28.6.16

FLORIDA AND NEW SANDALS

The sandals are from B&CO
I dag rejser jeg til Florida, og jeg glæder mig helt vanvittigt til at komme afsted! Vi skal være afsted i 15 dage og starter ud med at flyve til Orlando, hvorefter at vi kører rundt fra sted til sted og til sidst ender ved Crystal River. Af den grund så tænkte jeg, at det var en god idé at få noget ordentligt fodtøj med sig, når nu vi skal gå rundt og se en masse. Jeg har i noget tid godt kunne tænkte mig nogle praktiske, komfortable og ja, pæne sandaler men det har været lidt svært at finde, i og med at praktisk og pænt ikke altid går hånd i hånd. Jeg fandt dog disse sandaler til halv pris, til kun 350 kr., og dem er jeg ret glad for, at jeg har investeret i. Især fordi at det på nuværende tidspunkt er over 30 grader i Florida, og derfor ville jeg ikke kunne holde ud at rende rundt i sneakers velvidende om, at mine fødder ville nå de 100 grader i løbet a no time. Selvom jeg er væk, har jeg dog planlagt nogle indlæg alligevel, så stay tuned.

Today I'm leaving Denmark for... ta da da Florida! And I'm super excited. We're going to be there for 15 days and we're starting out in Orlando and from there we're supposed to drive from place to place and at the very end, ending up in Crystal River. For that reason I thought that it would be nice to have some proper foot wear as we for sure are going to walk a lot. For awhile I've been looking for some comfortable, yet good looking sandals but those two things do not always work hand in hand. Though, I found these sandals at half price for only 350 DKK and I'm quite happy I bought them. Especially because the temperature in Florida currently is beyond 30 degrees and I couldn't stand to wear sneakers all day, as my feet without a shadow of a doubt would reach a 100 degrees in no time. Yeah, that wouldn't be so nice. Even though I'm gone I've arranged some posts anyway, so stay tuned. 

25.6.16

THE GALAPAGOS ISLANDS

Min veninde og jeg skulle da også lige forbi Galapagos Øerne, når nu vi alligevel var i Sydamerika, og det var  også noget af et eventyr. Man har jo hørt og læst så mange ting om øerne, som faktisk var virkelig små, og det var spændende, omsider at se dem. Vi cruisede rundt på tre af øerne, med vores gruppe, og det var derudover et camping adventure, så at sige, så vi sov i telt i 7 af de 9 dage, vi var der. Naturen og dyrelivet er helt specielt, og det er så mærkeligt at ligge på stranden, lige ved siden af alle søløverne, som også ligger og slikker sol. I vandet var vi ude og dykke, og der så vi rigtig mange fisk, hajer, pingviner og havskildpadder. Derudover var der kæmpe edderkopper, som vi fik lidt til gode, eftersom at vi jo havde savnet dem i junglen ;-) Vi lærte rigtig mange ting i løbet af vores ophold der, men en sjov fact, som jeg synes, er ret interessant er, at alle de skildpadder som øerne er så kendt for, alle bliver født i fangeskab. Ja wow, alle. De kan simpelthen ikke overleve ude i naturen pga. de mange trusler og dyr - som mennesket i tidernes morgen, bragte til øerne. Nu er det så mennesket, der kæmper for at holde dem i live. Det er lidt food for thought...

My girlfriend and I went by the Galapagos Islands now we found our selves in Southamerica anyway and that was quite an adventure. One have heard and read so much about the islands, which in reality are so small and it was so interesting finally getting so see and explore them. We cruised between three of the islands with our group and moreover it was a camping adventure so like that we spent 7 out of 9 night in tents. Nature and the wild life are so special and it was so weird lying on the beach next to a sea lion, who was sun bathing as well. In the water we went snorkeling and saw different kinds of fish, sharks, penguins and sea turtles. Furthermore, there were giant spiders, which I guess is karma as we missed them in the jungle ;-) We learnt so many things during our stay there but a fun fact, which I really can't forget is that every single tortoise on the islands are born in captivity. Yeah every single one, unbelievable. Because they can't survive on their own in nature as there is too much danger (e.g. dogs, donkeys, vehicles and such) which all are elements that the humans once brought to the islands. Now, it's the man kind who keeps them alive. That's quite food for thought. 

21.6.16

RHUBARB CAKE

Omkring en gang om ugen smutter jeg forbi min moster for at hjælpe hende og deres familie med deres have, hvor jeg bl.a. græs, luger, klipper hæk osv. De har super mange lækre afgrøder såsom æbler, blommer, blåbær, jordbær og wait for it... rabarber! I ny og næ får jeg lov til at bringe nogle af dem med mig hjem, da de simplethen har så mange, som de ikke kan nå at få spist i tide. I den anledning tænkte jeg, at det ville være lækkert at lave en kage med dem, så det gjorde jeg sgu. Ingredienserne er som følgende: 100 g. sukker, 2 æg, 100 g. smeltet smør, 100 g. mel, 50 g. kokosmel, 1 teske bagepulver, korn fra en vaniljestang, 100 g. marzipan og 400 g. rabarber. På toppen hældte jeg en smule kanel og rørsukker udover, kast jer ud i det. 

