Archive for March, 2013

Medieval Memories in Modern Stockholm

While my friends will be giving you superb coverage of our day to day travels in Stockholm, I wanted to craft a different narrative for you, one near and dear to my heart.  As you may or may not know, I am an avid medievalist, so Stockholm’s dreamy old buildings and exciting museums have been […]

Food in Egypt

I love to eat and I imagine that if I knew how I would love to cook. A large part of my love is exploring new things. Luckily for me, Egypt hasn’t let me down at all. There has been a ton of local food to try. Even better, I’ve enjoyed nearly everything I’ve tried […]

Zorn Museum and Melodifestivalen

Our fourth week here in Mora was a pretty busy one filled with some very Swedish activities! We spent quite a few hours working on our handicraft projects which was decorating the seat cushions we made earlier out of sheep wool. Some people embroidered and other people dry felted on their cushions. Most of them […]

Vasaloppet och Annas Hus

Greetings everyone, I am writing to you as I recover from what I did yesterday. In the town of Mora, there is a GIANT ski race that finishes here. This past week was filled with many different ski races from 45km up to the long Vasalopp which is 90kl long. Now to give some background […]

Third week in Mora: No sportlov for you!

In our third week in Mora, things kicked into high gear. People were flocking into Mora for the Vasaloppet and the many ski races during the week. This is also when the students here take their spring break, called sportlov. So while they were skiing and goofing off, we still had class in the morning and Swedish […]