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The Big Take me to Sweden Julkalender-contest

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A Julkalender (jul=Christmas) is very popular in Sweden. It’s a nice way to count down to Christmas. Every day, for four weeks, they open a door from the Advent Calendar. Behind that door all kinds of things can be hidden: a piece of chocolate, sweets, a toy, a beauty product, …

So many advent calendars, so many possibilities! So why not have an advent calendar contest? I thought it would be appropriate to pamper you, my loyal readers, in this way. For 24 days you can win a nice price that has something to do with Sweden. Nice isn’t it?

Take me to Sweden - Jul calendar - Advent calendar contest

Julkalender contest

On December the 1st at 7 o’clock in the morning, the first part of the Advent Calendar opens and we get to see what the first prize is. Every day from December the 1st till the 24th, I open a door on Facebook at 7am and we see what price is behind it. I have been peeping behind all the doors and I am honestly impressed by the prizes that I can give away! So make sure you already like the Facebook page so that you are immediately informed when the new door opens.

Disclaimer: some prices are in Dutch only (like books,…) and I won’t be translating all days into English. My apologies for this.

To win, it is sufficient to respond to the question of the day in the Facebook post. You can participate every day until midnight. The next morning, the jury selects the winner. The winner will be notified on Facebook by private message. A summary of all prizes, sponsors and winners will follow at the bottom of this page. The contest rules can be consulted by simple demand.

Some tips

Like the Facebook page of Take me to Sweden! It is not mandatory to like or share the page to participate in the competition but it is useful to be aware of when a new window opens and to know what prize is behind it!

Of course it’s nice if you do share but this is not a condition to participate. The prizes are so lovely that your friends will appreciate for sure if you point them to this advent calendar contest 😉

You’re the winner of the day? Be sure to check your private messages on Facebook (Note, sometimes these may end up in the ‘Other’ folder …) where you will find instructions on how to receive your prize. You have 7 days to claim your prize via email. If this does not happen, the jury chooses a new winner. The price behind the first hatch is an exception. Without revealing what it is: due to the nature of the price, a response is required before December the 3rd at noon.

Good luck!

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2016 in review

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The travel blog Take me to Sweden only exists for 3 months and yet I am writing a review of 2016. It’s not very original amongst bloggers these days but it is a good way to put some blogposts in the spotlight again.
I am writing this blog in Dutch and English and it is interesting to see that both languages have other blogposts that are popular. The Dutch speaking community prefers recipes while the English are more often looking for things to do in Malmö.

I am very happy to see that more and more readers discover this website. On Facebook we are even over 700 fans! Do you follow us on Facebook? Please share this website and the Facebookpage amongst other Sweden-lovers!

Best blogposts of 2016

Although a bit less popular in English, the recipes for kladdkaka, gingerbread and kanelbullar made it to this year’s top-10.

With all the fika, you probably wanted to compensate and started reading about the Lidingöloppet as well. For me, it was a great experience and I am really considering joining in 2017 as well. Who’s in?!

Swedish seems like a very popular language. Most of the tips from this article can be used for pretty much any other language as well. This is one I am really proud on. It’s just such an nice experience to be able to talk and understand Swedish. Like it opens up a whole new world for me. Even though all Swedes speak perfect English. In 2017 I want to learn even more words, read even more Swedish books.

Stockholm is a popular citytrip destination. It is my favourite city. Spending 12 hours there is absolutely not enough but a good start and a guarantee that you will want to go back.

Just outside Stockholm you find Gripsholm Castle. I was there on a sunny summer day. Worth a visit! So are those other ‘things to do’: Riberborgs Kallbadhuset in Malmö and Vasa Museum, my favourite museum.

And last but definitely not least: the film locations of The Bridge. If you go before May you might spot the actors as they are now filming the fourth and last season!

How about 2017?

I was lucky enough to spend some days in Stockholm, right before christmas. I am busy writing those articles as we speak. I also have a lot of content waiting to be published from trips to Sweden I made in the past few years. I hope to post a bit more often than once a week in 2017. Hopefully I can return to Sweden soon and discover more of the country. If you have any tips, don’t hesitate to send me a message!
Further on, I am dreaming of organising something offline but you will hear more about this later on. All I still want to add to 2016 is this:

Gott nytt år! Vi ses i 2017 <3