Today I woke up to the most beautiful sunrise ever. Seriously. This must be heaven on earth 😍 I've wanted to go to Mauritius for so long, and I'm so happy that I have a job that can take me to places like this.

Yesterday after we arrived I met up with some of the crew for dinner and it was really nice. We decided to go together for breakfast early in the morning, so today I already woke up at 6:30am. Yesterday it was completely dark outside, so when I woke up this morning I was surprised about how beautiful it actually is here. The water is as blue as the sky and there are plants and trees everywhere. There is also so many palm trees around so that you almost need to watch out for coconuts, not to get hit by them when they fall off the trees. During the stay we have lived in small houses at the beach with an amazing view of the bay, and the whole resort is soo nice 😊

After breakfast I've been chilling at the beach the whole day together with some of the girls. We didn't leave the resort for the whole layover, so it's been really relaxing. But hey, who wants to leave a place like this!? The resort offers so many complimentary activities for their guests, so we decided to go for a short trip with a glass bottom boat to see the fishes and coral reefs. After the boat trip we headed back to our rooms to get a shower, food and some rest before our flight back.

At the moment I just had some dinner at my balcony, and the food here is really good as well. I honestly have nothing bad to say about Mauritius and this layover has definitely been one of the best ones that I've had. I can't wait to come back soon 😊

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17th of May is the best day of the year if you are Norwegian, and it was the main reason why I wanted to have my leave to go back to Oslo. It's the day when we celebrate that Norway became independent, and it's always a huge party/celebration where everyone wears their traditional clothing called "bunad".

The night before I stayed together with two of my best friends for a sleepover at my family's apartment here in Oslo, so that we could go together early the next day. We were invited to my friends place for champagne breakfast, which is a tradition on the constitution day. He had planned for us to have breakfast outside in his backyard, and it was so nicely decorated in red, white and blue. I think we were around 15 people having breakfast together and we had the best time, enjoying lots of good food and drinks before we headed down to the city centre.

Me and Anna had planned to meet up with some other friends to continue the party at a rooftop located in the Main Street of Oslo, and it was so much fun. The whole day was over in a second, even though we stayed out from early morning until late night. The weather was a little bit unstable throughout the day, but we didn't notice it that much, as we were too busy having fun 🍾🇳🇴

Actually we had some other plans as well, but as I already mentioned the day passed by so quickly, and we completely forgot to keep up on our time schedule for what we had planned for. I think I got back home to my family's apartment right before midnight, after spending the whole day at the rooftop location, and I was soo tired that I fell asleep immediately.

It was such a nice celebration and I'm so happy that I was able to go home to Norway on this day, and to be together with all of my friends. Tomorrow I'm going back to Dubai, and even though it has been really nice to visit Oslo for a week, I also feel ready to go back to the sandpit 🐪 😊

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Right before my leave days I had a flight to Sydney. It was my first time traveling to this city, and it's always exciting to see a new place you've never been to. My favorite place in Australia is definitely Melbourne - I really fell in love with the city even though I've only been there once. So I always compare all of the other Australian destinations to it, which I think makes it harder to enjoy any other city in Australia as much as I enjoy Melbourne.

At least the weather was really nice. I thought it would be much more windy and cold, so I had to carry my wool jumper and leather jacket around the whole day. I don't know why I even though I would need those. But I'm never taking any chances anymore, cause I'm so tired of being freezing cold while walking around in cities.

Well, next time I'll definitely check up on the weather forecast before heading to the destination. And next time I visit Sydney I definitely will check up on different things to do as well, cause this time I only went to see the opera house, and I guess that Sydney has a lot more to it if you know where to go 😊

At the moment I'm on my vacation in Norway, and I still have a couple of more days here before I'm going back to work again. So I will enjoy it as much as possible, but I'm also happy about going back to Dubai soon. My upcoming flights for the rest of the month is as I've already mentioned to places that I have wanted to go to for so long, so I'm very ready to get back to work ✈️

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✈Adelaide, Australia ✈Stockholm, Sweden ✈London, United Kingdom ✈Oslo, Norway ✈Vienna, Austria.

I cannot believe that May is already here. As always last month passed by so quickly, and I've been visiting 2 new destinations and travelled to 5 places in total.

