Hello there, friends :) Although everything is "suposed" to be great in Italy, well not just Italy but just over all when you're away from home, as in for example a Holliday. It's supposed to be great because you're on this adventure of which you're so incredibly lucky to be apart of and to experience. I also happen to be here with someone who's growing to be a good friend of mine, so who am I to complain about this? - I know I've written before about how I don't trust people and that I don't dare to call someone my friend until they do so of me, because what if insult them by calling them my friend? :/ And I'm pretty sure that she has called me her friend before... though even if she hasn't, why would she be in Italy with me for 3,5 weeks if we weren't? It's not as if I have these great social skills or can be a good "wing woman" to her or anything. But I guess there must be something, about me that made her think it'll be a good idea, right? -

The problem though is that I'm not that happy now, though I have two theories as to why that is;

1) I'm an ambivert, which means that I'm a mix between an extrovert and introvert, which in turn means that I can be very social at times and get energy from it, but I may also need time for myself to just relax and recharge without any bigger amount of social interaction. I've been with Frida CONSTANTLY since Thursday 1:45am on the 4th of May and though I do like her company and we have fun, and there are times where we just lay in bed on our phones doing nothing (which are my favorite moments haha), it does take a lot of my energy.

2) I took my anti-depressants for the first time in ages today and they do make you feel worse before you feel better.

It could of course be a mix of both. The point is that I'm not feeling well, about me, my looks, my mental state, being in Italy, being out of control (as in not having control not going crazy). I like it to be quiet sometimes, I like staying at home and watching a good tv-show or film and go out and explore the city (unless it's like 24135 degrees outside) and Frida likes to be at the gym, workout (which I do to just not in the same extent) and she like to out and dance (which she is kinda good at too) and I'm just, don't really like that.. I'll have to go out though because I can't leave her to go out and drink alone, wouldn't even do that back home.

Anyhow, enough of my babbling, here are some pictures from when we took the train from Palermo to Barcellona Pozzo di Gotto :)

Love,

Steph

PS. Sorry for the bad quality photos, it was rather difficult to get a clean photo when the train was moving and the window was very dirty as you can probably tell.. DS.

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Here are some pictures I took earlier today :)

Ice cream in a bun, one of the best things I have ever bought for €2.5 / 25SEK *-*

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​Pictures taken from the flights from Sweden to Munich and Munich to Palermo

Hello everyone, so here's, what I'm hoping will be a rather quick run down of yesterdays happenings. But first, here's very short how we got into this whole thing^^ So we've gotten the opportunity to have our internship abroad in one of our fellow EU countries, this all thanks to the organisation ERASMUS. Today, 4/5-17 at 1:30am the journey began towards the airport, and the plane left at 6:05am to Munich and from there we left to Palermo in Sicily, where we're staying until Sunday 6/5 when were continuing to Barcellona Posso di Gotto where our internship will be held.

The flights went well, one could feel the heat in Italy as soon as one stepped off the plane. Errol, our contact person in Sicily, had told us that there won't be any AC where we're staying in Barcellona Posso, seeing as it'll be spring and nice weather. Thought it is indeed nice weather, Italian spring is like the midsummer weather in Sweden and let's be honest, that rarely ever happens, it usually stays around 20-25 degrees and it's not as humid as it is in Italy.

It's when we've collected our luggage where the difficulties began. How were we going to get to the hotel?? Taxi? By bus? We ended up taking the bus seeing as a taxi would cost €45 whilst taking the bus were only €6. Once we gotten our bus tickets, we only had 2 minutes to fins the bus and you can imagine that we tried to leave through the wrong exit, then running towards the bus we could see it starting to leave, but I yelled "NO" and some man kindly stopped the bus so we could get on it. When we got off the bus we were supposed to ask the locals for direction to the hotel seeing as it was 20 minutes away from the busstop, but of course no one we asked knew english, not even the reporter we bumped into.

After we've walked through dumpsters (not really but there's a lot of massiv dumpsters along the road to the hotel and there's quite a lot of garbage on the sidewalk, along with a bit of feces), a relatively sweaty Stephanie and a warm Frida gets to the hotel, we also notice that one of Fridas had gotten a tear/a hole in the bottom of her suitcase (nothing was missing though).

