Today I woke up in Paris again. The weather was grey and it was a little bit windy and cold, so I decided not to go to the city centre this time. So yesterday after the flight I went up to my room for a shower before I headed to a mall that is located close to the hotel. I was planning to shop for some clothes, but I didn't find that much so I'll save the shopping for later. When I got back to the hotel again I saw some of the crew sitting in the bar at the hotel so I just joined them for a glass of wine before going to bed.

Usually I try to have the buffet breakfast at the hotel, but today I woke up too late so I just ordered some Parisian continental breakfast from the room service with some coffee, toast and croissants. Now I'm getting ready for my flight back to Dubai where I have a couple of days off before my next flight on Friday ✈️

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The last day that my friends from home were here in Dubai I got rostered for airport standby, so I packed my suitcase not knowing where I would be going to next. I´ve never had such a heavy suitcase before with both summer and winter clothes, not knowing if I would come back to Dubai the same night or stay away for a week.

Later the same night I went to the headquarters and after a couple of hours I got pulled out to go to Paris. Ofcourse it was a little bit sad to leave my friends behind here in Dubai, not being able to be with them on their last day and to go with them to say goodbye at the airport. But Paris was definitely not the worst place beeing pulled out for, and luckily the rest of the crew was amazing and the flight was really good. Flights like this really makes me realize why I love this job so much ✈❤

Even though it´s stressful sometimes in this job not to know what will happen the next day, it is also exciting to live by the saying "come what may" and to just go with the flow. It´s so wierd how the lifestyle is with having dinner in Dubai not knowing where you will be the next day, then you end up in Paris having your lunch and some sightseeing before heading back to Dubai again.

It was an intense 24 hours in Paris and the layover passed by so quickly, but I enjoyed coming back to this wonderful city. I think it is about 8 years or more since I visited Paris last time, so it almost felt like it was my first time as I didn´t remember that much. We went to see the Eiffel Tower before we had some lunch at a pavement café and then we walked to Musée du Louvre before heading back to the hotel. I went to bed quite early as I didnt sleep the night before, but I´m going back to Paris again next week, so maybe I´ll get to spend some more time in the city during my next visit 😊


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Just wanted to upload some snapshots from my days off when my friends came to visit me. It has almost been like a mini vacation for me during their stay cause we've been so busy doing a lot of things here in Dubai. They stayed here for 10 days, so we have enjoyed our time together with lazy days at the beach, a lot of good food and we also did some sightseeing around the city 😊 The days passed by so quickly, but it´s been sooo nice to have them around and to get to show them where I live. Can´t wait to have them back here again ❤

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Casablanca has been one of my "wishlist" destinations, and this month it was the first destination that was rostered to me. Sometimes I literally have to pinch myself because I cannot believe how my job takes me to all of these amazing and beautiful places. Every week I get to see something new, and every time it amazes me. I think the biggest perk about my job has to be that I get to see how the world looks like from all of the different places that I travel to. I feel like it opens my eyes a little bit more for every destination that I go to.

I was lucky to work together with a Moroccan colleague of mine that I met on a flight to Germany earlier, so he told me that I could go with him and his friend to see the real Casablanca. First we went to see the Mosque and it was extremely beautiful and impressing. Sadly it was closed so we didn't get to go inside, but the exterior of the mosque was also quite incredible with the structure and its colours and patterns. Later we did a small roadtrip around the city before we went to have Moroccan dinner at a place close to the shore. After dinner we headed back to the hotel, but I decided that I wanted to go to the old madinat for some sightseeing. I think I may have been the only tourist around, as the place was filled with locals doing their shopping of fruits, vegetables and spices.

In the morning before the return flight I decided to go for breakfast at a local cafe instead of staying in the hotel. I met up with some of the crew and we went to this place called La Sqala. The food was amazing and the place was so beautiful with an outdoor kitchen, orange trees and a traditional atmosphere in the backyard. This layover really convinced me that I have to go back to Morocco for a couple of days some other time. I would love to go to Marrakech as I've heard it is even more beautiful, so hopefully I'll get the chance later on some of my days off 😊

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Today was my first day off after the multisector, so I met up with my friend Laure downtown to have some breakfast/lunch. She knew of this really nice French bistro called La Serre, which is located in Vida hotel. The interior is beautiful with everything covered in marble and the food was amazing, so we had a really nice meal before we decided to head over to Dubai Mall. As everywhere in Dubai you always walk into something unexpected, this time it was a fashion show inside of the bistro where we had our breakfast, so we decided to join the afternoon tea while sitting down watching. Later we grabbed a taxi and went to the mall, even though it is not a long walk it is still raining in Dubai so therefore it was more pleasant to get there by taxi. I really hope that the sun is on it´s way soon, as it has been raining here for a couple of weeks. But hopefully and according to the weather forecast we´ll be lucky to see some sun already tomorrow 😊☀️

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So it has come to the end of my second month of flying, and I've been to some amazing places. I thought it could be nice to upload a map so that you can see where I've been during February. I don't know if I will continue with this every month, but it's nice to sum up for me as well, as I quickly forget where I've been to as I travel so much.

This month I was lucky enough to get to experience 5 new destinations on layover, and in total traveling to 6 places.

I can't wait for March to begin as I think it will be a really good month for me; the weather in Dubai gets warmer again for the beach season, I'm so excited about the destinations I'm flying to, and two of my best friends is coming to visit me for 10 days during my days off 😍

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So it's the last day of my first multisector, which lasted for almost 6 days. During this time I've been to SIN - MEL - SIN and It has been an amazing work week.