The best thing about this month was to see my family and friends from back home again. At the same time I enjoy every day here in Dubai and after six months I really do feel that this is my home.

In May I have some leave days, so I don't have that many flights. But the destinations that I'm going to is places that I've wanted to travel to for a long time, so I am really happy about all of my flights for the upcoming month😊

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The last 3 days my mom and my stepfather have been visiting me in Dubai and we've had some amazing days together. It has been so nice to be able to show them my home so that they can have more of an idea about how my life is here. After some change of plans they arrived about 2 hours later than me from Oslo, so I decided to wait for them at the airport. Since that time we have had almost no time to sit down and we've been very effective to manage to experience as much as possible on these few days.

The first day we started off with some major sightseeing, and I showed them all of the most known places of the city. As it was their first time here in Dubai I felt that I had to show them the most basic "have to see" sights, so first we went to JBR before we headed for some lunch in the marina. After that we decided to have a quick stop at Mall of the Emirates and then we went for dinner in Souk Al Bahar which is located downtown with a view of Burj Khalifa.

The second day we decided to see more of the old side of Dubai, so we went by boat to the old textile souk to have a look around. It's crazy how different it is from the Dubai that I know, and to see the huge contrasts. It almost felt like traveling back in time to a completely different city. My flatmate recommended me a restaurant in the old town which is called Arabian Tea House, and I absolutely loved it! The atmosphere was very Arabic and the food was really good. The best thing is that it's not too far away from where I live, so I guess that there will be some few more lunches at this place in the future.

Later in the evening I had booked a table for us at Skyview bar in Burj Al Arab, and I was as excited as my mom and stepfather because I've never been there before myself. After the experience I can say that I've never seen anything more beautiful in my life. Everything you see is in gold, shimmer and bright colours. This hotel is the definition of luxury in every single detail, and we spent several hours at the top of the hotel having the most extraordinary drinks and a really nice time.

It was absolutely A M A Z I N G - and I will definitely go back some other time when I get the chance.

The last day we felt that we already were done with all of the most important things that we wanted to do, so we didn't have any specific plans for that day. First we planned to book pool access, lunch and jeep tour at a hotel that is located in the desert, but since is was weekend it was already fully booked. But it was really nice to have a relaxing day as well. We had a late breakfast and chilled by the pool before we went for dinner downtown later in the evening. We went back quite early because my stepfather had his flight back to Oslo early in the morning the day after, and I was going back to work having an early fight as well. My mom is staying for a couple of more days so that we can enjoy some beach days together, so she has two days alone in Dubai before I'm back from work again.

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Finally I got to see my family and friends again after a really long time. I've looked forward for this flight the whole month, and these 24 hours couldn't have been spent any better way.

First when I arrived to the city I saw my dad, granddad and brother waiting for me. I didn't even know that my brother was coming along, so it was such a nice surprise. We went for a walk to Aker Brygge where we sat down to have a coffee in the sun at a pavement café. The weather was absolutely amazing and not too cold, even though it was actually snowing a little bit at the same time as the sun was shining. The Norwegian weather does not really surprise me anymore, I just hope that it will get a little bit warmer before I'm going back for my vacation in May.

Later I met up with my friends for dinner at our usual hang out restaurant, and I was soo excited to finally see them again! I miss them so much in Dubai and wish that they all could just come with me. But at the other side the happiness is so much bigger when we haven't seen eachother in a while, and it seems like everything is the same even though it's been a long time.

After dinner we finished the evening having some cocktails at The Thief. They have the craziest drinks in the way of how they're designed and the nicest atmosphere, so we stayed for a couple of hours before I had to head back to the hotel.

I'm soon going to go for breakfast in the hotel before I have my flight back to Dubai. Today I'm taking back a couple of "VIP" guests as my mom and stepfather is travelling as passengers on my flight. They are going to stay with me for a couple of days, and I can't wait to show them my home ❤️

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Today I catched up with my Norwegian friend here in Dubai. We decided to meet up at St. Regis Hotel to go to a french place called Brasserie Quartier. It was a really nice place with marble covered interior, velour furnitures, huge chandeliers and live piano background music.

