It has been so stressy the last weeks in Norway/Sweden! So much things to do and so many people to meet and I dont have enough time for everyone 😦
This time I think I will have too many things with me and things I dont need and the things I need will be here in Sweden because I still havent packed my bag…. I dont have time to pack it tomorrow so I really need to be finish today. But Im always in the last minute to pack my things any way so I will fix it somehow 🙂
Yesterday I ended up in a pet store and I found a little pirate shirt to my dog 🙂 Its starts to get really cold here but its still too warm for him to have hes winter jacket so a shirt will be perfect 🙂
Now its time for breakfast, take a walk with my dog and then finish pack my things 🙂
I have been really bad to do any update becausr I have done sooo much things the last few days.
Its always stressy to come home to Stockholm. Always so much to do and sooo many people I want to meet but I dont have time for everyone 😦
I havent even start to pack my bag and my backpack is wett because I forgot it on the balcony over the night and of course it starts to rain! So I need to try to dry it and then I can pack my bag. That will be the mission for tomorrow after I had breakfast with granny 🙂
Today I met my friend Emz and we had fun as always! And on the picture you can see a typical salad you buy in a coffee shop in Sweden. Yummy, yummy! I really hope I have time to meet her again before I leve 🙂
I also went to a bar with the girls and that was also really fun! We are always taöking about 10 different things at the same time and I love that 🙂
Everytime I come back home I always meet my best friends♥ I wish they could be with me everytime I leve Sweden 🙂
Its bed time now because tomorrow will be a early day with granny 🙂 God night
Yesterday was the last day in Oslo for a long time. I allready miss everyone so much! I just want to come back to Oslo, now! But I know I couldt handle a long, dark winter… Thats not really my thing 😉
I arrived to Sweden this morning and the only thing I have done so far is just to cuddle with my little dog 🙂 Missed him so much!
I have 6 days left in Sweden and the only this I need to do before I leve is:
Get a new passport
Do some laundry
Unpack and pack
Meet my family
Meet my friends
Im in Stockholm and the weather is great! It is a bit cold but not as cold as in Oslo… Its so bright in the morning here 🙂 Normaly when I go to work its starts to get a brighter around 07:45 but here it was allready sunshine at 06: 45!
I had time at the doctor 08:00 in the city. I had never been there before and I was so surprised when I came into the whaiting room! It looked like a castle! It has one of the most beautiful view in Stockholm, over the sea and Djurgården (a Island) 🙂 It really felt like I was a Queen or at least that I was in the Kings castle!
Im at the airport now on my way to Stocholm 🙂 Its just a short trip… Ill be back to Oslo on Sunday night so its not so long time 🙂
I will fly to Stockholm and I will take the bus back and when I booked the bus back it was really expencive! It will take 8h on the bus and I payed 40€ and my flight was the same and will take me 50min! I remember a few years ago the bus was cheap and it took 7h 😦
This will be the second time Im home this year and I will go back home one more time before I go to… I havent decide yeat but Im 90% sure that I will go back to Thailand soon 🙂 But I always decide in the last minute because maybe something else shows up 🙂
So when Im traveling people always ask me how I have afore to travel for a long time and work for a short time. Last year, 2012 is a good example.
