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We are in SWEDEN!
This morning we woke up, packed all of our belongings and headed to the train station. There we ate some breakfast - baguettes with curry and chicken. We also bought coffe (that was too hot) and watched pigeons (that were too big). Then we boarded our train and now we're sitting here, soon to be home. AHH. Feels a bit surreal. ... Update: the train is delayed because there's no electricity in Hässleholm, and the train will go back to Höör to take us to busses that will bring us north. Wheey Sweden...

This trip has been so amazing in all ways possible. It feels like we've experienced more in a month than what usually is experienced in a whole year. We have met so many amazing new friends, met some less amazing people, laughed, smiled, cried, hugged, learned how to live without sleep and food, seen every single possible side of each other (still bff's) and seen so many beautiful, cool and awesome things. Also some slighlty terrifying things (time to stop the racism, Europe), but mostly great things.

Snart heeeemma <3
Bye!!

Det känns att vi är i Sverige igen :))))

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Hi!

After 34 hours of non-stop travelling on various trains and a bus, we arrived in Copenhagen yesterday evening. Copenhagen is faaaaaaar. From Rome at least. The time passed quickly though thanks to reading, talking, sleeping and admiring the nature of Austria and Germany. We were also a bit delayed (one hour) due to that the police were searching for people without passport. When we finally arrived in Copenhagen we found a youth hostel near the train station, so we took a quick shower and then went out for dinner. Jensen's Bøfhus. Perfection.

We sat there for hours just talking, eating and loving life. It was the perfect last dinner! Chicken/beef and the most delicious dessert in the world, the chocolste dream... A dinner worthy of it's holiness (the last night). Then we walked back to the hostel, met our roomies (not very interesting) and slept.

Update on sickness: Sara is feeling a lot better. The fever is gone and we are expecting a full recovery within a short period of time. Helena has caught a cold and has menstrual cramps, so we are switching health-positions. Very fortunate, so that we aren't sick at the same time.

Bye!

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Hi! I wrote this yesterday while Helena was sleeping.

Day "I don't even know anymore, but I think it is 4" in room 208. I'm dying to get out, to see Rome at it's finest with all the tourists, stunning buildings and beautiful statues. I want to wander around, get lost in a foreign city and then find my way back. I miss all the little things that can happen every day, stepping in dog poop, meeting new people, watching pigeons mate... I even miss getting commens shouted after me (naah not really). The first days I was completely gone, and I feel so sorry for Helena because I could barely speak and just slept all day. She is really the best friend in the world and I wish everyone had a Helena (but not like exaaactly like Helena cause then she shouldn't be special and that's sad). We have been out two times for lunch/dinner (you just need one meal when you're lying down the whole day) the past two days, and Helena has been to the store to get food the previous times. She really is a hero, doesn't even complain, so yesterday I sent her out on a walk because she can't really stay in with me all day long you know. And when she came back, she told me all these incredible things! She had seen a big house, found a swedish family in the street, gone to Forum Romanum again instead of the Vaticane state, walked in to a guy who appeared out of nowhere... And when she told me about the outside world I was sooo jealous of her that could walk and experience Rome! I can practically just lay here and rest, but today I'm feeling better, so I want to go for a walk with Helena. Iiiih, I want to get out of here it's so restless and noone here speeks a word (except for Helena and I of course) and ooooh it's so boring! But Helena is asleep now, so I'm gonna let her sleep till she wakes up. I think. Yeah, it's probably for the best, cause then I can rest a bit longer, these antibiotics is making me so sleepy... But then! Watch out Rome, cause here come a girl that can't walk to fast without getting exhausted and her best friend, Hero-lena!

Bye!

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Sunday was a day full of planning, talking with insurance companies and trying to figure out how to get Sara well again. We started by getting all of her medecin from a pharmacy and then sat by a park for a while. Then we moved to a coffeeshop and sat there for a while instead. They had good coffee. The insurance company said that the best thing to do is to stay in Rome for five more nights, since Sara shouldn't travel or walk or do anything really. So they arranged a five nights stay at a hotel in the centre of Rome for us, which is pretty nice. We went back to our last hostel to get our bags and then took a cab here. Sara went straight to bed and Helena spent the evening with making some phone calls, walking around neighbourhood and eating a very very good sandwich.

