Travelling

Going home and then going home

Sydney, Australia, Horsens, Denmark and Alanya, Turkey: Somewhat joke-free post about seeing my friends and family for the first time in ages.

After a year and a half of being away from my friends and family, I am finally returning home for a brief visit.

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Fifty Shades of dismay: how I survived Friday the 13th

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What’s the worst that can happen when you’re about to embark on a 24 hour long journey? You miss your flight.

Despite numerous checkings, me and my family still managed to think “depature 6 AM” meant “departure 8 AM”. OK, it was mostly just me.

We (my family and I) arrive at the airport at 6.30 to check in, when I notice my 8 AM flight isn’t on the board. I panicked, go to look at another one and then pull out my ticket to realise the sad truth.

I go to a counter and try to get some help. They tell me there’s nothing they can do. All my flights are lost and there’s no way I’m getting a refund. They look into other possible flights, but they are between 10.000 and 40.000 kr (yes, business class is offered) and 42 hours of travelling. I decide to just laughit off and end up finding a reasonable priced flight the next day on Skyscanner. That is until I find a cheaper, shorter trip a few hours later from Copenhagen’s airport.

I try to book the flight from my phone without any luck. I get out my laptop in the car on the way to the train station, but the page comes to a stop right after I’ve entered my credit card details. I reinstall Java and try again. When that doesn’t work, I restart the browser and this time it works, as we’ve been parked outside of the station for a few minutes. Stressful.

We buy a train ticket to Copenhagen leaving in 40 minutes, but when I get to the platform, I realise there’s another train arriving in 8 minutes. I run back to the ticket counter and get the ticket changed and when I get back to the platform (out of breath from running), the train has just arrived. My dad, who’s been guarding my luggage while I was at the counter, practically throws my backpack on the train, and it’s the quickest, least heartfelt goodbye ever before the train doors close and I’m off. Everything that’s happened today ans the fact that I didn’t feel like I got to say a proper goodbye makes my eyes water while I wait behind a group of teenage guys that are taking an incredibly long time to put away their suitcases and sit down. I, a very non-confrontational person, feel like bursting into flames and cry and yell and do everything to show my annoyance with them and with this day. But I wait patiently for them to get out of my way, then I kick a guy out of my seat and sit down and hold back the tears.

2.5 hours later, I am at the airport. Everything is going well, although I have to deal with a super sassy staff lady when I have problems scanning my ticket. By the time I’ve gotten through security, it’s 12 o’clock
And I haven’t had anything to eat or drink all day. I decide to just get something at Joe and the Juice. It’s a super-hipster-green-juice place where they play loud clubbing music, and all the guys working there (there are no girls here) have manbuns and extremely bad attitudes. After a guy yells out my name while handing me the juice, obviously annoyed that he’s living in a world where basic people order juice, I head to the gate.

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Hipster photo of my hipster juice

After a super long flight, I’m in Bangkok and from there, I fly to Phnom Penh. I MADE ITTTT!

#WanderlustWednesday: Australia

Come late March, a longtime dream of mine comes true: I’m moving to Australia! So how do you get around an entire continent in a relatively short amount of time when you want to see everything? I have no idea, but I’m super excited to finally see this beautiful country.

(all pictures are taken from Pinterest)


Uluru


Sydney Opera House, designed by another Dane!


Tasmania, where our Crown Princess Mary is from (OK, I’ll stop bragging about being Danish now)


Hanging rock, Victoria


Angel Place, Sydney


Zenith beach


Karijini National Park


Twelve Apostles


Jacaranda Tree Tunnel, Sydney


Mataranka hot springs

#WanderlustWednesday: Bali and the Philippines


#WanderlustWednesday is here, and these images are making me even more excited to go to Bali and the Philippines! All images are from Pinterest, and clicking on them will take you straight to the page.



Suluban beach in Uluwatu, Bali



Pura Lempuyang, Bali



Tegenungan Waterfall in Ubud, Bali



Hinatuan River, Mindanao



The Secret Lagoon in El Nido, Palawan