Header

Here comes the 11 latest facts from the start of February!

Fact 34: Matterhorn is a mountain on the border of Switzerland and Italy.

Fact 35: A 'Lennart' is a drink made from pear liquor, piggelin ice cream and sprite.

Fact 36: A Tabata workout is a workout where you work for 20 seconds, rest for 10 and complete 8 rounds of it. Then repeat over and over again with different exercises.

Fact 37: Cat in Spanish is Gato.

Fact 38: Koi No Yokan is Japanese for the feeling of being able to fall in love with someone. Not "love at first sight" but seeing yourself falling for someone in the future haha.

Fact 39: Petter Stordalen is awesome.

Fact 40: Moms in Swedish stands for Merv盲rdesoms盲ttningsskatt (VAT = Value added tax).

Fact 41: Annapurna is a very difficult mountain to climb. 8091 m high!

Fact 42: Lhotse is 8516 m high!

Fact 43: The banana plant is the largest herb in the world.

Blog using your mobile phone - One of the best blogging apps on the market - Click here

Likes

Comments

Fact 31: Mercury is the planet closest to the sun.

Fact 32: Apparently Silica bags CAN give you cancer if you are around the production a lot. I think. Someone told me this. The source is not 100% reliable, but yeah just don't eat the bags.

Fact 33: This is the coolest and I honestly had no idea! Regular people like you and me, can trek to the Everest base camp in Nepal! I know I will never summit the mountain, but this is pretty darn close and I would LOVE to do it one day. #bucketlist

And if you missed a day during January, here's a little recap!

Likes

Comments

Oh hello!

The past few days I've been a bit sick so I haven't had a lot of energy to update PLUS I have been struggling a lot with my bookkeeping to try to sort everything out haha. There's nothing majorly wrong of course but there are tiny details that all need to be checked and fixed and uhhhh I hate it. But at least I'm getting some help.

So sadly for day 29 all I have to offer is the fact that I have learned more about bookkeeping, credit and debit, bank statements and so on. It's boring as heck and unless you run your own business you're never going to have to deal with it haha! Hopefully I'll get everything 100% sorted out within a few days so I can move forward.

For today's fact, number 30, I can tell you that Motala str枚m is the river system that drains lake V盲ttern, the second largest lake in Sweden, into the Baltic Sea in Norrk枚ping. And today Rascal and I took a walk around Motala str枚m! :)

Likes

Comments

Pictures by Andrew Kearns 路 http://www.andrewtkearns.com/

Today I decided to learn a little more about Iceland, a country I would LOVE to visit one day. I also really really loved watching Andrew Kearns vlog series when he travelled around the country. (Of course not all these facts will go into my Field Notes book but I thought just one fact here on the blog was a little cheap).

  1. A majority of Icelanders believe in elves.
  2. At about 39,000 square miles, Iceland is small 鈥 close to the size of Ohio.
  3. There is a volcanic eruption every 4 years on average.
  4. There are no forests in Iceland.
  5. Beer remained illegal in Iceland until 1989.
  6. At 43.5 hours per week, they have the longest work week in Europe.
  7. The Icelandic language remains unchanged from ancient Norse. That means 1,000-year-old texts are still easily read.
  8. Babies in Iceland are routinely left outside to nap.
  9. There are no surnames or family names in Iceland 鈥 Icelanders use the traditional Nordic naming system, which includes a last name that is comprised from their father鈥檚 (or mother鈥檚) first name with the addition of -d贸ttir (-daughter) or -son.
  10. 60% of the Icelandic population lives in Reykjav铆k.

Likes

Comments

Good morning friends!

Yesterday, on day 26, I learned how to make my own donuts! You can follow the entire process in this video. It was a lot of fun to film it and to make the actual donuts. I really hope you like how it turned out!

This is the recipe I followed:

Approx. 30 donuts:

Ingredients:

  • 60 g sugar
  • 80 g butter
  • 250 g milk
  • 50 g yeast
  • 50 g potato flour (or starch I DON'T KNOW!!)
  • 2 st eggs
  • 450 g flour
  • Frying oil

Let the yeast dissolve in the milk and then add the rest of the products. Mix it all together and then knead the dough for about 5 minutes. Once that is done you're going to want to roll out the dough on a floury surface (approx. 8mm thick) and start making the donuts. They should be about 7 cm in diameter. Let them rise for about 45-50 minutes and then start frying them. 1 minut on each side, on 180掳C. You can top them with anything you want, I used powdered sugar mixed with water (and half with cocoa), but there are probably better ways of doing that!

Today I learned that Ku Klux Klan consists/consisted of three different klans in different time periods, and the movement was the biggest during the second clan (around 3,000,000-6,000,000 members and peaked in 1924-1925). I chose to learn about this 'cause I just saw a Swedish documentary on the subject. Crazy people.

Likes

Comments