I went to India in 2011 and after 6 month in India I went to Nepal and finally Japan. I came back to Norway in July 2012. Im a hard worker and easy to learn new things and I have a really good boss so I got my old job back for a few month. I was in Norway for 4 month but I was only working 50%, 2 weeks a month. I met Adam in Japan and his plan was to travel in Europe a bit and he is a funny guy 😉 so I decided to join him 2weeks a month 🙂 It was really fun! We went to England, Belgium, Holland, Poland, Czech Republic, Hungary and Italy…. So it was a real Euro trip 😉
As you can see I did some travel in 2012 🙂 I also had a rent for my room to pay and that was 5000NOK (633EUR). So I travel, work and saved money in 2month work!! I always work my ass off and I just started with that again! I love it and I hate it! You get tired and feel that you really need a vacation 😉 Like yesterday and today I have been working 25h of 48h…. Its not that long but with my job it is. We have 4 workstations and every station got 3 different phones with different sounds and even if you are alone here all the 12 phones are calling at the same time and all the stupid costumers with their stupid questions calls all the time… OOOH!!! I almost get crazy in here some times… whatever, its just for a short time and its good paid 🙂
So many of my friends always says that they think they can save the same amount as I do here in Norway…. I think thats bullshit! You cant save money when you have the best of the best friends around you! Birthday presents, cinemas, party, new clothes, train tickets….. I can go on and on… But yes, I do all those things here in Norway aswell for twice the price, but the thing is that all the people you hangout with here in Norway are here for the same reason and that is to live cheap and save for travels aand have fuuun 🙂 Its easier to save when everyone around you doing the same thing 🙂
Everything in Norway is really expensive like cigarettes 13EUR, coffee 7EUR, beer 5EUR or milk 2EUR…. That is CRAZY! But you will have a really good wage and its only 1h by car/bus to Sweden thats almost 50% cheaper than Norway. Fruit, vegetables and pasta is cheap so you dont need to starve here 🙂
The first thing you do before you arrive to Norway is to find a cheap place to stay, thats the hardest thing because it starts to get CRAZY expensive here with accommodation. When I first arrived to Norway 2008 we was 4 people in a 2 room apartment and we paid not even 250EUR pr person and now its really hard to find a room for less than 560EUR. If you want to save money, accommodation is the last thing you want to spend your money on.
Most of the people lives in collective and no one wants to pay a high rent so you will live like “rats” HAHAH The biggest collective I have lived in was with 10 people, 4 girls and 6 guys and it was always dirty and when we had a big cleaning day we always celebrate it with tacos and in the end of the day it looks like shit again hahahah The collectives here in Oslo is like a dirty hostel in Europe! But hey, its the cheapest option 😉
You can find many Facebook groups that specializing on accommodation in Norway. For example in Oslo: Svenskar i Oslo, Bostad Oslo, Rent in Oslo….
Or you can find accommodation on cribsnorge.se, finn.no, hybel.no. Or you can just do couch surfing 🙂 One thing with Norway is that non of the big Norwegian websites is in English but you can just use Google Translate 😉
When you arrive to Norway you go to the nearest tax office ( skatteetaten ) and fill in loads of paper and have a copy of your passport.
You need to fill in a address, name of the company you will work for and how much you will earn. The thing is that at this point you maybe havent got any job yet so just make up something like: Adecco, Manpower, Kellys and write that you will earn 20.000NOK and that will be fine 🙂
This will take between 2-6 weeks depend on how bussy they are. When you get the papers you will have your Norwegian ID.Nr.
If you get your first salary before you get the ID.Nr paper you need to pay 50% so just tell your work to what with the payment until you get the papers 🙂
To get a bank account you need an ID.Nr. As soon as you get the papers you open your bank account and most of the bank charge you 30EUR when you open an account. When you have that you can get your first salary.
You can find some job at Facebook especially on Svenskar i Oslo (everything is in Swedish but we understand English) 🙂
The biggest site for jobs is finn.no or nav.no 🙂 With my experience here in Norway they wont let you come to an interview if they not going to hire you 😉 So as soon as you get an interview you will get the job, if your not the most unsocial person on earth!
Its easy for everyone to get a job here and it is expensive and you will live like a rat but you do it together with other rats so you will not be alone 🙂
Here is some more pictures from Friday. As you can see we had a really good time 🙂 The best week for a very long time! I will miss you guys as always!!!
Now Im on my way to Norway. Its maybe 30min left and then Im in Norway. But I will be in Oslo around 14.30. I will go to my friend Conny first and leve my bag because I will sleep on her couch tonight and then I will try to meet the girl that I will move into tomorrow 🙂
So this is the last blog post from Sweden for a while 🙂
As I said this morning…I have only slept for 4,5h so Im dead!!!
Woke up to pack my bag before I went to the pride parade but I disnt do it lasy as Iam so I ate some breakfast and then I went straight into town to meet some friends to look at the parade. It was soooo good as always! Swesen is so good when it comes to HBT things! Everyone is accepted and everyone ♥ each other and especially today 🙂 We saw so many beautiful people dressed up with good music and with a big smile 😀 When I saw everyone I also wanted to take a drink with everyone but alcohol wasnt the first thing I was thinking about this morning ahaha
After the parade we went to the park and just hanged out for a whilebin the sun 🙂 Then me and Svante went home to me to pack my bag and get some wine and then we went to the Psytrance party and that was also sooooo good!!! Loved it!
