Month: December 2018

Free tickets to Calgary Flames – we’re going!

Can it get any better? Fredrik and I are both into hockey so of course we have to watch an NHL-game while we’re here in Canada. As a backpacker -yes, you’ve heard this from me before- you’re always aiming for cheap, or even free. By coincidence, we were super lucky this time and got free…

By Amanda 31 December, 2018 2

How to celebrate Christmas as a backpacker

It’s so hard to get into the Christmas Spirit abroad! We have snow which is great, but still the Christmas feeling isn’t on top here in Calgary. Of course, you can pay a visit to Zoolights, go to Christmas concerts or other events – but that will cost you quite much! Celebrating Christmas as a…

By Amanda 23 December, 2018 6

Zoolights in Calgary- the complete guide for your visit

I didn’t plan to go to Zoolights in Calgary for different reasons, but everyone I met including our landlord and my co-workers told me it’s a must during winter – and it was indeed amazing! There are some things I wish we’d know before we went so we could have planned our visit better, since…

By Amanda 17 December, 2018 8

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 4

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 4

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