Europe, norway, Travel

And so the local adventure begins…

Kjære is  here! And the exploring has begun!

We spent the day recuperating after a long couple of days for the both of us, then headed out in the afternoon to explore my little hometown. I live in a quiet little town called Sortland on Norways biggest island, Hinnøya, close to the sea. Sortland wants to become the Blue City by the Sea and because of this we have an above average number of blue buildings.(A lot of which can be seen on an Instagram account I created a couple of years ago https://instagram.com/blaabyenmin/, feel free to check it out for more photos from the town as I won’t be including many photos here.)

Street Art  and poems in Norwegian adorn the blue walls and the smell of the ocean lingers in every corner of the city. Town? City? I guess technically we are a city, but the city centre only has 3000 people in it, and the entire municipality has a  whopping 10 000 people in it on good days, less than 10 000 on bad days. Kjære thought the city was even smaller than he imagined, but the weather was brilliant and I’d deem it  successful day, silly photos included 😛

The photos in the gallery are by SwedCar9592 (Blog & Twitter), as I’m mostly filming bits and clips for our home video (yes, people still do that) and the Youtube travel vlog I will be making out of all of our adventures these next few weeks. Updates of our Northern Norway adventures will follow! Ps: We had to assemble the tent we are going to be using when we go camping to air it out and you can see a photo of that in the gallery above.  Thats a wilderness tent. In our garden. We may or may not be thinking about sleeping in there tonight like the absolute children we are haha xxx

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Life, norway, Travel

Planning Our Northern Norway Mini Adventure

Today is the day! My English from-the-city Kjære is flying up here to visit Northern Norway for the first time and get a glimpse of the distinctive rural area I come from and the quirky Northern Norwegian culture. I’m beyond excited to see him again after 5 weeks and I can’t wait to show him where I’m from and let him see just how small my home town is 😛 He’s here for over two weeks and to fill the time I’ve planned a number of smaller day trips ans well as some overnight trips to other towns. Him visiting is allowing me to be a tourist in my own city and in my own region, letting me see the place I come from with new eyes.

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I’ve been making lists of possible activities, booked some things, planned a sort of day-to-day itinirary and trying to figure out how to schedule in movienights and cooking together with long hiking trips and teaching him how to gut a fish (sounds brutal, but we need to eat what we catch, yo!). This map shows some of the places we will be going, though how we are getting there and what we are doing will be a secret until I post my daily-ish travelogues. Camping, fishing, hiking, boating, swimming and safari-ing are some key words… lets go adventuring! Xxx

Ps: I’m a 21 year old with a serious girl crush on Demi Lovato. YOU GO GIRL!