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Yesterday was one of those really good days. I woke up early, went for a walk with Doris, drove to town, visited the camera store, spent two hours in the dance hall and then finally met up with my lovely girls for a night out. Perfection I would say.

Also just realized that a new episode of The Walking Dead aka best series ever airs today, life is great sometimes.

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Well, all things, or I should say most things because I do not know if space continues forever and ever... But most things comes to an end, they do not continue forever. Being home, doing nothing all day, no school, no work, is what most people dream about on a daily basis, and don't get me wrong, it's been nice hearing the bus you used to take every morning for three years leave and you are still tucked up in bed. I have not been this relaxed and happy as I am now, for a long time. But, as I said, most things has an end, and I am now bored. Really freaking restless. What can I do with my time I asked myself a couple of days ago, and I glanced at the dust collecting user manual (yeah, I am THAT bored) for my Canon 700D I got for graduation. Photography has always been an interest of mine and one thing that I did want to spend time doing after graduation was to improve my skills in that area. And I have got to say, I have only read a third of the book and a have already learned more than I have done in fifty YouTube videos. I feel so stupid haha. The manual does not only tell you how the camera works, but also gives you tips on how to take a better picture and what lens to use based on what you are shooting. I hope it is only me who is a little bit stupid, but if not: just read the freaking manual, ok? Haha I want to read more right now because it was so interesting! Is that a nerd stamp right there? Being fascinated by an instruction book?

​These pictures have not been edited in any way after I took them with my Canon 700D (rebel t5i) I have only used the settings from the camera itself. I just wanted to show all the things you can do with the shot once you switch on "manual mode". Still love filters though.

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​So yesterday I met up with my lovely friend Claudia, we have not seen each other for AGES, so it was good to finally get to see her. We ate lunch together and then strolled around downtown for a couple of hours before she went home. I later met up with Ellen before practice with Streetjam (highlight of the week), which can not be seen in the vlog because I forgot to film hehe. 

I am still learning how to film and edit properly, the vlog is not the best but it is a start! xD And there will be more, just wait for New Zeeland and Fiji! Anyway, here it is

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Today is, sadly, my last day in Denmark. Yesterday, the weather was so windy and grey and Maja and I decided to just chill all day. We ate brunch at Café Plateau and then spent the rest of the day at home, inside with laptops and comfy clothes. We ended the day with pizza and several movies. I don't want to go home.

Not that this is what you do all day, everyday, in Copenhagen, but I want to move here. I have always wanted to live in Denmark. It is just the city and the forests and the ocean and the people and the language. I love it. It feels like home. Hopefully this dream will become reality soon. I have plans to move here after my travels to go to film school. That sentence felt awesome to write.

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I am in Denmark this weekend to visit my mom’s side of the family and to attend a fashion show for witch my lovely and amazingly talented cousin Maja have designed adress for. The show, which took place yesterday, was hosted by Textilskolen, the school that Maja currently attends, on the “culture night” in Copenhagen. The culture night is an annual event in the capitol where many museums and other cultural related sights are open to society.

Me and a bunch of my Danish family members met at Mias (one of my cousins) apartment in Copenhagen for dinner before the show. My aunt brought pumpkin soup and Mia had set a cozy dinner table. It was such a good time. The show, which was also called a fashion event, was a really cool experience and I am so proud of my cousin for making her first showpiece! To become a successful designer you need to have that thing they called “it”, and Maja has definitely got that, and only at seventeen years old.

After the show we went out for drinks at a bar called El Nacional and a few hours later, Maja and I took an Uber home. It was a very special day, and a good one.

Majas dress!!

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Sometimes you get second chances, sometimes you get more than that, and sometimes the last one is the very last one. No more after that, and what happens then? How do you know when your time is up? Is there any warning signs? Does it take you by surprise? Are you aware of what is happening, or is it like a light switch, the room goes form light to dark in the blink of an eye?

Why is it always after the happening that you open your eyes and see?

Bad things happen to everyone, whether you deserve it or not, there is no escape. It can be small trifles, it can be actual problems or serious damage, and then it can also be unimaginable. Something you never thought would happen to you because you simply could not imagine it. Because its that bad. You need to taste reality for yourself before you can truly understand the truth.

Some things that happen, shouldn’t have happened. But they do and once you stand there after it does, there is nothing else you can do than to learn how to live with the pain, to learn from it and never ever ever forget - I will never forget you Hanna, I promise.

Last week I got a taste of reality and I learned that you can lose a friend overnight. Take care of everyone you love while you can, I think it’s the most important thing in life to know, because life is unfair and does not always come with second chances.

rest in peace, Hanna Schiefer 1997 - 2016

It is unfair and it hurts.

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Happy birthday to me! Today, October first, is my nineteenth birthday. Actually, I've felt this old for a while because my friends turned months ago. Kind of forgot I was still eighteen haha! But now i'm nineteen for real. I had the loveliest morning of cake and presents and I keep getting spoiled with birthday whishes throughout the day. Along with many other awesome gifts, I got some nice Calvin pieces, chocolate, a pineapple, warm Nike pro tights ('cause I live in the north) and the new Go Pro 5. Made me long even more for my journey around the world in January!!

