Those jeans were present that I got for myself for my name day. Yes in my family we actually celebrate name day. This year I celebrated in Bangkok with a couple of my friends by getting dinner at Mama Dolores, Italian/everything western restaurant in our neighbourhood. I didn’t shop much in Bangkok, I preferred spending my money on traveling, because when you live in Southeast Asia amazing travel opportunities are endless, but the next day I decided that I had to celebrate a little more, so I went shopping with my roomie Manon, and I got this pari of jeans.
What I love about them is that they are ripped (of course), jeans that are not ripped are not jeans for me, for some reason wholes in your pants make it all so much better.. Lately when I got back to cold Denmark, I realise that that I have nothing to wear, because all my pants are ripped. Ripped jeans are great, but when the temperature gets below zero they are not very practical.
They were also not very practical in Bangkok (life), because in Bangkok temperature rarely gets below 30 C, which means that if I would wear jeans I would basically die (it’s too hot).
So after chilling for a couple of month in my closet I finally got to wear them in Gran Canaria, and just take a moment to appreciate these amazing palm trees and awesome architecture!
Gran Canaria is honestly one of the most photogenic places i know.
jeans: Mango / top:Gina Tricot / sunglasses: Ray Ban / shoes: Birkenstock
The very first day I arrived in Bangkok, I went to 7-eleven, of course. I needed some water and Oreos to cheer up my jet lag. At that time I didn’t know that we had a water machine, standing right in front of our building, where you can just fill up your bottles with drinking water, so you don’t have to walk all the way to 7-eleven in 35C degrees heat just to get a bottle of water.
But it was the first day, and I didn’t know that. I didn’t know much about Bangkok at that time, but that’s exactly why I choose Bangkok fro my semester abroad. I wanted to go to a place that I’ve never been to before. I wanted to try something new and different, something exciting and exotic, and already on my first day I got a taste of my new exotic life.
I was walking to 7-eleven, feeling very sorry for myself. 7-elevens are literally everywhere in Bangkok, but obviously the closest one to Nonsi was around 15 minutes away, and according to Bangkok-7eleve-distance standard, 15 minutes is pretty far.
So, I’m walking to 7eleven, thinking how hard my life will be if I will have to walk every single day FOR 15 MINUTES back and forth with heave bottles of water.
And than I saw people who’s problems in life were probably much bigger than distance to 7-eleven. People who lived only 5 minutes away from me, but it seemed like our lives were separated by 10000 kilometres.
People who lived in poverty. Continue reading
I’m currently in one of my favourite places ever, Gran Canaria. This is my 3rd time on this island, and possibly 3rd time attempting to take acceptable pictures in front of this edgy-looking fence and even more edgy-looking palm trees. Palm trees are my obsession, and endless source of inspiration. You take a palm tree, you pose in front of it, and you have a good picture.
I missed being surrounded by palm trees. In Bangkok I had a couple of them growing right in front of my window, ahh what a life. I miss it a lot.
Luckily I got a chance to go back to the summer for a little bit. After a couple of weeks in cold Denmark, warm and sunny getaway to Gran Canaria is just what I needed (and also what my new pink pants needed, no chance to wear them in Copenhagen at this time of the year, especially since it’s currently snowing). I got these pink pants on sale from Zara, very accidentally. I was searching for my favourite denim shorts that I somehow lost in Bali a couple of weeks ago (very weird, I’ve never lost a pair of pants), and than I found these pink pants, and since they were on sale already, and since I have exactly the same pair just in black, that are probably one of my favourite pair of pants ever, I thought why not? and what a great decision it was, I love them already, and they looked pretty nice with my simple Levis tee and all these beautiful palm trees 😉
t-shirt: Levis / pants: Zara / shoes: Birkenstock
Nonsi is the coolest place in Bangkok, and luckily enough, that’s also were I lived.
Nonsi Residence is where exchange students from Chulalongkorn University live, and it’s pretty much like a little universe inside of Bangkok. It’s a pink building, in the middle of Khlong Toei, a neighbourhood located just outside of the city centre, only 2 metro stops from Chula (the uni), and 20 min cab ride from Siam Paragon (the shopping mall where you can get yourself the newest Ferrari or Bentley, or as in my case, a tuna sandwich from Subway). The 20 minutes is of course relative, if you decided to go during rush hour, which in Bangkok last pretty much most of the time, you might as well get stuck in the traffic for an hour.
Nonsi is a little strange place. Imagine bunch of kids, from all around the world, living under one roof, going to school together, having dinner together, partying together. That means of course a great deal of trouble and equally great deal of fun. Whatever you do, say or see the night before will be the hot topic of all Nonsi- conversations by the lunch time, but that’s how it is when you and your 80 friends all live under the same roof. Continue reading
I called Bangkok home for 5 months.
I had my own bed, I did laundry, I went to school, I had good days and bad days.
I lived in one of the biggest cities on earth, on the other side of the globe, almost 9000 km from home. In a tropical, exotic country, with white sand beaches, elephants, countless temples and crazy taxi drivers.
It’s one of these things that I will be able to brag about for the rest of my life. You know, just casually mentioning in conversations, that I used to live in Bangkok and every other weekend I would go on mini getaways to nearby islands. If I ever have kids, it will be one of these things, that I will be telling them about over and over again. And whenever someone will mention Bangkok or Thailand my heart will get a little warm, because the memory of these 5 months will always be very special.
I lived in a country with palm trees and countless skyscrapers, growing right in front of my window, and occasional lizards sneaking into my apartment (which almost gave me a little heart attack the first time I saw a bright green lizard chilling right by the kitchen sink). Continue reading