Pulau Weh er en liten øy helt på nordspissen av Sumatra i Indonesia. Reisen dit er litt lang og kronglete, men så absolutt verd det når du kommer frem! Her på øye er det nesten ikke turister, så du får et ordentlig godt innblikk i hvordan lokalbefolkningen lever. Det beste var nok likevel dykkingen (som jeg nesten må ta i et eget innlegg, om ikke blir jeg aldri ferdig). Jeg bodde på øya i to uker. Planen var å dra videre etter en- men jeg klarte ikke rive meg løs. Hadde det ikke vært for at jeg etter nesten tre måneder alene på reisefot, endelig skulle møte min kjære for å fortsette reisen sammen, er det fare for at jeg forsatt ville vært der.
Pulau Weh is a small island on the northern tip of Sumatra, Indonesia. Getting there is a bit tricky, but it's worth it. It's not to many tourists around, so you get almost the whole island by your self. The locals are really friendly, the island are really beautifull, and the best part: The diving is amazing!
I'll be back someday! Just have to visit the rest of the world first
Selv etter tre uker i India, får jeg fortsatt små kultursjokk. Den hellige elva Ganges er både blant det vakreste og værste jeg har opplevd foreløbig. Elven er sterkt infisert, og vi ble alle frarådet å bade i den. De lokale derimot tok både morrabadet, klesvasken og helgevasken i vannet. Forurensning hadde lagt en konstant dis over byen, slik at du aldri fikk sett himmelen. Men det værste var luktene. En intens mur av fuktig søppel var det første som møtte meg da jeg kom av toget. Lukten borret seg inn i nesen, og ble værende der under hele oppholdet. Etter hvert gikk det opp for meg at lukten kom av de flere hundre begravelsessermoniene som ble holdt hver kveld.
Etter tre uker i India i 45 grader var jeg veldig sliten på dette tidspunktet, og det var nok mye av grunnen til at det var så tøft for meg. Varanasi var siste stopp før jeg skulle tilbake til Delhi, og deretter fly ut av landet.
Even after three weeks in India, the culture shocks me. Visiting the holy river Ganges in Varanasi is both the worst and the best experience I have from India. The heat, the smells, and all the dead bodies made me a bit uncomfortable- but the smiling people, the good food, and the colorful streets made up for it all.
In Africa I attended a guided safari trip through Drifters. The trip took me through South Africa, Botswana, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Malawi and Mozambique and lasted for 24 days. Most of the time we slept in tent, but sometimes we slept under the stars, and on a few occasions we had a real bed to sleep in. The trip was amazing, and I would recommend everyone to spend some time in Africa!
Sleeping in a tent in the middle of nowhere was a really cool experience. In night time we could hear lions roaring at each other, and we could spot big elephant prints right outside our tent.
Our guide drove us around in a big truck, and some days we spent the whole day driving. The roads were terrible, and sometimes we actually had to drive next to the road because there were holes in the road at the same size as our truck... But there was so much to see from the road, and it actually felt like you were on a constant safari!
Three weeks with almost no internet connection, and not to many opportunities to charge you phone battery. I absolutely loved it. It's so much easier to appreciate whats around you when you not constantly are updating Facebook.
Also called Jungarh Fort, In Bikaner, Rajhastan.
We were traveling in India in the end of May- also know as the "Are-you-crazy?-season". The nice part was that it wasn't a lot of other foreigners, so the typical tourist spots were almost empty. The bad thing was that it's REALLY freakin' hot at that time. Like crazy 45* C in the shadow and no breeze at all!
After traveling some places now I'm quiet used to hostels promoting "We have hot water in the shower". Here in India they operated with "We have cold water!"
Walked barefoot in a temple with more than 20,000 rats? Check
Last June when I was doing my "around the world trip" I spent almost a month in India. Karni Mata Temple in Bikaner, Rajasthan, was one of the places I went to see. It was a really impressive experience. Not only because of all the rats, but also because of how people interacted with the rats. Some laying on the floor, feeding them, others sitting in the corners, relaxing.