Europe, Africa, Asia, North America ·
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3 May 2016
I am home!! Sorry for late post, but my phone decided to take a breake from life! Lucky me I have a boyfriend who can fix anything, even from another part of the country!
Thank you everyone for fallowing me on this amazing adventure! I'm really quite tuched by how many who actually cares about this journi! Last time I checked there is close to 80 people on this blog! When I startes this, I expected around 20 😂 Who knew I was a celebrity?? I'll be on Ellen before you know it!
Wish I could thank everyone who's helped me, made an impact or just been a great friend on this trip, but as I started making a list I realised that there is close to 60 people involved in this trip! So you all know who you are ❤️ I love you all, thank you so much for sharing your story, culture, home, friendship or just an interesting chat! ❤️ You are the ones who have made this trip a memorable one! Thank you so much!
1 May 2016
Always seem to wind up in Italy for the long layovers😂
Aah, Cuba ❤️ Beautiful, beautiful Cuba! Where everyone is bestfriends in the streets, the weather is always hot and the sea always crystal clear. In Cuba I experienced for the first time this trip how it acctually is to travel alone... Not a bad thing really! (I had the Bredes, but they wheren't with me all the time. 'Cuz they where, of course on vacation themself, didn't want to bother them too much 😂) But the last night I just had to meet up with someone who talked English! Wasn't easy gettig to know people when you don't speak the language. The couchsurfers meetup where amazing! And I got to dance some salsa 😍 My main goal for Cuba 😂 Cubans really do know how to party!
Since when did a plane function like a bus? Landing in a random place in Cuba letting people off, before going to Milano? O.o
I'm going home! 🙊 Some of the people I met last night thought it was awful that I havn't been swimming in the ocean yet, so they came to my apartment 9 o'clock this morning and we went out for a morning swim 😍 Then pizza and icecream for breakfast! 😍😍 Currently standing in this huuuuge line to check in at the airport 😓 The line took around 2 hours 😓 My feet hurt! Can't belive I'm saying this, but I can't wait until I get on the 11-hour plane! 🙊
29 April 2016
Time for that salsa to happen! Met up with more travellers and went to this amazing place which used to be a factory, but is now a club/artplace 😍
Meeting up with fellow couchsurfers 👌🏻👌🏻
Childhood dream complited 😍 You just got to love Cuban taxis 😍
Last day spent at the pool 😍
This place is one of the diamons I've found. All the locals come her with empty bottels to buy homemade juice or fruitmix 🍏🍉🍌🍐🍓 Or you can just get a glass of it like me 😍 There isn't any other tourists here, so they make a little fun of me, trying to make me speak spanish 😂
28 April 2016
At the pizza place this guy who worked there made me a napkinflower and got down on one knee saying I'm beautiful 😂 He kissed my hand and asked for my number!
Sunset ✅ Pizza ✅ Privat balcony ✅ Stars ✅ Ocean ✅
I know I should be eating Cuban food, but this Italian pizza is soooo amazing!!
Ants are not to be joked with, they are not good hosts!! All I wanted was to sit on the wall... Didn't realise they lived 10cm from where I sat down! Well, I know now! Haven't anyone told them to use the toilet and not humans? 😭🐜
Taxi in Cuba! Yes, I've been driving in one of those 😍 Felt like such a local, almost no tourists use them 😂 It's basicly a shared taxi, where you waive at them, and if they are going in youre direction they let you on!
First trip I payed like 6 CUC and thought 'okey price!', then when going home I only payed like 1! 😂 Totally ripped off the first time and thought it was a good deal! Stupid tourist-moment😂
Cuban 'mall' Commodoro! That shirt is just the most Cuban thing in the world 😂
Hop on/hop off tour 🚌
When you just reallyreally need a proper breakfast 🙆🏼
27 April 2016
The pool at Copacabana
The streets of Cuba 😍 Haha, a little creepy with people just radomly starting to talk to me and walking with me 😂
26 April 2016
I'm in Cuba, so we kind of have to talk about cars! To my suprise Cuba is quite modern. They have the latest phones, music and tecnologi. 1 out of 3 cars are acctually new cars! (I got this statistic from the very accurate counting technice 😂) Lada is still Cubas favorite brand 👌🏻😂
At Yadiras' familys house 😍
Out exploring the streets this morning before Ole and Yadira came and picked me up to go to the Cuban handcraft marked 😍 💁🏼
25 April 2016
Out eating and dancing last night 😍 Now my plan is to go get to know the streets before meeting up with the Bredes 😁
Just so you know, wifi is pretty much non-existing... Just so you don't think I'm dead!
Live music at Copacabana 😍💃🏻
Met up with my dads friend Ole and his wife Yadira on Copacabana 😍 They took me to this lovely lady who runs a casa particulare, something similar to an Airbnb, and I got this beautiful room!! 😍 Even got a huuuuge private balcony!
Bye Bahamas!! What a beautiful place! Even though pretty much everyone tries to take youre money, and it's waaaay to expencive! Do think it would be a good place for ghosthousing for all you backpackers! A lot of empty, but safe houses 😂
24 April 2016
Free food! 😍
Got a resturant to prepare the fish for us 😍
Then they suddently didn't take our cards, the resturant ended up with calling the police(the same policemen that I met earlier came), taking my visacard while me and John had to go get cash 😂 His card didn't get accepted, so I just got the money on my mastercard and they just payed me back on paypal 😂😂
After yelling at the police for not believing me cuz I was travelling alone we finaly got out if there... They asked me over and over "and your parents just let you?" and I was like yeah! I'm 20! They don't have a say in it!
Going to Cuba tomorrow! Don't know how it works with wifi there, but we'll see.
Met up with some fishermen from Florida!! Just going to have a quick shower, then we are going out to eat! Haha, no, I havn't eaten today 😱🙈 It's hard not having a car!
When the police stops you and asks you a bunch of questions and when they found out I just arrived, they wondered if I had eaten 😂 They offered to take me to somewhere to eat, but it's a little scetchy to just get in the car, even though it is the police! 🙈💁🏼
Just walking around😍
I'm in Bahamas people!!! Country 9! As I sed earlier I'm only staying a day cuz of money and safety. But a day in paradase isn't anyones worst nightmare, is it? No possible way I could stay longer then a night tho!!! Backpackers: stay away from Bahamas, like farfarfarfar away! It's sooo expencive!
