Author Archives: Adam Ridley

Seven Days

I realised this morning that I only have seven days left in Europe. My Swedish residence permit is about to expire. My visa-free travel around Europe will expire soon too. Even if I wanted to stay longer, I couldn’t. As … Continue reading

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The Social Network

I’ve decided I might continue to post blogs seeing as I haven’t returned home yet. I’m sure you won’t mind!! As I travel around Germany, Austria and the Czech Republic, the most prevalent aspect of this tour is that I’m … Continue reading

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Les adieux

It is a saddening thought to know that this will be my final post whilst in Sweden. Tomorrow, I embark on the last leg of my travels before finally arriving home in early February. Looking back over the last 5 … Continue reading

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Home

Over the past few days as my time in Sweden begins to run out, my thoughts have been increasingly focused on home. I’ve had some really great conversations with friends and family back in Australia, and I’m starting to look forward to … Continue reading

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Big Yellow Taxi

“Don’t it always seem to go, that you don’t know what you’ve got till it’s gone.” – Joni Mitchell. Whilst this lyric was originally an environmentalist and political statement, it certainly holds some poignancy for me as I’ve hit the final sprint … Continue reading

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Well Endowed

This blog is based upon a conversation I had on Friday with one of the guys from my internship. We were talking about why I study what I study, and about some of the content of the presentation that I … Continue reading

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Another Exam Down

The relief that comes after finishing an exam that you’ve been studying for is one of the best feelings, and today I got to feel it again. I’ve been stressing over my economic sociology exam for the better part of … Continue reading

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Over Halfway

This post won’t be as long as my others, but I just want to briefly talk about being over halfway through the semester here! Time certainly flies when you’re having fun! Before I left, people would often say that it … Continue reading

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10 B’s. Or, Not 2 B’s.

Looking back over my last few posts, I think that it’s time to have something a little more light and practical! To give you a taste of my practical life experiences here in Malmö, I want to talk about some … Continue reading

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The power of language

English. Pretty much it’s because of this word and this language that these experiences are possible. 100 or perhaps even 50 years ago, English was not taught all over the world as a second language. We as native speakers often … Continue reading

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