I also took the first dip into the Swedish sea hahah it was so cold!! I couldent feel my hands! Then we ended up to some street car party with old school cars and loads of drunk, happy people on the street flashing there cars 😛
It was a really fun day.
Im on my way home now and will sleep for a few hours and tomorrow I will go back to Oslo, Norway to work hahah yeah we will see how that goes 🙂
Last friday in Sweden and it was briliant! Did some BBQ with my family and after that I went home to my friend to drink some winte with the girls 🙂
We was there a few hours and we drank a bottle each and we was 7 girls 😉 Later we went into town to a lesbian club and it was sooo fun! I met a girl that tried to hook me up in another gay club a few years ago (6 years ago) and she remember me hahaha! But it was fun, all of us was dansing and drinking and then you always have fun!
After that we went to a really old place that have had 100 names after we was young and usualy hanged out there, Collage. It was just young kids and everyone try to show what they have in the wallet….But we met up my old friends Tesad and Tzimbo 🙂 It was fun!! After that we went to MacDonalds and then everyone just went home exept me and Tesad! Hahah we went home and took my dog for a walk and it ended up in 2h walk so I went to bed 06.10! And now Im up 11.15 because today is the last day and I will meet some friends to go and see the pride parade and I will meet some other friends and walk in the parade and then I want to go to a psytrance day party and then I need to pack my bag ahahah oooh I can sleep tomorrow 🙂
Yesterday I visit my granny and ate some cake 🙂 yummy, yummy! After that I went to fix glases because I cant see anything on long distance so I need glases on full time hahah I will be the coolest geek ever 😉 Later I met one of my oldest friends Riccardo!! It was 2years ago since last time but it was like I met him yesterday 🙂 You know when you just meet a old friend that you havent meet for a really long time and you start to talk like it was yesterday! Those friends are the best friends 🙂
Today me and my mom went to my aunt because I meet them the last time 1year ago when they got married and now they got their first doughter! Welcome little Bella to the family 🙂 After that my family did some BBQ 😛 mmmmh so yummy, yummy in my tummy! 🙂
I will go and meet the girls now and tomorrow is my last day and I got so much things to do and I havent packed my bag yet!
Yesterday my friend Emz won tickets to Stockholm Pride Festival!!! It was day tickets but I guess thats good because Im so hung over! Hahah
This was the first year they had the pride festival at Östermalm IP. It was a good place to have it but it was not how it use to be. I heard the ticket is 60€ for a day ticket and the drinks was 7 €!! And half of the area was a tivoli but you need to pay for that aswell. I was so lucky that Emz won tickets because we got VIP tickets so the drinks vas 4 € and we had a little party tent that played the best music ever!!! We got drunk, we met beautiful people, we got free candy and popcorn and we had FUN!!! 🙂
We met 2nice guys that we decided to go to the after party with. But Emz start working 07.00 and the other guy 06.00. So me and the other guy decide to go anyway. After 30min queue the door guy said that Im too drunk….Woohoo! I just missed the last train home so I took the night bus but the one I took is only going half way home so I needed to walk maybe 40min. I was drunk, hungry and my legins was broken 😦 oooh I just wantet to get home and sleep!
But we had sooo much fun! 🙂
I was in my basement and I found my beautiful paintings I bought in India 2 years ago and I still dont have anywhere to hange them up 😦 haha I dont have any home and its not like I want to travel with them and put them up on every new “home” I arrive to 🙂
I love them! It is UV paintings so with a uv-lamp they are glowing in the dark and become so bright and beautiful 🙂 Love them!!!
If I dont remember it wrong they have a website where you can buy there paintings flouropaintings.com, mordmordernart.in. But if you are in Goa, Anjuna, they have 100 and 100 different paintings and when I was there 2years ago they was 30 different artists with different styles and you can also get one made just for you and they send it to you.
