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Next place was ao nang. The trip started on a boat. It was kinda wavy but the trip was still okey, we changed boat before we reached the shore and we jumped of with all our luggage. Martina fell on the way up and was filled with mud and hurt her foot.

We ate a pizza in a restaurant close to our hotel and after this I had fever and puked 10hours. We had ants in the whole bed and martina didn't feel good either. First homesickness I've had (and last?) during the trip.

But this trip wasn't all bad. We actually took a ride at elephants, saw big(huge) spiders, swam with elephants and then saw a elephant show.

One day we were riding horses along the beach in the sunrise and we took a trip for 3hours (I couldn't walk after this) and after this we went to some hot springs outside ao nang, swimming in one and look at the other. After that we went to a waterfall, it was very beautiful, but the best part was probably that we could swim in it.

We also met Jonna and Mathilda at ao nang, one more time, it feels crazy that you can bump in to people randomly at three places without knowing each other's plans.

This time we took a bus to the next stop. And the next stop was..

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We went to a Island. When we came there we felt like we were in heaven. "This is where we belong" was the first thought. We expected a calm island, we wanted to have some peace and quiet. Everybody that has been on phi phi knows that we did not get what we expected.

We lived far up in the hills in a bungalow. It was cozy, it was insects, animals and flowers all around us, this felt good, and not so good.

We didn't spent a lot of days on Phi Phi but we did a lot! We met a couple from Brazil. They had been on the island for a while and they knew the best trips, the best, tatto-places, the best food places, what to do and when to do it.

We went snorkelling in a lot of different places, went to monkey island, went to a lot of other places you have to see, I made some coverup on my sleeve and filled up a little bit more of my arm! I also did a friendship tattoo with martina, the girl I was traveling with. We were in to the hospital, we ate bad food, we bumped in to the girls (Jonna and Mathilda) that we met in Patong, strange how you just can meet by coincidence and bump in to eachother at another place and another time, as it wasn't enough we even lived at the same hotel.

These days went by quick, soon it was time to leave, again, I still remember the wood plank we slept on, it was horrible, I was glad to leave this plank and I was really looking forward to next place, crossed my fingers that the next plank(bed) at least was going to have a madras, and of with the boat we went..

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Patong. We landed in Phuket and took the bus to Patong. WOW. We booked a hotel with a rooftop pool. We came there and we instantly noticed that this was a city to put your freak on.

Patong had a lot! Of party.. We spent 8days in Patong and had a deal with each other that we shouldn't drink every night. We broke that deal. Shots, drinks, beers, clubs, bars, the beach(getting drunk at the beach), new people, laugh, hangovers, crying, stun guns, strippers, good food, guys, vodka, beer pong. As you may understand this week was kinda blurry!

I fell in love with Patong. It's like to live in a bubble where everybody is friends, drink yourself reckless and party until the sun goes up, get down to the beach, see the sunrise, take a swim, walk back to the hotel change to bikini and get down to the beach, take a nap and then get drunk again.

The last day we met to girls named Mathilda and Jonna when we were at a pub crawl. We actually won the whole thing but we didn't really get the price(stupid judges) I actually showed my boobs for the singer and did a lot of other crazy shit and we still didn't get any free alcohol(like we needed some?)!

We had a great week in Patong. The party's where phenomenal. We were sure that we wanted to go back. But next stop were calling us and it was time to go, with sunglasses on, packed bags and a hangover from hell we walked down to the lobby, checked out, booked our next tickets and we were on the road again..

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"Welcome to Bangkok" that's a line I still can't stop laughing about. Our first night in Bangkok showed us a lot. It's a night I will remember for the rest of my life. We started by getting ready, we did our make up, got dressed and went down to the lobby.

We asked for a cab and we said to the cabdriver that we wanted to go to a place we found on Google, seemed very exclusive. The cabdriver insisted that this place was really bad and no one ever went there on a Friday night. We listened to the cabdriver and asked if he knew any place that was better, ofcourse he did!

We drove for around 15minutes and he turned in to a dark alley. We started talking Swedish to each other cause we had no idea where he was going. He dropped us of at some place where we couldn't even se a club, only a lot of creepy people outside. The worst about everything was that we didn't know if the people outside or the cabdriver was worst.

We went outside and walked in to the club. It was terrible. It was staring people everywhere, everybody looked like they were high and up for a rape. We found 2 European guys that also got tricked from there cabdrivers so we decided to leave this place to go look for another bar.

