Today I have been sleeping the whole day after landing back into Dubai this morning. I woke up after 5 hours of sleep, thinking that I wanted to do something productive this Saturday. But before even realizing I fell asleep again and didn't wake up until 7PM. I landed in Italy on thursday night, and my friday was spent in beautiful Milan. I woke up early to go for breakfast and I had decided to go to the city centre with some of the crew later. I think we were in the city already at 11AM, and we just walked around in the streets for about two hours before we decided to go for lunch. The sun was shining and it felt like it was still summer even though it's already the end of september.

I had a conversation with two of our passengers on the flight to Milan, and they recommended me this lunch spot located at the rooftop of a department store right next to the Duomo Cathedral, so we decided to check it out. It reminded me a lot about a place in Oslo which is also located at the rooftop of a department store, and it's just the kind of place where I like to hang out, so I was very happy that these guys that I spoke with on board gave me their reccomendations. I always like to find new places where there's not too many tourists or too crowded, so this place was just perfect and had a nice view as well.

I'm happy that the crew that I went together with also just wanted to enjoy and relax instead of running around and stressing, so we stayed for a while at the rooftop. At one point the sun was getting so strong that we even considered if we had to move over to a table under the shade. But all in all it was really nice ☀️

After lunch we decided to split up because we wanted to have a look around to see if we could do some good shopping. I decided a meeting point with one of the girls so that we could go together back to the hotel, so I met up with her again about an hour later. I didn't find anything, so no shopping this time. But after all I think that's a good thing for my bank account. I always do shopping on layovers, so it doesn't hurt to go back with an empty suitcase some times.

Tomorrow I'm off work, but in the upcoming week I'm up for a 5 days trip to Asia and Australia. Even though it can be exhausting and tiring with such long trips, I'm also very excited because it's my absolute favorite multisector. After that flight we're already in October, and it's just crazy to think about how time passes so quickly.

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Today was our last full day here in Zanzibar, and tomorrow it's already time to go home. I've had such nice days during our stay and it has been nice to spend the days off in a place which is so different from what I'm used to. At this place the word stress is non-existing and you don't make any big plans - you just play it by ear, and everyone just goes with the flow.

Yesterday we spent the whole day by the hotel facilities, relaxing by the pool and beach. We decided to go for lunch at one of the neighbor hotels, and on the way there we met some local guys who showed us some kind of local "dance". They jumped around while making sounds/singing, and ofcourse we had to try ourselves to see if we were able to be as bouncy as they were. One of the guys were probably 2 meters tall and was jumping even higher. I cannot understand how they manage to jump around like that, as if they are as light as feathers.

When we got back to our hotel there was an acrobatic show going on in the restaurant, so we decided to watch it while having some drinks and tasting some of the food from the dinner buffet that was being served.

This morning we went for breakfast together before Bri had to leave. Her pick up was arranged at noon to go to the airport, so we spent an hour in the restaurant before we walked down to the beach to spend another hour there. It's sad she had to leave a day before us, but we have definitly had some really nice days together.

After saying bye to Bri we didn't have any specific plan for the day, but we wanted to do something as we were relaxing all day yesterday. So after discussing what we wanted to do we ended up going to a spice farm which was located about half an hour drive from the hotel. The tour was really nice and they showed us all of the different spices that they grow naturally on the island. We got to smell and taste them, and we also got to try some tropical fruits and fresh coconut straight from the palm tree. The tree was probably 10 meters tall, and one of the guys were climbing all the way up the tree to get us the coconuts, only by the help of his hands and a rope tied around his feet to get extra grip.

The rest of the night we spent at the hotel, playing badminton and having dinner. I'm already in bed, cause tomorrow we are meeting early for breakfast to make our last day as long as possible. We have planned to enjoy the sun by the pool/beach before heading back to Dubai later in the night, so I guess it will be a nice and relaxing last day of our vacation.