Now I'm just gone chill by the pool until 16.00 when my room is ready and I can charge my phone 😍
How can I even begin to talk about wonderful USA? It was so good to finaly be in my '2nd home' again! So amazing to meet up with everyone. I'm so greatheful for all the people letting me stay with them! These 5 weeks has just been fantasic! There is too much to go into detail! To many people I already miss so much! (Please come to Norway so I can return the favor!)
To see Peder and dad again was just wonderful! Soon home now people!! Just to be able to share with them how my life has been these last couple of crazy months!!
I've learned alot more about this country now that I'm older! It still amazes me how many small things you wouldn't think off is different! I like to think I grow to be a better person on this trip, able to pick the good things about every culture. To learn a different way of doing things and a different view of life. Like to cook my bacon in the oven istead of on a pan 😂
23 April 2016
Late-night beach trips 😍
Okey, so I guess I have to tell the story 😂
I got kicked out from the couchsurfing place... Don't ask me why, he never confronted me, only: she needs to be out in 30 min. He only kept on talking to Alex about me, wich don't make any sence at all... He told me the others didn't like me, wich I find odd, since I have spent a lot of time with them the past days talking? No one seemed to dislike me and we had a great time! (One of the girls where really suprised that I was gone without saying goodbye) Well, anyway, at 23.00 Alex drove me to a hotell where I stayed for the night. All good now 😍
Chef Alexander promised me milkshake... This is what I got... I am not complaining!
22 April 2016
Feeding the ducks 😍
Went to this crazy beautiful lake yeasterday, but forgot to take any pictures 😇
Going out on a spin now, taking April(one of the couchsurfers in the house) home 👌🏻
21 April 2016
My favorite spot 😍
20 April 2016
Okey sooo, some changes... I'm staying in Florida until the 24th, couchsurfing with cool people 👌🏻 Just don't have a good feeling about Bahamas.... Better to stay safe!
When you end up living with a chef 😍😍
Currently couchsurfing in Fort Lauderdale for the night 👌🏻 Bahamas tomorrow!!!
There is a turtlefamily outside! ❤️😍
19 April 2016
'Strike a pose!'
I got the dress!! 😍😍 Ready for military prom/ball/graduation-thing(no, I have no idea what this is called) with Peder! Haha, I'm just the worst at making decitions! Had to come back today to get it 😂 Couldn't decide yesterday
Best. Sandwich. Ever.
18 April 2016
At Kirstens momma and baby exercise 🙆🏼
17 April 2016
Had such a nice day on the boat today! Was with Kenneth and Kirstins friends who just got a new one 😍 Aaaand we saw dolphins!!! 😍🙊🐬🐬
Bye daddy ❤️
16 April 2016
We met a turtle yesterday! Some guy got it on the hook, amd had to take it up. It turned out to be a good thing for the sick turtle! Coastguard came and got it, now it's safe in turtlehospital🏩
St. Petersburg marked with the Djønnes 😋
Kenneths helicopter 🙊🙊😍💁🏼
15 April 2016
David, Melva and Jake 😍
Daytrip in Orlando to see David & fam
14 April 2016
Chinese food is just not the same anymore 🙈
Ads taken to a whole other level in the US 😂
When you're sunburned and got to stay in the shade😢
"Hey folks! My name is Whitebird. This is my favorite spot, the water is so clear and it's a nice place to steal fish from fishing humans! Oh, that's a good one! Excuse me!"
13 April 2016
Dad having a karateclass at Paul Moons club 👌🏻
27 alligators today!! 🐊🐊🐊🐊🐊🐊🐊🐊🐊🐊🐊🐊🐊🐊🐊🐊🐊🐊🐊🐊🐊🐊🐊🐊🐊🐊🐊 Record is 81, but we are still happy 😂
Todays goal is to see an aligator!! 🙊🐊
12 April 2016
Clearwater beach 😍
Ducks on visit in the backyard! 🙊
11 April 2016
Ben&Jerry's at St. Armands Circle
When you find out there's like glitter or something in youre sunscreen 🙈 Feeling like a discoball 😱
At the beach again today (of course!), currently staying with Kenneth and Kirsten 😍
Got new slippers for 98 cent yesterday! 😂 Backpacking-budget approves😂
10 April 2016
I think this is my first time swimming in the ocean in 7 years! Yes, I do know I live on a island, don't bully me for it 🙈 At Holmes beach right now! The sun is burning 😍⛱
Leaving my old bag behind, only taking this backpack 😍 Not gone miss my luggage!! (The other packpack is just my beachstuff)
9 April 2016
Old Town 😍
8 April 2016
We are in Florida!!! Staying at David and Melva's 😍😍
The roadsystem of America. Just saying...
Can we just take a minute and look at the creativity the Americans put into making names? 😂
We have been in the citys 'Normal', 'Clem', 'Norway' and 'Lebanon'.
We have been driving 'Friendship Road', '2 Hour Road', 'Turnpike' and 'Pleasantdale Road'.
We have also passed 'Peachtree Airport' and 'Hat creek'.
Just to mention some of the places we've been. The US are also really good at recykling, we have been in two Nashvilles and two Lebanons 😂
Sorry if some of this is too Norwegian for all of you to make sence of! 😂😂
Time to hit the road!!
Because life is better when wearing cute socks 😍
This is terrible 😂 But waaay to funny to not share with you!
The program I dowloaded for free was livable, but terrible, until I was done and ready to see through my finish result. Then I saw it, the big red watermark! Haha, so much for beeing free if charge! But what ever, the video is so bad, is proparbly just helps covering it up! And it gives you something to laugh about. Which is a goid thing, so sit back and watch the worst video ever made by a mediastudent.
Yes, I'm oddly proud of beeing able to produce something like this after 3 years of learning how to be a perfcetionist 🙈😇
Hmm, apperantly it's blocked in Germany and Sweeden cuz of the song, sorry about that! But everyone else can see it 😂
Look at this cute motelroom!!! Okey, so a vlog is on the way! Thought I would try something different... Well, at last it was different! The worst video I've ever made 😂 Had to download some random movieediting program that was just crap... I lost all my Adobe programs some time ago 😭 Hope non of my teachers see this, haha! But, I will post it, cuz you'll see a lot of the roadtrip! Just ignore the bad editing all you mediafolks 😘 Just laugh along with me please 💁🏼😘
7 April 2016
Pigeon Forge 🙊
Day 1: Minnesota and Wisconsin
Day 2: Wisconsin and Tennesse
Today we are starting off in Kentucky!
