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I have moved to Sweden

I moved to Sweden in January 2017

I am writing this in my new apartment in Hammarbyhöjden in Stockholm. It is my second day in Sweden, or more like my first day in fact. I came here very late last evening. After arriving at my new home I only had time to quickly unpack the stuff I needed today, then I went to sleep. This morning I went to my new job for the first time, a 20-minute metro ride from my apartment. I know it is early to tell yet, but so far I have a good feeling about the job. Hopefully I will be as optimistic about living in Sweden in a few months time as I am now.

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Brokstad, a chess tournament in Trondheim

I played Brokstad’s memorial in Oktober, 2015

Of course I had to meet a member of the same club as myself the first round. Not only was he better that me but also knew my playing style. My only hope was to surprise him somehow, but it did not work. Slowly he gained an advantage, eventually big enough to capitalise on. I lost the first round.

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18th century trade with Japan

In 1756, seven bottles of Japanese soy sauce were imported to the city of Trondheim, Norway. These bottles, made at Arita kilns, stamped with the words JAPANSCHZOYA, were brought to the artificial island Dejima in Nagasaki bay, where they were bought by the Dutch East India Company for export. Eventually they ended up in Trondheim.

Japanschzoya

Broken bottles of Japanschzoya

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Back Home From Östersund

I took a trip to Östersund in May, 2015

I have arrived back home after a great weekend in Östersund. A cosy little town in the middle of Sweden, we found some good restaurants and bars, saw most of the sights and met some nice people. We even had time for a swim at Storsjöbadet, the local swimming pool and aqua park. Now it is time to head home, go over my notes and write some longer posts about my trip to Östersund.

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