Last night we had dinner at the hotel and played cards and drank really cheep beer.
In heard someone speaking Australian so ofc we started talking. Always get happy when i meet ozzies ;-) So we had some drinks with the 4 ozzie guys and then we took motorbikes in to town.

We stayed at a bar for a couple of hours and had a good time! Met a lot of nice people, danced and played pool.

So, the walk home was a bit of a mess. We went home earlier than the guys and stupidly decided to walk home instead of taking a taxi. 20 min into our walk, we saw the guys drive past us on the motorbike taxis and a few seconds later they had sent a motorbike to pick us up since it's not the best time of the day to walk as girls through the dark streets. Since the driver couldn't speak english, he had a hard time explaining that the guys already paid him to pick us up. He just said: free, free! And pointed for us to get on the back of his bike. We thought that was odd and scary so we said that we'd walk. Which was stupid. Cause we walked for ages and got completely lost.
Luckily a random guy on a motorbike picked us up and took us to the hotel. That was definitely a risky walk home in every way!

Today we got to ride on the back of the aussie guy's motorbikes. It was soooo nice with the fresh breeze from the wind and seeing the nice landscape from the back of the bike.
The guys are filming a documentary so i got to film the whole bike ride with their little camera.

We spent the day on the beach and tonight they are taking us out for dinner :-)

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The bus ride wasn't as bad as we expected it to be. Luckily. But it was a lot longer than expected! The first 4 hours to Phom Phen were luxury! A nice bed to lay in, a few nice people and wifi. But that didn't last long as we had to change buses in the capital.
We got the most uncomfortable seats on the second bus. And I forgot my pillow on the other bus so I didn't get a lot of sleep.

After about 16 hours on the bus, we finally got to the Vietnamese border were we had to wait for another 2 hours for pass port control and security.
We arrived in Ho Chi Minh city early afternoon and checked out a little part of the city with our backpacks on our backs.
Ho Chi Minh is one of Vietnams biggest cities and it sure was bigger and more modern than Cambodias biggest city, Siem Reap! Traffic and people everywhere. A lot more tourists than Cambodia.

After our first meal in Vietnam, we took the taxi to the airport and flew to Hoi An.
We checked in to a little more "expensive" hotel than usual. We paid 3-4 dollars a night in Cambodia and here we pay 10 dollar a night. It's funny how quickly you become fussy with the money in such a cheap continent like this.
Any way, we deserve a clean room with air-con, i feel.

Today we rented bikes for about 1 dollar ... So cheap!! We bicycled through the city, down to the beach and spent the day there. Got some nice food and some nice color on our skin ^^

I must say that this place is a lot nicer that the places we saw in Cambodia. It's a lot more welcoming, I feel. A little bit more modern, cleaner, cheaper and nicer beaches! Hopefully it will grow on me even more.
Don't get me wrong though, I really enjoyed Cambodia too!

Tonight we're going out for the first time!
Let's see what Hoi An has to offer.
Party time!



It's already time for our first goodbyes. It's so tough everytime you meet good friends that you'll probably never see again.

We have had three awesome days at the coast. We've become good friends with some of the local guys that work at the bar near us and we've had some really good moments and laughs with them!

Yesterday we had a late night at the beach with some Canadian backpackers who we met. Watched the fire show, had a few beers and a nice swim.

Unfortunately the nice and calm days have past and we are now sitting with our bags waiting to get picked up. It's a full on storm here with thunder, lighting and rain. It's like a war zone.
The storm mixed with hard goodbyes does not make a good feeling. I think we have 11 rough hours ahead of us.
Luckily we have Vietnam to look forward to!
Just another part of our journey!



Jeez, has this day been good?
Today, for the first time here, I feel truly happy and blessed to be here. The jet lag is gone, got a good nights sleep and got to have an awesome day and night!

We woke up (a little later than planed), took the tuk tuk to the Vietnamese embassy to get our visas. When we got there they told us that we wouldn't need one since we're not staying more than 15 days. Sweden is one out of 7 nationalities that can get in to Vietnam with out a visa. We're lucky that we have such a strong passport! So we saved 60$ which was a good start to the day.