6 April 2016
Stopped in a town called Lebanon(wonder what's the story here?!?) for milkshakes 😂
Dad found his idea of heaven! Only it closed at 17.00, we where there 16.58 😂
Route 66 🚗 Purple fields 😍
We just saw a coyote!!
The map 🗺
Whitewater 😍 Most of these beautiful houses are acctually sororitys 😂
5 April 2016
My first day of rain on this trip 😱 Only had like a couple of hours at most the 3 other days of rain!
Time to hit the road! Florida next! Thank you for having us Mike and Else!
4 April 2016
Dad and Mike made a familytree before meeting up with all the relatives!
3 April 2016
Pappa is here!!!!!!!!!
Out on a walk after meeting Evaristo and his family! Evaristo is the one who arranged everything in Tanzania 😍
Church 😍 The pastor spoke Norwegian!! 🙊😁
2 April 2016
Salsa! Out dancing with Brandon(the guy who helped me out with Tanzania) and Mari 😍 Brandon where an excellent teacher! Proud to say I didn't kill anyone and didn't step on toooo many toes 😂 Had so much fun!
Brandon did a small interview with me, expecting to me a celebrity anytime now. 💁🏼
Byebye Peder! ❤️ Safe trip home!
Aren't these houses in Kirsten's naborhood super cute!? The cozyest houses ever!
Stonearch bridge 😍
1 April 2016
Pizza with the Sevigs 😍😍
Downtown Minneapolis 😍
31 March 2016
So i found this dress 😍😍 i think i found my prom dress 😝😝
-photos by Peder
Meeting up with the relaitves 😍😍😍 Peder made me a rose 😁🙊
Mall of America! In line for the rolercoster 🙊
And I'm officially ready to move out, my list are ready!
30 March 2016
Pit with Peder, Else, Bjørn, Mike and Mari!
We arrived at Mike and Elsa's!
Had a nap, some food and now we're out exploring the flowershow of Macy's with Mike and Mari 😍
29 March 2016
North Dakota has been so much fun! Thank you for having us!! Just got on the train now, on our way to Minnesota 😍
We are on the second floor?!? Since when does a train have 2 floors?
First a ferry taking train and now this? Whats next? Wings?
Me and Peder got 180 of 180 points 😂😂😍👌🏻
28 March 2016
A day without milkshake is a day without purpose.
At Alphas playing Rook!
Most complicated game ever 😑 Think I got it, hmm, maby, okey, not really? I can do this!
Been out walking today, the weather been just lovely!
We're hooked on this game 😍 I won!!!! 💁🏼
27 March 2016
Coloring eggs with Clara and Leif 😍
Easter egg hunt! 🐥🐥
Time for easterservice at Kinsey's church!
26 March 2016
Gamenight with Peder, Alissa, Tony, Alissa, Bjørn and Kinsey! 😍
"Taking the Americans for a walk in the park" (Quote Peder)
Norwegian pancakes is a hit abroad!
25 March 2016
Meeting up with all my american relatives 😍😍
My first time (voluntay) at a gym! We did cykling, basketball and climbing 😍 Won't be able to walk tomorrow 😂
24 March 2016
Kinseys special popcorn, milkshake and Safe Haven. The perfect recepie for a good night!
Skandinavian Park. Me and Peder describing how far we live apart 😂
Dinner at Alpha and Donna's! Happy birthday Judy! 😘
At school with Kinsey!! 📚
23 March 2016
We are at the Hanson's!!!
We found Denmark! 😂 Flat, windmills and cold!
Guess where we at daddy!
Soo busses isn't a thing in the US, ended uo renting a car for a day to get to Minot 👌🏻👌🏻
22 March 2016
Medora National Park 😍
"They are so cute!! They are like running over the road and living in the ground, and just beeing cute and small!" (Me about the prarie dogs)
"Travelling with you is like travelling with a child!"
When the turnlist of a 4 hour drive can fit on one page 😂 Only in America!
On the road!
21 March 2016
When you end up in a resturant waaay over youre budget 😱
Mount Rushmore and Custer Park today 😍
Is it just me who grew up with Bonanza?? 😂 Maby this is the way to the Cartwrites?
On the list of funny roadnames today: 2 Hour Road 😂
20 March 2016
First in Malta, now here... I guess I just look like youre typical 4-bed girl! Every (2 in total) hotel I booked on this trip have given me a 4-people room! 😂
Diary Queen 👌🏻🍦
Peders first trip to Walmart! 😂
We got upgraded to a SUV! 😍 Going to Walmart first to get some supplies(Peder wants to see a Walmart, we need chocolate and Mountain Dew 😂), then we're off to South Dakota!
Ready for readtrip!
19 March 2016
Dinner 😍 Heidi and Joan made me birthdaycake 😍😍😍 Thank you 😘😘
The farmhouse, where my family stayed 6 years ago 😍 Now Heath lives there.
We went to Garret and saw the fish 😂
Staying at Joan and Robin's 😍
18 March 2016
He's here!!!!! ❤️❤️❤️
17 March 2016
I'm here!!! It's so amazing to be here at Heidi's!!! We have been talking nonstop since we met at the airport ❤️
Now it's sleepingtime! Tomorrow Peder will arrive ❤️ I'm guessing he's in the flight from Stavanger right now 👌🏻
In China the problem is that no one locks the door at the toilets. So they have signs saying you have to, of course no one does...
Minneapolis Airport doesn't have that problem, they fixed it by having gaps between the wall and the door. That way everyone can look in! And you can still lock the door!
17 March 2016
Ready for 11 hours by plane 👌🏻
Met John from Montana at the airport in Busan that was on the same plane as me, he bought me food in Tokyo 😍😍 He is also waiting for his plane to Seattle which leavs about the same time as mine! (We both had to wait for about 6 hours 😴)
Always fun to hear a new lifestory while waiting!
Haha, he has 4 sons in my age (15-24 years old), so I guess his father instinct kicked in when he saw me alone at the gate in Busan! He, as everyone else, assumed I was like 15! 👶🏼
I can't begin to describe the lovely feeling of speaking my mother thounge again after 1,5 month! So good to be with Norwegians who understands my culture and have some Norwegain food! Thank you so much for having me Heidi and Kjell Terje!
