Final Update! I think :)


You may notice that my updates are not as frequent as those of other students and there is an explanation to that.


Where I live there is no internet. If i go by bike 10-15 minutes to one of the restaurants by the beach there may be internet, but bring your pacience and be ready to change your plans of the day. I knew this before coming here to do my study and I was prepared for it…yet to make a thesis internet seems a bit crucial in order to find all the info, articles and everything.

Another alternative is to go by bus into the closest town, León. Door to door the trip takes about an hour and that is not a problem. But when planning and doing an interview study the plans changes quikely. The partiipants don´t show up and you scheduele for the next day, so OK I don´t go to town…folloing day they cancel again and it is to late to go to town and so on…

But as I have written before, it is all worth it! I just hope that Malmö University understand why I haven´t updated so frequently as they have wanted..sorry Malmö University!

So my study is coming to an end…all the interviews are done, still waiting for some emails from some organisations but in total the field study is done. Now it is “only” the writing part that is missing. I decided when I got the MFS scholarship that I would hand in my thesis in August instead of in May, since I had no idea how the study would go down here. The minimum stay is 8 weeks and that is pretty fair if everything goes as planned, i not it is nice to have 1-2 weeks extra like I have had. I also don´t know if we are supposed to write the thesis completely during this time aswell, that might be. But I have not had the time to finish mine so I am happy that I have until August to finish it.

In total if you have the energy and interst do a minor field study, apply! Do it! You learn so much from it! Of course it depends on what you want ot learn and do, but either way you will come out of it with an experience that the majority of your classmates does not have.

I don´t think this will be my last update, since I want to share some of my findings with you as well. So hold tight they will come!

Take Care!//Sandra

Nu borjar det lossna!!!

Hej! Andra veckan i Havanna och vi har borjat komma in i det kubanska livet. Vi har stott pa en del problem med vara intervjuer men det verkar ha lossnat nu och nasta vecka ska vi satta igang och intervjua! Kubaner ar inte sa stressade av sig och man vet aldrig riktigt om det blir som de sager. Men vi haller tummarna!

Denna helgen ska vi aka till Varadero, en paradisstrand 3 timmar utanfor Havanna. Vi fortjanar lite semester och sol och bad efter tva handelserika veckor.

Internet pa Kuba ar inte det basta. Det ar dyrt och gar inte alltid att lita pa. Dessutom maste vi ibland koa ca 1 timme for att fa en dator. Darfor kan inte uppdateringen pa denna bloggen bli sa bra som vi hade hoppats men vi gor vad vi kan! Vi ska ocksa forsoka fa upp en bild eller tva ratt snart.

Kuba ar fantastiskt och vi ar sa glada att vi har manga veckor kvar. Ciao!