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Catching flights and trains – London to Gothenburg


After work yesterday I went straight to Victoria station and Gatwick express. I find the train slightly overpriced but the amount of time I save makes it worth it. As soon as I got to Gatwick airport I checked in as I wasn’t able to do so online, went through the security checks and bought a light dinner at Pret. Boarding!

My flight to Gothenburg took no time as the wifi they provide kept me occupied with Netflix 🙂
I arrived late at night and my lovely godmother picked me up from the airport. We had a light snack at her apartment and went to bed.
This morning I woke up, walked outside the guest room and saw this:
I’ve been to their apartment several times but I am still amazed by it. The configuration of the apartment, interior, light.. everything is just perfect! We made breakfast, coffee and tea and talked for a while before I had to jet off again.
One thing we discussed before I left was beds and mattresses. I explained that my absolutely best nights of sleep have been at hotels in various places where it’s like I’m sleeping on a cloud. Do you know what I mean? She explained that for petite people like myself and her, we need super soft beds and mattresses as we will otherwise only lie on top of the surface. And it makes total sense. I am currently sleeping on my stomach and I know it’s bad for you, but if I sleep on my back I ache like crazy in the morning. Next investment: cloud soft mattress.Lina was super kind and dropped me off at the train station. I ran to the shop to buy water and a kanelbulle (cinnamon bun)(super important) and then boarded my train to Karlstad, my hometown.Nom nom.


Stress and Gothenburg


On friday our flight with Norwegian got cancelled 8 hours prior to departure. Normally I trust Norwegian and think they are pretty decent for a low cost airline but I never expected this to happen to me. I got the notification via text – not even an email explaining why – and it said the flight has been cancelled and I can either re-book or get a full refund. I had to be in Sweden that evening or latest next morning so I went online to see what flights were available and Norwegian had none. Great.
Ryan Air was the only airline with a similar departure so I went ahead and booked it – nearly £150 more than the original flight thank you very much.. and from a different airport. I have applied for a refund and also compensation to try and get some of my money back – holidaying is stressful!!
When we arrived in Gothenburg my godmother picked us up and had prepared a light meal at home. We ate, drank wine and talked for hours. She’s such a wonderful human being and I genuinely look up to her and her family.DSC04831 copy DSC04838 copy DSC04840 copy DSC04842 copy We woke up bright and early the next day and my godmother went to the local bakery and got some fresh bread and pastries. One of my favourite meals is breakfast and the swedes knows breakfast. Yoghurt, eggs, sandwiches, tea and juice. Yuuuum.DSC04844 copy DSC04845 copy DSC04846 copy DSC04849 copyThe swedes are also great at apartments and interior. Ahhhh how I miss Sweden sometimes. So happy to be here.



Travel diaries / Gothenburg II


On the day I was leaving we were met by sunshine. We decided to visit Världskulturmuseet to see their latest exhibition called Playground. This is the text found on their website: Playground is a playful exhibition about norms, and the right to be one’s true self. You will be asked big important questions: What are norms? Are they good, bad or both? Who makes them, and can you create your own? Through everyday objects, you will meet the world. Objects from Vietnam and Sweden, collected in the now and in the past tell stories about prejudice, gender and love.
I’ve been to Vietnam a few times and I can’t say that I have seen any “evidence” of the LGBT community. This exhibition highlights those people and even though a lot of their stories are difficult to read, it brings me hope of a better and more equal society.
It doesn’t say how long the exhibition will last but I would recommend everyone to visit. DSC01237
Beautiful day
Translation: Who would you like to swing with? Who are you allowed to swing with?
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My favourite piece in the exhibition. Look at all these amazing, beautiful people?!
Translation: When everything goes to hell its the people who are still standing without blinking, who’s your family.
This couldn’t be more true. The people who accept you for who you are without judging, THEY are your family.
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Traditional vietnamese dresses
A lesbian couple in their apartment in Vietnam
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Travel diaries / Gothenburg


My godmother lives in Gothenburg and a couple of months ago I decided to take a weekend off and visit her and her family. It was such a relaxing trip and I didn’t have any plans at all which is a first for me. One day we had a big typically Swedish breakfast and later took a trip to Spinneriet, an old industrial building which is now housing brands like Östlingh and SchedinDSC01200 Boiled eggs, kaviar, sandwiches and tea with honey nom nom nom
Spinneriet, just outside of Gothenburg in a part called LindomeDSC01204 DSC01205 DSC01206 That sink is beautiful!DSC01207 DSC01209 DSC01211 DSC01214 DSC01219 DSC01223Industrial lamps, random candlelight holders, old gymnastics equipment, modern rugs, they had it all!


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