Gothenburg, Sweden
Julia, 34
Project Manager
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What do you do and why do you do it?

I'll soon start a new job as Project Manager/Product Owner for a Internet-of-Things software development company, active in lighting automation. I'm super excited already, I'll enjoy working in a high-paced industry, I love organizing and project-based work, ideally in combination with software development!

What’s the worst job you’ve ever had and why was it so effing bad?

That would be my 6-months internship in Madrid. I only had 4 hours work - a WEEK! It was a nightmare and I died of boredom. I compensated though with after-work-activities :)

Were you born and raised in Göteborg? If not, where did you grow up and what brought you to Göteborg?

I grew up in Vienna, Austria. I moved to Gothenburg because of my boyfriend - how else can it be :-) Now we are sambos (Swedish word for when you live together with your partner).

What’s your current hood in Göteborg and what’s the best/worst thing about it?

My neighbourhood is called Hagen. The awesome aspect is that it's close to the archipelago and that it's super quiet. Worst thing: it's super quiet.

What kind of music do you listen to and what kind of music do you absolutely HATE?

I never take the time to discover new music, so I am still stuck with my favourites from 5 years ago. The XX, Florence and the Machine, Coldplay, Mumford and Sons, Of Monsters and Men. I can't stand dubstep and heavy metal... should rethink my country choice :)

You’re broken hearted - what tracks does your heartbreak playlist consist of?

anything by Anouk or The Tallest Man on Earth

Name the best TV shows of all time, and what makes them so good?

Puuh that's a tough one. New Girl, How I met your mother and the Big Bang Theory are all hard to beat. And Westworld recently, it left my mind twisted.

Name some spots in Göteborg that are good for a Tinder date.

I'd start off with a walk in Botaniska, head for dinner to Made in China, and finally end up for drinks on the last floor of Hotel Pigalle.

Which public figure would you want to see “roasted”? (every public figure is fair game).

Easy. Trump.

Who’s your hero and where in Göteborg would you take them out for a serious hang?

My friend Laleh is my hero, she's been through rough times but does not give up. When in Göteborg we'd "ta det lugnt" (take it easy), and meet for chats at cafe Le Petit at Järntorget, or Kaffeerosten on Linnegatan

Where do you buy those fabulous clothes of yours?

The standards, Zara, H&M, COS

What’s the area/ spot in town you’ll never be caught dead in?

Haven't been to any place in Gothenburg yet that I wouldn't want to go again. So let's say: a golf court.

What’s the thing you LOVE to do in your city that you never get to do?

Take rollercoaster rides at amusement park Liseberg.

Where do you go in Göteborg for a casual night out?

Cafe Hängmattan is a cozy spot for good food and free concerts, and Pustervik is always a safe bet for a cool hang-out place.

Where would you go in Göteborg to celebrate some freaking good news?

Mmm... haven't done it yet but this would be awesome: make sure to buy a bottle of sparkling wine in time at systembolaget (liquor store), then head with my friends and our bikes on top of Älvsborgsbron. One has one of the best views of the city from the bridge!

What’s your choice of transportation in Göteborg and why?

Spårvagn and busses - no need for a car in the city!

What are the Göteborg spots a first-time visitor can’t miss?

A walk down Avenyn from Götaplatsen to Kungsportsplatsen, a shopping spree in hip Magasingatan, the touristy city tour on board one of the Paddan boats, and a kanelbulle in one of Haga's cozy cafes.

What are the Göteborg spots tourists should run from screaming?

Mmm... the restaurants on Avenyn probably.

Tomorrow’s your last day in Göteborg. How do you spend it?

I'd hop on board a ferry to Vrångö, one of the islands in the Southern archipelago, and hike around the island. Awesome views and wild nature guaranteed! (And the cafe next to the ferry stop has good baked goodies as well).

What’s your favorite vacation city in the world and why?

Split. Narrow cobblestone streets, cozy bars, great architecture, good food and the sea closeby!