Korea is such a different country. There is a lot of those small things thats so different from home. Like the fact that they bow to you everywhere, for me thats so unnatural! South Korea is really beautiful and the people are so friendly (until you start speaking English to them, then they panick).
Everything in Korea is so wellmade, like hikingtracks and parks!
Aah, and the fashion. It's so amazing! If ignore the fact that all the boys have what we in Norway call a bollesveis, the style in Korea is so cool! Even the boys make a real effort over here! And the girls just look awsome, if I ever become a fashionista, this is where I'm moving.
Why in the world is there no Korean BBQ-places in Norway?!? I think I have to start one. Like right now.
16 March 2016
I got the cold... My head just feels like cotton! 😢 Feel bad for the other people on the plane tomorrow, mohaha!
Today we went around Donbeck, wich is a park, much like the park in Skudeneshavn! Then we went down the beach 😍 Ended up in a protestparade! Don't know what it was for... But the police was a part of it, and it was all in Korean 😂
Tried the buskin zone today, but there wasn't many people... Didn't really become a millionare 😒 But i tried! For like 5 whole seconds!!
Gratulera med dagen mamma! Glad i deg ❤️ Håper dagen din er super ❤️
15 March 2016
Yes it says snail mask. Don't know what that means, ain't gonne ask. But my skin feels great! That's all I need to know.
Birthday dinner!! Korean BBQ 😍😍
Out biking after helping out at the soupkitchen 👌🏻 (You thought you wouldn't see my caps again, did you? Mohaha, I love my caps, never getting rid of it! Sorry Peder 😘)
Thank you Heidi for all the pictures in South Korea 😍
I guess I'm not a teenager anymore then!
Thank you so much Heidi and Kjell Terje for a beautiful gift!
And mom, dad, Nathalie and Ruben! You are the cutest ever! Thank you!
Love you all ❤️
14 March 2016
Fortress with Heidi 😍
Cultural City of Busan! I tried bimbimbap, a traditional Korean dish 👌🏻 We wrote a letter! Who's the lucky person gone be??
13 March 2016
Corean BBQ (where you cook the food youreself) and the bridge outside where we live 😍😍
Marked 😍😍 I finally bought a hat!!!!! 👒 Feelin' like a smooth criminal! 👮🏼 Time will show if I have the guts to acctually wear it in Norway 🙈 At least I'm rocking it abroud!!
Fishmarked 😍 How this work: You go and but fish/shrimp/octupus/whatever, then you go upstairs where there is a resturant. They prepare whatever you bought and give you loads of sidedishes!
Busan Tower 😍
Wandering the streets with Heidi and Kjell Terje💁🏼
12 March 2016
Shopping😁 Want that jacket soooo bad, but it's to expencive for a backpacker! (Turning 20 in 3 days, just saying! Just in case anyone feels like being extra generous 😂)
Heidis pictures from yesterdays walk 😍 The church was made for a movie, it's basicly just an empty shell 😱 The women are putting out seaweed to dry, they sell a lot of seeweed and other things from the sea here
11 March 2016
Walking the streets at night with Heidi 😍
At the beach they have these 'busking zones' where everyone can play, dance, paint or whatever and make money from the people walking by! Maby this is the place I should go if I run out of money?💃🏼
Sunset in Busan 😍
New cover after I broke the last one in China 😱 Had 2 days in fear of dropping it 🙊
Sightseeng in Busan! Fish marked, Watertemple and a small naborhood 👌🏻 we sat down and ate some chips at the beach when a seagull came and took the chips right out of my hand! 😱 Like when I was about to take it into my mouth 😱😱
10 March 2016
When you get youre own beautiful room with a huge bed 😍 I'v eaten Norweigan browncheese on homemade Norwegian bread, had kjøttkaker for dinner and talked Norwegian! My life is now perfect. Like really perfect.
I love South Corea allready ❤️❤️ Norwegian browncheese on homemade bread ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️
Another country checked off the list!
I've had so much fun in China!!! I really do love the hostellife!
The greate wall, the nightmarked, the church and the Temple of Heaven was just amazing, but most of all China was the people I met. You all know I'm not the touristattraction person.
For me China was amazing because of all my new friends! Although non of them where Chinese 😂 Chad is from Taiwan, but that doesn't really count...
Jakob, Dominik, Rena, Luis, Louise, Eugene, Mark, Chad, Francisco, Sam, Mal and all the others! China wouldn't be the same without them! My best memories are learning salsa/rumba, all the laughter, the nights at the hostel and the long conversations!
My newest discovery is that there isn't alot of girls travelling! Cuz I wondered why I always ended up with a bunch of boys, but there isn't a lot of girls to end up with! I find this very strange... In my mixed drom, I was the only one to make it mixed 😂 7 boys and 1 girl!
I did it! I'm at the gate!!
Staring to get goood at this travelling thing!
Was suppose to get up at 5.00, but slept until 5.30 😱 I'm sure everyone else in the room woke up from my alarm... I didn't hear it at all!
But now I'm on the subway 👌🏻 A little late, but if I dont mess it up, I should have loads of time!
And yes, thats The Monster on my back. 💪🏻 I carried it all the way to the subway!
9 March 2016
Meet Mark. Mark is from Chicago. Mark is one of my roommates. He has a Jake-hat. Mark is awesome. Our conversations is about Adventuretime. Everything can be linked to Adventuretime.
Last Chinese meal with hostelbuddies!! 👌🏻👌🏻 Mark frim the States, Chad from Taiwan and Francisco from Chile 🌏
Tasted the famous Beijing Fanta... It's just Fanta with a lot of water, I'm sorry...
Going to find them lamas at Lama Temple with hostelbuddy Francisco from Chile 👌🏻
Can't believe it's my last day in China already! Time really do fly!!
8 March 2016
Sometimes you just really need to relax, hide in youre bed and sleep until noon without any kind of reson! But now I think it's time to get up 😂 There is 8 people living in my room, so it's pretty social!
I love this hostel by the way! The vibe is just sooo amazing, right before I left to meet up with Louise and Eugene I got not fewer then 5 offers to join people in their plans for the day! The staff is great and it's so close to everything!
