Happy Pride!

Oslo was the host city for EuroPride 2014, which ends today. Milli was there OFC.

EuroPride 2014

It was cold yesterday, but the colourful Pride Parade through Oslo made it a cheerful and gay Saturday.

EuroPride Parade 2014 in Oslo

I love the idea of celebrating diversity. Hooray for the brave and daring! #lovemoves

EuroPride 2014

More photos from EuroPride2014 can be viewed in my Pride album on Flickr >>

EuroPride 2014

MORE PHOTOS FROM EUROPRIDE2014 CAN BE VIEWED IN MY PRIDE ALBUM ON FLICKR >>

Phony Winter

Highlights:

Hoe easily my absence from this blog can be explained: I got a new phone for my birthday! Hurray for Phony! And suddenly I didn’t need to drag my heavy camera around with me. A phone is more than sufficient for capturing everyday moments. Which I’ve been doing and posting on my tumblr-playground here.

1 Year? Year?!

Something magnificent

I realized this morning that I would have to publish a spectacular post today because this notification ticked into my phone:

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Ett år har gått siden denne bloggen ble opprettet. Litt mimring hører med!

Can you believe it? A year! Can one picture say it all? I don’ believe it can, this has been such an incredible year. I have decided that some reminiscing is in order.

Seen at Science Center NEMO in Amsterdam
Seen at Science Center NEMO – about a year ago – Amsterdam

This blog was born in Amsterdam where I was studying International Journalism. Oh, Amsterdam, I miss you so – crazy, beautiful city. One day I will return!

Then there was Christmas in Lille

My birthday…

And before I knew it, I was back in Oslo.

But not for long, since I had to go abroad to write a feature story for my exam. I ended up in the most amazing and extraordinary place: Haiti.

(Stopping in Cuba on the way home…)

* TIME FOR FINAL EXAM *

*dread*

*more dread*

😀 😀 😀 😀        A         😀 😀 😀 😀

And USA  >>>>>>

Also, somewhere between writing my exam paper and planning my journey to USA, I managed to move to Drammen, the most cozy town. It rests by a river in a mountain valley and I have a view from my balcony, need I say more? My furry BFF likes her new place of residence very much too!

I’m still settling in, really, Drammen needs exploring! And I will be taking my camera and you with me. But that’s in the future, while this post is all about the year that has gone. And there one last important journey that needs to be mentioned – The Annual Russian Trip.

And thus a WordPress Year has passed. I’ve been a little depressed lately because I’m unemployed, bored and broke, but looking back at the amazing times I’ve had quite recently has helped me remember what a fortunate person I am. I will just sit tight, enjoy my freedom and wait to shine again. Thank you for staying with me!

Entering Year 2!

Dancers behind the scenes

Life Is Fantastic

snapped right before the adventure began (oslo central station)
snapped right before the adventure began (oslo central station)

Since I arrived the sunshine state (it’s a way to say Florida, right?) I’ve been itching to blog, but finding the opportunity (and the Wifi) to do so has not been easy! Oh, well… I’m having fun and soaking up the sun, getting a tan and enjoying myself immensely! I hope you love your summer vacation as much as I love mine!

the journey was hard
the journey was hard
and so much worth it!
and so much worth it!

 

Happy Birthday

May 17th in Karl Johans gate - Oslo - Norwegian national day
17th in Karl Johans gate – Oslo

May 17th is Norwegian constitution day. Everyone say ‘happy birthday’ to each other and eat sausages and ice cream. The royal family waves from the balcony of the royal palace (the yellow building in the background of the picture) and people suit up. Check out the folk costumes in the crowd (and if you wish to know more about the traditional Norwegian clothing, click the following link: BUNAD >>)

Nice day!

Hunting Colours in the Rain

Rainy day in Oslo - graffiti

I’ve been carrying my camera around with me the last couple of days, as I always do, but I haven’t shot a single picture. The world isn’t very inspiring these days, so I decided to change that. I gave myself a mission…

I got home dripping wet, and not entirely happy with the day. But not entirely unhappy either… After all, I found these guys:

colourful graffiti oslo
colourful monsters say ‘hello’

More from Oslo >>

Whatever, spring

Oslo View- near central station - trams, traffic people
winter day in Oslo – mars 2013

Ice and snow in Oslo, feel free to fight spring for as long as you wish. I don’t care 😉

Oslo winter traffic
180 degree turn – same location

I’m once again packing my bags and getting ready for the adventure of my life. As usual, I’m both excited and slightly panicked. … What should I pack?! Have I thought of EVERYTHING? Probably not, so I’m distracting myself from worrying with sunny thoughts;

feet on sunny vacation - tenerife - 2012
these feet will feel the sun again very, very soon!

 

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