A few days ago I met one of the bests, Eddi. I didnt eaven know that he was home becaise he have been in Asia for a month and I didnt know when he will be back home. But I met him on Sunday afternoon and we bought some cookies and went to the park 🙂
Yesterday I met Jeimie and we drank a few drinks 😛 It was so fun ! Its always fun to meet Jeimie because she is the best!! 🙂 We had so fun with new and old memories 🙂 We also met a few tourists from Italy and they asked us where to party…But I havent lived here for 6years I dont know where to party on a monday… And what I know Mondays is not really a partyday. You can go to Söder and drink a few beers and meet people until 01.00 but if you want to dance and go crazy on the dancefloor then mondays is not the best day for that.
Today I spend some time with my mom. We havent spend any time at all for a wery wery long time and she just came home 2 days ago frome one of Swedens most beautiful Island, Gotland. Se we did some shopping and Jeimie recommend me this candy shop so me and my mom went there and WoooooW! 1000 different types of candy so you can fine your favorit candy 🙂
Yesterday I met Emz and Svante. They was invited to a birthday party so we went on a kickbike hunt. Its a fun present, she bought me one a few years ago and I still have it 🙂 When we found it we went for a coffee.
It was so nice! I remember a few years ago then the warmest hours of the day was between 11.00-14.00. Now the warmest hours are between 14.00-18.00! Its sooo nice to not stress and wake up early to get some tan 🙂
Later I met the girls and we drank some beer and do what girls always do…talk, laugh, talk, laugh and talk 🙂 Khristin, Moa, Micha and me met up Tesad and Tzimbo and we went to Söder ( South). On Söder you can find good clubs, good bars, good price and really good people 🙂 So we went to Trädgårn and its only open in the summer time and it was really nice! Good music and different rooms whit different music for everyone! We had so fun!!!
When you hang out on Söder with the right people you always have fun 🙂
Yesterday after I met my friend Tesad I met up my girlfriend Deo and we took a beer and then we went home to Erika. She lives in a beautiful hous with a really nice garden so we was sitting in the sun and drank wine 🙂 After a while Moa and Maja came and it was time for dinner. Erika had done some really good meatballs, bulgursalad, sause and bread. It was sooo good! Then we was sitting there for 5h and drank 6l wine and talked old an new memories! It was so fun! We did so many stupid things togheter in high school 😛
After that the plan was to go out to Stockholms finest clubs where we hanged out when we was 16!! Haha I havent hangd out there for years!! Its to expencive and not really my type of people… It was a disaster! A sign that we are too old for this shit! Erika had put us on the guest list but when we arrived to “Stures” the door guy said that we was 5min late and need to pay 20 €! We dont want to stand in a 20min line to pay 20 €! So we went to “East” ( just a crowded bar) hangd out there for a while and drank some more wine. After that we took plan B “Berns”. My friends Tesad and Bader was there and they told me that our other friend was working in the door so we can go in for free but changes had been made and he didnt work and we didnt want to pay 25 € for 1h!!! We hangd out outside for a while and I met Tesad and Bader for 10min and then me and the girls decided to have “after party” in MacDonalds 🙂
I dont know whats happen but me, Deo, Moa we just became 25 and I guess we are old and ugly now 😉 No but I dont understand the Swedish night life… The bouncers are shit and unpolite and just want 18year old girls with dads creditcard and loads of hairy old guys!! The people in that aria have a stick in their ass…they are so afraid of random people talking to them and the drinks are sooo expencive there so my wallet are crying to just breath the air there! No but I got the feeling that we was 16 again and was trying on place to place and pulled all the contacts we had ( and thats not that many anymore)
Its really fun to meet everyone but I need to leve this country asap!
The wine night with the girls was so fun! We had so much to talk about and we got ooades of wine, chips, cheese 😛 It was so fun!!
Yesterday I meet Jeimie and we took a walk in the city and then I ate my first soft ice cream in years! Mmmmh yummy, yummy!
Today my granny will come home to us and eat brunch and then I will meet some friends 🙂
Ok I take it back! Sweden is hot (some times) Today its 28 degrees and its really nice 🙂
Today its wednesday and in Sweden we call it “lill lördag” ( lill saturday) so me and the girls will drink some wine tonight 🙂 Ooh it will be so fun! I havent met them in 2years 😦 So tonight is the night for some wine time in the mystical Swedish summer night. I just made some chilli corn carne and it will be sooo yummy yummy in my tummy!