Meet the Swedish delegation at SWY23

Interviews in Swedish, translated by Google translate plus some editing.

Åsa Danielsson, 37 years
National leader

Who are you?
Stockholm guide, tour guide, a copywriter, choreographer, flamenco dancer.

Expectations on the trip?
Meetings, insights, discussions, friendship, laughter, community, enlightening experiences.

Boat survival trick?
To bring the soundtrack to The Big Blue in your headphones, and go alone to the upper deck, looking out over the waves and enjoying the fact that the horizon is actually a circle. Unforgettable!

Personal thing?
It may be my fancy vintage gala dresses that I can finally dust off and use, now that we are going to a lot of formal receptions and gala dinners!


Raja Bahari, 30 years.

Who are you?
I work as a news journalist and is also involved in a travel company. Is also a trained chef and has worked as a youth leader of the Swedish cruiser club. In my spare time I play boules, sample sauces and read stories about the desert.

Expectations on the trip?
Facing a lot of great people from all over the world and learn new things about myself.

Boat survival trick?
Crispbread for seasickness. A flask of whiskey for festive occasions. GPS to determine position.

Personal thing?
Headlamp


Carl Bradshaw Thorell, 20 years.
Who are you?
I study European Studies and Ancient Culture and Society. Next year I’ll study the European Programme centered political science. Did national service livskvadron as paramedics last year. My main interests are film and running.

Expectations on the trip?
I want to make contacts at international level and to build bridges between different cultures, to promote consensus.

Boat survival trick?
Learn to like the sea.

Personal thing?
Movies


Kassem Echehade, 29 years.
Who are you?
Tolerant, open-minded and kind.

Expectations on the trip?
Hopefully, an important element of life to a more humane outlook.

Boat survival trick?
Positive attitude and a smile.

Personal thing?
My will.


Karl-Gunnar (KG) Eriksson, 23 years.
Who are you?
23-year old student of Political Science who love nature, people, technology and sports. Playing volleyball, is a scout leader and loves to be active in groups of people.

Expectations on the trip?
Meet people from around the world and create new friends for life.

Boat survival trick?
Do not fall overboard, and if you do, bring the duck bath-toy.

Personal thing?
Volleyball.


Petter Falk, 25 years.
Who are you?
From Sunnemo in Hagfors, Sweden. Lives since a few years in Karlstad where I work, studying and living.

Expectations on the trip?
Have fun, learn as much as possible about other people, cultures and countries, and the journey continues after we had gone ashore.

Boat survival trick?
Bring your headphones and music.

Personal thing?
Headphones and music.

Carolina Hawranek, 28 years.
Who are you?
Curious explorers born in Stockholm, grew up in western Sweden, Skåne (Southern Sweden) in a decade but has the heart of Norrland (Northern Sweden).

Expectations on the trip?
A cultural adventure unparalleled and a chance to develop professionally and personally.

Boat survival trick?
Find a really good friend with whom you can talk to about everything.

Personal thing?
My Balling, which is made for the cold creaking snow – but works great as slippers in the air conditioning too. :)


Karolina Leopoldsson, 27 years.
Who are you?
Creative, student, living in Gothenburg with an interest in environmental issues.

Expectations on the trip?
Many interesting meetings and events.

Boat survival trick?
Writing to me, or take me to the sun deck. “Sun in mind, brown inside.”, By Sunes summer.

Personal thing?
Ipod full of Swedish Radio Podcast.


Anna Lind, 29 years.
Who are you?
Engaged bureaucrat with a passion for international exchanges like pop, running, and discussions.

Expectations on the trip?
Intensity, friendship and innovation.

Boat survival trick?
Bid for yourself, try again and laughing at the bureaucracy.

Personal thing?
Mobile speaker.


Virginia Palm, 22 år.
Who are you?
Curious, the thirst for knowledge and social happy person. Like most challenges and collect the large tea-cups.

Expectations on the trip?
I hope that the trip becomes an adventure with the knowledge, experiences and memories for life and develop me as a person.

Boat survival trick?
Deep breaths! Roll up your clothes in your suitcase and check where the nearest emergency exit is. Learn to swim!

Personal thing?
Notebook (with its stylus).


Catrin Wasberg, 27 år.
Who are you?
Medical student, lives in Gothenburg, was born in Halmstad. Interested in music and dance.

Expectations on the trip?
Interesting encounters with other cultures and collaborations / seminars in international affairs.

Boat survival trick?
Ipod or good ear plugs to sleep.

Personal thing?
Cashew nuts.


Malin Öhrman, 26 år.
Who are you?
An adventurous, happy, curious and dedicated political scientist.

Expectations on the trip?
Many exciting experiences and inter-cultural encounters, strong friendships and networks.

Boat survival trick?
A good sense of humour and patience

Personal thing?
Straps to a DIY gym and duct tape!

National leaders

Who are you?
Stockholm guide, tour guide, a copywriter, choreographer, flamenco dancer.

Expectations on the trip?
Meetings, insights, discussions, friendship, laughter, community, enlightening experiences.

Båtöverlevnadstips?
It brings the soundtrack to The Big Blue in their headphones, and go solo on the upper deck, looking out over the waves and enjoying the horizon is actually round. Unforgettable!

Personal thing?
It may be my fancy vintage gala blisters that I can finally get dust off and use, now that we are going on a lot of formal receptions and gala dinners!