Luis is now on the plane to his next destination. He is by the way an amazing moviemaker! And he hichhiked trough Skandinavia, took the transsiberianrailway, went to Russia and still finds me the crazy one when it comes to travelling?
I'm just ready to meet even more awsome people my last two days! (Since all the Gremans have left me 😱)
7 March 2016
Foooood 😍 Egg noodels with Luis on his last day in Beijing!
Learning Luis about photography in the Temple of Heaven 👌🏻 should get payd for this!!
6 March 2016
Café 😍 Louise is from Norway, so I get to talk a little Norwegian for the first time since my mom left me!!
Out walking with Louise and Eugene 😍
Time for church!
Took the subway all by myself for 29 minutes! Yes, I'm really proud of myself 😇 Is now on the hunt for something to drink and a toilet! Before I'll go out in the street again to find the church 😊🙊 Wish me luck!
5 March 2016
Food with Luis 👌🏻 (it was like his 5th try to pic it up)
Dominik, Jakob and Rena left us... So now we are alone and lost in Beijing 😱 Took a taxi to the hostel and got lost 🙈
Just been fallowing Nick all the time, not paying attention on where we where going! Nick was the perfect tourguide whom arranged everything, then he just left 😱 I think it's a bit rude, really...
Summer Palace 😍
4 March 2016
Foodmarked 😍 Luis and Rena ate SCORPIONS!?!?
Todays comment from Jakob:
"I want some warm icetea"
Found a wall, it was great! Tierd! You can like get fit from this 😱
Standing in line for the great wall
When theres no trash anywhere, but you have a Nick with a hoodie.
3 March 2016
New country, new friends! My room mate -Rena from Chicago- draged me along with (or acctually, I simply invited myself by a mistake, woops) her new German friends Dominik and Jakob
Went to the Temple of Heaven and the Fake marked today 😊 Going out to eat right now!
Dominik is our selfdeclared tourguide! He studies in Shanghai and Jakob is visiting him. He has a list. I don't have to do anything 😂 Me and Jakob is just fallowing along while he and Rena figure it all out.
I admit it... My first meal in China was a sub from Subway 😱 Can't express how much I enjoy this 😍 Dominik thinks I'm bad influence. Jakob just got one too!
My new home!! Going out to find something to eat with my roommate Rena from Chicago!
Arrived Beijing! The difference couldn't be bigger! From a small village in Tanzania to hypermodern Beijing 👌🏻 In the taxi right now, going to my hostel. Felt soo VIP going out of the airport and finding a man holding my name 😍
2 March 2016
Okey, so I just found out that Facebook doesn't work in China, and I dont think my blog will work either. I don't like politics... Politics sucks
Abu Dhabi is such a weard place to see by air! Everything is made in these weard squers, with just a lot of sand inbetween! On my plan to Beijing now 😍 I'm super exited! A new continent!!
When you get 3 seats all by yourself 😍😍 sleeping time 😴
Wow, what an amzing couple! You don't get friends when you travel, you get family! This is my bigsister Caroline and bigbrother Rashidy. It breaks my hart to leave them... Tanzania has been just amazing in every way. I don't even know where to start. It's just totally different from Norway in pretty much every way possible! And I love it! I absolutely love it! This is one of the places I will recomend everyone to go! And you know what? I know just the poeple to guide you in all of this beauty! They will be happy too meet you!
I can't express how gratefull I am for all the things these amazing people have done for me! And the kindness the school have showed me! I'll be back! And for longer than only two weeks next time!!
1 March 2016
Went through the national park with the bus to Dar Es Salam! If you look very closely you can spot a giraff and an antilope on the pictures!! Also saw monkeys and zebras 😍
Can't believe I'm leaving this place tomorrow 😭
Windowshopping from the bus 😂
29 February 2016
Tanzanian nailart! Turning more african by the second!
This stuff is going to last for at least a month! 😱
Iringa 😍 I love this city! It's not too big, but the perfect size.
We went out eating and there was only one table left. Me and Caroline and some guy we havn't met before sat down togheter. (His name is Alfred) He payed for our sodas and we started talking 😊 I love the culture here! Something like this would never happen in Norway! He escorted us to the hotel 😁 We now got a new friend, even though I properbly never meet him again!
I like these meetings! Like a boy I met on the plane from Egypt who helped with the visastuff I couldn't figure out in Egypt. We ended up talking, but when I got of the plane, we couldn't find each other! Never saw him again... Love it 😍 Random meetings are actually the best ones!
28 February 2016
Look at this huuuge moth who landed on the door!! Have you ever seen this before Ruben? It has like small windows in his wings! 😍
Mission: To like tea
Duration: 3 weeks
Descripton: Be served tea almost every day. Drink it all without making a face of terror.
Conclution: Mission failed.
27 February 2016
When people play with youre hair 😍 Haha, people are so facinated over my hair and my eyes in Africa! Some just assume it's lenses and a wig...
Haha, not too impressed over this rainseason! Only lasted for 2 hours!
Tanzanian' recepies! Can't wait to get home and try them!
I've been hearing about this rainseason since I got here, but have only had sun! Everyone is talking about it! I've been here 9 days and the only rain has been 3 drops per minute for 5 minutes! 😂
But now it's here! The storm is here! 😂 I love it!! 😍 Haha, I'm guessing it's a Norwegian thing 😂 Everyone else is now panicking and running inside to sleep! I'm by my window right now looking at what mothernature can do! I love storms 😍
This is acctually the first rain I've had on this entire trip!
Isn't she just beautiful? Just had to ask her if I could take a picture 😍
I wonder how the other companies are then 😂😂😂 I can go for hours without any connection at all!
26 February 2016
It's so good to just have my own place for two weeks, just to relax, read and be by myself! Travelling is a really sosial life 😂 it's good to have a place in the middle of the journi where you can shut the door and be alone! Can't believe Africa is soon coming to an end!
This is Lama and Grøgi by the way! My faithful travel companions! (I'm still a teenager, I'm alowed to drag teddybears all around the world! Not adult yet! When I turn 20 in South Corea I just have to hide them or something!? Naah, I'm never gone grow up anyway!)
I just finished To Kill A Mochingbird!! 😱 How to survive the plane without a good book?? (Yes, I'm a readingaddic... I used to work at a bookstore! What do you expect!?)
