Posts tagged guest blogs
Posts tagged guest blogs
Time to travel!
Check out our latest guest blog from Christoffer from Göteborg.
There is a city in western Sweden that for quite some time has been known as the happiest place in all of Sweden. This beautiful coastal city is located above Skåne but under Norway. It was built by the Dutch but is even though known as “Little London”. The city is of course Göteborg.
Göteborg is since quite some time known as the open-hearted city with the “goa gubbarna” (eng. friendly and humorous people) with their always so amusing puns and the vibrant avenue in the very heart of the city. This is the city of seagulls and accordion, freshly caught shrimps in the Friday evenings and the romantic milieu in the archipelago. To go out on Saltholmen, start a small fire and just enjoy the atmosphere (and some beers) with your best friends once the sun has set is something I strongly recommend.
Göteborg is a very active and vibrant city. It hosts several events, such as Göteborgsvarvet, Blodomloppet and Midnattsloppet. These are all different running-laps arranged every year around the city. It hosts on a regular basis particular events in the Svenska Mässan as well. For instance, the weekend of 26-29 Jan, it hosted Sweden’s largest motorcycle-fair.
The things that might tickle the student’s fancy the most are the nightlife and the communications. In Göteborg there is an abundance of clubs and bars that will please every taste there is. If you’re in the mood for some groovy jazz or soul you should pay a visit to Club Nefertiti at Grönsakstorget. If you just want to chill and sit down for a nice chat and a few beers, there are lots of small pubs in the area of Vasastan. The pubs Chez Amiz, Vasastan or Cheers are the ones I recommend the most. Hiphop and rap sometimes take place around Järntorget.
But if you want to do as the writer; listen and dance to the best house, dance and every once in a while, dubstep, you should hang out on the avenue, go all in for a whole-nighter and end it with an ever so tasty kebab at Kebabhouse. You don’t have to worry about getting home, since the trams and buses are there to get you home, safe and sound.
When it comes to shopping, you should start with Nordstan and take it from there. This is by far the biggest area of shopping. Here you will find all the major stores with the big supply, but the smaller ones with the specialized supply as well. Even though most of the stores are selling clothing and accessories, there are a lot of other types of stores that have everything from videogames, perfumes, pets and gadgets.
If you are more into vintage you ought to pay a visit to the stores around Majorna.
I am going to end this post with some insider tips for you:
You probably wonder what this means: ”Ö Glenn, din flane, e du go elle?” This is the Göteborg dialect and we have no single clue how to translate it. Maybe you can help us :-)
We proudly announce an up-coming event for next weekend. INTU organizes a trip to Copenhagen next week. Ever wanted to visit the legendary town of Christiania? INTU offers you the opportunity to get a unique (and safe) experience with local tour guides showing you the highlights of Christiania.
After visiting Christiania you will go to central Copenhagen to get the buzz of citylife. The evening will commence at a typical Danish pub after which you be able to find out what the city has to offer. We will provide train tickets home so that you can stay as late/early as you like!
Included in the trip: Bus to Denmark, activities and tour, train ticket home (that is valid until 12:00 the next day).
Tickets released 31/1 at Skånis (the yellow house next to EC) for 200kr.
Skånis opening hours 11-14
There are still tickets left, so you GET ONE NOW! It’s worth it.
Check out the Facebook event https://www.facebook.com/events/283657985025406/
To give you an impression what Copenhagen turns out to be in summer. Check out our guest blog from Jonas from Copenhagen Business School.
Distortion – 5 days of true Copenhagen Partying
If you’re thinking about going to Copenhagen, but you can’t pick out the right date, you shall seek no further: On the area of your calendar between 30 May – 3 June 2012, you should write “Copenhagen!” with a big, fat marker! Why? Because this is the time where the streets of Copenhagen are taken over by Distortion! A 5-day mobile party celebrating our lovely city and its different neighborhoods: Every day, the party moves to a different area of the city and if it’s your first time in Copenhagen it’s a great way of sightseeing and partying at the very same time! In the afternoon, the party is in the streets of the “neighborhood of the day”, and at night there are all kinds of different parties in clubs and so on. But really: The real party is out in the streets! Drinking beer in the nice weather, dancing to home-made sound systems on wheels, and on one occasion on an improvised dance floor on top of a bus have been some of the great things that make me love Distortion and go there again this year…. and next year… and the year after that… and the year after that…
So you see that Copenhagen has quite a few things to offer, but this is still not everything. Explore it by yourself, for example, next weekend together with fellow students and tour guides.
Here we go, another guest blog. This time, it’s Louise from Malmö.