Byyye!

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When we woke up we decided to check out, ask if we could leave our bags and then go to the hospital, because we wanted to know why Sara had been sick for a few days. The guys in the reception were very sweet and offered to take us to the hospital, so we got there very fast. The fast stopped there though.

Saras experiences at the hospital: Helena wasn't allowed to come with me, so when I sat in the first waiting room there was a very nice girl from USA (somewhere) that came and sat with me. She had an allergic reaction to a medicin so she had rashes. She had been waiting a very long time, so I think it was good for both of us to get some company. First I got to say what was wrong with me, then wait, then they examined my throat and took a blood test, then I waited, then they told me I had mononucleosis as I had already figured out but it was nice to have it confirmed so I knew I wasn't going to die, then I waited, then I had an ultra sound to make sure nothing was dammaged in my stomach, then I waited, then I got to the room where I had my blood test and the doctor gave me hospitalpapers in Italian that I didn't understand and a recipie of antibiotics, pain killers and pills for the fever. They smiled at me when I left and I was so happy and a man in the corridor wished me good luck. We were in there for six hours and twenty minutes, but I was very close to passing out all the time, so the time passed by pretty fast actually.

When we got out of there we were so happy that we cried. We decided to stay one more night and then went to eat some pasta. Helena had only eaten a croissant and Sara nothing for 24 hours, so it was delicious. The guy who worked there dropped a fork on Helenas bag and therefore gave us a free pastry (very sweet, the bag did not even get dirty).

When we got back to the hotel it was almost time for dinner, but we first went up to our room and made some calls to our parents and Sara's insurance company. Then we ate pasta with the rest of the guests and talked with a lot of nice people. Once again we decided to stay in and take it easy, so we ate chocolate with oreos and watched some clips from Parlamentet. (Så mycket kärlek till Johan Glans <3)

Byyye!

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Our first day in Rome was very nice. When we woke up we spent some time getting to know our new roomies, and then we went to get some breakfast from the Supermarket. There we ran into our room mate Joe who just like us planned to go to Colosseo, so we ate together and then took a walk to the famous place. He didn't plan on going inside though so we said good bye for a little while. We decided to take a guided tour because we figured out that if we went to both Colosseo and Forum Romanum we would only pay 1€ extra for skipping the line and getting some extra information. We decided it was worth it. Colosseo was really cool, even though the guide wasn't perfect. He said some interesting things though and afterwards we strolled around by ourselves, exploring more. We also met a French couple who wanted us to take their picture and they said our French was good (proud moment).

Even though we liked Colosseo, we both thought that Forum Romanum was even cooler. It was BEAUTIFUL and crowded with historical ruins. The guide over there was better as well. We walked around there for a while, taking pictures and admiring everything, and then we realized that we hadn't eaten in 6 hours (again). Sigh. So we went to a restaurant just outside of Forum Romanum and ordered pasta. It was delicious.

Our hostel had a tradition that every evening everyone gathers in the basement to eat some free pasta, drink sangria, talk and simply hang out. So even though we just ate, we went down to the basement and ate a little more. We talked to many great people and had a nice time. The others were going to go on a bar round but we said no because we were tired and Sara felt a little sick (dead). So we went to our room and slept.

Bye!

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The last day at Corfu was spent saying good bye to our lovely friends, climbing the stairs way to many times, wandering around in circles in the bar being very bored and eating the biggest ice creams we've ever seen. Our ferry would leave 2 am so when we got to the harbour in the evening we went to find a restaurant, and we found a very nice and cozy place in the middle of some alleys. We wanted to try something very Greek before leaving so we both ordered the souvlaki. It was the best choice we've ever made. YUUUUM. A not so very good thing is that Sara had a high fever, so she just started to cry without reason, it was a bit funny actually, because it just came out of nowhere. After that we helped a Dannish guy find the ferry station and then we bordered our ferry back to Bari. (This time we could sleep <3)

When we arrived at Bari we asked two guys when the bus would arrive but they didn't know so we tried to figure it out. Then we realized that all of us were Swedish so we laughed a little and started speaking Swedish instead. The timetable said that we had to wait 40 minutes so the two guys decided to walk while we waited (since we already walked that way last time we were in Bari and therefore knew that we did not want to do that with our backpacks (we warned them as well)). Apparently we made the right choice because we did not have to wait long until the bus came. At the train station we purchased our tickets to Rome, and then chilled at Burger King for a few hours.