Karate/selfdefence class done!
Paying my phonebill with my mom on the other side of the planet 😂 We were on the phone, she had to go into my onlinebank and I had to give her the code from the chip all the way from Africa! 😂 Thanks mommy ❤️ Woudn't survive without you! (I would have been laying in some forest in Italy by now if it wasn't for you!)
25 February 2016
Making Caroline and Rashidy Norwegian chips 😍 A taste of home ❤️
Chicken and ugali(the white stuff)😍 haha, I'm such a bad blogger! Didn't reamember to take a picture before we were almost done eating!
We bought a LIVE chicken 😱 They told me we were going to buy a chicken, and I was like okey, let's go! Then the farmer gave them a live chicken! Rashidy just carried by it's legs! The chicken was just like totally calm, sitting on his hand! It didn't even put up a fight!🐓 😱😱 We are going to eat it for lunch 🙊 Rashidy just killed it 😱 I feel soo bad for the chicken 🐓😢 It really feels wrong to eat it 😭 It was like alive two hours ago!
Just look at that proad murderer!! How can he eat it after that??
All good again today btw 👌🏻 Was only sick a day 😊
24 February 2016
Was only going to test if all of my pens still worked 😂 Things to do when youre sick and dont have a laptop with you 😅
I have camped in my bed with 'To kill a mockingbird', the Bible, music, notebook and lots of water! I'll be all better tomorrow, just wait and see! 💁🏼
The day had to come... To be sick at home sucks, but to be sick while travelling...
Don't know if it's malaria, the food, the water, the sun or the malariameds, but I suddently got really dizzy. Told Caroline I needed to lay down a while and went to my appartment. Next thing I know my backyard is covered by my last meal 😱 I never trow up! Never! So my reaction was: am I dying now? I just waited for my lungs to come out or something 😂
Caroline was just coming over with lunch when she saw me. She made me eat and drink and ordered me to bed. Her teori is that I either have malaria or it's the meds.
PS: it's not dangerus if I have malaria, so no need to panick! That's why I take the medesin! It doesn't prevent malaria, it's acctually the cure 👌🏻 Read the discription again today, so now I'm not panicking over malaria anymore! Puh, thats a realif! Now I only have the snakes and scary spiders to worry about 😱
Talked to headmaster Prankas today to find out if there is anything I can contribute with to the school. (I stay here for free, get free food and they don't let me help with anything! They should at least make me pay for it! This is the least I can do in return!)
I told them I could learn the kids selfdefence. I think it's something that they really can use and would help them. Maby they don't come in a situation to use it, but just to know that you can defend youreself is really helpful! I know it makes me realax more at least. I think that if I walk down a street looking confident, I'm not an easy target anymore. I blend in better and look like I know where I'm going and what I'm doing. If you are scared people will notice you.
Learning how to wash clothes by hand properly 👌🏻
23 February 2016
Todays adventure! We walked to this huuge field! They told me that people weren't alowed to do anything with this place, cuz' it's for the animals. 🐄🐐🐏
I think it's awsome that all the animals are free. The cowboys are often small boys around 5-10 years old. They take their animals around and meet up with friends. They go and play, but always keep a close eye on their animals!
I saw 2 camelions today!!! And a green snake that was hiding in the road! We came past and it jumped out, pretending to attack befor it ran away. It wasn't poisenes, but still scary!
22 February 2016
Learning how to cook Tanzanian food! My small assistant is trying to learn me how to stir the food properly 😍
They took me an other direction today 😍 We got to a school and all the kids just came running! We were completely surronded! Everyone just kept shouting "umzongo! Umzongo!" Witch means white person 😂 Caroline and Rashidy told it was properbly their first time seeing one!💁🏼
They found a good tree to sit on, but I decided I rather would climb the bigger one 😂💁🏼 Never gone grow up! Have to make the most of the last weeks as a teenager! 👶🏼
So this is my toilet here in Tanzania. I'm so going to fall in to it! You flush it by taking a small bucket of water and poor into it 😂
The other picture is my shower. Caroline boiled me some water yesterday and told me to mix it with the cold water to the perfect temprature.
Think I realised that I don't really need a shower or a toilet. I now understand how Clem can live on a roof with his solarshower. I did tell you about Clem? Hmm, maby I didn't. I'm gone write a post about him 😂 It's a funny story 😂 I'll put the post with the Maltastuff, so you have to scroll to find it. Won't make sense to put it with the Tanzaniastuff.
21 February 2016
Out walking with Caroline and her husband Rashidy 😍 Found these kids playing by the river 😂
This place is just beond beautiful! 😍
I'm sorry for my bad English in Tanzania... No wifi=no google translate 😂 It's just tooo much work to go over it all when I get wifi 😵
Livingroom view 😍
All the kids are having lunch right now. I thought I was suppose to eat with them, but no. I get served every meal in my apartment, and have to eat alone 😕 It's okey, but it's kind of sad... (I miss the Egyptian food soo much! Who puts sugar on their spagetti?!? Why??)
My new home 😍 My apartment is the part with grey roof 🏡 Just going around exploring right now 👌🏻 met the students😁 They keep calling me 'madam', and I can't get used to it! 😂
Trying to learn to like tea: week two...
20 February 2016
My new home 😍 Have my own small apartment here in Tanzania at the school 😊 Caroline is making food for us now, and then it's bedtime! Gone explore my new envirement tomorrow 😍
(I'm superafraid of malaria 😱People has made such a big deal out of it, and now I'm here and can see bugs 😱 Why did I only bring 2 bottels of bugspray?!?)
My new surroundings!
When you reeeeally have to pee, and the road you are going on for 1 hour is more bumpy than the face of a teenage boy 😱🙆🏼🙇🏼
Never understood what sportsbras was for, thought it was just a scam... I now understand it. And wished to have one with me on that road!!
We went through the national park on the busride 😍 I saw monkeys🐒, antilopes, buffaloes, zebras, eagels and giraffs 😍😍
Caroline 😍 going to the school today 😁 8 hour bus ride 🙈🤗🙊
19 February 2016
Tanzania 😍😍 The poor people had to wait for sooo long cuz my flight was late 😱 Caroline (the girl who picked me up) is going to stay with me for 1 night in a hotel in Dar Es Salam 👌🏻
18 February 2016
Egypt has learnd me so much! It has been an eye-opener to other cultures. Feel like the biggest lesson has been that an other way to do things doesn't have to be defined as better or worse, it's just different. People/I should stop making such a big deal out of it.
