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Your hosts Martin Giles & Iain Dace are a couple of Expats living in Malmö in Sweden... Between them, they have over 55 years experience about the pros and cons of living in Sweden as Expats... In this time they have mastered the way to live, survive and speak fluent Swenglish.. This new & exciting series of episodes will teach you all you need to know about Sweden, that isn’t in a normal guide book. They will cover unusual facts, stories, truths about this land of the midnight sun, IKEA, Volvo & Surströmming.

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Your hosts Martin Giles & Iain Dace are a couple of Expats living in Malmö in Sweden... Between them, they have over 55 years experience about the pros and cons of living in Sweden as Expats... In this time they have mastered the way to live, survive and speak fluent Swenglish.. This new & exciting series of episodes will teach you all you need to know about Sweden, that isn’t in a normal guide book. They will cover unusual facts, stories, truths about this land of the midnight sun, IKEA, Volvo & Surströmming.

    Series 2 Ep9 - Sweden-The Land of Laws

    Series 2 Ep9 - Sweden-The Land of Laws

    This week Martin and Iain are back in the studio for an episode called Sweden - The land of Laws. The team is back together to chat about some of the rather bizarre laws in Sweden. Everything from not being able to name children a usual name without permission to the new smoking restrictions. The couple is back in form, it’s time to protect Sweden from foreign press and a crazy twittering president called Donald Trump who believes American citizens are above the Swedish court systems. If that isn’t enough to fuel your appetite, the boy’s will try and get their heads around weird drinking laws and understand the dancing regulations of the land. Please tune in to this fun episode of Fluently Swenglish….

    • 1 hr 11 min
    Series2 - Ep8 Meeting Roslyn Bennett

    Series2 - Ep8 Meeting Roslyn Bennett

    Following the theme of the series ‘Expat stories’ Martin this week meets up with an old lost friend! Travelling to the small village of Klippan in the Northern part of Skåne, Martin chats with Roslyn Bennett a true UK expat in every way. Roslyn has lived in Sweden for over 32 years truly making Sweden her home but still holding on the some old home memories and traditions. Telling of a Scottish dish her mother lovingly made called Dumpling then to explaining the transition of living in a foreign land. Martin and Roslyn chat about the problems back in the 80’s to build a career and how more difficult it was if you didn’t speak Swedish. They both moved to Kalmar with-in a few years of each other, so listen in to the stories of a couple of friends meeting up again…

    • 1 hr 16 min
    Series 2 - Ep7 Meeting Ali Jehad

    Series 2 - Ep7 Meeting Ali Jehad

    On this episode of Fluently Swenglish, Martin is chatting to someone with an amazing story. Ali Jehad as a toddler fled his village in Southern Iraq with his mother to start his life in a refugee camp in Northern Saudi Arabia. Some of Ali’s first memories are of playing in burnt out tanks and jeeps, cans of ginger ale and Kit Kats on Friday afternoon. Remembering the horrors of his father going missing for months on end, to the joys of flying to Sweden with all his family to start a new life. It wasn’t until Ali was 7 years old he experienced living somewhere with running water and electricity.  Tune in to Fluently Swenglish to hear Ali’s story and how now over 30 years on Ali is working as a freelance photographer inspired be his grandfather…

    • 1 hr 6 min
    Series 2 - Ep 6 Meeting Tom & Nathan

    Series 2 - Ep 6 Meeting Tom & Nathan

    On this episode of Fluently Swenglish, Martin is chatting to a couple of Welsh dragons. Tom and Nathan, two lads from Swansea moved to Malmö two years ago, one a teacher and the other a food writer… Find out why they decided to move from Wales and settle into a new town and country. Was Brexit anything to do with it or was it for a better quality of life? Click the link above and hear Martin chatting with the New Swelsh Kids on the Block!

    • 1 hr 18 min
    Series 2 Ep 5 Martin's Stories of a Tour Guide

    Series 2 Ep 5 Martin's Stories of a Tour Guide

    Episode 5 on Fluently Swenglish is following the trend of storytelling with Martin telling about his adventures as a tour guide back in the late 80’s early 90’s… Bus trips from Sweden to London taking over 24 hours through Germany, Holland, Belgium and France was a popular pastime back then. Martin shares  stories about his trips and the passenger’s he looked after, he explains that he wasn’t just a tour guide but also ended up be a mother, agony aunt, kindergarten teacher and most often a shoulder to cry on. So tune into the Fluently Swenglish podcast using the link above and follow Martin to London…

    • 1 hr 23 min
    Series 2 Ep4 Meeting Firas Murarker

    Series 2 Ep4 Meeting Firas Murarker

    Episode 4 on Fluently Swenglish Martin is chatting with his friend Firas Murarker, who is originally from Palestine, but now lives with his wife and black Labrador in Malmö Sweden.… Firas being an experienced photographer and filmmaker usually is the one interviewing people, but on this occasion Firas is sitting on the live side of the microphone telling Martin want it was like to grow up in Palestine in the late 80’s, 90’s and early 2000s. From studying law, running a bar in Bethlehem to becoming a busy photographer in a country were a passport was classed as a low status travel document to meeting the love of his life and travelling to a country where it’s passport is highly desirable…  

    • 1 hr 36 min

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