Lola Akinmade Åkerström of Slow Travel Stockholm says the Swedish capital is an androgynous eco-paradise

An urbanist’s guide to Stockholm: ‘Find your own secret space and own it’

Lola Akinmade

My name is Lola Akinmade Åkerström. I was born in Nigeria, studied and worked in the United States, and moved to Stockholm for love many moons ago after giving up my life as a system architect working with Geographic Information Systems (GIS). That was in 2009. Coming from two boisterous cultures – Nigerian and American – Sweden as a whole was an initial shock to the system. Life slowed down tremendously and the words “work-life balance” slowly crept into my psyche.

Today, I’m a freelance travel writer and photographer who contributes to many major publications. My photography is represented by National Geographic Creative and I’m also the editor-in-chief of Slow Travel Stockholm – a site that encourages travellers to my city to slow down, re-examine their motives for visiting, and get to know the city on a much deeper level. Yes, Stockholm truly is that superhot person who is also a modest rocket scientist. Getting beneath its surface is challenging but rewarding.

Read the full story on The Guardian.


Global Professionals Network Evening, January 22

Thursday January 22, 18:30-20:30
Global Expat Centre
Västmannagatan 92 3tr, Stockholm

Evening Topic: “The Future of Connected Media and Entertainment”

Global Expat Partners

Asanga Gunatillaka, Chief Product Officer at Com Hem will present on the media and telecoms industry and the future of such.

Don’t miss out on this exciting opportunity to expand your professional network within your global community in Sweden!

Meet after work with interesting people who are willing to share their expertise in their field of work, as well as a nice glass of wine or beer!

The Global Professionals Network creates avenues for members to develop their personal networks by connecting them with other professionals to learn from their experiences, better understand corporate culture, and identify career growth opportunities in a fun and casual atmosphere.

Snacks will be provided.

Please sign up for this workshop through our website under the Calendar.  More questions or want to register? Contact Jocelyn Trochorby e-mail:


2 Swedes named on Black Women in Europe™: Power List 2014 – A List of Our Own©


Lucia Coffee Morning for Expats

International Coffee Morning with…

Thursday December 11 10am-12pm
Global Expat Centre

Västmannagatan 92, 3trJoin us, Global Expat Partners, Alfa Quality Moving & Relocation, Crown Relocation, Human Entrance, and Nordic Relocation Group to participate in the FREE Coffee Morning!

We welcome you to our Centre to enjoy coffee, tea and snacks.  Reconnect with your fellow expatriates, and make new connections.

On this day at 11am, we will receive Lucia and her “tämor” celebrating with us, bringing in the light for the winter months and the spirit of the holidays.

We welcome you to our Centre to enjoy a special saffron Lucia coffee, tea and snacks, and add to your social life in your new city.

Please sign up for this event through our website under the Calendar. More questions or want to register? Contact Viktoria Lindén by e-mail:


Our trip to the Bath Christmas Market

First time to Bath, but definitely not my last. The Christmas Market was well worth the trip but I can’t wait to visit the ancient baths, perhaps a spa an old pub or two.

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