This bar was good and we had a great time, until 6 in the morning. We decided to walk home (I convinced Martina that it was pretty close and I knew the way). We started walking, and we walked.. And walked and after one hour I gave up, I admitted that we were lost, somewhere in Bangkok, 7 in the morning on a Saturday, it took us a while to find someone to drive us to the hotel but we actually got home!

We went directly to the breakfast buffet and ate a lot of great stuff. Hurried up to our room, packed our bags, checked out and then we decided where to go next, and on a flight to Phuket we were.

"Welcome to Bangkok"





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When I get sick or when I hurt myself and can't act normal I often think about that I should appreciate every healthy moment more then what I do. This actually comes to me sometimes when I'm snappy too, like "I should actually appreciate this moment without a stomach ache" maybe I give the day a extra smile and a nice thought, but now when I've hurt my foot and can't walk I really feel like I should appreciate every moment even a little bit more, doesn't have to be trying to save the world, maybe just go for a walk after work everyday and enjoy the palm trees outside. That's a goal I have. Someday I want to save the world too, but we'll save that one for later.

Today I'm going to tell you about one of my favourite memories from our Asian trip
. A smile that made a big impact on me. Me and my friend decided to bring a bag each of clothes, diapers and toys to give to orphans in Thailand. We got 2 20kg bags each for free on our flight and we just thought it was unnecessary to bring so much stuff for ourselves so we figured that we could help someone else.

We woke up this morning, the second day of our trip, took our bags and went to the orphanage. We didn't call them before. We emailed them but didn't get any answer, but what's the worst that could happened? We took a cab and it took us almost one hour to get there. We stepped out to a big pink house with different pictures on the top of the walls. We met a guard that told us that any phones or cameras was strictly forbidden in the orphanage.

We went in in the waiting room and talked to some people there, it was only one person out of five that could speak English and understand us. He asked us if we wanted to give the stuff to the babies ourselves which we wanted if it was a possibility. They told us that we had 45min before they didn't except visitors anymore.

We got in in a small room where maybe 20children where playing, they had 6-8 balls to play. A lot of the children had broken and dirty clothes. When we came in we got a lot of attention from all the children and they loved the bags we had with us. They didn't love them because the bags where full of toys and stuff for them, they actually had no idea that was the case, they saw our bags as new toys, all the children came forward to us, sat in our knees and smiled, laughed and clapped there hands. We started to hand out the stuff to the children and they were overwhelmed, they didn't know how to react. They started to play directly and everybody gave us hugs and had the happiest glance I've ever seen.

If you just could appreciate all the little things. Like they appreciated used toys and used clothes. Life could be worse. Appreciate that you're alive today.

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My first memory from this journey.
I actually remember the day we left my home very clearly. My grandmother and my mum and me was sitting at our kitchen table and talking about everything that was going to happened. My grandmother told me which cabs I could and couldn't take.

My mum was off from work this day and she started to drive. We were talking a lot in the car and listening to our song "take me to church". We were laughing and crying. Then I also put on my funeral song, "I could be the one". That's two songs that means a lot for me.

After the half way I just had to drive. The last time I would drive a car for at least 3months. In the airport I met Martina. She had her mum and her sister with her. I think I was convinced to not cry, more convinced then anyone else.

We put the tags on our bags and left them at the counter. Then it was time for check in and say goodbye to my lovely mum and my wonderful grandma. It was a lot harder then what I'd thought. I was actually the only one with tears in my makeup. I was sure I wasn't going to cry but there I was, in the queue, piteous. We bought a glass of wine, I dried my tears, and we were on the way.

Our adventure had begin. We had been counting down from months to weeks to days and now we could count in minutes, we were on the way. Finally.

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I've been thinking a lot about if I should start a blog or not, I've come to the conclusion that I should! Mostly for my friends and family home in Sweden but also for all the great people I met on the way that wants to follow my journey.

I started my passage the 8th of January this year with my best friend Martina. We traveled through 4 countries in Asia and had a great time, I'm sure I'm going to bring up a lot from our adventure.

The 4th of April we left each other at the airport and took a flight to different sides of the world, she took her flight to Sweden and I took mine to Australia.

I have now been living in Australia since then (soon 4months?!). Right now I'm working as an au pair (a nanny for you who doesn't know). I've also just applied for 4 more jobs and guess what? I got 3/4 so far! So from next week I'm also working for a online-store and have 2 new cleaning jobs(maybe even 3 If the interview tomorrow works as planed.)

I have a lot of things I want to share and you just have to stay tuned and ask questions if you are thinking about something, I will do my best to give you a good answer.
Cheers!

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