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Umea

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The good thing about my live-in caregiving job - is that I get week long breaks between assignments!
I was able to get cheap flights to Skelleftea (2hr bus from Umea) for only $80nzd return!
Umea is a beautiful university town in Northern Sweden. The autumn leaves are falling off and it is getting dark at 6pm already. I can't imagine what it will be like in the middle of winter - with only 3hrs daylight! I had a great week exploring the area - it is so peaceful and quiet compared to London!
Luckily, I came at a good time where James wasn't too busy with Uni. We spent most of the weekend walking around the beautiful lakes and islands!

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James' street and flat
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Umea Hospital - if only I could speak Swedish, then I could work here!
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The Umea University Design campus
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On Friday night, James' class had a potluck dinner where everyone had to bring something from their home country. I made Cheese Rolls and Lolly Cake. There was - Swedish stroganoff, pea soup, pancakes with lingonberries, cheese baskets with salty salmon; German potato pancakes, sourcream pizza; Turkish meatballs; Spanish ham and rubbed tomato bruchetta; and caramel pancakes from the Netherlands. Yum!
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Another Swedish meal with James' classmates:
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and a Swedish cinnamon bun - 'Kanelbullar'
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Posted by ange.kay 06:26 Archived in Sweden

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