West highland way, fifth day.

Finally, R was good enough to walk. We were so close to giving up, but today his blisters were dry enough.

At 10 am we started our walk again. We walked to Rowardennan and had lunch there.

But we had a decision to make. If we wanted to camp that night we needed to walk at least 5 hours more to reach the next campsite… It was already late (3 pm) which meant it would have been dark before we even got to the campsite and risk for the campsite to be closed. Or we stay where we were (which meant we needed to take into a hotel again) or we could take the ferry over to Tarbet on the other side of the Loch and get to a wild campsite there.

We decided for the last option and booked our ferry tickets over to Tarbet (we also added hot chocolate with brandy to our ticket, haha)

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When we got to Tarbet R’s blisters were hurting again so we walked straight to the campsite (wild) and pinched our tent. We managed to pinch it well before it got dark outside. We cooked some mac and cheese and I set up my fairy light inside the tent (you want it cosy right?).

We got cosy in the tent and watched some Netflix. After a few hours, the rain started and after a few episodes of Ghost wars, we fell asleep.

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West highland way, third and forth day.

After an uncomfortable, but better sleep than the previous night we woke up in pain.

R had two massive blisters on the back of his feet and I has a blue toenail. I have slipt and got caught in between two rocks. I could feel the bleeding underneath my nail all night and now it looked like it was coming off. We decided to walk back to Balmaha and book a room in a BnB, rest up and start walking again after a day resting. We booked a room at Balhama inn. We almost mediately fell asleep. Two night of horrible sleep and two days with lots of walking with heavy bags had taken its toll on us.

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We rested and later has dinner at the Oaktree inn. We tried their haggis and salmon paté with beetroot chutney for starters and OMG it was fantastic! I The haggis was perfectly spicy with mashed potato and a lovely whiskey sauce. And the combo of salmon paté and beetroot chutney was perfection. I then had fish and chips. I must say that I regretted having the fish and chips, not because it wasn't great, it was really good, but because I wanted to change for the beef cheeks like 1 sec after the waitress walked away, haha.

The Balmaha inn was okay, it was a little bit small but it has a good selection of TV channels which I really appreciated as we don't have a TV at home, haha. I would recommend the Balmaha inn if you wanted to rent some cabins. They looked great! They even came with a Jacuzzi.

Day four was also spent in Balmaha. We still have sore feet and there was no way that R could walk. I could tape my toenail down and be able to walk, but R blisters needed to dry up before we could even think about walking again. This night we booked a room at The Oaktree inn. We got a nice upgrade to their superior double room which was incredibly cosy. Sadly they didn't have as many TV-channels as the Balmaha inn, haha.

We once again have a great dinner down at the restaurant. I had the same starter as the night before R tried their soup of the day.

We both had the beef cheeks that I wanted the night before and it was just as good as I thought it would be. We also had some nice whisky before we headed to bed.

West highland way, first day.

First we were supposed to go Greece, then we decided for camping but in the end we chose to do the West Highland way. It’s a 154 km walk from Glasgow to Fort William. Started in Milngavie. The first hour was horrendous! We had both at least 15 kilo on our backs and OMG. I have personally never had that before. R has as he been in the military, but that was years ago 😅 it got easier after a while, but then the heat kicked in… 28 degrees 😩

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After a few hours walking and a few stops we got to see the highland cows 😍

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After we walked passed the cows we got to a pub where we had some ice blasts to cool us down in the heat. After our short break we kept walking towards Drymen. However, just after a 10 min walk we needed to stop. R has developed bad blisters on the back of his heal. Plaster him up and keep going.

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We found this wee resting place where the local farmers had left drinks and cakes with a honestly box. Each drink was £1 and a cake was £2. So incredibly nice of them, everyone is so nice here I can’t take it!

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Around 18:00 we got to Drymen where we had a pint at a local pub. All male pub workers had kilts 😎

Our plan was to find a nice camp site, pitch our tent, chill, cook dinner and have a good sleep.

Ended up with us rushing out in the woods (where we probably were not allowed to camp) pitching our tents as quickly as possible and try to get in the tent before we got caught. We had a quick dinner consisting of a wrap with mackerel and tomato sauce 😬 had the worst sleep as our tent was sooo small 😅 woke up with a thousand bugs and spiders haha!