Yesterday I went out to celebrate that my service assessment finally is over, which means that I'm going to graduate, so we decided to go for a late lunch today. We spent almost the whole day at Brasserie Quartier - having seafood for lunch, coffee and tea and talking about everything. It's so nice to have some friends that you can speak to in your own language, and it's kind of wierd how much you appreciate it when you're being away from your home country.

​After lunch I decided to stop by Dubai Mall to see if I could find some clothes, as I really need a warmer wardrobe for my layovers. I got so sick when I was in Stockholm about a week ago, so I definitely had to buy some items before I go on my next flight to Oslo. Even though it's warm all year around in Dubai they sell seasonal fashion, so I found a wool sweater and a jacket that will keep me warm for my upcoming layovers in Europe. I have two more flights for this month, and I'm super excited about my first flight to OSL. I can't wait to see my friends and family again, it's been soo long since I last saw some of them! ❤️

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Hello from Australia. After a long flight I finally arrived here yesterday. I was a little bit nervous about this flight as it was in the middle of the night and I've never had such a long flight before. It took 13 hours from Dubai, but luckily it felt a lot quicker than expected. Actually I enjoy working during the night, even thought it's akward working hours, so I guess that helped me a little bit. On these long flights we also get a couple of hours of rest inside of a crew rest compartment onboard, and that really helped a lot as well to get some sleep in the middle of the flight.

Today I woke up very early as the only thing I did yesterday was to order room service and then go to sleep. I was so tired that I couldn't go anywhere or bother to do anything. So after breakfast today I took a stroll in the city before I decided to take a taxi to go to an Australian wildlife park in the mountains. The road was zig zag all the way up so I almost got sick on the way there, but when we first got there I felt fine. The reason why I chose to go to this park instead of the zoo nearby was because the park offer koala holding, and I really wanted to do that. The animals in this park is also so domesticated that you can feed them by hand, so I gave them some food for animals that was sold at the entrance to the park.

So after walking around in the park feeding all of the different animals I went to see this little fluffy koala. His name was Koko and he was a full grown male koala. He was soo cute, but he just woke up from his nap so he was a little bit grumpy and also a little bit smelly. 

I'm so happy that I spent my layover to visit this park. Even though it was a long drive it was definitely worth it. Now I have to get ready for my 13 hours flight back to Dubai ✈️🌎

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Yesterday I went with my Swedish friend Anna for some wine & dine, and since both of us had a day off today we decided to meet up early to go to the beach. The weather was so H.O.T it´s unbelievable. It´s hard to understand that it´s going to be even warmer temperatures here for the summer. I think it was around 37 degrees today - even my Iphone died because of the temperature. Well.. At least the ocean is still cooling, so we survived even though we didn´t stand to lay still for that long before we had to find us a place to sit in the shade. 

So first we went to grab some lunch and then we went to have a look at this small market that is located at the beach. This is actually my favourite of the public beaches here in Dubai because there are so many restaurants and things going on around. And it´s also the home of two camels that is always laying and relaxing at the beach 🐫☀

Tomorrow is my last rest day before it´s back to work again, and I´m excited about flying to my next destination as I´ve never been there before. It´s always nice with some days off here in Dubai, but then it´s always good to get back to work again. Especially beause every day at work feels like a new adventure when travelling.

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✈Karachi, Pakistan ✈Casablanca, Morocco ✈Amman, Jordan ✈Paris, France x 2 ✈Vienna, Austria ✈Frankfurt, Germany ✈Hong Kong, China.

Wow. Time flies by so quickly that I completely forget which destinations I was travelling to at the beginning of the month. I cannot even believe that my friends was here to visit me earlier this month as well. It feels like it´s ages ago. From this month I really cannot pick a favourite from the places that I went to because all of them are so different from eachother with their own charm and charachter.

This month I was lucky enough to get to experience 4 new destinations on layover that I´ve never been to before, and in total traveling to 7 places.

I´m so excited for my April roster as I get to go home to Oslo, not just once but twice! I am soo happy that I get to see my friends and family again, and I cannot wait to operate the Norwegian flight for the first time! In the middle of the month I also have my three-day service training course back in college, which is the last thing that I´ll do before I get to graduate in May. I am so excited about my graduation, so April will be the last month that completes the learning process for my probational period. Can´t wait 😊

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