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First day of holidays is over with and it's been absolutely amazing. I arrived to Zanzibar after a quick stopover in Dar es Salaam late night yesterday, so I didn't see much as we were driving in the dark to get to the hotel. But the view that met me when I woke up this morning was stunning. The hotel we stay at is super nice and Zanzibar is such a beautiful island with a lot of historical background.

This whole vacation was really spontaneous as I actually didn't have any leave days this month. My friend told me she was going here, and since I've said for a long time that Zanzibar is a dream destination of mine, I tried my luck to apply for leave days while I was in Kuala Lumpur. I got approved for leave the day after I landed back in Dubai, and immediately booked tickets to go. This is my first real vacation after I moved to Dubai, except from being in Norway or Dubai on my leave days, so I was super excited to go and I don't regret it for a second.

Today we enjoyed breakfast at the hotel before we had booked our driver to go on a city tour. The day has been filled with a lot of different impressions, starting by going to Stone Town to see the markets and also to learn about and see the old slave market and the cathedral. It is such a sad story and I felt a real pressure in my chest while standing at the exact spot where they auctioned and sold people as slaves in the 1800s.

We spent the whole day walking around together with our local tour guide, and it was really nice to have someone who knows the city to explain places and history around town. He even showed us the house where Freddie Mercury was born, and I didn't even have a clue that he was actually born and lived his first years here in Zanzibar.

For dinner we drove across the island to go to a restaurant located on top of a big rock in the water. It's a previous fisherman's house which in later age has been renovated to become a restaurant, and the location was breathtaking. To get to the restaurant we had to walk out in the water, but by the time we finished the water was already high tide, so we had to take a boat to get back to the beach.

I have to say that I love the atmosphere here in Zanzibar. It's primitive and chill, but still so exotic and beautiful, and the attitude and the saying that the locals live by is "Hakuna Matata". This is probably what I will remember the most from this trip. Not to mention the music, the friendliness of the people, and the surroundings and way of life which makes the whole experience.

Wow. This blog post got a lot longer than intended, and still there's so so much more I would like to say about this place. But I will probably write another update during my stay. I still have a couple of days here, and it's so nice to know that this time I get to stay for more than 24 hours 🙏🏼😊

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Last night I arrived back to Dubai from an amazing layover in Kuala Lumpur. I swapped on to this flight after being rostered first to Johannesburg, which later changed into Hong Kong. Since I've already had so many layovers in HKG lately, I wanted to swap on to a new destination where I haven't been, and I'm so glad that I did. The whole team was amazing to work with, and we had so much fun together in Kuala Lumpur. It's always a pleasure to work when you have a top team.

When we arrived in Malaysia some of us decided to meet up for dinner after having a few hours sleep. The hotel is kind of a resort and the area around the hotel is huge. It was super nice, so we ended up at a Thai restaurant just across the street, and the food we got served was soo yummy. After we went for some drinks in a bar and we stayed until late night.

The next day some of us had planned to meet up early for breakfast before heading to the Batu Caves which is a temple not too far away from the hotel. I was super tired when I woke up, but at the same time I didn't want to miss out, so I was already down in the restaurant to meet the others at 8am. After breakfast it took us about 30 minutes to arrive at the temple. The view from ground was nice, but we had to walk up the stairs as well to check out the caves.

When we got into the caves there were 2 more stairs to climb before we reached the top. All the way at the top there were monkeys which lived in the cave running around everywhere, and they were so cute. We had to hold onto all of our things though, cause we heard that they will steal everything they can get their hands on. They even ate some nuts I gave them straight from my hand. After visiting the Batu Caves we decided to go back to the hotel again to spend some hours there before the wake up call.

It was such a busy but fun layover, and I didn't have a lot of rest time. But it was definitely worth it and I would love to go back. Now I have 9 days of vacation, and I'm so excited about where I'm going to spend my holiday for the next couple of days ☀️🌴

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✈Amman, Jordan ✈Hong Kong, China ✈Bali, Indonesia ✈Rome, Italy ✈Barcelona, Spain ✈London, United Kingdom ✈Moscow, Russia

I cannot believe that today is already 1st of September. This month as most of the months just flew by in a second. And it's weird to look back at the places I've been, cause I almost can't even remember being to some of them.

