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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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Happy Clappy New Lunar Year

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

Ralph Waldo Emerson

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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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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!:-).

Yangon – Every Buddhas Home – Myanmar

“Then, a golden mystery upheaved itself on the horizon – a beautiful, winking wonder that blazed in the sun, of a shape that was neither Muslim dome nor Hindu temple spire. It stood upon a green knoll…”There’s the old Shway Dagon”, said my companion…The golden dome said, “This is Burma and it will be quite unlike any land you know about.”                                             Rudyard Kipling

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Shwedagon Pagoda

Quickly summarized this metropolis has a population of 5 millions. It also used to be the capital. This city welcomes you with a mixture of strange smells coming from all the tearooms and hot food stalls which is on every corner. imageThe massive Shwedagon Pagoda it’s the spiritual heart of Burma itself. The pagoda is 98meters high and the amount of gold is 60 tonnes. It’s stupa (the top) is also decorated with impressive 7000 diamonds. But this is not all! The area is huge and I’ve never seen so many Buddhas in my entire life. It’s like walking around in this Big Gold City and you get impressed over and over again:-)                                                 

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One of the four entrance

imageimageWe went up to see this place in daylight but got back in the night. So much better later on, better pictures, and more beautiful in a way.  imageimage                                          imageimage    Norwegian: Kommer så fort som mulig!

Team Superb in The land of Faraos – Egypt

” Observe the wonders as they occure around you. Don`t claim them.                                    Feel the artistry moving through and be silent.”                                           Rumi
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Went to Egypt with one of my favorite travel friends 🙂 She is always in a good mood, great to travel with and together we are Team Superb;-) A buddy was also on the trip and we went to Sharm El Sheikh as charter tourists. Here we stayed at an incredibly great place close to the water, gorgeous!

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One of the nights I took the night bus alone up to Cairo because I wanted to see the Pyramids when I was in Egypt.

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Something I did not regret! Although I hardly slept on the bus who  went so fast with subsequent brakings. Tried to lie along two seats and ended up on the floor several times, but it was still the most comfortable sleeping position;-)

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Seeing the Pyramids was very fascinating, and I also liked that you could go so far into the ground inside them. Who knows if there are still some treasures in there that have not yet been found? Like that thought;-)

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One of the other days went Silje and I out to a Bedouin village in the desert, while Erik was left to soak up the sun;-) It was a very beautiful landscape and the Bedouins (obvious touristmachins) Was very nice. And I choose to believe that it was genuine.

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Norwegian:

Dro til Egypt med en av mine favoritt reisevenner og en kompis. Det er fordi hun er alltid i godt humør, flott og reise med og sammen er vi Team Suveren;-)

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Making our own Starbuck Coffee, Yeei!:-)
Making our own Starbuck Coffee, Yeei!:-)

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Det angret jeg abbsolutt ikke på! Selv om jeg nesten ikke sov noe på selve bussturen som gikk i dundrende fart med tilsvarende bråbremsning. Prøvde å ligge langs to seter og havnet stadig vekk på gulvet, men det var allikevel den mest komfortable sovestillingen;-)

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Synes pyramidene var veldig fasinerende, og likte også at man kunne gå så mange ganger langt ned i jorda inni de. Montro om det fortsatt finnes noen skatter der inne som enda ikke er funnet??

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En av de andre dagene dro Silje og jeg ut til en beduinlandsby i ørkene, mens Erik ville være igjen å slikke sol;-) Her var det veldig vakkert landskap og beduinene som selvfølgelige er turistmaskiner på mange måter var veldig hyggelige. Og jeg velger å tro at det var genuint.

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Ski Holiday in Aosta Valley-Italy

“Skiing is dance and the mountain always lead”                                            Author Unknown

403687_10151200986340571_99109777_n A very good friend of me (Silje) was with me on this trip to Italy to explore the kings of the mountains when it comes to both slope and freeriding.

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We went to Courmayer in northwest Italy . The site itself is named Valley D`Aosta.
Here we should be for a long weekend and go skiing for two days. What a wonderful place , loved the charming little ” swiss ” inspired chalets everywhere in the skiareas. Cheap food and fun après ski drinks. Imponente!;-)

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The mountain was huge and you could constantly see Mont Blanc from the Italian side . There was a alot of variations and different trails to choose from and this suited us great . If you have time and inclination you can drive for half an hour and then be at Chamonix. The ski pass last for the entire Aosta Valley which is great for skiers that will vary a little.

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To get to Courmayer , we flew  to Milan where we had a car standing ready at the airport. After a good night’s sleep we drove off with our car and got happier and happier the more impressive mountains we saw on our way.:-) It is recommended to drive yourself , the roads are good , the cars are nimble and public transport to this  area is cumbersome and takes a long time .

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En god venn av meg og jeg dro til Cormayer i nordvest italia. Selve området blir kallt Aosta dalen.
Her skulle vi være en langhelg og stå på ski to av de. For et fantastisk sted, elsket de sjarmerende små “sveits” inspirerte alpehyttene overalt i bakken. Billig mat og morsomme afterski drinker. Perfekt!

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Fjellet var enormt og man kunne hele tiden se Mont Blanc fra den italienske siden. Det var et enormt utvalg av løyper å velge i blant og dette passet oss ypperlig. Har man tid og lyst har man muligheten til å kjøre kun en halvtime og så er man ved chamonix og kan stå på ski der. Skipasset gjelder for hele aosta-dalen noe som er glimrende for skiturister som vil variere litt.

For å komme oss til C fløy vi først til Milano hvor vi hadde leiebil stående klar på flyplassen. Etter en god natts søvn suste vi avgårde på veien og stemmningen ble høyere og høyere hvor flottere fjell vi så på vår vei. Det anbefales å kjøre selv, veiene er gode, bilene er spreke og kollektiv transporten til akkurat dette området er kronglete og tar laaaang tid.