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So long and thanks (for all the fish)

So long and thanks (for all the fish)

Nothing in this world is permanent and neither is this blog. After having traveled for almost two years, I will now be stationary in Sweden for quite a while and I have decided to stop writing here. A short sum up To summarize two years of both big and small adventures is of course not possible in a short paragraph. I will not even try. Some of the happenings I have experienced are here in the blog, others are just…

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Home and away

Home and away

After coming back to Sweden, several people have asked me what it feels like to be home again. That got me to think about what “home” really is. Is it where you are born? Is it where you own a house? Is it where you have most of your things? Is it where your family is? Is it where you are happy? Or can home be defined in other ways? My experience so far Life is a constant learning and…

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Code Red: Life as a landlord

Code Red: Life as a landlord

What is the downside of renting out my apartment while traveling? What is something breaks down when I am far away? How can I solve things from another country? This are thoughts that have been hiding in my mind. But luckily I was in Gothenburg when I got a text… Fire in the kitchen stove An evening last week I got a text from the tenants in my apartment saying that they just had an incident in the kitchen. I…

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I just planned my life until May 2020…

I just planned my life until May 2020…

I have just made a commitment. Quite a long one. And no, it will not be spending more time at the beach. At least not now. Instead I will stay in Sweden and spend more time with the little machine on the table. IT and programming However much I love traveling, I knew it could not last forever. And let’s face it, after two years without an income, the time has come for me to think about that part as…

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Greece? No… But beautiful Edinburgh!

Greece? No… But beautiful Edinburgh!

Sometimes things happen quickly and after a quick breakdown wondering what to do next in my life I booked a small trip. And just a few days later, me and my mum was in Edinburgh! Where to go next? Since I came back to Sweden I have thought a bit about where to go from here. You know, big questions like “What do I want to do when I grow up?” Sometimes my mind is full of ideas and sometimes…

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House sitting in Stockholm and veggie inspiration

House sitting in Stockholm and veggie inspiration

So what to do when it is cold and dark in Sweden and I already miss the feeling of a small adventure? Well, as a school holiday was coming up I sent out a question if anyone wanted some help with taking care of house and pets. And I got a reply from a favorite place! Chilling with wonderful friends For the house sit I traveled to a place just north of Stockholm. I already knew the house, the people…

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Autumn days in Sweden

Autumn days in Sweden

Every season has its charm they say. And I believe that is true, at least to some extent. Autumn can be a lovely time but mid-October is usually the time of year I want to leave Sweden. This year it was the time I choose to travel here. Life really does move in mysterious ways! The trees are on fire No, they are not actually on fire. At least not now. Sweden had some big forest fires this summer due…

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Immodium, Bangkok, beads and Sweden

Immodium, Bangkok, beads and Sweden

Bangkok is not a place I have been in for many years and I planned to only stay here for one full day before catching my flight. But leaving the city I kind of felt that was a bit short. If I come back someday I need to remember to stay a bit longer to explore a bit more. Belly bubble But backing in time a bit, I left Koh Phangan to travel up to Bangkok. It is about a…

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Leaving Koh Phangan, and good friends…

Leaving Koh Phangan, and good friends…

The time has come where it is time for me to leave the island. I have been here for three months and my visa is expiring so I need to get out of the country. In other words, time to say goodbye. Traveling solo doesn’t mean I am alone Many people have asked me if it is not lonely to travel by myself. First I can just comment and say that if I had a partner or a very good…

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Embracing creativity

Embracing creativity

As children most people are quite creative and love playing around with colors and/or different materials. At least I know I was. But somehow someway this usually get pushed aside when “more important” things, like education, work and daily tasks, takes over. Now I ask myself, what can be more important than to play around a bit? Making knots When I was in Dharamsala in India there were lots of small shops selling macramé jewelry and having workshops for the…

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