Plans for NYC

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Yesterday I did abs and shoulders at the gym before I met up with Chloe that needed some new outfits for some upcoming events. We managed to find all the things that Chloe needed. We had a funny experience when Chloe was going to buy some shoes at the Aldo store on the west side of Oxford Street. Chloe had asked for some shoes in her size, they asked us to sit down and wait, so we did what they told us. When the girl came out with the right size shoes she just threw the box at Chloe's feet and in the rudest manner just said "you're welcome" as to indicate that Chloe was rude for not saying thank you to her, Chloe was not even given the chance to say thank you 😅I can't believe that people even dare to act like that, because you never know who you are talking to.

We finished off the shopping with a smoothie at Joe and the juice. In there, our smoothies inspired us to plan a trip to New York. I have always wanted to go to New York so I am super excited! We decided for the end of May. YEEY! This was actually one of the two trips that I wanted to do this year so I am super thrilled and so nice to go with Chloe that knows the place and all, her sister lives there so she has been there a few times. Will also meet up with Henrik, even if he does not know anything yet, haha.

ps, they had a girl working in this Joe and the juice, happy to see that this sexist coffee place has changed, haha.

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Today I have just been lying in bed. Watching the Ted Bundy doc. Conversations With A Killer: the Ted Bundy Tapes. I have heard, read and listen about the Ted Bundy case a lot during the years but I have never seen the court tapes before. So that was interesting.

Edinburgh Castle & Vaults.

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Arrived in Edinburgh late on Thursday so the night was just for sleeping and chilling.

Friday was really the D-day! Started the day with a nice avocado 🥑 sourdough toast 😍 I think it’s the best breakfast in the world! (Until I get sick of it, haha)

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After that, we walked up to the Edinburgh castle. Horrible walk up though, had a leg and gluts class the morning before so I had horrible DOMS 😂

The castle was amazing! Sadly we had the 3 a clock tour witch only left us with only 1,5 hours in the castle. We didn’t know they closed so early. So people: Go early. It’s so much to see, read and listen too. I could definitely stay 1,5 hours longer. I love to really take my time in places like this.

At 10:15 we had an “extreme paranormal experience”. I think this is my number one tour ever. The tour guide guy was amazing. The way he spoke, moved, made silly but gruesome jokes. And he had really good stores to tell. Both real historic events, unconfirmed events and paranormal encounters and stories. He also impressed me with his extremely light dressed tour guide outfit 😂How on earth can the Scottish people walk around with so little clothes on? Damn it, I am almost from Lapland and I was walking around freezing.

We started in the town and headed to the Greyfriars kirkyard and then down the vaults.

I’m honestly still hyped from it. I wanna do more of them now 😍

If you wanna do the same tours as I did you find it here. It is also the tour guide guy on the picture when you book your tickets 😜

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Seville

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Vi kom till Seville vid 13:00 tiden i tisdags. Tog tåget från Jerez och gick direkt med våra saker till vår lilla lägga som vi hade för en natt. Sjukt fint ställe men jag glömde att ta bilder 😩Sen gick vi och köpte lite mat och gick ner till vattnet för att käka lite lunch. Älskar att äta på restaurang, men älskar lite mycket att gå och köpa en god picnic och sätta sig vid vattnet eller i en park. Underbart!

Efter åkte Luis på sin kurs och jag tog en prommis kring Seville innan min tele dog och jag åkte hem och laddade den. Efter Luis slutade sin kurs gick vi och käkade så en underbar restaurant som heter Ovejas Negras Bar de tapas


We arrived in Seville around one a clock this Tuesday. We took the train from Jerez and walked straight to our apartment that we rented that day. It was so beautiful but I completely forgot to take any pictures of it 😩After we had dropped off our stuff we headed to the supermarket, got some food and walked down to the river to enjoy our lunch. I love to eat at restaurants, but I just as much love to pick up some food from a supermarket and make it into a picnic next to a river or in a park. 

After Luis had gone to his course, I took a walk throughout the city before I needed head home and charge my phone. When Luis later finished, we met up and had dinner at a lovely restaurant called Ovejas Negras Bar de tapas