See the world with Spar

I have just entered a travel competition with Spar.

The world is just getting smaller and smaller. To travel to 14 countries in 4 months would be impossible for just some years ago. But now I have the possibility to do this with ´See the world with Spar`!

This will be the perfect ending of my three years at university. I love to travel and blog so vote for me and I will show you why the world is worth to see.

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Cambodia

After months in Singapore we took our last trip to somewhere a bit different. We went to Cambodia! More specific the town Siem Reap, housing the well known temple Angkor Wat.

This is an amazing place. It is so strange to come from the rich and modern Singapore to the poverty of Cambodia. You do get a culture shock. We also managed to come in the

end of the monsoon, so everything was flooded. And that was amazing! We drove a Tuk Tuk in to town and I was amazed over all these people walking in the streets with water up to their knees. And all the kids playing in the water in the middle of the street, you almost didn´t see them!

Ankor Wat is not the only temple around, and if you book a Tuk Tuk for 3 days you can

get the 3 day pass and be driven around to the different temples for 3 days. Recommending this! But you can easily get bored of the temples, because even if they are beautiful, they are very alike…

So do remember to take some time of the temples and see the town, talk to the nice people and relax a bit. Last tips, always, always bring a bottle of water when you go and

see the temples. Always.

 

 

 

 

Weekend trips outside Singapore

If you are lucky to stay in Singapore for a long time, maybe you work or study there, you should use it for all it is worth. Singapore is a central part of Asia and it is cheap and easy to travel for short or longer trips to other countries.

One of the places that also is a big hit among the locals is a trip to the island Bintan in Indonesia. It is easy to get to with a ferry and before you know it you are in Indonesia. We stayed in a bungalow at a place called Nostalgia Yasin. Beautiful place to just relax. You can get a massage, swim in the ocean or pool, go for a walk, eat some awesome food. And it is all very cheap. Really worth a trip if you have the time!

If you want to check out Malaysia one of the more historical places that often is forgotten is Malacca. This is a cute little town with a lot of hidden treasures. Here you can go mental with shopping in arts and crafts shops as well as the famous night market. They have some of the cutest cafes I have ever been to and the river is just so beautiful to walk along. You can also have the chance to learn something about their history with pirates!

If you want to go to Borneo, Kutching is a nice town to visit. It is in the Malaysian part of Borneo and is a really quiet and small place to visit. I have to admit that not much was happening when we were there. I think the biggest thing to do there is to get out of the city and in to the jungle. We didn´t do that because I got sick…

That happens and then you just have to make the best out of it. To bad, because I think Borneo would have been a great place to explore better.

One place we went that is really not worth visiting is Johor Bahru in Malaysia. This is a border city of the scary kind. I felt so unsafe when I were there, almost didn´t feel safe to film anything. The place is usually just visited to buy cheap stuff and things that are not legal in Singapore, like gum and porn. Not worth a visit at all, just keep away.

 

Kuala Lumpur on the other hand is worth having a look at. This is the main capital of Malaysia and a must see. You can take bus or plain there and stay at nice hotels for a fraction of the Singaporean price. Try the monorail, go in the parks, visit the Petronas towers and just look around. Not the best capital I have been in, but maybe you see something else when you visit it.

What´s next?

Until now I have showed you Budapest, Japan, Rome, London, Norway, Sweden and Finland. I was suppose to show you Dubai as well, but that film got stolen. So the next big trip is in 50 days, when I will go on a family trip to Australia! I am planning to make a couple of Young World episodes from that trip, but before that I am afraid I am empty when it comes to more materiel.

So while you waiting why not follow up on Travel Dave, who is publishing a lot of new and interesting articles at the moment.

Or why not go back in time and take another look at previous episodes of Young World. Why not go back to Budapest and take a look at “A trip to Budapest“, that was a nice trip to look at again.

Young World have also now gotten their own YouTube account, if you would like to subscribe press here to get to the homepage.

What do you think I should look at in Australia?

Up to the top of Besseggen, Part 2

Last time I stopped when we arrived at Bessvatnet for a rest. This time the trip go on. Next part is to climb the part of the mountain called Bandet. This is the steepest part of the trip, were it´s not a walk anymore. But, mountain climbing. I find this very fun, have always liked to climb, its like a pussle finding the right way to climb. My mom on the other side didn´t find it that easy.

After this climb it has a little bit more hills, but no more climbing. Except a few hills at the end of the trip.

When we arrived a Veslfjell we found out that everyone that started at the same time as me and my mom now had managed to walk past us and we were all alone. The funny part with Norwegian mountains is that when you first reach the top, you soon find out that it is nothing there. The top of Norwegian mountains is the closest to a desert you can find in Norway. The only thing around is stone and moss, little life of anything.

One of the most famous part of Besseggen is a little bit of the mountain that stick out over the water. You can go out on that one and get a amazing view. A must see, if your not really afraid of hights ofcourse.

The last half on the way home I have to admit was not that fun. I was tired and cold after using 12 hours walking a tour that was suppose to take 8 hours. Not what I was expecting. We came back when the sun went down and gave us a definite end of the day.

I was supprised to see that our bags was lying and waiting for us still at the docks. All alone since everyone else already had collected theirs. We decided to drive home that night, needed a proper bed. But  soon found out that the minibus down to the car had stoped driving.

Thank God the nice shop owner said he was driving down anyway and would drive us down to the car, so we didn´t have to walk all the way down to the car again. Some people is just to good to be through.