Even though Malmö is a small city, there is so much I could write. Did you know, to mention a few examples, that it is called the ‘City of Parks’? Or that one third of its 300 000 inhabitants have foreign origin? Or that Malmö has more than 400 kilometers of bicycle lane? It is hard, for someone who has lived in Malmö her entire life, to narrow it down, but I will do my best. If you want the facts about Malmö, check Wikipedia. This is, in my humble opinion, what you should do while visiting. Enjoy!
Malmö should definitely be experienced during spring- or summertime (or during the Malmö Festivals in August). The parks turn green and become perfect for picnics in the sun. Or why not rent a pedal boat and go around the canal? Summer days are lazily spent by the water in Västra Hamnen, preferably with the delicious Italian ice cream you can get there. This is also where the must-see (well, it is hard not to see it, but still) skyscraper Turning Torso is located.
You can spend a day just strolling down the pedestrian street from Stortorget to the shopping centre Triangeln. Look at the architecture, and why not enjoy some fika? Instead of Starbucks we have Espresso House. See how many you can spot along the way!
From daytime to nightlife! Whether you are interested in going on a ‘barrunda’ around Möllevångstorget, or dancing in a club, the nightlife in Malmö should be experienced during your stay. Just to mention a few places:
The squares Möllevångstorget and Lilla Torg both have some nice bars. Mölle is a bit cheaper, and you will surely meet some interesting people there. Lilla Torg, on the other hand, is a bit fancier. The best cocktails in town are served here, at TGI Friday’s for around 100 SEK and up.
If you prefer something a bit fancier, you should go clubbing on the boat Prins Bernhard, which is located (in the water) very close to the Central Train Station. Also in the neighborhood, you have Slagthuset (yes, the ‘Slaughterhouse’), and on Stortorget, Étage, which is usually open until 5 a.m. Most clubs have an entry fee of 100 SEK and close at 3 a.m. Even more casual (and also cheaper) is Kulturbolaget, KB. And after partying, you could go to McDonald’s for some chili cheese tops, but while you are here, why not order something that is impossible to pronounce at one of the many open falafel places?
If you are interested, most places mentioned above have their own webpage (or Facebook).
Välkommen till Malmö!
From now on, we will post some interesting guest blogs from students living in other famous student towns in Sweden. For now, we have Michaela, studying Business Administration at Uppsala University.
Michaela, 23, Uppsala:
Partying in your Converse and drinking cheap coffee all day long. Dress up in suit or long dress for formal dinners and sing traditional (stupid) songs while drinking. Look preppy in classes with your MacBook Air and walk the famous catwalk in the halls of Ekonomikum, where all the knowledge magic happens. Welcome to Uppsala – the amazing student city, with a lot of contrasts. Uppsala offers you everything you ever dreamed of.
Any way, of course you don’t have to live in Uppsala to enjoy everything it offers. When visiting, there is some stuff you just can’t miss out: The nations - and then especially the mandatory club nights on Tuesdays at Sneirkes nation and Thursdays at Stockholms nation. On Thursdays you also need to drag yourself to Norrlands nation for the amazing, traditional lunch: Pea soup and pancakes. May sound like a strange mix, but it works great! (NOTE: Remember point 9. in the List of typical Swedish things)
If you’re a real party animal, keep up the good spirit and enjoy yourself at V-dala nation on Saturday evening. For recovering, you could have a nice brunch at GH nation or Stockholms nation on Sundays. Visit the great webpage www.nationsguiden.se to take advantage of all information regarding the nations.
If you ever feel to give yourself something more luxury – a good tip is then to visit the new restaurant Stationen. Here you’re able to find a nice atmosphere, with a good steak and mingle hungry people in the classy bar. As the name sounds in Swedish, the location is an old railway station, which makes it even cooler. http://www.stationen.se/. After your dinner and a nice glass of wine in the bar, you should move on to Magnussons, Plock or Oasia (or may be visit all of them?) for a nice and well-prepared drink. The first two spots are especially nice during summer times. (Oasia http://www.oasia.se/lounge1/loungeGallery.html, Plock http://www.plock.nu/content/view/24/42/).
When you’re tired after partying and when you’re broke after expensive food and drinks – drag yourself to the nice park Stadsparken, particularly in springtime. A great place for hanging out, playing games and work on your tan. Another option is to sit along the river that runs through the city core. This is the perfect spot for watching nice Swedes going crazy for spring weather. Certainly, it’s an all-day long event.
Last, but not least – after all, it is spring semester – I hope to see you all at Stockholms nation on Valborg (30th of April). This is a teaser: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NbdD3c6931E. True Uppsala tradition.