Browsing All posts tagged under »sweden«

Sweden’s Ice Hotel offers a chillin’ good time

January 3, 2014


Recently voted “Best experience in Sweden” at the TRIP Global award, the Swedish Ice Hotel is still a hot destination among travellers around the world. Contributor Malin Nyberg jumped on a plane to Kiruna to see what all the fuss is about. By:Malin Nyberg/The Local   “Can you get frostbite from -7? Would it be romantic to be here […]

Sweden: Get off! Bus driver kicks off 19 pre-school kids

October 12, 2013


Three adults and 19 children under the age of five were told to leave a bus in southern Sweden and were forced to walk 2.5 miles when the driver complained that the school’s collective ticket was  ($4.60) short. With the exception of two children who were one-year-olds and in push chairs, all of the young Malmö passengers […]

Isn’t it time to start Importing Husbands ?

September 26, 2013

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After applauding a woman at a dinner party for importing her husband, love columnist Emilia Millicent faced a social fallout that confused her dearly. Why are binational marriages such an issue in Sweden?  Last year, I had the scary fortune of spending an entire weekend with women I did not know. Our mutual friend was […]

One in five Thai parlours in Sweden offers ‘happy ending’

August 24, 2013


Every fifth Thai massage parlour in Malmö, southern Sweden, accepts requests for sexual gratification at the end of a session, a Swedish newspaper reported on Thursday. The news comes following the Sydsvenskan newspaper‘s probe into illegal prostitution among the Thai massage parlours in Malmö, Sweden‘s third largest city. Local police receive “several tip-offs a week” but do not […]

Man gets payout for not shaking woman’s hand

May 23, 2013

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A town in western Sweden has agreed to pay damages to a man who was told he wouldn’t be hired if he refused to shake a woman’s hand for religious reasons. The decision by officials in  Trollhattan,Sweden to pay the man  ($4,500) means the municipality won’t have to face a review of the case by Sweden’s Equality […]

Ouch! Man grabs woman’s behind-Woman slaps man.Woman pays fine

March 30, 2013

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A 23-year-old woman who slapped a man in the face after he grabbed her rear end has been convicted of assault by a court in southern Sweden. The 27-year-old who made the unwanted move escaped charges for the incident after a preliminary criminal investigation was dropped. “This goes to show that it’s okay for guys […]

Man gets Social Security for being addicted to Heavy Metal

January 30, 2013

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A Swede who gained worldwide fame for having his love of hard rock classified as a disability says he remains addicted to heavy metal music five years after being granted social security benefits for his affliction. “I’m still very addicted,” Roger Tullgren, 47, told The Local this week from his home in Hässleholm in southern […]

Swedish women fight to bathe nude in the sun

January 2, 2013

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Women who sunbathe nude in southern Sweden have filed a complaint with local officials against a planned new sauna that threatens to block their precious evening sunlight. The Skarpe Nord bathing area in Varberg, 50 kilometres south of Gothenburg, is soon to fall victim to afternoon shade. Nudist sunbathers are not impressed. In fact, a group of […]

Sacratomatoville Post Top 10 ( Most Popular Blog in 2012)

December 29, 2012

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I find it very difficult to describe Sacratomatoville Post.  Its curious, insightful,warped, sensitive and personal.  This years top ten is curious at best.  Who had the fastest phone network was very important to readers as wsd smoking marijuana.  A LOT of people were fascinated by Charles Hamilton love of teddy bears. 10. Every carrier claims they have the fastest […]

Anna, 105, offered spot in Swedish preschool

December 1, 2012


A 105-year-old Swedish woman was surprised recently when she received a letter explaining she had been offered a spot at a local preschool class. Anna Eriksson, 105, lives in a nursing home near Tierp in eastern Sweden, about 130 kilometres north of Stockholm. But the Swedes‘s three-digit age didn’t stand in the way of her receiving a letter recently […]


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