Singapore

All around the world, Singapore

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Little India

A day and a half trip to Singapore is simply not enough. There is so much to see, so much to taste and so much to do. We went to all the places we wanted to see, but we didn’t get much time doing anything in particular in each place, in addition we had some orientation problems even though the MRT was easy to use. Arab Street, Little India, Orchard Road, Marina Bay and Marina Bay Sands and Garden by the Bay were amazing, and I wish we could have stayed longer to truly experience Singapore.

China 2016

All around the world, China

Last summer me and my family went to China to visit friends and relatives in Guangzhou, Shenzhen and Xi´an. Our schedule was full of activities, and there was no time for rest. We were all super exhausted in the end, but we or at least I had a really, really great time!

Guangzhou

The time in Guangzhou we spent with our closest family like our grandparents and my uncle, aunt and cousins. It was really nice seeing them again after one year apart, or even more with my uncle´s family.

Other than just yum cha and eating dinner with friends and relatives, we did a lot of cool stuff. We went to cool cafés, explored the city, played tennis, went to an atelier and painted, went to the countryside and a grape farm etc. So much fun, in such little time.

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In our stay in China, we also went to visit some more relatives in Xi´an which is a very vibrant city which I like really much. We went to a lot of familial visits where we met people we hadn´t seen in a long time. Our “cousin” Wangang really groomed us, and took us to eat a variety of food so we could get a taste of Xi´an. He drove us around, showed us everything that was worth seeing, briefly; he did a lot for us.

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With him we bicycled 13 km around the wall of Xi´an which was really cool and a new experience. It was a bit hard with the tandem cycles in the start, but after me and my sister got the hang on it things started to go smoothly.

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Shenzhen

Later in our stay we went on a trip with some friends of my dad and their families. The little town/city we went to the first day was marvelous. The petits shops were so cool and they sold a lot of coconut water, milk and everything with coconut (i love coconuts)!IMG_3395Processed with VSCO with a6 presetProcessed with VSCO with a6 preset

But what really was breathtaking was the beautiful view. The beach shocked me when I saw the clear, turquoise water. We went on board on a boat and drifted around for some hours where we could just enjoy the view and relax. When the boat returned to the beach we went for a swim in the perfect tempered water.

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Hong Kong

Hong Kong was just a one-day trip and we didn´t stay really long. It was super hot and sunny which I found exhausting. The city is great though, but not particularly different from the rest of China. Processed with VSCO with f2 preset

Paris 2015

All around the world, France

This is a copy from my old blog talking about my days in Paris with my family and family friends not long after I got home from Florida. (Les fra bunnen og opp)


De Louvre, de tour Eiffel. Dagen med sightseeing startet med at jeg fikk 3 timers søvn og måtte stå opp klokken 7 for å så møte klokken 8 for å dra til første attraksjon som var arc de triumph. For å si det sånn var jeg veldig morgengretten, men hva forventes av meg med 7 timers søvn på 48 timer? Turen gikk deretter videre til 2 timers “gjør-hva-du-vil”. Vi tok en titt på Louvre fra utsiden, og kjøpte oss frokost og is fra Amorino som er den beste issjappen! Humøret ble plutselig mye bedre etter det selvom jeg var stuptrøtt.


Etterpå besøkte vi Eiffeltårnet og tok i samme slengen en båttur rundt Paris. Paris er en helt fantastisk by, med så mange fine bygninger, monumenter og kultur. Båtturen varte i rundt 1 time og etter det var det på tide å spise litt lunsj før vi måtte vende tilbake til bussen.



Bussen gikk så videre tilbake til Louvre hvor vi denne gangen gikk inn i museet. Jeg er vanligvis ikke en museeumsfan, men det var faktisk litt interessant der inne fordi det var malerier og skulpturer jeg har sett i skolebøkene. I tillegg var det en gresk skulptur avdeling hvor blant annet Venus de Milo var, og jeg er ganske interessert i gresk mytologi så det var gøy å se på statuer av gamle guder.

Etter Louvre gikk jeg, Carmen og Vivian en tur i byen for at Carmen skulle få besøke Uniqlo hvor hun skulle kjøpe et par bukser. Vi fant en fin resturang og spiste middag der, hvor det plutselig var blitt kveld. Vi startet å gå hjem i 22-tiden, og etter å ikke finne veien hjem spurte vi om hjelp. Ved hjelp av mine halvgode franskkunnskaper og noen småord på engelsk fant vi endelig veien hjem via metroen. Da vi kom hjem var vi så trøtt at vi ikke gjorde annet enn å legge oss i sengen.

