Thailand 22.12-11.01

On friday I left Singapore for my final destination of the trip, Bangkok. I was going to meet the love I hadn’t seen in 4 months. The butterflies in my stomache was all over the place. I was scheduled to arrive a few hours before him, which gave me enough time to consult Thai Airways […]

Singapore 13-22.12

In Sweden we have a saying: Better late than never. Well, here are a few posts that are seriously late, but I would hate myself later on if I did not write them. They did not get written during my time in Singapore for two reasons. 1. I stayed at a very special hostel, with […]

Back in Auckland 20-21.11

After Vipassana, I got a ride back to the city with the same shuttle service that I had used to get to the retreat. I went straight to the hostel and waited for check in. As I had a few hours before it was time I sat down and used the wifi to call home […]

Auckland 05.11

Back in Auckland after 11 hours on the bus on saturday…Puh! Wasn’t as bad as I had imagened though, but still not the best day here in New Zealand. Spent my sunday doing laundry, shopping for food and booking an activity for the day after (you soon learn what!). The weather forecast said it would […]

Whakahoro aka Blue Duck Station 29-30.10

After breakfast we said goodbye to the Maori family and headed towards Wakahoro, the Blue duck station, which is really off the beaten track with the driveway to the farm being 18km of a tiny gravel road. We did, however, start off with a dip in a hot spring first before viewing the amazing Haka […]

Lake Aniwhenua 28.10

After leaving Rotorua we headed towards Lake Aniwhenua, being invited to the village of Maori people. A Maori-family have started a farm inviting tourists to take part in and learn about their culture in order to support the very poor village nearby. We learned about Haka (traditional Maori dance), we wove our own braceletes out […]

Waitomo and Rotorua 27.10

On friday morning it was time for a visit to Waitomo, where you find the glowworm caves. I chose an activity that allowed me to both see regular caves as well as the glowworms. They were amazing. The glowworms felt surreal, and had to be experienced for yourself. It is a must for when you […]

Lazy days 29.09-01.10

The last few days has been really lazy. I have been reading a lot, listening to podcasts by the pool, relaxing in the sun and done a whole lot of yoga. I am really getting my moneys worth in this studio. Trying a new class every day and a new teacher. Figuring out what kind […]

Santa Monica 25.09

On monday I decided to explore the area by foot. My first thought was to wander the canal walkways of Venice, but once I got there I just contiuned along the ocean towards Santa Monica.       Everything looks much closer than it really is here, so it took me about 1,5-2 hours to […]