Visit Sweden and within a day you'll hear, or see, the word 'fika' (pronounced feeka). You might be tempted to think fika is a food; a sandwich perhaps, advertised as a daily special on chalkboard signs standing guard outside one of the city's numerous cafes. You'd be wrong. The truth is the word 'fika' doesn't … Continue reading Fika for Non-Swedes
Six years ago, I boarded an airplane and embarked on a journey of madness. It all started when I fell in love, got married and had a baby! Yay! Then the reality of life as a parent in a capitalistic society kicked in. Twelve weeks after birth, I was expected to return to the newspaper. My Swedish … Continue reading It’s Called Football. Fotboll. Soccer.