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Archive for February, 2008

Almost Time to Go

I got my visa, packed my things and I’m ready to set off on my adventure through the Mekong. This is the first time I’m doing this kind of “backpacking” trip, so it’ll be interesting to see how it turns out, if it becomes the adventure and experience it is set out to be. Now I just hope that the trains will run when I’m going to the airport tomorrow, and not be stopped by the wind as they were this weekend.


I have been doing a fair bit of travelling lately, but I haven’t written anything about it here. I’m planning on doing so when I get the time to write everything down. At the turn of the month, I went to Sapporo in Hokkaido for four days including skiing and the snow festival. The weekend [...]

My Valentine’s Day

Usually I don’t celebrate Valentine’s Day anything because it’s not really a Swedish holiday, people just celebrate it because they do it in America - just like Halloween. Valentine’s in Japan is pretty funny though. It’s a holiday entirely made up by the chocolate companies so that they could sell more chocolate. I heard that [...]

Burning of Namdaemun

On Sunday evening Namdaemun - a historic gate and a landmark of Seoul, South Korea - or Sungnyemun (숭례문) as its proper name is was burnt down. It was one of the sights I saw when I visited Seoul in November. It feels a bit sad that it was burnt down, but at the same [...]