The other Swedes took the same train as we did, so in Rome we followed them to the hostel they had booked and hoped that they would have two spare beds. They didn't. But the guy who worked there owned another hostel so they took us and the other Swedes (because the air condition in their room was broken) there. The guy who showed the way saw how tired Sara was and carried her bag for her, so sweet! When we arrived we left our bags and started looking for food, for once again we had not eaten in way too many hours. We found some kebab (spicy but good) and then went to our room and slept.

Bye!

This picture is a perfect description of our feverish mood.

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These past days have been our vacation and we have just chilled and partied all day long. The order of all the events and what we have done is quite blurry, so we're going to write just one post about it. Corfu is so beautiful, it looks like paradise and it's a bit sad to leave it, but at the same time, the time has come to move on from these days who just float together.

Most days we have just been lying at the beach, swimming, chilling in the bar using their wifi and slept because we were tired from all late nights. We have met many interesting people, some nice, some crazy, some not so very nice. We've also had the best roommates one can imagine, so that's nice. We also met a very nice dog who walked with us to the reception and the mailbox.

One of the many things we've done was a boat trip with a pink boat that took us to a beach a bit further north than the hotel. Sara cliff jumped, Helena got to be captain and steer the boat and together we totally aced the couple challenge (an epic nine year old friendship beats any couple). The beach was really beautiful and the views were incredible throughout the trip.

We also wanted to go paddeling to discover the island a bit more, but when we wanted to go, the waves were too big, so we couldn't go. But it was very fun to swim in the ocean with all those waves, so we had a good day anyway.

So to summarize, these six days have been filled with a lot of sun and so many fun experiences. Despite all the crazyness, if you ever travel to Corfu and would like to experience something very different, we really recommend The Pink Palace.

Bye!

(Pictures will come)

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Yesterday night was the best night of sleep we've had since we left Sweden. It was INCREDIBLE. We woke up a few minutes after ten and headed down to the beach for breakfast. After that we sat in the bar and had a nice conversation with our new American friend for a while, and then we went swimming in the ocean with our other American friend aka roommate. 90% of all the guests here are from America. Most of them are nice!

After a few hours of bathing and tanning, we walked along the beach to the little street of shops and restaurants and found a cozy place to eat lunch. The food (consisting of burgers and fries) was very good.

It was really hot outside so after lunch we went back to the bar and played cards. Sara won all the time. That usually never happens, so both of us were a bit surprised. It was very fun!!

Later in the afternoon we went for another swim and then met up and chatted with our amazing bread-giving (American) friends. They had been kayaking and showed us pictures of an amazing place they found, so our plan is to go there as well and take our own pictures and enjoy the place ourselves.

Dinner time! We were seated with some great people from Germany and France, and the food (lasagna with a touch of cinnamon?!?!?) was good as well. Later that night there would be a toga party so after dinner we walked down all the stairs to get money and then we walked up again to get our togas (pink, of course, like the rest of the hotel). The party wouldn't get started in a couple of hours so we planned to go to our room and figure out how in the world we would get that piece of fabric on us in a glamorous way, but on the way down we met some guys from Wales that helped us, so there were no problemos.

Before we went to the party we sat by the pool, talked to some guy from Israel, helped some people with their togas ('cause we're experts now) and just chatted. The party was crazy. We danced for a while before the staff sat us in a circle around the dancefloor where they danced some kind of greek dance for us, it was really entertaining! Then they smashed plates in everybody's heads. It was a fun thing, but Sara got sooo angry, who the heck smashes a plate in someone's head?! But we're really going to remember this night like forever. After the party it was time for a night swim before bedtime. We got to bed at four. Wheee...! But what's life without a few sleepless nights?

Bye!

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