Two weeks in and I can honestly say that this year has been the best one yet (but with A by my side, every year gets better). We've traveled far and wide, literally and especially in these past four weeks. But it's time to return to Norway and pick up where we left of. Although... Continue Reading →
I cannot believe that a month has gone by so quickly! It feels like we just packed our things and started our world trip and now we're already returning back to Norway. What a trip it's been, a once in a lifetime experience (for now). Even though I could stay on the road for much... Continue Reading →
The Merliony Way
A and I have been enjoying Singapore as much as possible. Of course, like most travelers, we prefer sunshine over rain, but that's not holding us back (that's why they invented umbrellas and roofed areas). Yesterday we headed for the southern most point of continental Asia: Sentosa. Sentosa can only be described as an island... Continue Reading →
Where Avatar meets real life.
It's been raining so much in Singapore, A and I have been swimming from one place to another. But a little rain never hurt anyone, right? Especially in a place with as much greenery and diversity as Singapore. So, on one of our daily excursions we were ducking for cover at the gardens by the... Continue Reading →
Our time in Australia has sadly come to an end, but I couldn't leave without giving Sydney one last chance. When we arrived a couple weeks ago, we were greeted by cockroaches, heat and the oncoming of my sickness. Neither A nor I particularly enjoyed the 48 hours we had given ourselves, between coughing and... Continue Reading →
We’re in the wild!!!
A and I have spent the majority of yesterday driving but not without two pitstops. We drove an hour to the beach to have one of the most amazing encounters ever: Throughout our time in Australia we noticed that people think of us as exotic, especially in places where they may not see a lot... Continue Reading →
Is the Great Barrier Reef as awesome as everyone says???
The short answer is yes. The long answer: OMG, I CANNOT BELIEVE HOW AWESOME THE GREAT BARRIER REEF IS AND EVERYONE, AT LEAST ONCE IN THEIR LIFETIME, SHOULD GO! Because I was sick, I was only able to organize one snorkeling trip and although that only gives you limited time to see anything, it at... Continue Reading →
As we have just reached the half-time into our world-trip, i.e. two weeks in into our four weeks around the world, I decided to give you a quick little update. We have seen and experienced more things than A and I can remember (thank you cameras for capturing everything we may have already forgotten), and... Continue Reading →
When it comes to reminders to taking driving breaks, reminding drivers of the importance of napping when tired and asking trivia questions to stay alert, Australia is top notch! Every few hundred meters you may find a reminder of what to do, when feeling exhausted and it's quite fun to spot the signs. Their most... Continue Reading →
Australian road trip
For the record, and anyone interested, I want you to know that road tripping in Australia was 100% A's doing. He had the idea, he planned the trip and he booked the car. I did not realize that I was about to get in a car for a total of 21 hour driving (supposedly) with... Continue Reading →
All I want for Christmas…
We've only been in Australia for a few hours, so there is little I can tell about our fourth stop just yet, you know other than the Airbnb incident... Fear not though, we will be here for about two weeks, so there will be lots of stories to tell. But I want to tell you... Continue Reading →
I bet you, your Christmas was much better than ours. Guaranteed! Don't believe me? Let me enlighten you. We left Honolulu really early on Christmas Eve Day (December 24th or for where I am from: Christmas). Crammed into two seats with a stranger on the aisle seat we tried to get comfortable but I -... Continue Reading →
This year, A and I decided to skip Christmas altogether, sort of. Our world trip is of course the gift to each other and for ourselves but other than that, we decided to leave Christmas decorations, trees and anything else Christmasy behind. Because Christmas is more than a place decorated with loads of glitter, on... Continue Reading →
The three S of a great day.
Sweat. Sunburn. Sadness. That's all you need, right?! But there is so much more to it! When we got up yesterday morning we didn't know where the day would take us, so we hung out in our airbnb in the morning before A urged me to get into the car, so we could go see... Continue Reading →
I am an ocean person. There I said it, not that it ever was a secret, but that's who I am, who I always will be... I love everything ocean infinitely more than I could ever love any other landscape. Now that that's out of the way, here's something else you should know: for everything... Continue Reading →
24 hours in…
Oh wow. We're 24 hours into our world trip and man, I couldn't be happier. I was afraid we wouldn't make our LA flight but turns out, Norwegian Air thought of everything and we were through customs in less than 5 minutes. All flights to the US have amped up their security, so surprisingly A... Continue Reading →
In about 48 hours A and I will be on our way to La-La-Land (also known as Los Angeles). Although we've lived in the US for quite some time and we both, independently have traveled to the west coast, we've never made it out to LA. There's actually a lot of places that we live... Continue Reading →
This is why. Part 2
My very first blog post - ever (a couple of different blog servers before with completely unusable user interfaces) - I decided to start writing our story. Lately, however (the last year and a half), it's been difficult keeping up the writing. Not for the lack of wanting to write, because I love writing and... Continue Reading →
Go big and go home.
I have the tendency to go big and then go home - bear with me. I am no fan of small gestures, I mean, yes of course, in everyday life, small gestures are fine and important, but generally I love big gestures. They require planning, anticipation and endless amounts of patience but most importantly, big... Continue Reading →
The many adventures of my backpack
Spoiler alert: huge announcement at the end of this blog post! My backpack and I traveled the world together. My backpack is not one of these new models that are super snazzy and come with millions of gadgets, my backpack is just a backpack. In some areas the seams have come undone, the colors are not... Continue Reading →