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31 October 2013

Throwback Thursday: Priscilla Queen of the Desert







Obviously I haven't had a blog for too long and I haven't been able to share my great travel memories that are more than 10 months old - so why not share them now?
Two years ago my mum and I went to London for the third time, and we both thought "we can't have been here three times and still not have seen a musical!". And what a great decision that was.
We went to some small ticket office to see what musicals they could offer us tickets for that day and the man behind the counter suggested this one called Priscilla Queen of the Desert, but both my mum and I were more interested in something like the Lion King. But you won't even believe how crazy expensive those tickets were, and we ended up buying two tickets for Pricilla - best. decision. ever.
Before we go any further take a look (and listen) to this:

If I tell you that the entire show had this energy throughout wouldn't you be dying to go? Well it did, and it was absolutely amazing!
Even though we didn't have the best seats it was such a huge experience! The entire way trough the audience were laughing and were really into the show - honestly, how could you not be? There were great dancing scenes, amazing outfits and music classics throughout; Go West, Venus, Finally, Hot Stuff, I Will Survive, It's Raining Men.. All those dancefloor hits everybody knows the lyrics to. One word to describe all this wonderfulness has to be FABULOUS
When we left the Palace Theatre I was complete high and wanted to go straight back in and watch the entire thing again. Funny how a show can have such an effect on you. Also I have to admit I still have a crush on Oliver Thornton who had one of the lead roles, and I can easily say that this is not the last musical I'm going to watch!

27 October 2013

Food for Thought



So not literally food (thanks for clarifying that) - just a little something to think about this gloomy Sunday afternoon.
The other day I was looking through some of my old stuff and stumbled upon some kind of scrapbook I'd made. In that I found this quote written on a side and it kind of got me thinking.
Don't we all sometimes blame everybody else for our misery? Even when we are actually in a position where we are able to at least try and change it ourselves. You can't just sit and wait around for people coming to you - don't expect they have any more courage than you have. Just think about what would happen if every single one of us expected others to take the first step.
In situations I (try) to think that I should do something about it myself even though it can be hard - but you're probably not the only one thinking that. :-)

21 October 2013

Lonely Planet's 1000 Ultimate









Finally(!) they arrived. It's been quite some time since I ordered these 3 books from Lonely Planet, and this morning the postman finally had a long awaited little package (when I say little I mean they'd put these 3 not too big books in a huge bag which could easily fit me, my parents, and the rest of my town) for me.
From a blog post over on Mariët's blog I learned of the 3 for 2 offer (which is apparently still available), so I thought this would be the perfect opportunity to get my hands on the 3 books from Lonely Planet's 1000 Ultimate series: Experiences, Sights, Adventures.
This series combines two of the things I enjoy the most; books and travelling, so I'm very excited to look through these and I've already started marking pages mentioning anything of Vietnam, Thailand, and India.

16 October 2013

Wanderlust


This incredible video shows scenes from Central America, Europe, and New Zealand. And - except for that terrifyingly huge spider - isn't it amazingly beautiful?
I really feel that this captures the essence and charm of travelling, and if this doesn't trigger any kind of wanderlust then I don't know what will. It definitely makes me want to pack my bags, quit my job, and just leave right here and right now. Who is coming with me? ;-)

13 October 2013

AM I THE TYPE?



I've always though I was the type to go travelling and exploring the world on my own. Fearlessly going down the streets somewhere in Hong Kong at night, making my way through busy markets in India... But what if I'm not?
I've planned an awesome trip starting this January where I'll go to Vietnam, Thailand and India and I couldn't be more excited, but it's my first time travelling all by myself and I can't help but listen to what everybody else has to say. And not a lot of people seem to think it's a good idea to go by myself ("and to India? Good heavens no!") and even though I'd like to brush these comments off I can't help but wonder. Do I actually have the courage to go into the world just me and myself? Will al these people be right after all that a young girl like me shouldn't be out exploring the world without a companion?
Writing this down, it sounds like absolute madness, because why live in fear that something might go wrong when a lot of things could go right? Because of course it'll be all right. And I can't wait to go. So world be ready, because here I come!
There you go, a confused rant from my travel-set mind which seem to change every other day --

8 October 2013

The Ducks' Army






Sometime over the last few days this art installation, The Ducks' Army, has found its way to my teeny town's pond, though I didn't notice it until yesterday evening when I drove through the town (honestly there's not much to do there. It's seriously small). But today I decided to go there and snap a few photos since we're already on the colour road (there's even more colours in my last post) and these rows of ducks have a pretty vibrant colour that'll do good on some photographs.
I'm no way near being someone who knows anything about art, but it seems like no one really understands what's up with these ducks. What is the message behind this strange art? Does it have anything to do with gene manipulation? Do they symbolize some kind of messengers?
The installation is made by a Danish artist called Bruno Kjær and it's moving around to different cities. It's kept a secret where they're moving to next and for how long they're staying, and I think it's kind of fun that there's been created this "mystery" around it.

5 October 2013

Capture the Colour


The lovely Mariët from Your Inspiration Blog tagged me in a photo blogging challenge by Travel Supermarket. The challenge goes under the name "Capture the Colour" and basically you're supposed to show five of your favourite travel photos in the colour categories: red, blue, green, yellow and white. After that you have to nominate 5 other bloggers as well. I absolutely love this idea and I nominate:

Renate - Randombloggen
Nicky - Zeeb Likes It
Sandra - Reisedagboka
Hannah - B.L.A.B.
And last but not least: Wander Bug

I hope you guys are up for this challenge. I have to say I really enjoyed it and ended up spending a good chunk of my day looking through years of good memories.

You can read more about the competition right here and see some absolutely stunning photos as well!
Red | Saw these cute little houses in Prague earlier this year on our interrail trip. This whole area of houses had red roofs and as you can see it continues far into the city. 


Blue | Found this adorable blue church in Bratislava, Slovakia while just wandering about the city. 
Green | This photo is back from 2010 where my parents, my brother and I went to Florida to visit our family. We found this cute plant version of Lady and the Tramp when we visited Epcot.




Yellow | I'm not sure what this building is, but I saw it in Zagreb, Croatia and thought it looked pretty cool.






















White | I couldn't help but find it a little funny when I saw this groom dragging his bride along the streets of Prague.