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Travel the Pacific Ocean

Me and my good friend Sandra, traveled to Vanuatu in the South Pacific Island. The language here is french or Pitcairn-English as they call it. The people there is very friendly and I don´t think there is much crime committed in that island.

However, the capital of the Island Efate is Port Vila,  a lazy little town with a very short main street;) Takes 10.minutes maybe to walk through the entire city, or even less maybe. Due to this I would recommend to travel around the entire Island by car or quad bike, which is approximately around 135-140km. You can also rent a “bus” with a driver, but the price is high. Around 120 dollars.

Touristtip: The transport on the Island do all look the same, but if you look closely on their numberplate the busses has a little B in the corner and the taxies has a little T, the taxis is around 3 times higher in price than the busses. You should not pay more than around 150 Vanuatu with the bus to get from one place to another.

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You will drive past coconuts plantations were people climb the trees with their big knife. We found out that it was not that usual to go to the other side of the Island, as electricity is only in Port Vila. And people working in the villages looked very surprised when they saw two girls, they even asked if we where part of a helping organisation since we were not following the tourist sheep trails.

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Behind the waterfalls

We also went to Mele Cascades, the beautiful waterfalls. This is highly recommended as it is natures own “Wet and Wild” in its natural habitat.

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The name Vanuatu, actually means “home” and the motto of the Island is similar to the US, in good we trust.

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A Pearl in the Pacific Ocean – Vanuatu

I think my all time favorite have finally been found.

Vanuatu – In the pacific ocean, just listen to the sound of the name it says it all. It is close to Fiji, and the nature is particulare the same. However, there are not as many tourist here, which makes it a little treasure in itself.

 Blue Lagon – the closest you get to be Tarzan for a day. bluelagon2bluelagon1 Jump:)Bluelagon3 So Fun!vanuatu11

Beautiful sunsets.

And all kinds of activities you just can dream about

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Brisbane – Australia

Time to write something about my hometown, which I think is absolutely fantastic:) Sometimes I wonder, if it really will be possible to move back home to Norway? Sorry to say so, but I haven`t missed my country for 1.second, only family and friends.  I love living in an international community with different cultures, diversity suits me perfectly:) It kind of calms down my constant restlessness, which really are a good thing I guess. However, I will live in this moment for now and just enjoy whatever great opportunities  Australia throws at me:) IMG_5342 This picture is actually 2. minutes from where I live – these parrots have a fav tree. 10374941_10154233622410571_5810123439249010605_n

Brisbane has the best of two worlds, both the urban feeling with skyscrapers and the vibrant city vibe but also this charming relaxed side in Southbank parkland.

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 Southbank Parklands

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View from the other side of town.

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That`s it for now:)

 

Aussie Livin`

Hi you guys, about time I update you.

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Have been in this magnificent country for about two months now. Absolutly love the culture here, with the BBQ, the friendliness (alway someone to help you if you are stuck in some sort of way- and that happens!;-)), the weather, my flatmate Wendy from Hong-Kong which I share house with (recon here as a aussie though, she`s been here for 17 years).She is probably on of the most enterprising person I have ever meet.

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Norwegian:

Hallo alle dere som følger meg på mitt år i utlandet.

Har vært her rundt 2.måneder nå, og som forventet er kulturen her fantastisk. Veldig vennligsinnet, været er bra, og har virkelig fått et annet syn på hva en skikkelig griller er. Her leker man ikke grillmester, det er ligger mye prestisje i det å ha den beste teknikken på å “flip the burgers”. Deler hus med en fra Hong-Kong som jeg tror må være en av de mest driftige personene jeg noen gang har møtt. Jobber glatt 50 timer pluss i uka, samt trener så og si hver dag og er ute på farten ellers.

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Happy Clappy New Lunar Year

Write it on your heart that every day is the best day in the next year”

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Hanoi
Hanoi
You have to be brave when you cross the street. They would not stop for you.
You have to be brave when you cross the street. They will not stop for you.

We were so lucky to experience the new years eve in Vietnam. It`s a huge celebration, were everyone has holiday for a whole week to wish the new year welcome.

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sightseeing
sightseeing

Everybody suits up and there is flowerbonanza everywhere. The local favorite is the cherrytree in full blossom with it`s pink flowers, lovely! The women dresses in “Ao Dai” very feminine dresses wich i love.

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Aodai dresses. Photo Napunzel on instagram.
Aodai dresses. Photo Napunzel on instagram.

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There is also dragonshows, wich is so fun to watch. It`s two persons inside and they have to be 100% synced to make a good preformance. Will show you more of that in the video below.


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The authentic burmesian world

Once upon a time there was this mysterious and forbidden land in the east. A land where no man from outside countries where allowed to explore. The land of Buddhas, pagodas, and munks, where the people where controlled by the the strictly harsh goverment keeping an eye on every move. To make sure no rules where broken and if they where you would pay for it with your own life.

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Picture above Borrowed from http://www.unpo.org.

Luckily this is shifting an the boarders are now open. In 2012 1.million foreginers visited Burma, in 2013, 2 millions and in 2014 aprox 3.millions and still raising. By other words go before it`s to late and before it is touristified like the rest of Asia.

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The people living there are very nice to tourist and they are always on alert to help or serve you. We did not see nor experience any kind of criminality or unpleasent behaviour.

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As you can see in this video the children was very happy if they got your attention.

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For faa aar siden var det utenkelig aa kunne ra til Burma. Landet som har et massivt utvalg av Buddhaer, pagodaer og munker. Landet har vaert strengt regulert av sterk kommunisme blant landets ledere  og den millitante juntaen.  Etter landet aapnet for innsyn for turister har antall besokende gaatt fra 1.million i 2012 til forventet 3.milioner i 2014.

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Vi verken saa eller opplevde noe kriminellt  noe gang . Og alle var veldig opptatt av aa hjelpe deg om man stod fast. Spesiellt barna elsket aa faa litt oppmerksomhet,15 sekunder i rampelyset om du vil.

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Yangon is also the home of one of the worlds largest Buddhas, made it impossible to film it in one picture.

Zootime in Yangon – Myanmar

” Until one has loved an animal, a part of one’s soul remains unawakened” Anatole France.                                                                                 Yangon has this huge zoo, definitly worth a visit if you are a animal lover like I am;-) Giving you just a glance of it, enjoy!:-).