After our breakfast at the beach, we spent the rest of the day in the water. The toughest thing we had to do today was getting up from the water!
I also met the nice lady that waxed my armpits yesterday. She told us her story and about her 12-year old daughter who is studying english and french. The lady is working so hard to pay for her daughters school everyday. I decided to give her one of my english books that her daughter can read. And some money ofc ;-)

I actually put my training clothes on today and went for a run during our siesta! It was really sweaty and really awesome! So nice to get my body going again.

We had dinner at the beach while watching a fire show. The boys are so talented!
We also got to know some of the guys and hung out with them the whole night.
Got free beer, danced until the sweat was dripping and after that me and Sandra decided to throw ourselves in the sea with our clothes on. Then we danced a little more.
We ended the evening by sending up a lucky balloon. That was definitely a moment to remember.

Our plan was to go to Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam tomorrow but one of us got sick tonight so we have to wait and see tomorrow. We might have to wait until wednesday.

It's starting to feel real now. It's a good but slightly scary feeling. I'll grow from this everyday.



Change of plans
We realized that we wouldn't stand another hot day without the sea so we changed our minds and decided to hit the south coast of Cambodia. Since we're living on a shoestring with a tight budget we decided to travel the cheapest way and take the 11-hour night bus.

The streets in Cambodia are in really bad condition and t would be to underestimate if I called it a bumpy ride. It was by far the bumpiest ride i've ever had. And the weirdest ...

They picked us up in a big tuck-tuck and took us to the big bus surrounded by travelers, mostly Chinese people ...
To be honest i didn't feel too comfortable at first when I saw that the seats where like weird beds, the bus had no windows and no toilet. And if you know me, you know that I use the toilet ALL THE TIME ... So I panicked haha. But didn't have much of a choice.
The bus started rolling and we had a good time and were pretty comfortable. Once I started falling asleep the bumpy ride began and I desperately needed to pee!
For some reason the bus stopped and I told the driver that I really needed a toilet. He pointed out into the bush and said RUN, HURRY!
So I ran out in my favorite, fluffy socks and found a bush to pee behind, hoping that I wouldn't step on a land mine or get kidnapped while peeing. But after a few seconds my concerns changed and I realized that they closed the doors to the bus. I panicked and didn't have time to finish my business in peace, pulled my pants up and ran. My gosh ... What if the bus left me there! I would never pee again! Haha.
I can honestly say that I saw every but in that bus and that we all peed together in the weirdest places ... I peed in someones front yard, on a card board box in the capital Phom Phen, on the road and behind the bus. Shucks.

But we survived and arrived in Sihanouk Ville at 6:30 in the morning, got a tuk tuk to the cheapest hotel near the beach and slept until 11 am.
We had a beautiful day at the beach. I waxed my armpits Cambodia style. It hurt really bad ... Haha. At least there's no hair there for a while!

We had a nice dinner on the beach followed by a mojito, fire show and some dancing!

Hoping to be able to fall a sleep tonight. The time difference has been taking away a lot of sleep from me.
Let's see what tomorrow has to bring.



The adrenaline is slowly decreasing and the jet lag is catching up with me. I'm now completely worn out, laying in a sofa on the balcony, under a fan, fighting to keep my eyes open. Luckily I bought my pink headphones!!

So, we found our own tuk-tuk driver this morning and we managed to get a "good price just for us" and he would be our driver for the whole day.

He took us through town and all the way to The temples of Angkor. Beautiful drive!

It was kind of overwhelming to try to understand what we were seeing. Beautiful temples built during the 10th century and probably didn't finish until a couple of centuries later! Amazing architecture, if you could call it that ... It feels like it was to surreal to be built by human hands.

We were very popular amongst the asians and they kept on laughing at us and wanting to have pictures taken with us. I was wondering why skin color is such a big deal ... Anyway, it was pretty hilarious!

After a good day and long day we really need to get out of the hot sun and lighten our heads a little with a siesta.

Tonight we're going out for a pub-crawl with all the backpackers!
Tomorrow we're leaving Siem Reap to take the bus to the capital of Cambodia, Phom Phen.