Hei! Grunnen til at jeg postet et innlegg så seint igår var på grunn av at vi var på det berømte moulin rouge showet i Paris. Det startet rundt halv 12 og var ikke ferdig før halv 2 om jeg ikke husker helt feil. Vi kom heldigvis tidlig så vi slapp og stå evig lenge i den milelange køen. Da vi kom inn ble vi vist til et bord hvor vi fikk servert champagne før og mens showet. Showet består av cancan dansing fra 1800-tallet og om du vil høre mer om det finner du mye på google. Det var mye bra dansing igår kveld og mange av dem var utrolig flinke! Det var ikke lov til å ta bilder der inne mens showet foregikk, så slenger med noen bilder fra google.

har dere sett showet før?

Bonjour! Aujourd’hui a ete un jour parfait, avec du shopping et beacoup de baguettes avec mes saeurs. Le temps fait très beau et le soleil a brille. For dere som ikke skjønte; idag har vært en perfekt dag med shopping og baguetter med søstrene mine. Været var veldig bra og solen strålte!

Vi startet shoppingen i gaten oppover mot Arc de Triumph. Vi gikk innom en del butikker, men fant ikke og kjøpte ikke annet enn mat i denne gaten. Til lunsj ble det først fruktbeger med mango, ananas, kiwi og jordbær, så fant vi baguetter i et boulangerie som var yummy. Vi skulle egentlig møte resten av familien før vi dro til Galeries lafayettes, men de var på et napoleon museeum som tok lenger tid enn forventet, så vi dro opp dit selv.

Etter å ha gått litt og spurt litt fram og tilbake med kartet fant vi ut at vi bare kunne kjøpe en sykkeltur til senteret. Senteret/sentrene var enorme og vi orket ikke å gå igjennom alt ettersom vi var mest interessert i å finne topshop og urban outfitters. Butikkene inni var ikke så store som forventet, så vi shoppet ikke mye før vi gikk ut igjen for å spise. Vi fant et type marked inne og der gikk vi rundt i noen timer og så på og spiste mat. Atter en gang kjøpte jeg baguett som ble avrundet med en kjempegod is! Paris’ patisserier og boulangerier ser så fristende ut og som oftest smaker alt bakverket her nede helt fantastisk. elsker dette stedet


Dette innlegget skulle egentlig blitt publisert for noen timer siden, men rakk ikke å skrive ferdig innlegget før vi måtte gå for å rekke Moulin Rouge showet som jeg skal skrive om i et senere innlegg. Dette innlegget blir derfor postet seeint.

Florida 2015

All around the world, USA

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_MG_5313The summer 2015 was a year filled with travelling. I had always dreamed about going on a language travel with a bunch of other teenagers, and this summer my dream came true. It was a bit expensive though, and to be honest I am not sure if it was really worth that much money. Don’t get me wrong, I had a splendid summer with lots of  memories and friends!_MG_5324IMG_1071_MG_6208_MG_5314

Since I had chosen the EF action learning, I had english classes everyday until lunch time. Normally we ate lunch in the cafeteria or we could sign up for either excursions or other restaurants by lunch time. If we wanted to stay at the resort we usually hung around the pool or at the beach.

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The sunsets and sunrises at Cocoa Beach were beautiful. They were so splendid that we voluntarily woke up at 6 am just to see the sunrise. This was one of the things I loved the most about Florida! We also had the tropical storm that hits Florida everyday around 6pm. It was really cool to look at the warm rain pour down, unless you were at the beach. Especially the thunder storms were crazy here, lightening up the skies the first day we arrived.

_MG_5460IMG_1001IMG_6456IMG_5741We also went on many excursion. I didn´t sign up to them all, but I signed up for the ones that I found the most interesting. I went to Disneyland, Universal Studios, alligator river, shopping malls, surfing, baseball game etc. I also got to experience the 4th of July, their independence day which  was cool. There were always yellow school buses that waited for us and drove us around. It first seemed very cool until I learnt how uncomfortable the seats were after hours in the bus, haha.

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Even though we just stayed for 3-4 weeks, it was really sad leaving this little adventure. The first time I had travelled alone without my family. I made friends, memories and experiences that I will always remember and keep with my for hopefully the rest of my life. I also learnt so much, and a little by little I have understood that traveling is very important for growth and knowledge about the world, others and yourself.

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I just want to say that I am really grateful getting to experience what I did, and travel as much as I am allowed to. Thank you.