I have many different kinds of friends. Some I have known for many years and some I recently met. There are friends I talk to everyday and some I only see once in a while but everything seems like we never missed anything. I have made friends in all kinds of different stages in my life but what they all have in common is that I enjoy and appreciate them all and I would not function without them.

The girls in these pictures are my closest friends. I have known them for years now and we have shared so much together - fights and all the love, I can't even begin to tell.

I spend this weekend with them all and I do literally don't know how I survived three months without them but they know I'm only a call away always. Mie and I were laughing about how we used to spend every single day with each other and suddenly there went three months. I am chasing my dreams and I feel so blessed for having friends like these girls who support me in any decision I make. My weekend has been filled with laughs, hugs, love and happiness.

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It feels like I am living in two differently worlds. One in the sunny Cape Town and one in cold Copenhagen. It is exciting but also terrifying to balance a fine line between these two places. When I was in Cape Town I was missing Copenhagen and now the other way around. In a month I will be leaving for Cape Town again and this time I'm planning on moving down there.

Since I was little my dream has always been moving from Denmark and living abroad. I just didn't know I had the opportunity this early in my life and even to a place like Cape Town.

Right now I am home in Copenhagen with my family and all my friends. A place i know like the back of my pocket. This is my home. It feels like I have never left this place or been gone for three months. Everything is the same but I have changed. I have just been away for three months where I created a "new life" for me with a different day-to-day life in some place which for sure is another world and now i'm back like nothing of this happened. I keep forgetting that this time I'm not back home I am just here for some time and then I'll be going back to Cape Town, my new home.

As my friends mom told me this is my time. I am 20 years old. The 20s is about me. It's about taking all the chances in life and doing everything I want to do so when i'm old one day I won't be regretting and thinking back on some moment where I was too afraid to take a chance. This has been a dream of mine since I was little.
I am trying to find a balance between these two worlds - one I know is my safe place and the other place which is waiting for me with new experiences and adventures. It feels like my South African fairytale is so far away and that I always been here in my bedroom in Copenhagen where I know everything. Just as the seriousness had hit me back in Cape Town I was sitting in a plain and flying away from all the craziness and this is what I won't be able to do the next time because I am making that place my new home. It is strange to think about how much have happened in the last three months but also how little in a long turn.

Anyway, I don't know where I want to go with this post - I just wanted to share my thoughts. Maybe some of you guys have tried moving abroad alone and can feel me. But I am enjoying my month back home in Copenhagen with my family and my friends. I can't wait to be back in Cape Town and see all my friends again and enjoy the sun - summertimes in Cape Town :))

Many kisses

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I somehow missed the knowledge about Cape Town being the best place on earth, like literally.

My dad lives in Cape Town and has been living there for ages. I don't see much of him and haven't in my entire life. So I decided to visit him and get to see where he lives and wow this decision.

This place has everything. Like everything. Mountains, ocean and my favourite thing: the friends I've made here. The local people here are so warm and full of life - carefree. Life gives you a meaning here and the love you receive. I can't even describe it. With these people, the mountains and the ocean with you oh my gosh. You will not understand until you go there by yourself. I could go on about how amazing this place is.

Traveling abroad alone makes you vulnerable but also makes you fearless. You grow as a human being. You get to know sides of you which you didn't knew about. With all exploration in Cape Town, the coastline, the beaches, lunch in Camps Bay, road trips to Hermanus, Champans Peak Drive, nightlife in downtown, shopping in Waterfront and meeting all the local people has made it all worth.

Cape Town won my heart. One night I was at this birthday party and a german girl told me about inconsolable longing. It means "we know not what" - in other words it's a longing for something far away from our "home". This describes my feelings about Cape Town.

I've been thinking about myself as a person in Cape Town. I met some people who gave me life lessons and i met people who I can't imagine myself without now. I lived in a peaceful place where beauty is natural. People are happy with almost nothing and even though there materialistic goods there is nothing a place like Cape Town. You won't get me before you visit this place and spend time there.

I got peace here. My word is inconsolable longing about Cape Town and I wish I could show you the Cape Town I saw and not only the pictures on Instagram but really show the beauty, the conversations I had and the people I met. I can't wait to be back again in november. I wish we would watch Africa som more than a continent in help. They are growing and all is not broken and shit as we learn in here. There are places like South Africa which is fighting their battles and growing. It may be a third world country and they have a lot of issues but you cannot take the peace and beauty from them. I wish everyone would do them a favour and go visit this place which soon is my new home.

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Hey there,

My name is Mina Alui and I am 20 years old. I I am from Copenhagen, Denmark and i've been living here my whole life. This june i graduated from Niels Brock Business College and now i'm taking a gap year which is why this is a convient time for me to start blogging again.

As many of you may follow me on Instagram you guys cannot have missed that the last three months I have been in Cape Town, South Africa. My dad lives there and I've been visiting him. I have now made the choice of moving down there (maybe) depending on a lot of stuff - it is also one of the reasons I have made the choice of blogging in english hence I know that my SA friends also would like to follow the blog haha.

Everybody who knows me knows about my big passion about makeup and that is without any doubt going to be a big thing on my blog. Secondly I would also like to blog about my lifestyle - everything from my day-to-day life, lookbooks and etc.

I hope you guys will enjoy my blog.

Many kisses

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