Personal phone snapshots from summer 2016

I wanted to share some more personal and "unfiltered" images with you. Most of these are from Tove's phone and some are from mine. The person behind all of the pictures is my favorite person Tove <3

Having the best drink I have ever had, hands down. We were at a restaurant in Malmo. It was drink with violet in it (YUM)!! Violet, licorice, and can polkadot (no english translation?!) are my all time favorite ice cream flavors and this drink tasted like my beloved violet ice cream.

On the ferry to Rab island, Croatia / Jamie Oliver's restaurant Barbecoa in London / Shopping with Tove in London / Eating my favorite soup at one of my favorite restaurant in Croatia

Summer Throwback from Tove's phone 2016 104.jpg

Tove is obviously someone I admire and adore, if you have not picked up on that already. She is a spinning instructor at Nordic Wellness so if you are ever in Malmo and want a great workout, make sure to schedule a class with her. Here we are sweaty and happy after her class.

Some snaps from London, when it finally stopped raining!

How can a place be this beautiful? Otok Rab friends!

I feel bad for everyone who does not have this girl in their lives. She is the best thing ever. Never a dull moment with her. I miss her like crazy but I am thankful for the technology we have today <3

Lucky to have spent all of my childhood summers here <3

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The live image to this photo is hilarious, so much love for this one <3 / Happy as can be at my favorite place, Rab island

If you ever go to Croatia, go to Rab Island.

The island is small and is easy to navigate around yet it has an incredible lot to offer. There are cliff beaches, fine sand beaches, stone sand beaches, and regular sand beaches. It is still not crazy touristy so the restaurants there are amazing and authentic. Food tastes better than anywhere else, everything has so much flavor, most of it is home grown, and the fish are caught at night. The old town is cozy and fun to walk around in. The nature is beyond beautiful. It is also a very cheap place to go visit (a scoop of ice cream is no more than a dollar!!). There are plenty of day trips offered by boat from Rab. Rab island is only a 3.5 hour trip from Croatia's capital Zagreb (ferry ride and drive included in this time). Since Zagreb is a good place to fly in to (and then rent a car to drive to Rab), you can also explore the beautiful capital while visitng.

Huge thanks to Tove for putting up with me blogging and taking some pictures, and for being my best friend. She turned 23 March 2 and I did not do a happy birthday post for her, so thank you for being you bestie! Älskar dig massor <3

Also, big thanks for reading this post, I hope you all enjoyed. HUGS

2016 Travel Summary

MEXICO

Playa Del Carmen

Cozumel

Tulum

 

NORTH CAROLINA, USA

Asheville

 

SWEDEN

Malmö

 

ITALY

Milan

Lake Como

Verona

 

SPAIN

Barcelona

 

DENMARK

Copenhagen

 

ENGLAND

London

 

CROATIA

Rab

Zagreb

 

SOUTH CAROLINA, USA

Myrtle Beach

Charleston

 

OKLAHOMA

Oklahoma City

 

SWEDEN

Malmö

Stockholm

Eight countries, seventeen cities, one year. I am so thankful to have traveled as much as I did last year. From spending time with my best friend, to traveling with my grandmother <3, to shopping and strolling through Denmark with my godmother, to spending Christmas with my family and my cousins, to going to a wedding, to going on a relaxing trip with my boyfriend, to spending my birthday with my favorite people, to having a girls trip with my mom, and everything there in between. I truly hope 2017 will be filled with as many fun trips and time spent with my loved ones. Thank you to everyone who made 2016 special <3

English Tea Time

We went here three (!!!!!) times. Every time, they had a private event and told us to come back the next day, when they were closed for a private event again... But the third time is a charm! Such a pretty place to sit and have afternoon tea. Looked like an old school movie! HUGS

London Day One

The day started at the airport with mandatory breakky at Joe &amp; The Juice. The lines were awful and the staff was so unhelpful and slow this morning, not very usual for this place. Our gate got changed during the time we were waiting for our food. Due to this discovery, we had to RUN to the gate, poor Tove had to throw away her food because they put pesto in it although she kindly asked for them not to several times (peanut allergy). We got to our gate sweaty and tired but we made it!

The day started at the airport with mandatory breakky at Joe & The Juice. The lines were awful and the staff was so unhelpful and slow this morning, not very usual for this place. Our gate got changed during the time we were waiting for our food. Due to this discovery, we had to RUN to the gate, poor Tove had to throw away her food because they put pesto in it although she kindly asked for them not to several times (peanut allergy). We got to our gate sweaty and tired but we made it!

After the flight and the hassle of getting from the airport to the city (which was not cheap nor did any company have seats available, I recommend booking your bus) we finally got food! No one was happier than me. I get grouchy if I do not eat regularly.

After the flight and the hassle of getting from the airport to the city (which was not cheap nor did any company have seats available, I recommend booking your bus) we finally got food! No one was happier than me. I get grouchy if I do not eat regularly.

Pretty buildings!

Pretty buildings!

I will say London has beautiful buildings but it was not for me. The shopping was meh and the food was meh and the weather was crappy.

I will say London has beautiful buildings but it was not for me. The shopping was meh and the food was meh and the weather was crappy.

I had my camera wrapped up in my cardigan most of the day since it decided to rain all day but look at how pretty this garden is!

I had my camera wrapped up in my cardigan most of the day since it decided to rain all day but look at how pretty this garden is!

At the end of the day we decided to go for English tea time, but once we got there they told us they were closed for a private event and to come back the next day. We came back the next day, but it was closed for a private event then too.. Good thing I was here with my best friend who I can have fun with anywhere, but our luck was just not the best this trip.