Julkalender 2020

Advent calendar 2020: 4. Kanelbulle

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Advent calendar 2020: 4. Kanelbulle

When we talk about the national dish of Sweden, things like köttbullar (meatballs) and surströmming (fermented fish) come to mind. But when it comes to snacks, kanelbulle (cinnamon bun) is probably one of the most frequently seen. Kanelbullar are usually in a whirlpool shape, and eaten at a fika with black coffee, together with friends…...

Julkalender 2020

Advent calendar 2020: 3. Helsingborg, Sweden

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Advent calendar 2020: 3. Helsingborg, Sweden 瑞典赫爾辛堡

Helsingborg, a Scanian city on the east coast of the Sound (Öresund), is the nearest point of Sweden to Denmark (4 km to Elsinore/Helsingør). Helsing means “neck” (compare with the modern Swedish word hals), which is why the name is similar on both sides of the narrow Sound; similarly named places include the province of…...