The Swedish Snowman

Some days ago two persons on snowmobile outside Umeå, in the north of Sweden, found a man trapped in a car. He was very weak and could hardly speak. And there were reasons for his poor condition: he had been in the car for 2 months, before Christmas, and with no food. He drank only […]

A filipino and a filipina

I found a filipino in Linköping, Sweden. I met the roman-catholic priest in Linköping during an ecumenical clergy meeting, who is a filipino. This is fr Gabriel Baldostamon. Fr Gabriel is from North Cotabato in Mindanao and speaks Ilongo and Visaya. The other person is of course the other “filipina” rev. Therése Olsson who stayed […]

Winter in the North

We travelled to the northern part of Sweden (Umeå). It’s a long trip, 14 hours by go train. We took the night train. That’s exotic. You realize that Sweden is a long and quite large country. You leave in one end of Sweden, sleep an entire night and wake up in a totally different part […]