I was curius to meet Asmaa, as I knew that she would be all covered up 💁🏻 Now I think it's beautiful. It's such a strong symbol of love for youre realigion! She meets challenges because of it, but her love to God is always stronger. Can't express how much respect I have for that. As a christian I not only respect it, I'm really moved by the devotian these men and woman have for their God. I found myself reading the Bible every time they were praying! By being around this muslim family, my christian faith has just grown so much stronger.
The people of Egypt is such a good people. I found only kindness in them all!
Packing my bags once more! Leaving for Tanzania tonight 🙈 And starting with the malariapill 😱
As I told you before, I wont have any wifi in Tanzania...
When the mosquitos decide that I'm their last meal... My leg is covered in red spots😱 woke up with 2 of them on my face, they are now dead(Mohahhahaha).
17 February 2016
Karate humans 💪🏻🏆 I'm just sitting here, trying to get fat 😁💁🏼
We missed the wedding 😱 Got lost, then stuck in traffic... But we got to see the bride and groom, and take a picture(but I didn't take any 😱 to bussy with looking around)
But the mosk is beautiful!!
The most important thing in the wedding was to take that picture 😂 We weren't the only one who missed the serivce(or whatever they call it? The I do's and prayer for the couple)
A lot of people came to take a picture, and then leave 😂
Going to a wedding! 😍👰🏽
16 February 2016
New purse! Asmaas friend makes these! 😍😍 isn't it just crazy beautiful??
Outfit on point 💁🏽 Serina the fashionista is changing her clothes like 3 times a day 😂 Right now she is wearing her pyjamas and a jeanskirt (do you call it that? Didn't find the right translation) I'm 100% sure this will be the new trend i Cairo!
She is always superfab, and yesterday she changed to a dress that looked like mine. She desided we where going to be twins. 😍 Cutiepatutie!
Shopping in Cairo 👌🏻
Todays compliment from a boy sitting on top of a truck: You look like the moon!! (In arabic, Asmaa had to translate for me 😂) Never had so many eyes on me before 😂😂 💁🏼 Blue-eyes-problems 👁
15 February 2016
Here's some information for the next step in my journy:
The 19th I'll be flying to Tanzania 😍 I'm staying there for two weeks, but I don't think I'll have any internett... I'll still be bloging, but it won't get uploaded before I get wifi.
So if you don't hear from me in the two weeks I'm there, I'm not dead! When I get to a place with wifi, I'll upload everything! So stay tuned 👌🏻
This 12 year old girl(but we don't know, she might be younger, her parents may be lying about her age) comes from a really poor family... The Khedars needed help in the house and hierd her, that way helping her to a better life.
She's been here for 3 days now. Her parents didn't ask for a phonenumber or an adress or anything! It's basicly just luck that she ended up in such a good family! She is thrilled to be sleeping on the coach, cuz' shes always been sleeping on the floor without any type of blanket or anything.
There is so much people in need here! Aziz just want to help them all, but he can't of course... But for this girl the family is making a difference.
(Haha, she has been taking like 30 selfies on my phone!)
14 February 2016
Sometimes you just have to have time for youre self to just relax 👌🏻 Hiding in my room to read 😂 It busy with 4 kids running around! But really fun 😍
Outfit on point 👌🏻
Traffic in Cairo... This is just crazy! 😱
Freashly washed clothes!! Thank you Asmaa! You really start to be greatfull for small things like this when you travel 😂
13 February 2016
Privat class with one of Aziz' top students 👌🏻💁🏻
Why is there always so much food for such a tiny girl?!? 🙈 I'm too small to travel 🙊 Bigger stomac needed as fast as possible 🍽
Cuz' who doesn't want mushrooms lightening up the garden? 😁🍄
Just to put Egypt in a Norwegians wallet perspective: The candyfloss was 7kr (norwegian kr)
Another belt exam in a different familyclub 😍 Gone stay for a bit and watch them before I go explore the club 😍 Leaving Aziz with the kids and hoping I don't get lost 😂 (Akward selfie while at least 50 people are watching me 😂 Everyone is propebly wondering who this girl is, sitting with all the important people🙆🏼
Think I'm just gone stay in this house. Like forever. Or just hire Asmaa as a chef when I move out next year. 💁🏻
You people have no idea how good a hot shower is while travelling! Just the best feeling! 😍😍 💁🏻 The kids think it's funny that I'm suddently wearing a hijab 😂 Tried to explain that it is to dry my hair, but they are like 3, so it's not that easy 😂😂
Venus the dog 🐩🐕
12 February 2016
In Egypt they have this huuuge familyclubs. The clubs have everything! Every sport your kid wants to do, resturants, stores(food, toys, sports, kitchen tools and everything else you might need) pools, parks and more. It's basicly a private city 😱 The kids get to run free, while their parents catch up with their friends in some café. I'm amazed 🙊
My new favorite food is pretty much every Egyptian dish I get to taste!! 😍😍
Watching a karateturnament for girls 👌🏻👌🏽
11 February 2016
I have arrived Egypt!! 😍
Bye Rome! I'm coming back!!
10 February 2016
Rome ❤️❤️ coachsurfin' with Jasmine(my friend from the hostell in Napels) at her friends house 😍
Rome and the Vatican State ❤️❤️❤️
What a week! It's amazing how close you get to people in a very short time when you travell! I can't really believe that I've only known Clem and Thuy for 7 days!
Emmanuel is just the best, I've met so many of his amazing friends and had such a great time! He's the best tourguide ever! When he comes to Norway I'll make it up to him 😉
Malta has been just perfect! Next time I'm staying longer, a week is not enough!!
Goodbye Malta! 😍😭
9 February 2016
Last night in Malta!!!! 😱😱😍😍 Been at the beaches today after saying goodbye to the Dolphins!
8 February 2016
So greatefull of all the amazing people I've met on this journi so far! Made so many new friends, and learned so much from them all!
This pictures are from our late-night hike 2 days ago, with my new friends Clem, Thuy and Luke. And Emmanuel whos been taking me around the island all week! You are the best!
So much foooooood
Got lost in Malta and ended up in the place I used to live 😍😍🙈 I even met the farmer I used to by vegtabels from!! 😍 The pictures are from a church near by my old apartment.
