A Trip to Italy

Last week I spent my days off in Italy. Some of the perks of being a Cabin Crew is the incredible cheap flight tickets and not least, that I work 5 days on and always have 4 days off. We didn’t actually know where we were heading this weekend. We looked up all flights that had the most available seats and took it from there. We considered Iceland, Copenhagen, London and Spain. But If you are Norwegian, like me. The warmer temperatures seemed to tempt way more at this time of year. We decided to travel to Italy the very same day. “The numbers looks good, let’s go”. I am fairly used to the whole travel on impulse thing, but I must admit this was a new record for me, especially traveling with a 7 year old. I spent my time on the express train reading up on dress codes, currency, the top 10 “must see” locations and of course the most important word in the book “Thank you” (grazie mille. Loosely translated; Thank you very much). My knowledge of Italy was pretty blank. All I knew was that we were heading in the direction of the homeland of pizza, lasagne, gladiators, amazing architecture and gelato. Sure! why not?

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We arrived late in the evening, so we drove to the coastline and booked into a small hotel by the beach, Hotel del Mare. We arrived pretty late, so the owner urged us to get outside if we were to catch any restaurants still open. Next door was a restaurant with mostly seafood and pasta. A boy were celebrating his 9th birthday on the table next to us and the owner was so kind to give Leo a piece of his birthday cake. We had been in Italy for two hours and here we were sitting next to a family celebrating and eating real Italian food for the first time. It seemed surreal that we started our morning in freezing Oslo, eating knekkebrød while watching Pokemon on Tv.

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The next day we checked out the beach. Since we arrived when it had become dark we had no idea how the neighborhood would look. I love arriving when it’s dark, it’s like the world is wrapped in paper and you just have to wait until the next morning to see what the location will bring. The temperatures were alright, but not enough to make a beach holiday. We went for a walk on the beach while waiting for our taxi, that would take us to Rome.

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To be Continued!

Who is this interior blogger showing up in my feed?!

Thought I would shed some light on that one;)

I’m not new to blogging, as a matter of fact I had my first blog in 2004 before anyone knew what a blog actually was. We called it «my space» and it was a part of Windows Live Messenger. (MSN). Which mostly worked as a online diary where I complained about village life, homework and how much I loved HIM. Hahah time flies!

In 2009 I moved to England and studied illustration and I blogged mostly about art, England and Alternative fashion. In 2012 I started a new travel blog and backpacked through South East Asia, which is 4 years ago now. I went by the url kijoeibon.com and I used Kijo as a synonym. Heck I even looked a lot different back then, with neon hair and crazy outfits. I changed the url, the design, deleted all the content and that’s why I’m now showing up in everyones feed who subscribed to my RRS feed (bloglovin, feedly, google reader +++) back in 2012.

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It was a good year. However when the adventure came to an end and reality hit there wasn’t really much to write about. Diving into a 800m long cave, playing with tigers, zip lining through the jungle, arriving at an abundant island.. Awesome, right!? Working 24/7, combined with a confidentiality declaration? Not so much. I worked non-stop for 4 months, moved to the capital, moved around, meet my fiancee, got a stepson, a new job in aviation, and purchased my first apartment. Boom. Grown-up points.

My goal right now is to get this apartment together and then travel. My job gives me the opportunity to travel the world for nothing but small fees. I got my base, I got the perfect job. The groundwork is done. Then there will as always be some art and creative projects in between. So for those of you that don’t care much for renovation, bear with me! Travel posts are coming! 😀