Thanksgiving from a Swede’s perspective

“What a strange holiday! And why are they celebrating it?” Was my first thought when I first celebrated Thanksgiving back in 2014. But after trying to explain traditions like Midsommar and Lucia for Americans I felt like Thanksgiving might not be that weird after all. (And now 5 years later […]

The 2010s – Ten reasons it was the best decade ever

Both in Sweden and the US there has been some turmoil the last decade and some people are asking themselves, “Where is the world going?”. We found a list by Johan Norberg, a Swedish author and historian of ideas, devoted to promoting economic globalization that might make you say, “I […]

Food, life and conversations around the kitchen table

Fellow Philadelphian and Swede Amy von Sydow Green’s latest book Systrarna von Sydow, maten, livet och samtalen runt köksbordet, that she has written together with her sister Ebba Kleberg and mother Helen von Sydow, gives us more than 50 flavourful recipes for any occasion mixed with smart and personal tips on […]


On June 9th, Philadelphia lit up in all the colors of the rainbow for the annual Pride parade. The first official pride parade in Philly was organized in the 1980s and is now attracting over 25,000 people each year. This year, Pride is particularly meaningful around the world because 2019 […]