Celebrating Lucia in Calgary

You’ve probably already noticed that I love traditions. One of the Christmas traditions in Sweden is celebrating Lucia on the 13th of December. For all the Swedes in Canada thinking they will have to make their own Lucia at home, don’t worry! I thought I would miss it this year as well, but to my…

By Amanda 13 December, 2018 0

YES – I’ve found a job in Calgary!

I did it! I’ve found a job in Calgary! During the last week I’ve been to three different job interviews, for two part-time jobs and one full-time job in Calgary. All interviews went well but in the end the choice was easy – of course, I took the full-time job. I’ve already worked my first…

By Amanda 8 December, 2018 2

Finding an apartment in Calgary

Finally! We’re in Calgary and we’ve accomplished number one on our short list of things we need to fix to be able to live here (1. Finding an apartment in Calgary, 2. Finding jobs in Calgary)  – we’ve got an apartment! It went much easier than we thought and we’ve already moved in. And it’s…

By Amanda 5 December, 2018 0

The 1st of December away from home

Today is the 1st of December. Only for about 20 more minutes, Mountain Standard Time. I’ve been looking forward to this day, although it has been somewhat mixed together with a tiny bit of a feeling I think can be something close to regret. The 1st of December means starting to count down to Christmas.…

By Amanda 2 December, 2018 4

5 things to do in Edmonton

Here we are, in Edmonton – the capital of Alberta. By first glance it feels like Edmonton’s rival Calgary might be a more fun city to visit, but we thought we’d give Edmonton a chance – and we haven’t regret it after spending three days here! Since the weather might not be the best (I…

By Amanda 30 November, 2018 0

Crossing Canada – by plane or by train?

Canada is huge. It’s the second largest country in the world. If you need to go from one side to the other, you really only have two-three options: Taking the train, going by car or going by plane. If you read my latest post, you already know what option we chose. We’ve been in Saskatoon…

By Amanda 22 November, 2018 22

We have found the best host on airbnb

We made it! We haven’t crossed Canada yet, but we’re halfway there – in Winnipeg. Fredrik and I stay in a beautiful room that we found on airbnb. The 35 hour train ride passed by much quicker than I thought it would and I had a really good time on the train. Before our trip…

By Amanda 16 November, 2018 0