Thailand 2016

Just chillin

After sleeping until noon I spent the rest of the day just chillin by the pool togheter with the dog.

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You who know me knows that I’m petrified of dogs, Lucky and I know each other by now though so it’s fine. She barely moves anyhow, every now and then she stops by for a cuddle.
We then actually left the house for some cold white wine (true reason for the walk was for me to get cash out) at our regular place.

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There was also time for some tuk-tuk and a temple.

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The rest of the evening was spent at home with my book before hitting the sack. What you call a perfect vacation day.

Thailand 2016

Arrival

It’s been two years since my last trip to Hua Hin, and I’ve missed it. Luckily I slept most of the bus ride down so it went kind of quickly.

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I was met at the bus stop so I didn’t have to carry all my heavy luggage and received a cold welcome drink.

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After just chillin the rest of the afternoon we went to one of my absolute favorite places Sakura sushi.

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Fantastic!!
After dinner we headed into town to say hello to old friends and ended up staying out until 2 am. That explains the Happy Meal next to my bed and the fact that I slept until noon today. Which means I just completed my first Hua Hin brekkie, yum!

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Thailand 2016

Dear Turkish Airlines

I forgive you for boarding the flight an hour late and then making us wait on the plane for 45 minutes. I forgive you for two extremely bumpy flights. I forgive you for calling out for a doctor on the first flight. Your service and food was fantabolus! And I’m looking forward to flying with you again on my return flight home.

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It wasn’t your fault that my roll-on deodorant broke in the bathroom, with the ball flying all over the place ensuring that I’m now covered in deodorant, just in the wrong places. I managed to buy a new one at the 7/11 here in Bangkok airport so maybe I don’t smell that bad on the buss ride.
Thank you for showing the Hunger games so I had something to watch while waiting on the tarmac and for not turning it off during take-off (yes Da Teacher…it worked from gate to gate).

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I also enjoyed the Martian (understand why it ended up in the comedy section), Bones (after my dinner for once rather than during), not too sure about Unbroken though.

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Falling asleep during a movie where a plane crashes only to be awoken by crazy turbulence. The same with Burnt, a movie where they smoke and cook amazing food when you are stuck on a plane?!?

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Either way, my trip (after the initial stuff that I already forgiven you for) was perfect!
And yes, not to forget, the awesomely cool travel pouches.

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Thailand 2016

Take-off – maybe

With the bags repacked and ready for some sun, mother dearest gave me a ride to the Gotham airport. It’s been years since the last time I was here.

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My flight was delayed and I thought it was due to the beautiful fog we had this morning, instead it was due to a late arrival.

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Fifty minutes after planned departure time they let us on the flight so me and my new trusted companion headed on.

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Only to be informed that we now had to sit on the flight for 45 minutes. It’s been more than 45 mins now. I’ve finished my first book for the journey and started watching one of the hunger games movies.

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My two hours and fifty minutes in Istanbul, plenty of time, are now pretty non-existent. Let’s see if I ever make it to Thailand.

Stöten 2016 · Thailand 2016

Southbound

All things come to an end, so also this weekend. After another chaos brekkie we all packed up and got into our vehicles for the roadtrip home leaving our home for the weekend.

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We didn’t quite manage to get rid of the family though as when we stopped for our pre lunch gas top-up we ran into the side of the family heading towards the capital. So we had lunch with them, me got a mountain of nachos.

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Enjoying the Swedish landscape by day I tried to capture it’s beauty through the car window.

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When it was time again for a stop, toilet, coffee and candy, we ran into the other half of the family heading towards Gotham as us. Of all the gas stations along the way it’s kind of funny that we stop at the same.

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Once home, I had the pleasure of repacking my bag as there’s no reason to bring the winter clothes to Thailand. Though job but someone gotta do it!

Stöten 2016

Another day in the slopes

This morning we were sixteen people for brekkie as my sister with family arrived late the night before.

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And the ski rental place was as crazy as the day before, this time for me as a caved under the peer pressure to go skiing.

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I did two small test runs at the bottom of the slope before heading up.

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I made it down without falling over and hurting myself. After that I had enough, skiing isn’t really my thing. So I headed for lunch instead.

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I then spent the afternoon with my nieces before afterskii which I earned this day.

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I ended up having two of them as I accidentally volunteered to wait for my brother-in-law and cousin that was out snowboarding and was late coming back. I ended up having to wait for quite some time as they accidentally went off-pist of the off-pist. They were semi happy when they got back and we had to head to our dinner plans straight away. Luckily enough there was a fireplace.

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After a nice dinner we headed home to watch the final of the Melodifestivalen (Swedish competition to decide who we send to the Eurovision) with the required snacks, discussions about outfits and if the correct song won.

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Then we pretty much crashed into bed, fresh air is tiring. The view from our balcony is pretty awesome at night as well.

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Stöten 2016

A day in the slopes

Even when you aren’t staying in a hotel there can be hotel-like brekkie.

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After a chill, relaxing breakfast all hell broke out as 10 grown-ups and one child were to prepare for the slopes. What did I get myself in to? I swear they were all sweating from the effort and some looked more like bank robbers than of to the slope.

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We finally made it and then the process started all over again when it was time for the ski rental place, oh dear what a chaos. It was nice to be a bystander as I opted out of skiing. Instead I spent the day just chillin, taking pictures and getting some real nice laughs when people fell over.

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I also got to hang with the little desert kid that needed to learn to snow, born and raised in Dubai this was a new for her.

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We enjoyed some real quality lunch, fantastic hamburgers I promise.

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Before skiing some more and then hitting the afterskii, only reason I joined.

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Back home we ordered pizza for everyone, drank some celebratory champagne (why will be a later story) and just enjoyed each others company. It’s not often the whole family is togheter like this.

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It ended up being a quite early night, even I was dead tired from all the fresh air, my body isn’t used to being outside all day.