First stop was Singapore and I immediately fell in love with this destination. The first night I didn't do that much as I was so tired after the flight, so I just went for a quick dinner with some of the crew before having some rest at the hotel.
The following day I went together with two other crew to Gardens by the Bay, which is a beautiful nature park in the middle of the city. It's a mix between the tropical environment that you find outdoors and some indoor conservatories, and it was absolutely stunning. We did a stroll back to the hotel after a couple of hours to get ready for our next flight, so we got to see a little bit of the city centre as well.

Next stop was Melbourne, and this was actually my first time visiting Australia. We arrived in the middle of the night (Dubai time), so I didn't do much even though I wish I would have been able to explore this city a little bit more than I did. Some of the crew rented a car to do a roadtrip, but I was too tired to come along so I went to sleep even though it already was early morning in Australia. Later that day I decided to take a walk to the city centre to buy something to eat/do a small sightseeing in the area, and the city is soo beautiful. I absolutely love the Australian, chill environment and how the city is filled with this laidback atmosphere, not to mention the warm climate and nature. Going to places like this really makes me miss some plants and wildlife back in Dubai 🌴🐪 

Second day in Melbourne we had a mid-day wake up call, so I didn't make any specific plan for that day. With this job you never know what day or time it is, as you travel in different time zones all the time, so I woke up super early and decided to go to the gym before having some breakfast at the hotel. The rest of the day I just spent downtown walking around doing some shopping.

Today I'm back in Singapore again after arriving from Australia last night. I just woke up and have the whole day to spend before going back to Dubai tonight. My plan was to go to Universal Studios, but I didn't wake up before 2pm so I think that I'm just going to spend the day at the hotel as it is raining heavily outside. Now I can't wait to get back to Dubai, but I really hope to be able to come back here soon 😊

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So after a break from the blog I will try to start and post some updates again. I had a small "graduation" from college in January and finally started flying. It will soon be the end of my second month in the skies, and so far so good. I really love my job and couldn't see myself doing anything else. The job itself is so nice - I meet so many different and exciting people and get to see the world, even traveling to destinations I never thought I would be able to go to. Not to mention I get to live in beautiful Dubai which is the most amazing city.

I finally begin to get into the routine of this job. At least as much of a routine you can get by having a job where you work both night and day, in different time zones and with different schedules every month. So that's why I finally decided to focus a little bit more about my blog again. The last couple of months my life has been turned totally upside down, so that's the reason why I have been absent from the blog for so long.

I can't wait to tell you more about my exciting journeys and destinations 🌎✈️

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En ny uke er overstått og det er kun 3 dager igjen av SEP kurset. Jeg har hatt 4 eksamener hittil og jeg har 2 eksamener til i dette kurset før vi starter på GMT som er medical training. Vi er ferdige med B777 og har nå begynt på A380 som er den siste flytypen vi skal ha lisens til.

Siden sist oppdatering har jeg hatt fødselsdag, og jeg hadde en helt fantastisk dag. På training college hadde mine batchmates arrangert bursdagsfeiring, og senere på kvelden gikk jeg ut for å spise sammen med noen av de jentene jeg har blitt kjent med her nede. Resten av uken har gått til å studere ettersom at det er så tett mellom hver eksamen. Jeg fikk også beskjed denne uken om at jeg flytter til min permanente leilighet i løpet av desember, men dato for flytting og hvilken bygning jeg skal til har jeg ikke fått vite enda, så det blir spennende å se.

Fun fact for Dubai er at helgen her er fra torsdag-lørdag, noe som vil si at uken her starter på søndager. Så siden det teknisk sett er "lørdag" her i dag, så skal jeg ut sammen med noen av jentene på Corona SunSets Festival i kveld 😊

//A new week has come to an end and it´s only 3 days left of the SEP course. Till now I´ve had 4 exams and I still have 2 more before we start with GMT which is the medical training. We are done with B777 and has started on A380 which is the second and last A/C that we will be licenced for.

My birthday was on the 20th of November, and I really had an amazing day. My batchmates had arranged a celebration for me at training college, and in the evening I had dinner with some of the girls. The rest of the week I´ve only been studying since I´ve had so many exams. I also got to know that during December I will be moved to my permanent accomodation here in Dubai, but I don´t know what date or which building I´m moving to yet.

A fun fact for Dubai is that the weekend here is from Thursdag-Saturday, which means that the week starts on Sunday. Since it´s technically "Saturday" here today I´m going to the Corona SunSets festival at the beach with some of the girls tonight 😊

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Jeg har ikke fått prioritert bloggen noe særlig i det siste, da jeg bruker all min tid på training college. Første uke av SEP training er overstått, og det har vært utrolig hektisk men spennende. Opp klokken 04:00 hver morgen for å være bli kjørt til training college kl 05:00, og være klare i simulatoren kl 06:00. Min batch har startet med A/C B777, men til uken begynner vi også med A/C A380 som er den største flytypen. Min første praktiske eksamen er i morgen og på tirsdag har vi vår første teoretiske eksamen i General Safety & Equipment. Selv om skolen er intens er det utrolig spennende og jeg gleder meg til å starte på en ny uke i morgen 😊


//I haven´t had the time to prioritize the blog the last couple of days since all my time is dedicated to training college. The first week of SEP training is done, and it has been a hectic but exciting week. I wake up at 4am every morning and the bus arrives at 5am to pick us up so that we can be ready to start training in the simulator by 6am. My batch has started off with training on A/C B777, but this week we will also start with A/C A380 which is the largest aircraft we will operate on. My first practical exam is tomorrow and we will also have our first theoretical exam in General safety & Equipment on tuesday. Although the training is intense it is really exciting, and I am looking forward to start on a new week tomorrow 😊

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