After 14 hours in the air, 24 hours of traveling and a few movies, we finally landed at the airport of Cambodia.
I forgot how warm the moisty air is here. I don't know if I like it but i'm sure i'll get used to it.
We were quickly surrounded by Cambodians who were desperately letting us know that they were more than happy to drive us to our hotel in their Tuk Tuks.

We finally came to our hotel, left our bags and hit the streets of Siem Reap. Funny how the culture is so different here. Children in need of food, adults in need of money and tourists running away telling them they have no money. Charming from the outside but pretty terrible when you think about it.
After some nice food and a little walk we fell asleep at 7:15 pm and slept until early morning.

Siem Reap in daylight is pretty different. People rushing around on their little motorbikes or tuk tuks, trying to get through the day, while me and Sandra walking around like confused tourists. Haha. The locals must be laughing at us in our pale skin and confused faces trying to cross the busy roads. It's actually really hard cause they have no pedestrians anywhere. But pretty funny.
A nice shake for breakfast, siesta and a nice lunch was needed before we packed our bags for a cheeper and more welcoming place to stay the night. We are now staying at the IVY guesthouse which is way cozier and waaay cheaper. Although there's no air-con so we're probably gonna be sweating tonight! May as well get used to it straight away.

Finally, we met up with Lenke! She did the whole trip on her own so we were relieved to see her!
We had a really nice evening the three of us. We went out for dinner and then we checked out the night market. Of course we got lost on the way home. Who could've guessed? ;-) BUT we saw a lot of nice streets that we hadn't seen before. Siem Reap sure is bigger at night time! Haha.

Second sleep tonight. I really can't believe that i'm here with my best friends and we're actually doing this. It's scary to think that we're traveling for 9 more weeks and anything could happen. At the same time i wouldn't want to be anywhere else right now.



So, here I am lying in my bed after packing all my stuff. I can't believe it's been almost a year since me and my two best friends decided to go to South-East Asia. And now we have one more sleep until we're on the flight.

I will be writing about our backpacking trip on this blog and update you a few times a week so you can follow our journey.

You can also read about my bands Chile tour in 2013-2014 under "Race The Sunset" on my blog.

But for now I'm going to try to get some sleep so I get rid of my stupid cold for tomorrow. Getting up at 6 am, so excited!

See you soon! Xx



Me and my brothers new single, Mary J. What is it about?

A lot of you have been asking me if our song Mary J is about drugs. To be honest I had no idea that Mary J could mean weed when I wrote the lyrics almost a year ago. So it's not directly about drugs although it's okay to see it that way too since a lot of the feelings that i'm writing about are the feelings that you get from addiction.

I wanted to write the text in a way so that people can use the lyrics as they want and see it as they want. It's about living on someone else's strength and being addicted to someone. It could be about friendship, love or even drugs.

The beautiful woman in the music video is my friend Sandra. I wanted it to be a girl for two reasons. I wanted her to symbolize my unconsciousness. When i'm wearing white, she is wearing black cause she's the strong addiction feeling in my head that tries to bring me back into the bad feelings. While i'm wearing black, she's wearing white cause she wants to bring me back to life.
The second reason that it's a girl is because i didn't want it to be a typical love story between a man and a woman. I want everyone to be able to relate to it. It may aswell be about two girls falling in love.

I'll give you the link to the music video and show you some behind the scenes from the music video. Feel free to share it as much as you want and download it on iTunes and listen on spotify.



So, the whole summer has gone by and we're heading for a cold winter. At least most of you are ... Not me cause i'm going to Asia for 2 months!!
I will do a daily blog while i'm there!
We're leaving in tuesday!

A little update of my life:

- Had the privilege to work with Anders Bagge for a few days together with his great team and 11 other amazing musicians. Here's the documentary:

- Got to be one of the hippie dancers in Smith and Thell's new single "Hippie van"

- Been working on me and my brothers single. We released the music video for it:

- performed with Star For
Life for the princess in Gothenburg.

- Been working as a zumba instructor since May and also as a dance teacher for little children.

- Been saving money for Asia.

Sorry for not blogging for aaaages! I'm really bad at it ... But i'll do my best to blog a few times a week. Especially during my trip! :-)

See ya soon!

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