Don’t cry for me, Dubai.
So, after talking to people who currently live and work in the Gulf region and people close to me, receiving a rather terrible work contract (7-days a week, no limit on working hours, minimum 2 year stay unless I want to be fined heavily), and research into the gay rights of the UAE (imprisonment/death penalty)… I’ve decided to ultimately turn down the job offer. Sorry for causing undue excitement, but it was nice to know so many people support me!
Some important (to me) news.
So I have some pretty crazy news to share with everyone. As is very obvious to anyone who has spent more than 5 seconds in a room with me, I LOVE Sweden. I know for sure that it is where I ultimately want to settle. But these past couple of months have been rather difficult for me, and so I’ve been looking at opportunities more internationally. So, I can announce that I’ve been offered a job in Dubai, in the United Arab Emirates. I am probably going to accept that offer.
Let’s see where this takes me, and to all my beautiful European friends I will leave behind for a while: I will miss you, and enjoy the winter.
Mushroom-hunting in the Swedish forest~ 🍄🌲
200 years today since Sweden last went to war — #marinen showing off some of their fancy stealth ships. (at Marinbasen Karlskrona)
This morning, the sun rose on the 73,049th day of peace in Sweden, bringing it to exactly 200 years.
The last conflict Sweden – before it adopted its ways of neutrality – was in 1814, in which Sweden defeated the Danes and Norwegians.
The painting is Karl XIV Johan, King of Sweden and Norway, painted by Fredric Westin.
Anonymous said: Your display icon/picture looks very nice.
Anonymous said: hi i'm irish and i want to find work in sweden what do you recommend i do? my swedish is very basic :(
There are approximately 993483 Irish bars in Malmö. Try there! :)
Hand-painted wooden ‘Dala’ horses are a tradition in Sweden. They were historically made as toys, but are also associated with Swedish folklore. The most popular design is in the traditional folk colours of red and green.
Woo, graduated from university yesterday, and so soon I will be going to party at Emmabodafestivalen c:
I hope that now I will be able to post wonderful pictures/facts about Sweden as regularly as I used to!
Anonymous said: you are very cute okay? :3
Comfy Ramdala (at Ramdala City)
Today, the 6th of June, is Sweden’s ‘national day’ or nationaldagen. Originally known as ‘Swedish flag day’ or Svenska flaggans dag, it was renamed by the Parliament in 1983.