March 19, 2014

Jurmala / Gurimalla

Me and Mon took the train to the city of Jurmala today. It was a great trip! Indian and thai for dinner, laughter, spa (more to come), cats, strangelooking old houses, and a good walk by the sea - which I have longed for a very long time now. It's hard for a kid who grew up on an island to now live in a big city with no real coast line (nope, the Oslo fjord doesn't count.)

More about SPA and everything in two days. Tomorrow we're  going by bus to Cesic town!

March 18, 2014

'Welcome to Riga!'

We arrived at the hostel around half past one yesterday, and it only took an hour before we went off to our first bar. The reception brought us to two bars serving us our first drinks of the day. The only answer we got when we asked: 'Why so early?' Was: 'Welcome to Riga!' We had a great evening out and some of us even tasted the famous Riga Balzam, and its nothing I would recommand, but when in Latvia, you have to try it. We celebrated a St. Patricks day worthy, with guinness hats and lots of beer.

Today we have been learning about Latvias defence politics and policy, and heard a representant of the Latvian Atlantic Treaty Organisations thoughts about whats happening in Ukraine and at the Crimea peninsula. Extremly interesting to get the view from people living in a former member state of the Soviet Union.

A big plate of wok was todays, before we headed for a guided tour around the city.
  An old orthodox church and also a former planetarium.
 Even and me.
 House of the Blackheads.
The Statue of Liberty (?). Me and Mon.

Now, some people are playing paintball, and when they come back we'll head back out again. Tomorrow Monika and I have booked a Spa day in a city by the shore, named Jurmala - one of Putins favorite cities. That is going to be so nice. 

March 16, 2014

So little time, so much to do

I've been miss Busy the last few weeks. There has been great, and not so great, birthday parties to attend, where some included dancing, laughter and good drinks all through the night. I've taken procastination, when it comes to my school work, to a higher level, which is really not good (smack on fingers!), so I've ended up having chaotic days without structure. I call it the 'not-satisfied-with-university'-syndrome. I've gotten A JOB! - thanks to the greatest almost-neighbour in the world. The swimming pool at the uni has become my best friend - taking care of my sore shoulders, and the hospital and my doctor has become the people I talk the most to. The best thing I did the last period was going to Holmenkollen for the World Cup. Me, and about ten other people partied outdoor in winter clothes, had a bonfire under the stars, slept in a Sami tent and watched Martin Johnsrud Sundby speed past us the following day. AMAZING!

Have you ever seen happier kids? Yes, Axel. You're now a blog celebrity. My pleasure.

I'm going to Riga tomorrow (no Kiev, of obvious reasons), and it's going to be a great one! Stay tuned in at my blog, and I'll promise you will get some updates the following days. I'm staying for a week, and I will post something everyday, as long as my travel-SAM cooperates. He has agreed on doing that, and we've prepared us by running a long time scan and some fix up programmes. So fingers crossed, and heyo, tomorrow we'll go!

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February 26, 2014

Ch-ch-Changes (Thank Shrek for the title)

I'm changing the blog layout. So if things aren't the way they are supposed to be, you know why.
Haven't done html or css in a few years, so this can be interesting. And not in a good way.

February 23, 2014


They say home is a place you can choose to be so I've decided to carry home inside of me. - Moddi

Photos: me (c) unedited.

- Which one did you like the most?

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February 12, 2014

K k k k-town*

I went home to see my parents, to celebrate Mothers (haha, I just wrote moms day - time for sleep, ey?) day, and to take a walk by the sea this weekend. Look at the view! Amazing, right? Didn't tell anyone exept my familiy that I was returning home. I just spent the entire weekend on the couch eating cakes and laughing with my family.

*A fish called Wanda: "I'm gonna kkkkk kill you!"

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February 7, 2014

Food Friday vol. 10: All fishy!

FoodFriday is a concept where I post new dishes every friday. First of all to make myself do something more interesting for dinner once in a while. But also to inspire you to to cook something new.

Todays: Salmon with vegetables and dried chili
Salmon cutlet
Dried chili
Butter (to topped tea spoons for each cutlet)
(Rice / potatoes)

How to?
Add as much as you would like of everything, in the same order as the ingredients are listed.
Wrap it in aluminium foil and grill it in the oven at 200 degrees for about 20-25 minutes.
Serve with rice and/or potatoes. 
Easy peasy.
Please allow yourself some delicious waffles with raspberry jam for dessert.

In March this blog will turn into a travel blog again. I'm going to Kiev for seven days with fellow students!
Hopefully things have stabilized until then. #readthenews #eatawaffle