| road trip | char grill | family | quality time | early mornings | beach | relaxation | warm | sunshine| restaurant visits | beer | walks | ocean | chats | sunsets | fireworks | laughters | olympic games | goodbyes |
the beach and usa, i love you ♥
Stay tuned, a beach week video is being posted tomorrow!
| family | roadtrip | craft beer | coffee | day trips | pet snuggles | nature | exploring | hotel bed |pizza | plants | views | ocean | rv | adventures | harbor | storm | rest |
family, i love you ♥
| mexican food | airbnb | friends | patti smith | williamsburg | brunch | inspirational | creativity | independent stores | coffee shops | bars | sunsets | views | williamsburg bridge | parks | heat |summer | noises | walks | sunsets | shopping | hidden gems |
i love you nyc ♥
I’m back in Sweden after an amazing month in the USA. We’ve done so many fun and exciting things, and I can’t wait to show you some snippets and a video or so from our time over the pond. Liz has done some amazing documentation, divided in several blog posts, so instead of pretty much repeating what she has written and shown, I’m gonna figure out another way to share our adventures, so stay tuned. But until then, go over and check out Liz’s blog here.
Liz and I celebrated a little bit the other night. Why? Because we can, but perhaps also because Liz started her vacation, and we were in the middle of our preparations for our trip to the US, which starts TODAY!!!
We’re taking off around lunch time (Swedish time) and arriving in NY in the afternoon (American time). If you would like to tag along a little bit more, I’ll try to update my Instagram and Snapchat accounts as much as possible.
You’ll find my Instagram here or search for my nickname, liersees, and my Snapchat nickname is, lier84.
I’m back in Uppsala after an amazing week in the archipelago together with family and friends. I’ve been rowing a boat, canoeing, taking a dip in the cold (at least to me) ocean, laughing like crazy… I’ve been singing, playing Hanabi (a new, again, to me, fun game), walking in the woods with my dad, staring at the endless beauty of nature, talking both about fun things and sad things, gotten sad news, and gained more confidence that I one day will be healthy and free.
This is what it looked like. It was a detox for me when it comes to Internet access. Pretty much zero reception there, so I didn’t carry my phone around and therefore, don’t have that many pics.
Today, Liz and I are doing laundry, organizing, and running errands. We’re off to the US in just a few days!
Hope you’re having great summer or winter (wherever you are!) ♥
It’s the time of the year when I’m gonna head out to the place that is the closest to my heart, the archipelago. A place I’ve spent a week during almost every summer, throughout my whole life. I’m gonna sit on the dock and look out at the beautiful scenery. I’m gonna have endless conversations with family, relatives, old friends, and new friends. I’m gonna row the boat out to an island and watch the sun set. I’m gonna sit up late at night, playing board games, and laughing so much stomach will hurt. I’m gonna listen to podcasts, music, and read books. I’m gonna walk in the woods and breathe in the fresh air of the Swedish nature. I cannot wait.
I’ll be back next weekend. Until then… ♥
Music by Dana Boulé, found here.
What I’ve learned during the Paris trip
→ The French language is beautiful and I can understand more than I first thought. I even ordered in French once. Heck yeah!
→ Middle aged Parisian women are beautiful.
→ Parisian guys are, in general, pretty tiny and short.
→ French people are not that great at English, but you do get far with a smile and simple phrases. Fake it till you make it, basically. I came pretty far with Bonjour (hey) and Merci (thank you), and then add a smile in between.
→ French food is delicious (had bad experiences as a kid being there..) and the croissant I had for brunch one day was amazing.
→ French people do really go and buy baguettes and carry them around. It’s freaking true, and I love it.
→ If I want a good cup of coffee, cappuccino will be my safe card. The other stuff is too little or too strong for me.
→ The places I loved the most were the ones with fewer tourists. Once you get away from the most famous landmarks, you’ll find the locals, and also the best bars and restaurants. Says Lina, who’s been there pretty much once. But that was totally my experience during the whole trip.
→ I felt like the Parisians were all so good at living in the moment, enjoying life there and then. It’s like they’ve all taken a Mindfulness class or something. People hung out in the parks, from couples to big groups with like 20 children. A man tasted red wine at 11am, along with some cheese. All the coffee places, bars, and restaurants, were open pretty late so you could enjoy it longer.
MOMENTS & PLACES
Liz is doing an amazing job, documenting the trip on her blog, day by day, so if you would like a more detailed version of our trip, I recommend you to check it out here. Also, stay tuned, because there will be a movie coming up in the very near future.