Long time no update 

So, it’s quite a while since I updated last. So long that I’ve almost forgotten the English language… Been busy at home. Or we’ll, I went diving in Hurghada with my sister in October, but since then I’ve been home. Until now. 

Yesterday I arrived I Khao Lak, Thailand after what felt like a long trip. The flight was filled with families with young children and grandparents… I don’t think I’ve ever been on a more stressful or busy flight… but I survived both that and the transfer to the hotel (2,5 hours). 

Now I’m going to relax on the beach and plan for some diving. 

Some more pics

Back home again after a great vacation in Karon, Thailand. We mostly spent time by the pool, in the shades doing some reading and relaxing. But I also went out diving for four days. Here’s some pictures.

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It’s barely visible in the last picture, but on the righthand side in the middle of the picture is a shark. We were on approximately 20 m, but didn’t have enough no decompression time to go down to get a real good look on it. We saw it much clearer in reality than it’s visible in the picture though. Saw three sharks during the liveaboad. Two whitetip sharks (on the picture) and one guitar shark. Pretty cool 🙂

Greetings from Karon Beach, Thailand

So, I’m finally out traveling again. This time I’m back in Thailand. My sister, brother and I are in Karon Beach in Phuket. We arrived a few days ago and have checked out the hotel pool and beach by now. It’s really hot here, so nice!

On Thursday and Friday we’re doing our first diving and on Monday we’re going to the Similan Island for a liveaboard trip. Gonna be so much fun.

Don’t have many pictures yet, so here’s one of the first walking path I’ve seen in Thailand and one of the pool.

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My time in Thailand is coming to an end

It’s a little sooner than first planned, but it’s for the best. Tonight I’m heading to the airport and tomorrow morning my flight leaves Thailand. It’s always a special feeling leaving a place where you have lived for almost a year and most likely won’t return to. I’m not very sentimental, so I’m mostly looking forward to whats coming next.

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So what is coming next? Well, after a quick stop to visit my best friend and her family I’m heading up north. During the summer I’m going to work within home care, as a physiotherapist, and live with my sister. Going to be fun. Then I’m going to figure out the future.

Not to worry anyone, it’s under control now

Last weekend someone threw a grenade into one of the buildings at my school. It wasn’t a big bomb, but it did do some damage to the building. No one was injured since it happened during the night (which means that it wasn’t meant to injure anyone, it was meant to scare the president of the university). For a while some of us were debating going back home to Sweden early, but it’s been calm since so we decided to stay.

The thing that annoyed us the most was the schools way of informing us of what was going on. It took us more than 16 hours to get the news, and most of us read it in the news before we got the mail from the school. Our teachers were also joking about the situation and we got the feeling that the school didn’t take the situation seriously even though the police and campus security were in agreement on the fact that the grenade was most likely a political message (threat).

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Fortunately, we then got to talk to the International Student Services and the people in charge there and got a briefing of what had really happened and their preparedness for how future events would be dealt with. I think that calmed us all. Our Thai teachers joked some more about the culture difference that we wanted so much information that Thai people don’t. That might be a big difference, but what I think they sometimes forget is that we can’t access the same information the Thai student can. Everything is in Thai!

Anyway, now it feels okay, and the last few days have been calm, even in central Bangkok. We did get a message from our Swedish university that said that if we want to change our flights home their insurance would cover the costs, so that’s good to know.

Don’t want anyone to worry about me though. Everything is completely fine now, and I would never jeopardize my health or life, if I truly thought it was a dangerous situation I would have left the country already.

Now I’m going to go back to write an application for a job in North Korea!

Final seminars week

This week we’ve had unusually many days in school. We’ve all been presenting our projects, which have taken time! I had my presentation yesterday and I’m quite happy with how it turned out. Feels good to have it done.

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By the way, do you see the colorful coffee mug on the table? My best buy here in Thailand! And it looks very pretty now when I use a drawing from my goddaughter as decoration 🙂

I’m actually all done with the school work now. I sent in the last written assignment the day before the presentation. So now it’s only the Graduation Ceremony left!

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We don’t look very happy on that last picture, but were just focused on the presentation happening. And cold. I really do hate the ACs here in Thailand!