Approximately once a week I make my way to my auntie in order to help her and her family with their garden and I do such things as mowing the lawn, cutting weeds and hedges and etc. They've several crops such as apples, blueberries, strawberries, plums and ta da da rhubarbs! Every now and then I get to take some of them with me home, as they've so many crops they can't eat before it gets off and mouldy. For that reason I baked a cake with fresh and naturally organic rhubarbs. This is what I put in the dough: 100 g. of sugar, 2 eggs, 100 g. melted butter, 100 g. flour, 50 coconut flour, 1 tea spoon of baking powder, corns from 1 vanilla pod, 100 g. marzipan and 400 g. of rhubarbs. At the top I sprinkled with some cinnamon and cane, try it out. 

16.6.16

FLOWERS AND LACES

Jumpsuit: First and I. Blazer: H&M. Flower wreath: Bought on Camden Market. Sandals: Bought in Crete
For to uger siden var jeg til et studentergilde, da min kære veninde er blevet student. Hvorfor dog allerede, tænker I mon. Jo ser I, hun har studeret IB Diploma Programme, hvilket er en slags gymnasial uddannelse, hvor alt foregår på engelsk, og så har de derudover et helt andet karaktersystem end den 7-trinsskala, vi andre kender til. De bliver nemlig færdige i maj måned med deres eksaminer, som så skal sendes videre til udlandet, for at blive rettet, hvilket er derfor at de ligger så tidligt. Well sagen er, at de sidste tre år virkelig har været en kamp for hende (det skal også lige siges, at IB er ret tough), og hun var så lettet over, at det omsider er overstået. Man har kunne mærke på hende de sidste par uger, at der er faldet en sten fra hendes hjerte, og det er så herligt at se. Selvom hun ikke ved, om hun har bestået endnu - hvilket hun først får at vide i start juli måned, så er hun bare stolt over, at hun kom igennem det. Til hendes studentergilde der havde jeg så dette på, og det var en super hyggelig aften og nat med hendes familie og venner, og jeg endte først i min seng igen kl. 05:00 om morgenen. Det var sgu sjovt. 

Two weeks ago I attended a graduation party that my dearest friend hosted. She has been studying IB Diploma Programme and the past three years have been a major struggle for her and she is so relieved over the fact that she's finally done. They graduate this early, as their exams start in May and for that reason they're naturally finished before other students. You can tell by her behavior for the last couple of weeks that it was a great weight off her mind and I'm so happy for her. Though, she actually doesn't know whether she has passed or not - she'll know at the beginning of July, it still doesn't change anything for her. She's just proud of getting through the three years. Alive ;-) At the graduation party I wore this and it was a super cosy night with her family and friends and I did first crash my bed at 5 o'clock in the morning. It was fun. 

12.6.16

THE AMAZON RAINFOREST, ECUADOR

Så ankom vi til Quito i Ecuador og derfra, kørte vi i bus i omtrent 6 timer for at komme til Tena, som er en by som ligger lige i udkanten/i junglen. Derfra blev vi hentet i en bil, for at køre til vores familie i junglen, som vi skulle overnatte hos hele ugen. Vores tid i junglen var naturligvis speciel, og det er sjovt at se sådan en form for natur og mærke luftfugtigheden. Vi fik lækker mad, som familien lavede til os, og så blev vi ellers vist rundt i området og så vandfald, besøgte en skole samt et animal rescue centre. Vi fik også set og badet i en lagune derude, og så fik vi faktisk også lavet os noget chokolade from scratch - det er dog ikke til sammenligning med en Marabou plade, da de jo ikke er bearbejdet på samme måde. Det var en anderledes, men ret fed tur, vi var dog skuffede over, at vi ikke så flere "frie" dyr, men de er nok mere at finde dybere inde i junglen, og der er der ikke rigtig nogle mennesker, der befinder sig. 

We arrived in Quito, in Ecuador and from there we drove a 6 hours bus trip in order to come to Tena, which is a city that lies at the edge of the jungle. From that spot we were picked up in a truck to get to our homestay family, who we were supposed to stay with for a week. Our time in the jungle was naturally super special and it was funny so see such nature and really feel the humidity. We got delicious food, which the family cooked for us and besides from that then they showed us around in the area and told us about plants and what they use them for. Also, we saw waterfalls, visited a school out there and an animal rescue centre. We got to see and bathe in a lagoon as well and then we actually got to make our own chocolate from scratch - which of course isn't like the chocolate we know at home, as it's not processed in the same way at all, however it was fun tasting. All in all it was super interesting visiting the jungle, though we were a little disappointed for not seeing as many wild animals as we expected. I suppose that the majority of wild animals are to find deeper in the jungle, where human beings don't come. 

9.6.16

SUMMER VIBES

T-shirt: Vero Moda. Skirt: Fullah Sugah. Hat: H&M. Bracelet: Pandora. Sandals: Pieces. Bag: Monki
Wuhu vejret er så godt for tiden, og det er bare så lækkert! For en uges tid siden - da vejret også bare var super lækkert, var jeg iført dette, da jeg skulle mødes med en veninde. Vi skulle spise frokost på "Aamanns", som er en cafe, der laver det lækreste smørrebrød. Det kunne vist ikke blive mere dansk, for vi sad ude på Kbh's gader, under blå himmel med et stykke smørrebrød i den ene hånd og et glas hyldeblomst i den anden. Det var bare hyggeligt og skide københavner stereotypt. 

Whoah the weather in Denmark is currently amazing! And about a week ago - when the weather was fantastic too I was wearing this as I should meet up with a girlfriend of mine. We ate lunch at "Aamanns", which is a cafe that makes the most delicious open sandwiches (a traditional Danish dish). We couldn't feel more Danish than in this very moment, as we were sitting right on the street under the blue sky with a piece of an open sandwich in one hand and a glass of elderflower drink in the other. It was perf and extremely cosy.