Today is officially the first day of winter! That is a very exciting thing as it is also the first day of the month of Christmas! However, it is also the end of autumn… And I do love myself a good autumnal day! Which is exactly why a day in Oslo at the end of autumn is perfect day for me. Yes, the weather was colder than I would normally prefer. And yes, there was a lot of walking – and I mean literally 4-5 hours of walking. But this city is such a beautiful place – especially during autumn – which is why I didn’t even mind the cold or the walking.
Bali is a dream destination for many – and for good reason. It is simply an amazing island. I have come to love Indonesia after my visit. It has everything from paradise beaches to delicious Indonesian food to incredible waterfalls to beautiful temples. Bali is a destination I would recommend to anyone. And when I recommend a destination to someone, people tend to ask what to do there. Therefore I have now made a list of things to do on this amazing island for anyone who might want to visit someday.
I love New York City! But New York City is an expensive city to visit. No doubt about that. However, it doesn’t have to be too expensive! There are a lot of ways to save money when you’re visiting New York City. One of them is doing free things instead of the overpriced sights. There are plenty of things to do in this city without spending a dime.
Whenever I go on a long haul flight, like a connection from Dallas to London or Copenhagen to Bangkok, I always have a routine I follow. This involves a couple of things I buy beforehand, things I do or definitely do NOT do and rituals to do once I’m in the air. This routine helps me survive 10+ hour long flights, or any other flight for that matter, so that I’m ready to see my destination as soon as I land instead of just crashing in my hotel room. These are my best tips to survive a long haul flight.
I know, I haven’t tried every tapas restaurant in all of Madrid, but I’m pretty sure that the rest of the restaurants are going to have a hard time trying to compete with this one. I went here with a lot of people – probably about 30 people – and the staff was just amazing! The tapas was incredible and the waiters kept bringing out new additions to the tables.
Have you ever met someone from a different country and thought to yourself: “Wauw, we are from two different worlds”? This is exactly what I thought to myself everyday for the first month I lived in Texas. Don’t get me wrong, I absolutely love texans! I do! They are just from a completely different world than I am. Which is why you should never discuss religion or politics with a texan unless you agree on everything.
Paris is one of my absolute favorite cities – alongside with New York City – and I just cannot get enough. It has everything from great food to luxury shopping to the beautiful sound of the french language. I mean, what is not to love? Last time I went to Paris was in 2015, right before my 18th birthday. I ended up getting myself an early birthday present in the form of a new Ted Baker handbag. Getting a designer handbag or item is a typical “When in Paris”, so of course I could not resist.
I visited Madrid last september when my class and a spanish class did an exchange programme through the school. A spanish girl came to live with me for about a week and went to school with me and experienced Copenhagen, whereafter my class and I went to Madrid where I lived at her place and went to school with her and experienced Madrid. This was a unique experience as we experienced the cities through the local point of view and got to speak a lot of spanish.
I have been in love with the thought of going to Hawaii since I was a little girl. I have always wanted to go, but I just never have… That is going to change! Now that I have graduated I will be traveling quite a lot, and I really want to include Hawaii in those travels! However…. My best friend and I have this tradition every other year, where we travel somewhere. Last time we went to Paris and this summer we are going to Bangkok and Bali. Next time could be Hawaii, but can I wait that long? 2 years is a long time to go around with a strong desire to go somewhere. Alternatively I can go alone when I take a year off and then go again with her in 2 years. That makes 2 trips to Hawaii within 1 year! I would love that, but do I want to go to Hawaii alone? This is the kind of travel dilemmas I struggle with….
I have known since I was a little girl that I wanted to take a year off after I graduated the danish “high school”. Normally people are about 18-20 years old when they graduate depending on what they did after the mandatory first ten years of school. Some people take an eleventh year of that school before stepping into the bigger classes and some people – like me – went on exchange in another country. And then there are the people who decide that high school is not for them and go straight to the thing that they want to study. I went to Texas for a year and then I started the danish kind of high school which takes three years. That means that I just graduated 2 weeks ago! But that also means that I have to start deciding on what I want to do in my year off. I know that I have to work to earn money. And I know that I want to travel. A lot. But what are my options for traveling? There are sooo many things you can do nowadays which makes it hard to keep track of all of the possibilities. Therefore I started brainstorming. And this is what I came up with.