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The fact that you read this means that you have found your way to Sweden.se and our blog portal. This is where we dwell. On the Internet that is. So what about the physical location of your favorite staff? Where do we drink our coffee and come up with all those great ideas? Conveniently we’re located in the very center of Stockholm, at The Swedish Institute. I’m not really one of those all-things-google-kind-of-guys, but I just couldn’t resist the Google street view of our office above. See that open window on the 3rd floor? From there I have my everyday view of Stockholm. Not that bad, eh? So this is where we are right now. And keep yourself posted—next week Sweden.se will blog from China(!).
The Sakura cherry trees in full bloom in Kungsträdgården (King’s Garden), Stockholm.
On my my way back from a job meeting in the city, I stumbled into this view. Stunning! The Sakura cherry trees are in full bloom in Kungsträdgården (King’s Garden), Stockholm. Who would have thought that a couple of months ago in a city covered with snow? A very long winter makes us Swedes anxious to get out in the sun, get that tan and an ice cream. If you’re in the area, you’re in for a treat. If not—hurry. The bloom will soon be over.
Emma and Rikard presenting Sweden—Up North, Down to Earth at the Swedish institute.
About fifteen minutes ago the editors (and bloggers to be) Emma and Rikard, presented their brand new book Sweden—Up North, Down to Earth, for some hundred invited city guides. And it was a blast all right. Especially when the crowd were told that they would get a copy of their own. The previous expats Emma and Rikard managed to do what no one expected—condense modern Sweden into 72 pages. Curious and want to grab a copy yourself? It’s really easy. Order it online from Swedenbookshop.com or drop by the the Sweden bookshop, located at Slottsbacken 10 in Gamla stan (Old Town), Stockholm. I still haven’t convinced you to grab that copy? Read it online. By the way: the other day I sent a copy to a friend in Lima, Peru. It makes a perfect gift for a far away fan of Sweden.