Once we had cleaned ourselves up a bit, showered and changed clothes, we went out on the hunt for food and other provisions, only to realise that 1) the shops and restaurants were closed due to siesta and 2) both the shops and restaurants that were opened and the ones that were closed, didn't really give us much to go on. We did find a pharmacy and got som supplies from there - sunscreen, compeed and aspirin. We also found a mini market of some sorts and got water, bueno chocolate and chips/snacks. After we've almost gotten hit by a car 2432 times due to the crazy traffic here, been lost inside the hotel twice along with getting lost in the wilderness which is the world outside of the hotel, receiving looks we interpreted as "what are you doing here??", having old men yelling "Bella" after us, we decided to eat at the reastaurant at the hotel, though it didn't open until 7:30pm and it were only around 3pm then. We went back to our room, ate the thing we gotten, fell asleep and the. Woke up around 7pm to eat and now we're here, ready for bed and to sleep some more.

So to sum up yesterday: The flights went well, we almost missed our bus from the airport to the outside of Palermo (suburbs?), gotten lost when trying to find our way to the hotel in 27 degrees and with around 26kg worth of packing, walked through garbage and around poo, couldn't find food, got lost again, found food, eats gross chips/snacks, sleeps for four years, wakes up, eats and now we're here.

If you want to know more in depth what we're up to you can always visit our blog Sicily where we'll post more about the internship and such when it start. On this blog I'll write more travel stuff ^^ If you want to see more things then you can either just keep an eye out for new videos or subscribe to my youtube channel to see my "follow me around" vlogs here in Sicily, I also make other videos if that fancies you :) I should have a new vlog up by the end of the day if the wifi here works in my favor ^^

Love,

Stephanie

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Hello there lovelies, it's been a long as time since last but you know what? It's going to change now for at least a month because now I'll actually have stuff happening and not the same things everyday (that's my hope at least), because I'm in Palermo, Sicily with a friend and we'll be here for 3,5 weeks! Well, we're having our internship in a smaller city called Barcellona Posso di Gotto but we're not going there until Sunday ^^ We arrived here yesterday and BOY did a lot of things happen, though nothing really happened but at the same time a lot happened, makes sense? I have a more lengthy post about that that'll go up right after this one ^^

My birthday was last Saturday (April 29th) and the pictures above are from my date with my best friend Andrea. We went to pizza hut and then watched Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 and IT WAS AMAZING! I love Chris Pratt so much as an actor and my god if I ever meet him... wow... haha He just seems like the nicest and funniest guy ^^ Honestly though, go watch Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2 (watch the first one if yo haven't already), because it's just so much fun, I genuinely laughed out loud multiple times and it's exciting, ever so slightly romantic. For me, it has everything! AND Chris Pratt is joining the Avengers which I'm super excited about since I really do love the Marvel films and series. I've been meaning to read the comics ever since I was a little kid but I've never gotten around to it :( Maybe this year if I can find them ^^

Keep an eye out for my next post about our first day in Sicily! :)

Love,

Stephanie :) xx

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Hi there, my friends :)

30 minutes late to post as usual haha it's been a relaxed day with re-watching the Vampire Diaries, when I'm supposed to write an essay that's due tonight. I can't seem to finish it or properly start writing it. It's coming together so slowly, well, it's not really coming together at all to be honest... Why do I always have such problem with school. I hate school. Love learning, hate school. It could be a mix of that, and that I'm so utterly disappointed about the theory exam. No, I'm not over it yet though I really wish that I was. Just to get over it and move on. My god, why is I'm this so difficult for me??

Ugh, I'm going to try and write at least most of the essay now. We'll see how that goes. Any tips from the world out there on how to study properly and efficiently when you want to do anything BUT to study? Please do enlighten me if you do have tips. I could really use them. Thanks.

