Author Archives: Jessica Sjöstedt

About Jessica Sjöstedt

I am a 26 year old Swede who is normally studying for a Bachelor of English at Malmö University. Right now however, I am outside of Adelaide, spending a semester at the Flinders University. I like writing, baking, languages, friendships, literature, babies, nail polish, social science and cheese.

Goodbye Australia.

With only two nights left in this country before I head on a very long journey back to my loved one’s arms, I think it is about time to try and summarize my semester at Flinders. But how do you … Continue reading

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Culture in Sydney

I am a theater film musical play nerd who loves watching people pretend to be other people and tell stories about life and relationships. Therefor, it was quite obvious that I intended to go see a play while I was … Continue reading

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Australia and gender equality

There are many great things about this country. People are friendly, the sun is out a lot, they have Timtams and barbecued food is their national dish. But. The Australians have not gotten very far in the debate of masculinity … Continue reading

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Respect is everything

As I told you last week, I recently spent a weekend in the Northern Territory exploring Alice Springs and above all, the Kata Tjuta National Park and Uluru. The following anecdote/reflection or whatever you want to call it is taken … Continue reading

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The camel pest

This past weekend I spent a short amount of time exploring the Australian mid-section, Alice Springs and the famous Kata Tjuta National Park. There are lot of things that need to be said about the people I met, the nature … Continue reading

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Life’s off balance.

According to me, life is about balance (among other things like love, good food and professional manicures). If you can’t find your balance, you are likely to fall. Right now my days feel longer than ever and the time until … Continue reading

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Friday I’m in love

I am a woman of habit. I like to be prepared, organized, on a schedule, to do things with a purpose. Perhaps this personality trait is mine because I am a big sister, perhaps I am used to organizing and … Continue reading

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Proud and Patriotic

I have noticed before during my longer stays abroad that I tend to turn into a very patriotic and proud Swede. I have lived in New Jersey, USA for a year and I also worked in Germany for three years, … Continue reading

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69 down, 69 to go.

This is it. The half-time mark has come, and now almost passed, by a couple of hours. Today I have survived and put behind me half of the time I have here in Australia. It feels very weird; I do … Continue reading

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European migrants became European survivors

The Migration Museum is a place full of stories, of survivors, of split-up families, of poor people, of desperate people, of people accepting Australia as their new homeland. Alessandro and I have spent five days in the air-conditioned offices of … Continue reading

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