An A – Z of my last 6 months
A is for aeroplane, sometimes I felt like I had a fly in-fly out job and I know the Copenhagen Airport like the back of my hand, but I guess I shouldn’t complain too much!
B is for bike; my trusty form of transport around Malmö!
C is for Copenhagen; going to another country for dinner is certainly a novelty!
D is for daylight, which vanished before our eyes as winter drew closer
E is for Entre; the shopping centre home to the Systembolaget, the Swedish alcohol monopoly
F is for Festivalen; we were welcomed with a bang with Malmö Festivalen; free music and street parties!
G is for Glimminghus; the best-preserved castle in Scandinavia.
H is for Högskola; where I have learnt so much this semester, personally and academically
I is for International Relations; the whole reason I came to Sweden!
J is for Jo Jo card; my companion whenever using Skånetrafiken transport
K is for KB; where many great nights have been had!
L is for Lund, the next town along and home to some cool shops, great bars and a fantastic fondue restaurant!
M is for Malmö; the city which I have called home since August
N is for Norway; taking in as much of the Scandinavian culture as I could!
O is for Oktoberfest; beer, beer and more beer in Munich!
P is for pet; Frida the fish kept me company through the good times and bad!
Q is for queuing; whether it be Migrationsverket, the Apotek or simply a shop, you will always be asked to take a number and get in the queue!
R is for Rönnen; the building I have called home for the last 6 months!
S is for Svenska; I tried my hardest to learn the Swedish language (key work: tried)
T is for the Turning Torso; the defining landmark of Malmö
U is for university, which was sometimes put on the back burner, but never forgotten!
V is for Värnhem, the bus station closest to my house!
W is for weather; whether it was unexpected heat, icy wind, intense rain, silky snow or sub-zero temperatures, Malmö had it all!
X is for exploration; I have tried to make the most of location in Europe and have visited Germany, Russia, Estonia, Iceland, Finland and the United States with more to follow!
Y is for youth hostel; sometimes staying in a hostel is a gamble but for the most part I’ve been lucky the last six months
Z is for Zombie Walk; an excuse to get dressed up and raise money for charity! Win!