Series – Why you need to watch “Quicksand”/”Störts av allt”

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Maybe you have already watched it, or maybe you are planning to. The Swedish series Störst Av Allt (Quicksand, in English) is, in my opinion, a very good show worth binge-watching on Netflix.

The series’ lead-role is held by a LiU student!

Even more when you know that the main character, Maja, is played by Hanna Ardéhn, a student at Linköping University. You can watch her interview below:

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The plot is very captivating

Beyond the fact that the series has an undeniable link to LiU, it is also an amazing thriller. The characters are very complex and I really enjoyed watching it. However, each episode is quite long — 45 to 50 minutes — and usually very emotionally heavy. I had to take breaks of sometimes several days to be able to process all the story. But it is definitely worth watching it!

It is a good way to learn Swedish

I installed the Chrome extension called “Learn Languages with Netflix” and it’s really efficient! Thanks to it you can watch Swedish shows (are any other show) with subtitles in two languages. For instance, I watched Quicksand with both Swedish and English subtitles. I learned a lot of new words and was able to practice my comprehension 🙂

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What is Valborg?

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Valborg in Trädgårdsföreningen

 

Hey allihopa! I haven’t had time to write a lots these past days: my sister came to visit and then I had to focus on my thesis… But now I can find a little bit of time to talk to you about a major celebration in Sweden: Valborg!

What is Valborg?

Every year on 30th April, Swedes celebrate spring. They gather around in public places such as parks to drink, dance and enjoy the sun – when it’s sunny. When the night comes, a bonfire is usually lit up and Swedes dance around it.

The biggest and the most famous celebration of Valborg is in Uppsala. There, thousands of people gather to celebrate it, it is so popular that train tickets’ prices explode around this time of the year: everyone wants to participate in the celebrations!

How do you celebrate Valborg in Linköping?

This year, the weather was very nice and as usual, a student event was organized in Trädgårdsföreningen, a very nice park in the city center of Linköping. There was concerts, food trucks and hundreds of students chilling in the grass drinks in hand. I had a very nice time!

However, no bonfire was lit-up… there was a fire ban in the Östergötlands region due to the high temperatures.

 

 

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