Monday, April 27, 2020


Of all companies in the world, Interpress has to be one of the most evil. Having a de facto monopoly on international magazines and newspapers in Sweden, they charge exorbitant prices, often more than double the retail prices in most other comparable countries. As much as I like reading The Atlantic, Foreign Affairs or Condé Nast, 20 USD per issue is nothing short of theft.

However, in the wake of the Covid-19 epidemic, travel magazines are obviously having a rather ehh... difficult time. As such, I found the latest issue of Condé Nast Traveller for a very affordable 59 SEK (6 USD) today at Pressbyrån, packed with dreamy images of everything from mineral-rich magnesium-salt pools in the hills of Byron Bay’s hinterland to jungle retreats in Guatemala. With all real-world travelling on hold, at least the world is still coming to Umeå, even in the shape of a German IPA from Barth “Hopfen is unsere Leidenshaft” Haas.



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