The Point Mall
Night-time hikes are the best ones😁 and even better whit these crazy people! Clem, Thuy, Emmanuel and Luke.
7 February 2016
Two more dolphins in the house 🐬🐬
When you get asked out on a date in the middle of the street by some random 😱
"Dude, I'm just one my way to get a burger, I have a boyfriend. Goodbye."
"Oh, that is a problem..."
"Yeah, for you it is" (start walking away faster)
"Do you have Whatsapp og Snapchat?"
"No, no I don't. I don't like the internet."
6 February 2016
Gamenight 👌🏻👌🏻🙈🙊 and yes, I'm winning (of course)!
When chess gets serious
I tried to eat all the icecream, I really tried...🍦🍦
Ended up in the middle of the carneval parade in Valletta 😂
5 February 2016
(Is it just me or does Emman kind of look like a grown-up version of Emil i Lønneberget in that last picture? 😂)
Making pancakes for the Dolphin House!!
4 February 2016
Charity in Malta with the Dolphin house (Where I stayed the first night before I went to the hotel)😍😍👌🏻✌🏻️
3 February 2016
More Maltese food!
Chillin' at a cafe with Emman, John and Tom 😊 Just waiting for more people, sooo good to be in Malta!!! ❤️❤️
Emmanuel and his friend (my old classmate from Malta) met me at the ferry today and we had lunch before I went to the house I'm staying at.
I love the place and the people there, but I don't feel like I belong there, so I'm going to a hotell tomorrow 😁
Dillion saved a bird 😂😂
I'm so blessed to be able to do this journi 😍😇
Italy has been beautiful, exciting and quite a challange!
The Amalficoast with my mom was just wonderful!
Pompeii was amazing, yet excausting!
Napels was frightening, but I made some really good friends at the hostel!
The trainride was just stunning! Even with the problems I got when I arrived, it was worth it!
I wish I could stay longer at the Terrazze Sul Mare B&B in Pozzallo, what an amazing place! The crew was just wonderfull and just soo kind!
Waiting for the Maltaferry 😍
The most beautiful B&B in the world! With the cindest staff ever! ❤️❤️❤️ They are going to drive me to the ferry! And they talk English!! Halleluja!! 👼🏻 Wish I could stay here longer! So beautiful! They made me early breakfast at a table by the window. Who don't love the sunset at a beach for breakfast??
A good story always has a good ending!!
I had to change trains to go to Pozzallo. On the train I realised I forgot to arrange for a taxi to meet me at the station, I'll never do that mistake again! I went off the train and into the street. For me it just looked like a ghetto. I was terrified! I had imagined a mediumsized station, with taxis easely accessesible like all the other stops I've been at. This was just some tracks in the middle of some ghetto! My mom sendt me the number to a taxicompany, and a nice lady came after about 10 min. But my fears didn't end there! We arrived at my prepayed B&B, wich was closed! The cabdriver called up the people at her company and they tried to get a hold of the people in charge og the B&B, but nothing. In the end I told her just to take me to another hotel. She made a phonecall and took me to this beautiful B&B!! The manager where there waiting for me and it's 2 minutes from my ferry! I was petrified, but it turned out for the better! 😊
2 February 2016
Sunset at Sicily 😍
Okey, so this just happend: my train went into a ferry?!? A trainboat! And we are crossing some the ocean by boat. On my traintrip. What?!? Is this even a thing? Is it normal for trains to go into ferrys??
My 3 new only-italian-speaking friends have made it their task to watch over me. I need people like that! They told me to go with them, waited for me at the bathroom and found a place we could sit on the boat. We share our food (I made them taste Norwegian Dumle!) and try communicating 😊 Love it! 4 strangers is now becoming a team!
The lady at the trainstation told me the train where splitting between my destination and another place. In the train the speekers suddently started talking about my destination, but only in Italian, and I panicked! Was I in the wrong carrige?!?
The 3 people sitting next to me didn't know any English, nor did the conducters... Google translate failed to bring my message.... When google fails, you just know you are lost!
But in the end I try writing it in a different way, then it finally made sence for the Italians! By then I was sweating, panicked and terrified of stranding in some Italian city!
A panickattack a day is mandatory I guess! 😂
On the train! My bag is packed with sooo much food, I have my book with me and are ready to see Italy from the train! 10 hours of amazing sights, good food and a greate story 😊 (and a rather dirty window, but hey, you can't have it all, can you?)
I got chocolatemilk for breakfast today!! 😍 haha, think I have to explain that one 😁 A proper Norwegian breakfast -toasted Norwegian bread with brown cheese and a glass of chocolate milk- is usually what I miss the most when I travel. Getting my chocolatemilk is always heaven! 👼🏻🙈😂 Luksusprolemer!
Time for train! 🚞 There is someone at the station who brought their PIANO with them!! Just to sit and play here! Wonderful morning music!
1 February 2016
I was going to just relax in my pjs when my newest roomates arrived! Then I had to get dressed again! It was pizzatime!
Whent out in the scary street to get pizza with Jasmine from Austrailia and Laise from Brazil 😱 A scary trip, but it was worth the 100 meters of fear! Now it's time to sleep after a great night!
Was a bit sceptical to the idea of a hostel, but it was just such a nice excperience! Just sitting down in the kitchen(where everyone is hanging out) with people from all over the world was just amazing! Can't wait until my next hosteldestination!
My forst night alone! Or without mom, there is 3 others in my room, 2 girls fro Argentina and one from Brazil.
Been out and about in Napels with some people from the hostel today. Not my favourite city really... A little creepy to walk around alone here, people are selling stolen phones in the streets. Not to comftertable to be offered an Iphone 6 that's clearly been stolen.
I'm exsausted, and gone say bouno notte already!
The streets of Napels 😍
Arrived the hostel 👯 My home for the night is the topbunck 😂
Italian trains are no joke🙈
31 January 2016
Bags are packed and I'm ready to go. Without my mom 🙊
Pompeii today, amazing!!! Sommuch bigger then I realised!
We are now pros at the Italian train and bussystems 😁🚞🚌
30 January 2016
Oh. My. Gosh. That appeticer was an experience 😍 Best thing I've ever tasted! Almost a bit sad to eat the pizza after that... 🙈