The spring has finally come to Copenhagen and life is so much nicer! Last Sunday I was actually able to go for a walk in the city with my family without wearing a jacket, yes, without any JACKET! which is not even that normal in Copenhagen at this time fo the year, so let me tell you, it was my lucky day. On top of that, I decided to go for a sunny trend that I’ve been seeing around lately, yellow sunglasses, and that also made my day much brighter. The thing about yellow sunglasses is that they make the whole world much happier when you put them on, and they look pretty cool 😉
The pink sweatshirt was an interesting case, one day I just thought to myself that I wish I had a pink sweatshirt, just pink with nothing else on it, the other day I went to a random shop “just to look not buy” and bum there was a pink sweatshirt, law of attraction? 😉
I took these pictures on top of Illum right before my pizza came (there is a great Italian restaurant on top of Illum). Illum is a shopping center in central Copenhagen, and last year they made a rooftop area, where there are restaurants and you can chill outside with a really nice view of Copenhagen, so if you ever around, I highly recommend it!
sweatshirt: Gina Tricot / jeans: Mango / sunglasses:H&M / sneakers: Adidas
I’ve recently came back from my semester abroad in Thailand, where I studied at Chulalongkorn University in Bangkok for one semester. So now when I’m home the question is, was a semester abroad in Thailand a good decision? A simple answer would be, yes, it was a very, very good decision, but let me explain.
Thailand is not your typical semester- abroad- destination, it’s more of you typical backpacking- holiday- with- buckets- at- the- beach (with alco ofc) destination. In my university I never really heard anyone considering Bangkok as a potential choice for the semester abroad, I myself never really thought about Bangkok either. I’ve been to Thailand once before, I loved it, but going to Thailand to study? Wasn’t Thailand a place where you go to the beach? It changed when I stumbled into pictures of Chulalongkorn University. It looked impressive, beautiful Thai architecture surrounded by skyscrapers, and when I saw pictures of Chula students wearing uniforms, I was sold. I kind of always wanted to try wearing uniform at school, and considering the fact that the clock is ticking (and I’m soon done with school forever), I would probably not have much more opportunity in life to do that.
I choose Chula as my first priority for my semester abroad. I was excited, I couldn’t wait to get there and experience life in this huge, exotic metropolis. I was sure that I made the right decision, until someone decided to inform me that it was not a good choice. Why? because Thailand is not a good place for a semester abroad, simple as that, it’s not good enough. What I should have done, is to choose a respectable university in a respectable study place (whatever that is). And that got my thinking. Did I make a mistake? Continue reading
When I lived in Bangkok, I felt that I couldn’t really be too creative with what I was wearing, simply because it was always sooo freaking hot, that all I could think about was wearing as little as possible, so I wouldn’t die from overheating.
That is why, after 6 months in Thailand, when I got back home to Denmark, I was kind of excited about wearing winter clothes again. Kind of excited for 5 minutes, and than I realized how cold Copenhagen actually was, and all I could think about was how to stay warm… Life 😉
So now it’s all about winter clothes again, I put all my summer clothes in the back of my closet, and I’m trying to work with jackets and boots again (I know that end of March, for many people means spring, but here in Copenhagen it’s actually still pretty cold). I’ve been wearing this black faux four jacket religiously, since I found it in a random shopping mall in Toronot, when I was 15 (yes, I’ve been wearing this jacket pretty much every winter since I was 15). This Levi’s t-shirt might not seem like the most revoltionery piece of clothing ever, but I love it so much. It’s simple and casual, but at the same time there is something cool about it, and believe me or not, I was actually cold taking these pictures, so after all I think I prefer Bangkok’s heat 😉
faux four: Amelia / t-shirt: Levi’s / jeans: Samsøe Samsøe
When to go?
To be honest, it doesn’t really matter it will be freaking hot anyways 😉 However, the best time to go is from November to February, that’s when the temperature is lowest aka 30 C degrees instead of 40 C degrees, and it doesn’t rain. It is important to keep in mind, that even though weather is the best during this time, it’s also Thailand’s main tourist season, which means that there will be people everywhere
Where to stay?
I stayed in a couple of different hotels in Bangkok, and my favourite was Terminal 21 Hotel (mainly because of the awesome rooftop pool). The hotel is located on top of Terminal 21 (shopping centre), and there are a lot of good restaurants in the mall and outside, plus it has direct access to BTS (metro). Ares of Bangkok that I would recommend to look into is either near Siam Paragon/ MBK (Bangkok’s main shopping area) or near Lumpini Park (the biggest park in central Bangkok).
What to see and do?
Here are my 10 top things to do/see in Bangkok Continue reading
When I arrived in Bangkok, I didn’t really like this city that much, but when I was leaving I cried all the way to the airport. And let me tell you, these were not tears of joy.
Bangkok is a big city, it takes a while to get to the airport, so for approximately 20 kilometres, I couldn’t stop tears coming out of my eyes. I had the best time ever in this city and I really did not want to leave.
So I sad in a taxi next to my roommate Manon, and every time I tried to open my mouth to say something, I would burst into tears. We were on the way to Koh Samui, we booked a nice hotel with an infinity pool by the beach, and we were not happy at all, because we were both so sad about leaving Bangkok. So we just sat in the back of the cab, two blond girls crying, which must to have looked pretty weird.
Bangkok might not be the easiest city to love at first, but when you will actually get to know it, I guarantee you, you will fall in love, just like I did.
So here it is, why I didn’t like Bangkok in the beginning? Continue reading
I vlogged every day (almost 😉 ) to show you what my average week in Bangkok looked like 🙂
I bought this sweater when I got back from Asia. I was in Warsaw, there was snow lying around and it was cold, so I decided to get myself a little welcome-to-the-cold present. Plus everybody needs a simple grey sweater, it’s easy to just throw on in the morning, you can wear it with everything, and it keeps you warm and cozy. Especially when you live in Denmark, staying warm and cozy at this time of the year is crucial.
Not so much in Gran Canaria where I took these pictures 😉 It was probably a little bit too warm for a sweater, but hey the background is just incredible! I love this lake, mountains and this little palm tree in the background. Especially at this time of the day when the sun is setting down, and you can see the mirror reflection in the lake, and everything looks soft and gold.
I love this place so much and I cannot resits taking as many pictures as possible when I’m there (plus the fact that I had my younger brother with me, who I can beg to take pictures of me, cannot go to waste 😉 ).
It’s beginning of March and Denmark is cold and grey, and I already really miss the sun. The good things is that after 6 months in sunny Southeast Asia I have tons of sunny videos and pictures to edit, so I can keep myself entertained 😉
sweater: Zara / jeasn: Mango / sunglasses: Ray Ban / shoes: Birkenstock