I have been asked to write a book about my travels several times the past years, but I am not quite sure if I’ll ever be ready for that big mission.. So I decided that I will try to run a blog to tell some stories and share some photos.
When I looked at the calendar one week ago, I realized that it was actually five (!) years ago since I left Sweden and moved across the border to Norway for the first time. I had no idea what an endless adventure I´d just taken the first step into. My plan was to stay in Norway maximum two months, and I was going to “just work, cause what else can you do in Norway anyway? It´s probably grey and cold and boring”, yeah that’s what my 19 years young ignorant brain thought.
I quickly learnt that plans don’t work out for me. In fact, I never follow any plan. I actually enjoyed Norway from the beginning and I stayed for 5 months in Bodö. I really love this beautiful country. The nature is unreal and the people are superhappy. It is almost impossible for Norwegians to tell bad news, because they always sound so excited. So in the end I´ve kept coming back to different parts of Norway every springtime when I’ve returned from the other side of the world, after some quality time in my beautiful home in Sweden of course.
And here I am again. I´ve just moved back to Trondheim in central Norway with my Amore, Bryan. He got the idea of moving to Norway after a couple of red wineglasses one late night in our garden in New Zealand a few months ago and Trondheim was my idea. I love this beautiful town, I lived here in 2012, and returned to get on and off the cruiseship I worked at the last summers.
It feels good to be back here. I think I see the beauty of the town with new eyes all over again, now that I am with Bryan who is discovering Norway for the first time. And everything has worked out so perfectly fine here. We got ourselves a beautiful place to stay, Bryan started working as Bartender in an Italian restaurant the day after we arrived, I am getting some Photography jobs from Real Estate agencies and tomorrow I´ll start working as Waitress in another cozy Italian restaurant.
We signed the contract of our room for one year. I have never done anything like that, and neither has Bryan. But we actually didn’t feel panic signing it, it was more like a relief, none of us have had a base for a long time. Trondheim is a really nice town to live in, and it’ll be great to have some Europe time! We can still go on weekend-trips around here, and we´re gonna make sure to escape the winter for at least one little trip 😉
Walking around with the knowledge that I am two flights away from home gives me a tranquility. I´ve been so far away for so long now that I feel the need to stay closer to home for a while. I cannot wait for my next weekend off work, so I can catch that flight home.We are both off this weekend too, and the weather is amazing. I have never felt this heat in Norway before! So we have spent these days cruising around all over and around town with our longboards. I like to show Bryan my favourite places around, and at the same time we find so many new beautiful places that I’ve never seen before. That’s the charm of Trondheim. It´s a small town with it’s 200 000 residents, but the area is huge and pretty.