"Mostly I just like spending the weekends relaxing with my husband."
-- Kevin O'Rourke
The expats we've met to date in our series have taken us to all sorts of odd places, but none quite as remote as Antarctica, which is where this week's traveller Kevin O'Rourke managed to land a job right out of uni. He's also called Nigeria home, and now resides in Sweden. One's dangerous. One has liquorice coated in …
So? He has a gay partner. This is Sweden remember
Interesting, Kevin in which area of Linköping are you living in? From the description I think you live near the city centre in and around S:t Lars Kyrka, because that is really nice part of town. The rest of the city is a mixture of '40s to '70s low rise (approx. four-storey high blocks) housing estates like Ryd and Jammerfest or "flat-pack" stuga-style houses which are common in Östergötland.
On a serious note, Linköping together with Södermalm in Stockholm is really the two hubs of the Swedish IT industry. Södermalm or SoFo is mostly the sort of app or software stuff like King (makers of Candy Crush) or Spotify. While Linköping, with its links to the University is home to more of the practical IT stuff and is home to the "Swedish Computer Museum" (a room in the Östergötlands Länsmuseet). However, the big local employer is SAAB aircraft so hence the military link here.
Salmiak, mumm yummy, but here in England that are bloody expensive or not salty enough.
That's pretty awesome, would have loved the opportunity to work for a while in a place like Antarctica if for nothing else but having the experience. Sadly I don't think such a remote location is conducive to married life (at least not when you still like the person you're married to...).
Hope you and your husband are very happy together in Sweden, Kevin :-)
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