Portugal

So in October Ihad some time to spare and decided to head for Portugals south coast. For mainly two reasons, I wanted to go somewhere warmer and not to far away as i had to be in Paris in the need of the month. And, who can say no to Portugals beautiful cliffs?

FARO

I started my trip in Faro, where i arrived pretty late. Getting to the airport is pretty easy, a bus for a couple of Euros goes several times an hour. As Itraveled low season the streets where pretty empty, but it's a charming little city, and i guess that later in the fall there is more life there, as it's a pretty big university right outside the city. The hostel was filled with surfers and other backpackers and my impression is that faro is a first or last stop for people, either they fly in or out or head to Spain from there.

I stayed in Faro for two nights, did a bike ride to a mountain called San Miguel, some 15 km away. Such a tough ride, but it was amazing to bike past all the different fields with fruits. I find it so fascinating to see trees full of pomegranate and oranges as we don't have that kind of stuff in Norway. I also did my first solo couchsurf in Faro, and enjoyed the most beautiful sunset from their rooftop, drank some Port Wine and had great conversations about how life in Portugal is.

ALBUFEIRA

From Faro Itook the bus to Albufeira. This town is completely different and pretty touristy. I imagine that during the winter there is not a lot of people left here, as i seemed like they mainly maid a living of Tourism here. Never the less the town is super cute, with lots of white buildings, small streets and a huge beach. You can also make a day or two out of walking along the coast from beach to beach. When Ifinally reached San Rafael I was just in time to catch the sunset. With almost no other people around it was a really beautiful experience.

LAGOS

In Lagos Istayed at a super small hostel(8 beds), the owner claimed they are the smallest hostel in Europe. No matter what we ended up becoming a good gang on the hostel. What Ilearned on this trip is how easy it is to meet new people. Even though Istarted out alone Ineeded up having a travel companion for most of the trip, and didn't spend much time alone. Ispent a total of 4 days in Lagos and i loved it. once again it was low season, so when we went out we where pretty much alone and got to have the pool tables to yourself. I can also recommend the burrito place there, it's amazing! You can walk along a cliff path between the beaches here, and they are unique. Sitting on the edge of the cliffs there, looking into the clear blue water, such a liberating and thrilling feeling. If you're lucky you'll find a cave on your routeas well. Unfortunately the water was too rough to do a cave tour when Ivisited, but Iwould definitely do it another time. I really want to go back to Lagos or the area around to learn surfing. Just another point on my bucket list.

Let's just say Ihad an amazing firstexperience as a solo traveler and there is lots and lots of more adventures to come. I've been traveling pretty much non stop since May, so Iintend to update you with some of my adventures and experiences. Both thoseI've had, and the once to come. Hope you want to follow!

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Norway

So I've spent about a week on board of Nordkapp and I'm really liking it here. Since I've gotten used to the rutines it's not that exhausting anymore and the weather and sea has been good to us. Yesterday we had one hour of when we docked in Brønnøysund and we took the opportunity to use the crew bikes and look around in the small town and of course eat ice cream by the sea.

Fresh air and wind in my hear really did good, as we mostly spend our days inside on board. We're currently at sea somewhere between Trondheim and Bergen. Tomorrow we'll turn around in Bergen and go up north again. Now I'll just relax in my cabin with some music before my next shift in the restaurant start.


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South Korea

I'm back at sea on one of the ships that sails along the coast of Norway, this time I'm spending 19 days on Nordkapp. I've only been here for a couple of days, but I think the crew is awesome and it's nice to get back in to the rutines, eventhough it's long days here.

Today I got the greatest of news! I'm most likely going back to Korea in not too long. I'll share more about it at another time, but here is some pictuers from my last trip there, this summer. The hotel we stayed at in Busan had this big window overlooking the famous Haeundae beach. And when my roommate left for a walk before dinner, what's more sensible than to rigg the room for a little shoot?

This was my second time in Busan, but both times visiting I only stayed for a day or so. I would deffinitly go back there to do some more exploring!

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South Korea

Here are some pictuers from one more of my experiences while in Seoul. I spent around 34 hours with a host family, and among the places that they took me, was the Noryangjin Fishmarket. On my first trip to Korea 2 years ago I went to the fishmarket in Busan, but it was an entirely different experience being there with locals. After walking around in the big hall, I watched them do some bargaining. The seafood that we bought was brought to a restaurant right next to the market, where it was prepared. The restaurant is pictured at the second last picture.

of the stuff I tried was sea squirt, sea cucumber, moving squid, salmon and flounder. Lets just say im happy to check it of my list as im always eager to try new stuff, but i dont nececearly feel the need to try all of it again. One funny thing was that all of the salmon in the market var imported from Norway, all of it. So when my host family told the sellers, several of them came and shook my hand, haha. Well, I cant take the honor for providing them with salmon, but it was a bit wierd to sit on the other side og the world, eating salmon from my home country.

One thing one should always try when traveling is hang out with locals. It just gives an entirely different experience!

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South Korea

The days at home, in Bergen goes by so fast, In a couple of days ill be back on the shipt for a couble of weeks. While beeing home I've had some time to look back on my last travels.

In june I was so fortunate to travel around in South Korea for two weeks with an organisation called INKAS. Here is some pictuers from a visit to the Bulguksan Temple in Gyeongju, where we had lunch in the buddhist cafeteria. When you eat there you're supposed to eat in silence and just enjoy the food you're served. It was a really unique and interesting experience. The surroundings where modest, quiet but beautiful.

Here is some pictuers we took in front of the temple, while waiting for our lunch to be prepared. The lunch was Bimbimbap which we assembled ourself from a table with big bowls containing all the different ingredients for the dish. Bimbimbap turend out to be one of my favouite korean food so far, so i definitly recomend you to try it, if you havent already.

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Denmark

Last month I voulenteered at the Roskilde festival outside Copenhagen. We spent an extra day after the festival in the capital, walked around in the sun, explored the city and meet up with an old friend.

Even though the harbour area, Nyhavn is pretty touristic it's also beautiful. If you're ever in the city in the summer you defiitly need to check it out! Sit down at one of the many cafés' there and just enjoy the atmosphere! That's what we did.

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Norway

So my most recent adventure have been in connection with me starting a new job. I've been working on one of Hurtigruten's ships, which is a voyage all along the norwegian coast. Workdays are long and busy, but I've been able to see some amazing views and been places I've never thought about going. After 3 weeks at sea i now finally have some days to rest in my hometown. Thought i would start by sharing some of the pictuers from my weeks on the ship. The following pictuers are from a late evening when we sailed into Trollfjorden, and then just from a time sailing.

So from now on i'll try to share my adventures, travel plans and other things that interest me, here on this page. Hope you want to follow me.

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