I still haven't bought a new charger for my computer, so this time I won't upload the flight map either. I have to fix that soon, cause it's so annoying not to have the MacBook available, especially while watching movies and TV-series by using an old IPad which runs out of battery constantly.

Today is Friday, and I'm just gonna spend my night in bed not doing anything. I'm still a bit tired from my last flight, so even though it's weekend I just want to chill at home

See you soon, Ciao 😘



This morning I landed back from Moscow. Actually I was supposed to go to Bali, but after receiving a swap I decided to accept it because I've already been to Bali this month, and I've never been to Russia. I remember when I got this job, I said that the place I least wanted to go was Russia, but at the same time I feel that I wanted to tick it off my list of places I've been. Therefore I gladly swapped on to it before the weather is getting too cold cold.

The flight to Moscow from Dubai is only about 4.5 hours, and I was quite surprised by that, because I thought that Russia was very far away. It was a perfect timing for the layover as we landed in the evening, so I got to have a good nights sleep before I had the whole next day off before going back to Dubai again.

I went together with 4 other crew to the city early in the morning, and we just walked around the Red Square area, checking out all of the small shops filled with typical Russian souvenirs and seeing the attractions. It was some kind of event going on this weekend, so there were lots of people, music and food. And unfortunately for us the event arena was blocking almost the whole Red Square, so we didn't get to take any nice photos of it.

After being to Moscow I'm very happy that I went there, especially at this time of year. The sun was shining, the air was crisp and the temperature was nice, so it was perfect for city sightseeing. I don't think I will bid for it again in the nearest future though, and from my point of view 24 hours was definitely enough as I got to see what I wanted to see. But as mentioned I'm happy I got to tick Russia off my list 😊

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So I wanted to make a short update about my Barcelona flight. It's more than a year since I last visited Spain, and this was my first time ever in Barcelona. I've heard so many nice things about this city, so I was excited to go. Also, I have never received so many swap requests for a flight before as I did for this BCN, so obviously it's a popular destination amongst the crew. We always receive a scheduled roster before the beginning of next month, which tells you where you are supposed to go, and you can also bid for destinations that you want. However after receiving the following months roster, you can swap your flights with other cabin crew if they are willing to accept. But since I've never been before I decided to keep it for myself this time.

From the beginning of this flight, all the way from the briefing until coming back to Dubai, this crew was one of the best ones I've ever had. I really enjoyed working with these guys and the flight seemed so short cause we were having such a good time together. When we arrived I decided to meet up with some of the crew to go to the city for sightseeing. We started off by going to Park Güell where you have a view over the whole city. It was a long walk, cause at first we did struggle a bit to find the right way to go there, and it was soo HOT outside. My outfit was definitely not right for hiking, cause I didn't know where we were supposed to go during the day, so I dressed up for strolling around in the city streets. However it turned out fine, and after seeing the view we went to La Sagrada Familia. We only walked passed it and we didn't go inside, but it was nice to have seen it especially since it was my first time. Later we just walked around and went for dinner close to Las Ramblas.

During the whole day we really did a lot of walking, so in the evening my ankles were sore and I was so tired. So when we got back to the hotel late in the evening I just went upstairs to the rooftop quickly to have a look at the city view by night, before I went to bed. The day after I woke up early in the morning, so I went for the hotel breakfast before heading over to a mall besides the hotel for a couple of hours before the wake up call.

Even though I enjoyed my layover in Barcelona, I didn't really get a special feeling about the city, and I don't think I will go back in the nearest future. It might be because I had such expectations, but for me it was just another city, and I didn't feel that I got a connection to it.

Anyway I'm happy I got to go there with such an amazing crew, and after all I had a lot of fun and it didn't seem like work 😊



Today I'be been strolling around in the city centre of Rome. Even though I've been here before this was the one destination on my roster that I was looking most forward to. As I mentioned last time I was here, this is one of my favorite destinations, and it didn't disappoint this time either.

