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The story of Marica Hansson
This particular story begins on a beautiful summer day in 1985, the 25th of June to be precise. On this day a Swedish woman gave birth to a baby girl, the youngest of three siblings, who was given the names Anna Marica Hansson. Marica grew up on the country side just outside a small village called Hällevadsholm on the west coast of Sweden. She spent her early years surrounded by open fields and Nordic woods, unaware of the world outside of her own little bubble.
At the age of 16 she went abroad on her own for the first time. That three week language course on Jersey in the English Channel became the start of a life filled with travels, something she should probably thank her oldest brother for as he was the one to lead the way by going abroad himself for a language course a couple of years before Marica.
After having graduated from the upper secondary school Marica had a gap year. During this year she got her driving license, worked as a teacher substitute and lived in Nice for a three month period. After the gap year she began studying at the School of Business, Economics and Law at the University of Gothenburg. During her second semester at Uni she signed up as a Student Buddy, a decision that would come to have great impact on her life. As a student buddy her role was to welcome the international students that came to Gothenburg. Through this she met people from all over the world and made friends for life.
All good things come to an end and not so long ago Marica finished her University studies. . Since her gap year between the upper secondary school and university she had made plans for a trip to Australia and New Zealand and finally the time had come to turn those plans into reality. On November 10th she flew out of Sweden and quite a few hours later she landed at the airport in Sydney and the adventure down under began. She got back to Sweden just before Christmas and in January 2009 she decided to accept an offer to rent an apartment and so she packed up her things and left the west coast to try her luck on the east coast, which is where we are now picking up the thread with this blog.
Marica Hansson in short
Marica was born in 1985. She measures 180cm from head to foot. Her eyes are a mixture of blue and green depending on her temper and her hair is the colour of auburn. She prefers hot chocolate over coffee, Fanta over Pepsi and ice cream over most other sweet things. Her favourite candy, however, is chocolate, in any kind, followed closely by salty liquorice. Her favourite day of the week is Friday and she loves chicken. Ice cream gives her the hick-ups and Fisherman’s friend’s make her sneeze.