Yesterday, I had some friends over to celebrate and I hade an idea of sitting outside around a campfire with loads of blankets and pillows, so that is what I made everyone do and even though it was a bit cold, I think the night turned out successful, I had a great time thanks to my friends being awesome. Thanks guys!

Now, for the rest of the day, I think I will bring a book down to the hammock outside and enjoy the last warm sunbeams of the year. bye!

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 It is now a month ago that Ellen and I started our journey towards Denmark and the experience brought an adventurous side to both of us. My awesome friend is now on her way through Europe by bike! Alone! I needed a shorter adventure because of work, and as I’m writing this, I have just finished a two day hike in the Swedish mountains. It has been epic! Like seriously epic. I had the best company I could ask for: my Finnish Lapphund Doris. She LOVED hiking. You could truly see that this was her habitat, where she belongs, it was part of what made the journey so successful.

My mother, Doris and I arrived at our tiny cottage in Funäsdalen (my third home, Copenhagen’s the second) Tuesday at lunchtime. We’re renting the house from a family friend and it is located in the woods with a view over mountains far away, it’s so peaceful. The next morning we woke up early and drove to Kläppen in Ljungdalen where my hike started. The drive was so beautiful! Everything here is, that must be why I love it so much haha. At nine o’clock, Doris and I where on our way. Three hours later, we had walked through woods, over running water, up on mountain tops and finally arrived at our goal: Helags, Sweden’s southernmost glacier. It was. So. Cool. I put up our tent by a river of drinkable water right at the foot of the mountain. Then we went up the glacier and I didn’t believe our adventure could get any better. We followed the waterfall running down the steep mountainside, it felt like I was in a Lord of the Rings movie, like I was a hobbit on an adventure haha. Then the night came, and the fantasy movie turned into an action film. The sunny weather became a storm and Iliterally spent the whole night worrying about if the tent would hold in the strong winds. According to a weather station close by, the strongest gusts that night were at 19 meters per second, which is just really unfair. The noise ofthe wind beating the tent was the worst part, it was so loud and Doris hated it. But we got through it. I dont know about her but I slept a maximum of three hours in total. I woke up at 5:30 and couldn’t wait to get out of the tent. The morning was still a little bit windy but peaceful, and the first thing I saw as I opened the tent was a morning mist floating over the glacier like a ghost. Our morning coffee consisted of fresh, ice cold water from the river and close by, a pack of reindeers enjoyed the morning as much as we were. Speaking of reindeers, the day before Doris made friends with one! She kept running after it as it curiously strolled around our tent. It was huge! And beautiful, and proud. I didn’t think I would get to see as many of them as I did, nevertheless get so close to them!

Before any of the other campers had even got out of their tents, I had packed our things and we began our journey back again. Doris kept looking back, she didn’t want to leave our dreamy paradise, and I couldn’t blame her.

If there’s something that I have learned from this adventure, it is that I really have a passion for nature and to see and experience new places. I want to spend my life seeing as much of earth as possible because I believe nature to be our greatest artist. Our earth is so much more than war, poverty and conflicts. It’s a work of art and I want to see it all.

Oh, and Ifreaking. LOVE. Reindeers.

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We did it. We cycled from Västervik to Taarbaek, Denmark. These four days of being on the road have been an amazing (AMAZING) experience. I dont believe I will ever be able to fully explain the feeling, it is just something you have to feel for yourself. But I will do my best. First off I want to thank my wonderful travel companion Ellen! This adventure would not have been the same without you! <3 #dreamteam

Wow ok, where to start? The first two days where tough and when I woke up on the third I almost didn’t make it out of bed, but as soon as we got on our bikes and rode off from Braås with our minds set on Ljungby, it all felt so easy. The day flew by and even though it started to rain, our positivity could not be killed. The fourth and last day was just crazy. We woke up at 07:50 and was out the door at 09:00 with a plan of cycling 100 km to Åstorp, but there were only 25 extra km to Helsingborg from there. Being as full of energy as we were then, the challenge was tempting. The saying of being “high on life” really made its point that day because no one in their right mind would be as happy as we were that morning when the rain poured down, not kidding, we were soaked! But the happiness never left us that day and we ended up cycling 160km all the way to Taabaek, where my lovely aunt had decorated the house with the Danish flag and popped champagne for us and the neighbors when we arrived!

Somethingin this experience just made you appreciate every detail of what nature has to offer. Youlearned the difference between seeing pictures on a screen, and actually being there to see it for yourself. Suddenly the world grew bigger, got moreinteresting and became more homely at the same time. It was the perfect medicine after some turbulent and anxiety filled weeks. Four days of only focusing on the road, where to go, without any socialmedia (except for a tiny dose of snapchat hehe) and where you did not just see, but felt the journey as well, it made you feel so alive. Every hill made my legs ache and my lungs burn, but for every such hill I conquered, a voice grew inside my mind and it said that you can do anything. I went to bed on the fourth night, after a warm shower, with the feeling of that everything is possible.

No matter how much it hurts and burns, the hill will always go down after it goes up, and when it does, it is the greatest feeling.

Believe me, i know.

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