We landed at 7 in the morning after working all night, so when we got to the hotel I tried to get some sleep. I could only manage 2 hours though, so I went to the city around noon before the other crew members. We were planning on meeting at 2pm, but I got lost in the city streets and couldn't find them when they first arrived. So I just decided to continue to walk around the city with no final plan of what to see or do. This city is so charming and you never know what will meet you around the next corner, so it was kind of nice to just get a little bit lost walking through the small streets.

Walking around Rome makes me dream myself away, really. I would love to live in a city like this, with small streets and corners everywhere. Green plants climbing up the stonewalls. Huge black doors with golden details. It's just too perfect, and the atmosphere is like it's taken out of a fairytale.

As I mentioned, you never know what you will find around the next corner, and after walking around until my feet was hurting I suddenly walked upon Pantheon, which I wanted to see last time I was here. A couple of minutes later I also ended up at a restaurant having a glass of wine together with some guys that stayed here for vacation. Crew life makes you bump into people you would never meet in a different situation, but by being by yourself most of the time you get more open to meet new and different people. They were heading for dinner later in the evening, but I turned down the invitation as I was so tired and just wanted to go back to the hotel.

Now I'm gonna catch up on some sleep before heading back to Dubai. After a long day today I actually cannot wait to come back home. It's always a good feeling, even though 24 hours away usually feels to short.



I'm back from my Bali flight and the layover went so quickly that I didn't even have time to write about it. I've never had a layover that I felt passed as quick as this one. Didn't feel like I even saw anything of Bali.

I knew that two of my friends were going on vacation there on the day after my flight, but suddenly they had decided to get on to my flight instead, so I was very surprised when I saw them during boarding. I was so excited cause that meant that I could see them during my layover, but when we arrived their hotel was so far from mine, so unfortunately I didn't get to see them. Anyway it was a nice surprise and we got to talk a little bit during the flight and take some polaroids. I am soo envy that they are going to spend a week there. Would love to have the chance to see and explore Bali some more.

The day after I came back to Dubai I had planned with my friend to go to Abu Dhabi. Her cousin is visiting her, and they wanted to go to see the Sheikh Zayed Mosque. I've never been, so it was about time for me to go and see it. The drive took a bit more than two hours, so it was further than what I expected. I wanted to go 2 years ago when I visited Dubai, but we didn't find any time to go there, so this time it was definitely worth it to go. I feel like it is a one time experience though, it's so beautiful but at the same time; when you have seen it you have seen it. We spent half a day to go to Abu Dhabi, before we decided to go back to Dubai for lunch. We went to The Hamtptons and I just love this restaurant. They have a really good food/beverage menu and the atmosphere is really nice and thorough as well.

After lunch we decided to head to 0 gravity which is a beach club here in Dubai. I was so tired though after waking up early in the morning after my flight the previous day, so I fell asleep on the sunbed and woke up to the sunset. My friend and her cousin had planned to go out later in the evening, and I decided to come with them. So I went home to take a shower and change my clothes before I met them later in the evening for a couple glasses of wine.

Such a busy day, even more efficient than my 24 hour layovers, so since I woke up today I've just been chilling by the pool at the rooftop of my building. Finally the temperatures are not killing, but it's still going to be very hot for the rest of the month. Tonight I'm meeting a friend that I haven't seen since our graduation in May, so it will be nice catching up with her again 😊



Yesterday I had my first Friday off in a while, so I planned to meet up with my Swedish friend for some drinks. We started off at my favourite lounge place here in Dubai, Iris. I've only been there when the terrace is open, and it has a really good view. But because it's too hot here at the moment it was closed this time, so we only stayed for one drink before we went to another place at Sheik Zayed Rd.

It's such a long time since I've gone out in Dubai and I had so much fun. Such a random night, but as usual they're the ones that end up the most fun ones.

Today I'm just gonna spend all day at home resting, cause I have a flight departing tonight. I'm so excited for the destination as it was my top bid this month. So hopefully it will be a nice one ☺️




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