As the lockdown is being gradually lifted across Europe, I have to admit that it was a tough few weeks for everyone. Since the beginning of the pandemic, different strategies were taken by different countries to cope with the outbreak of this virus. Sweden, where I am currently located for my first year of studies, adopted a more lenient approach and thus, became the centre of much debate .. I am not going ot join either side of the debate but instead will try to offer my own experience of living here. I hope this would be useful and interesting for all of you, considering Uppsala University or KTH Royal Institute of Technology as your study locations!