Wishing you a good day/night and I will talk to you again, tomorrow xx

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Hi there, my friends :)

AAAAHHHHHHH I FORGOT TO POST SOMETHING YESTERDAY 😩😩 I guess that means I really don't have a chance to win the challenge 😂 if I post twice today, will that make up for yesterday's post? No? I didn't expect so much... I just completely forgot about it. Probably too caught up in being annoyed with myself for failing the stupid, goddamn, theory test..

I have my practical driving test next week and if I pass it, it won't feel all that great because I still don't have my licence.. I'm not angry or annoyed just because I need to re-take the theory test, it's that I need to pay another 325 SEK + get myself to another city to do a 50 minute test. I've already spent so freaking much money on this and I don't have a lot of it to begin with. Sure, 325 SEK isn't the end of the world, but that's like 3 days worth of food for me. At least. UGH I just really wanted this to be over with, there's so many other things I need to do that there's not motivation nor energy for to do. I HATE THIS.

If I don't pass the theory test next time, I honestly do not know what I'll do. It sounds mellow dramatic but I don't know if I can take it a third time. Kind of feels like I've somewhat given up already and what does that say about me?

Wishing you a good day/night and I'll talk to you again, later xx

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Hello there, my friends :) Almost no sleep last night. Been feeling sick for a few days. Felt over all physically bad. Went in and did the exam. Failed. Felt empty. 2 minutes later in the car. Crying. Puts myself together. Gets home. Goes alone into my bedroom. Crying again. Still feeling empty. Also feeling lost. I can't do this again. What if I fail again..

Hope you've had a good day/night, I'll talk to you again tomorrow xx

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Hi there, my friends :) I got me some things to have when study the last bit before the driving exam tomorrow. As you might be able to see, I really like Celsius, it's SO GOOD! It doesn't make me more energised (I wish it did considering it's an energy drink), I just like the taste. My favourites are the citrus one and the Cola one (the ones in the picture). Pepsi Max is also a favourite of mine heheh I got the massive amount of candy because I had such a craving for it I don't know what got in me? Like it was All I could think about ugh and I who was trying to be healthy and then I buy all that crap hahah Good job, huh? ^^'

Very pleased to say that I feel a TINY bit more confident than I did a couple of days ago... Though that doesn't change the fact that I'm still really nervous about doing it. What if I don't pass? I cannot handle that kind of stress right now ugh I NEED to pass this stupid exam. C'mon Steph, you can do it! Hahah, I'm typing a lame pep-talk to myself 😂 Whatever works right? ^^'

Have you done your driving theory exam yet? How did it go? Or do you even have it where you come from? ^^

I wish you a great day/night and I will talk to you again, tomorrow xx

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Hello there, my friends :) It's Valentine's Day! And I really couldn't care less hahaha but for those of you who likes, or maybe even loves, this day, Happy Valentine's Day to you! I'm not gonna bash on this day, there's nothing wrong with it, I'm just not a fan. It's just way too cheesy and sweet and ugh really not my cup of tea. Before anyone says "it's because you're single/you're alone", uh, no. It's because I simply do not care for this, to some, significant day.

Anyways, I think my body is feeling how stressed I am for the driving theory test on Thursday, school, work and Italy. My stomach's been acting up with bad stomach pains and I feel a little nauseous. I can't think of anything else other than it being due to stress? Especially since I do feel very stressed about all those things... hopefully it'll go away soon and everything will be alright ^^

How has your day been? Have you celebrated the day dedicated to love or just treated it as any other day of the year? :)

Hope you'll have/are having a great day/night and I'll talk to you guys again, tomorrow xx

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Hi there, my friends :) I've only done two things today.
1. Gone to school. 2. Studied for my throaty test (driving) which I'm sill doing. I have a pressing feeling that I'll fail the test on Thursday and I cannot tell you how much that's stressing me out. Currently reading the big textbook/instruction book and also doing the online tests. What else can I do? UGH, I HATE theoretical things 😩 anyone of you who's got a tip or two for me to figure this out? 😕 I'll keep studying but I don't know... it doesn't seem to be working for me?

Anyways, I hope you've had a good day/night and I will talk to you again tomorrow xx

PS. How incredible aren't Pentatonix?? I've been LOVING their music, original songs as well as covers, for years and their immense talent never ceases to amaze me *-* DS.


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