City view

Today I finally got to see the new Emporium//Emquartier when I met Ida after lunch. It’s amazing to see what have become of the place since the last time I stopped by in 2014. Now it’s a multimillionaire shopping complex with everything you can imagine inside. My favorite part is Bounce, which is the same trampoline park as the one I visited in Dubai last December. Hopefully we’ll gather a team to play dodgeball there this weekend! Until then it will be a bonanza. 

See you there!

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The Lumpini 24

After my first hours of gym here in Bangkok I things it would be good idea to try out the pool; and boy was I unlucky. The elevator was broken which meant that I’d have to walk 42 floors to get here. After all it was worth it – the view is amazing, the pool is nice and cool and the sun was on. I’m so happy to be in this amazing place. 

BKK

I’m here in Bangkok, after a two-hour long taxi trip from the airport to the center (rush hour – should try to avoid those…). On the positive note the weather is amazing and the smell and atmosphere right after you leave the plane is priceless. It feels like happiness! 

First thing I did after hooking up with Ida , was to go to this fresh vegan place to fill our stomachs with liquid food. #veganerieconcept in Bangkok. Exciting menu and I’ll definitely go back to try their protein shake later. Time for a quick nap before strolling around and catching up with Anita, Tom and Tuva 🙂

Vacay

Okay. Let’s see if this still works. 

Finishing exams early this semester, the holiday suddenly became a lot longer than usual. I’m gonna try to make the most of it by traveling to Thailand, hooking up with some awesome people. Woke up six o’clock and now I’m currently in Stockholm #Arlanda waiting for departure at half past 2 PM.  Tomorrow I’ll show you a piece of Bangkok. So long!!

Check

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Sundays are perfect to lay back and reflect upon the week that has passed. You can use it to plan the week ahead (and put in all the things you should have done the week before), and recharge your batteries. I’m a huge fan of to-do lists; I like how I can follow up on the progress as I check off completed tasks. A list for the coming week is being written «as we speak» and I look forward sharing parts of it later.

 

Army

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This is new: Late November I’m going to Bangkok. As this semester is _very_ short, the last exam is 25th of November and two days later I’ll be flying to Thailand to meet up with Ida and Anita for birthdays, xmas and new years eve (and half of January). To save extra money to spend there, I’ve decided to reduce shopping down to a total of zero.

In this spirit, here’s an old outfit:

ROBERTO CAVALLI tee, ZARA shoes&backpack, NLYMAN pants, ASOS jacket, FOREVER 21 (hehe) vest, KALEVALA jewellry

 

Camping Boy

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From FlĂĄm on the way to Bergen. Camping is fun in the way that you can go wherever you want, find a spot and set up a tent to sleep in. For dinner, just light up the primus and cook  whatever (pasta is my favorite when camping). Oh, one thing to be aware of in regards to the primus; it doesn’t work when the temperature of the gas is low. I had to hug the primus for 10 minutes in order to cook tortellinis at Spiterstulen.

Been wearing this green outfit for three days now – thank god for deodorant.

High on Norway

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Love the shoes

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Sharing these wonderful pictures from Spiterstulen and up on Galdhøpiggen. 3-4 hours hike up – and it’s only up, up, up. As you can see, the view up there was quite foggy, but on the bright side, there is 4G coverage and a PokĂ©mon stop on the top.

Oh, and I forgot: Hiking secret number six: keep your feet dry to stay warm. Impregnate your shoes twice and keep a couple of spare socks in your backpack in case they get wet. I have one more in store for later.

Brutal Forces

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First tourist stop on the way to Galdhøpiggen, Magalaupet. This river has eroded through these rocks and created a path for itself. Perfect place to wash your clothes if they somehow got dirty. Seems very brutal and extreme in my opinion, but at the same time beautiful – please be careful if you go there. Got to get moving – 2469 mamsl next!

Wearing: STORMBERG underarmour, H&M dawn jacket, NIKE shoes.

 

Top 5 Hiking Secrets

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As you already know, this is the warm up for the hiking trip ahead. I thought I should share my top 5 tips for hiking.

One – Keep it light
I suppose you already know the saying about weather and clothing, so I’ll skip it and move right on to: pack light! Unless your wife is carrying your equipment, you have to carry it yourself and to save energy, minimizing the weight is a priority. This means you should not bring anything you don’t need and that you should look for light weight gear.

Two – Indulge in pasta
Pasta is one of your best friends when hiking. Eat a whole lot of it the night before to refill the glycogen storage in your muscles. You will need this to fuel your body the next day – especially for longer hikes.

Three – Patch it up
To avoid blisters, try walking up, down and straight forward with the shoes you are going to wear. If you feel any unpleasant pressure anywhere on your foot, add blister plasters on those spots on hiking day. And one more tips for free: cut your toe nails!

Four – Small snack
For those longer hikes you will have to eat something, but to avoid activating the para-sympatic nervous system, keep the food light and breaks short. Chocolate is okay as long as you combine it with something to keep your blood sugars in check.

Five – Have fun!
I know this sounds a little … but the idea is that hiking can be BORING, you walk for hours in rugged terrain and the weather can be so so. So compete against a set time, set small goals, explore, take pictures (hehe), listen to music, sing, talk and so on to keep the spirits up. Fit Bit or other smart devices can help you stay motivated by tracking your performance.

Now I’m to use these tips for Norway’s highest mountain, Galdhøpiggen (2469 mamsl). Happy hiking!

Wearing: 2XU tights, H&M top, NIKE shoes, FITBIT watch