Nearly 2 years ago I moved to Umeå to be with my partner. I found the town and the people in it to be a highly welcoming place to be. My language skills were awful and to my good fortune everyone around me spoke to me in English. Of course this led to complacency and recently I signed up to a SFI course (Swedish for Immigrants).
This was my first opportunity to meet other people who have moved to Umeå from other countries and it saddened me to hear mixed reviews about other people's experiences with the city and how hard it has been to make friends etc. So I decided to make this website so there was a resource for people moving to the area so they do not have to feel quite so alone.
If you have anything to contribute to the site or ideas of things that should be included please don't hesitate to email me email@example.com. If you have pictures, favourite bars, reviews, tips, notice an error, anything at all please get in touch. Even if you just want to say hello!
Please support me by joining this websites pages on Facebook. You can interact with other people in Umeå and show your support for this site. Click here to be taken straight to the pages, thank you.
If you can't find what you are looking for please have a search through my blog - there is all sorts of information on there.
Emergency Services: 112
Taxi Direct: 090-10 01 00
Umeå Taxi: 090-77 00 00
(Swedish for Immigrants) This link will take you straight to the right part of the site and it should be in English! http:www.umea.se
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The information and views expressed on this website are simply my opinions and observations, please don't hold me responsible for any misinformation or interpretation!