the sun is there all over the year. During the last weeks I had a hard time dealing with that as well and there is this one point where a small winter depression kicks in and I think everyone who has been in Sweden for a longer time knows how that feels and that it is just normal. Humans need to see the sun sometimes and during my last winter in Örebro we had a lovely winter compared to the recent one, with a lot of sunny really cold days where you could go out for a walk, a ice-skating day on the lake or a bike ride in the nature. I missed these days a lot this year and was so happy when finally on Sunday there was such a day. I got up and saw the sun shining. Dressed up immediately and took a one and a half hour walk through the nature. It was so beautiful and peaceful and all my dobuts why I moved to Sweden that came up the last weeks were gone within one hour. I like to share some of the pictures I took with you. Just in case that you are still in your winter depression and are wondering why you moved to Sweden…maybe one of the reasons was also its nature?


 

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Time to say goodbye for one last time….

Posted in: Allmän on 21 January, 2018 by Annabel

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Hello,

Last night we had a farewell party for two more of my German friends and it was a really nice one as one of the two guys knew the whole university…at least it feels like that and invited a lot of people. Thanks to him and his connecting skills I got to know a lot of people and especially a lot of locals and found a place that feels a bit like home. His corridor is such a nice place and they are always welcoming everyone to stay there in case it is too far to go home after a party or a games night. It is so nice to have that feeling to step by step get settled a bit and that makes me happy and gives me new energy for the coming semester. It took a bit longer that time in Sweden (the first time I was exchange student and with ESN it was so easy to make friends) to make friends as living in a one room appartment and studying a master programme are to big facts that kind of hold one a bit away from places where you would meet a lot of new people….but now it is getting started.


 

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New semester,… new friends.

Posted in: Allmän on 15 January, 2018 by Annabel

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Hej,

so all of my exchange friends friends from last semester left. It is always sad to see people leaving who became friends in the last months and weeks but that is how life as an exchange student is like and as the one staying it always the worst I think but on the other hand site also exciting to see new people arriving and making new friends.I was lucky to get to know a Brasilian girl who texted me in Facebook because she found me in a group and I helped her with some questions before her arrival. She found a lot of other Brasilian people so that know I have the pleasure to spend my time with them…. they seem to be really lovely, energetic, happy and funny people and I am looking forward to get to know this culture a bit more as I have never been in a Brasilian group in my life before. They are plannng a lot of activities and that is exactly what I need now in my free time beside my project after one semester that kept me so busy that  I was a bit divided from social life and activities. Looking forward to a summer semester with lots of fun and a nice project.


 

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After 17h of travels, I finally arrived in…

Posted in: Allmän on 9 January, 2018 by Annabel

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Hej,

….haha I guess you thought that I have been in holidays in Asia or South America. But I have to disappoint you as I had to do with myself as well. Yesterday  I had the worst travel day ever and I only arrived back in Linköping after 17h of travels. I started 4 a.m. in Frankfurt where I slept over in a friends place and took the first flight to London at 7 a.m. where I arrived half an hour later their time. Then I had a second flight where I had to check-in again with all my luggage at 11.40 a.m and arrived in Sweden around 15.00. Then I had to take a bus to Stockholm where I missed my next bus which I could take one hour later. And finally I arrived in Linköping at around 20.30 and home at around 21.oo. That was a long day especially that the studies already started today and that I directly had a presentation in Animal Science. Now I will have to study for my exam tomorrow as there was barely the time for this before. I will need to give a presentation in Immunology as well on Friday and then there is one more exam in Swedish waiting for me on the 20th. On the 15th already the new semester will start and I will finally be able to start my lab project at the University Hospital which will last for the whole semester. So no courses and no exams waiting for me the next months. That sounds a lot more fun than the last weeks which where really exhausting.

Have a nice week all of you!

Annabel


 

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Happy New Year

Posted in: Allmän on 7 January, 2018 by Annabel

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Hejhej alla,

I first of all want to wish all of you a Happy New Year and hope that you had nice holidays and hopefully a good time with your families and friends. I was back home in Germany and enjoyed my time with my close ones as good as I could as I was having a lot to do for school. We had a big group assignment to handle in on the 6th January which took a lot of time and kept me and my fellow students busy, Otherwise I was visiting some nice German cities like Heidelberg and Freiburg and tried to keep up with everything I was missing during the last months here in Sweden. And I have to say that was quite a lot and more than I expected. I first took a Brezel (it’s a German kind of small bread and a typical thing on the Octoberfest) once I arrived at the airport, then I met some friends on our lovely Christmas markets with some hot wine and hot caramelized almonds. I was seeing my whole family for Christmas with a lot of Christmas biscuits and lovely food as e.g. deer and dumplings or salmon and pasta. I was walking my dog which was one of the things I was missing the most during my fall semester in Sweden and I was doing a lot of other activities with my family and friends. It was nice to tell everyone about my new life and my studies at LiU and sure everyone thought that I was living in a nice snowy world up there while in Germany it was only raining for the whole three weeks I have been there. But unfortunately I had to tell them that also the Swedish winter at least in Linköping (as I didn’t see other parts during the last months) winter was quite weak and grey.


 

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Annabel from Germany

Annabel from Germany
Hejsan, My name is Annabel and I come from Sweden’s neighbour Germany. I recently started my master program in Experimental and Medical Biosciences and in my blog I would like to share my experiences as a Liu student with you and convince you of this beautiful country and Linköping as a great student city.

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