It was a amazing trip that really is a good way to see some of the beautiful Norway. Absolutely a must do if you ever visit Norway, I wanr to do it again.

Up to the top of Besseggen part 1

Then the day of climbing finally arrived. We woke up  at half past 6 in the morning and went right down for some good breakfast. You also got small bags to make some sandwiches to bring on the walk.

Then we went down to the docks were you can leave your big bags. And then the boat will drive them over to Gjendesheim dock, where you can go and get them when you arrive on the other side.

We managed to be all done for 9 o´clock and started the long walk. Uselly it takes 6 – 8 hours to walk the whole way. You also have the possibility to climb a lot of other mountains round Besseggen if you want to stay for a couple of extra days.

When you walk Besseggen it is very important to follow the path and look after the big red T´s. Not only because it it very dangerous to get lost in the mountains, but also because you can destroy a lot of endangered vegetation.

Its a long trip and it so much beautiful things I want to show you. So day 3 is divided in two. This time I end it at Bessvatnet, we took a break here. The water is very clean and cold, so its a nice place to chill down and refill your water bottle. One thing that is really important is to use sun cream, because you are closer to the sun and its no shadows anywhere it is really easy to get sun burned.

To be continued.

The Roadtrip

Hello again. I have now moved away from London and this time I will bring you on my first ever road trip all by myself with Dave. We travelled from Oslo to Vaasa in Finland in my grandmothers tiny car. A awful car to drive, but we ended up loving it ❤

We started as early in the morning as we cud and drove from my house in Oslo. Since I was the only one with license I had to drive all the way. It was sunny and beautiful and we got our GPS that showed us the way to Sweden. Our first stop was by a beautiful lake out in nowhere. The GPS had led us out on a dirt road in the middle of the forest and here we stopped by the lake to enjoy the view. After a little rest we drove away from the silent and stress free forest and out on the motor way.

The next stop was at a McDonalds in Karlstad, on the border between Norway and Sweden. It is always difficult to go of track with a GPS so it tock us a while to figure out how to get to the McDonalds, but in the end we got our burger and the car had a chance to cool down a little bit. Poor old thing.

After filling up with gas we realist that we would end up coming very late to Stockholm if we didn´t move alone fast. So it was no more breaks before we arrived in Stockholm. We slept in a tent in the garden of a Swedish friend of Dave. She was really nice and the weather was good enough to sleep outside with no problems. A nice night sleep absolutely. But then again I was so tired after all that driving that I cud have fallen a sleep anywhere by then.

Sightseeing all day long

Third and last day in London. This day was my day and I wanted to see more of London, so this day was used for sightseeing.

We started the day with taking the tube to Westminster. Here we looked at the Parlament, Big Ben and London eye. I have allready seen all of this, but we chose to go here for another reason. I wanted to take the boat to Greenwich. I didn’t know a lot about Greenwich, but I had heard it was really beautiful. So I thought that would be a fun thing to do. We also got to take a boat up the river Thames!

It is really easy. You go down to the river by Big Ben and bye a ticket in one of the stands. They will then tell you wich boat to take. Then you just jump on the next boat that arrives. It is a lovely toure. It is no guide on the boat, but the captain uselly tell a story or to about what we are driving past. They are also very good at it, and I think I learned more about London of that captain then any history teacher I have had.

Greenwich is a lovely part of London. It is not so city like and you get more that calm feeling inside you. They have a lot of markets in Greenwich that I higly recoment go to. It is so much beautiful at places like that. Keep on going round and you will find big old buildings and small cure alleys. Big grass fields and maybe a blues festival.

When we came back to London center we walked back to our hotel through Regent Park, got to play with the squrrels. And then we said goodbye to London and took a Taxi to the airport and went home to Norway. But I will always come back to London, it is still much to see.

The end of Budapest

The last day in Budapest we didn´t do much. We were thinking about going to some museums, but the places we wanted to look at was closed because it was a sunday. We hanged round in the lobby while we were thinking about what to do with the day. In the end we went for the closest museum round the corner.

When we came there we found out that it was a to expensive to go in. So again we had nothing to do and decided to go to the airport instead. We took the cutest train to get to the main station. It looked like it was made in the 1800th. At the train station we got the tickets. Took a nice train trip to the airport. Posted a letter to Dave´s grandmother. Had the best salad I have had in a long time and jumped on the plain back to the UK. A very bad day for blogging, but also a very chill day to just relax and say goodbye to Budapest.

It was a really nice trip and I really loved Budapest. Its a city were a weekend is enough, but you can also be there for a month and still have new things to explore. Go to Budapest when you can, its such a nice place.

We are the winner!

For some days ago I posted a post about foXnoMad. I told you all that one of the Japans episodes “Mr. Satoshi´s tour” was nominated in a competition on foXnoMads travel blog. It was a public vote and then 3 other travel bloggers voted and then foXnoMad himself voted. 3 out of 5 voted for us, so we won with one vote!!!

Thank you everyone for voting for us. Everyone on the public vote, but also travel blogger Roni Weiss and Cailin O’Neil for voting for us. This have been some exiting days, so now its just to sit down and decide were the trip will go next, now funded by foXnoMad 😉

Look at how they decided who would win:

http://www.foxnomad.com/2010/10/26/announcing-the-winner-of-the-live-the-backpacker-life-contest/

Take a look at Mr. Satoshi´s tour once again:

https://yowo.wordpress.com/2010/06/16/mr-satoshis-tour/