My favourite family-members is the four-legged ones.
September has so far been hot and sunny, to my biggest excitement. Work and spare-time is spent outdoors, and I’m as happy as I ever could be. Imagine being payed to play outdoors in the sun all day?
As my horse and my dog (including myself) has one need in common - the need for exercise, we combined our walks into a longer trip up to a small mountain. Even though it is small, it is quite steep at some points. It is a good thing my horse is heavy and rather lazy. Nothing is better than dragging a 600 kg horse up a steep mountain-side after 8 hours of work. After the depressing gain of 7 kg, I’ve lost my right to call my horse fat, so we might as well get back in shape together…
It has been two months since I came back to Norway, and I’m starting to get bored already. Autumn has just started, and there is just something about the gray sky and the rainy weather that kills all joy. I went home from work sick yesterday, and had to stay home today as well. While editing some of the last photos from my asian-trip earlier this summer, I realized how much I miss traveling. Luckily, I’m going on a trip already this weekend. It’s a big city(compared to other Norwegian cities) not too far away from my home-town, close to the Swedish border. Even though Trondheim is nothing like Auckland, or Singapore or Los Angeles, I’m still really excited about the trip!
Not as beautiful as Bispen, but still a pretty decent walk.
Bispen, Trollstigen - Norway
In a desperate attempt to get back in shape after a lazy semester break, hours at the library and way too much good food during my Asia-travel, I decided to join my father for a mountain hike up Bispen, a 1460 meter high mountain above sea-level. Liters of sweat, thousands of swear-words and a lot of breaks later, we finally reached the top - and it was definitely worth it!
Sunny days, smoothies and milkshake on the porch, long rides, late nights, fresh fruit, chilly swims in the ocean, tall mountains to climb
Life on this side of the planet is pretty decent as well
I miss my city more than anything in the world right now.
Home, but not home.
I’m back home in Norway, and should feel excited about that. Instead, I feel empty. Norway might be my home, but it does not feel like home any longer. I miss New Zealand a lot, and nothing would have made me happier than moving back with my horse - and that is exactly where the problem is. The other side of the earth is quite a distance for a horse to move.
After three days in Korea, I’m finally heading back home! I’m posting this at the airport right now, bored to death after 3 hours of waiting already… Only 4 more to go!
Korea is quite different from Norway. Down here, everybody is trying to be as pale as possible, and they all dress up even if it’s just for a quick shop down at the local supermarket. There has been no girls with messy buns whatsoever to spot in the streets of Seoul. Clearly, plastic surgery is a popular thing down her. With wide eyes, huge breasts and blond hair, I guess you could say they try to copy the western-look. I went to a pool-party at Hamilton Hotel and was horrified by all the barbie-dolls i saw at the pool. The worst part? They were all over 30 years old! But to be fair, I saw a lot of beautiful girls in the streets of Seoul. The style, the hair and the make-up was as close to perfection as a girl without the Hollywood-stylist team in her closet will ever be able to pull off.
I’m flying with a Russian airline today, and has to make a transfer in Moscow. I’m a bit nervous about that part. I do have 1,5 hours, but I have no idea on how to make my way to the gate. Who ever decided all airports should have a english translation - i fucking love you!
Auckland, Rangitoto, Waiheke, Rotorua, Matamata, Wellington, Paihia, Russell, Waitangi, Coromandel Peninsula, Hot Water Beach, Queenstown. Thank you for everything, beautiful New Zealand.
After 6 hectical days with a lot of traveling, sightseeing and early nights at the hotel, my time in Vietnam has come to an end. It is a bitter-sweet farewell. I’m definitely not going to miss the intense heat, the lack of wind and the way too long stairs up to my hotel room, but the massages and the clothing-stores is another thing…
After almost 24 hours with traveling, and three different plains, it’s good to finally have reached Korea. I’m only gonna stay here for 3 short days, but at this point, I think that is more than enough. In fact, the next plain I’m getting on is the one taking me back to Norway!
Throwback from Singapore!