Still dreaming about Maldives.

Our over-water bungalow!

Here’s some more photo’s I’ve been sharing on my instagram from our recent trip to Maldives. I promise to write more later guys but right now I just can’t find the time. We actually discovered quite a few gems there! Until then; check out our Youtube video from Maldives, and don’t forget to subscribe! 

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Cover story on Wanderlust Magazine

Excited to tell you guys that I’m the cover story on Wanderlust Mag! You can read my story from page 6 onwards. This issue is about health and the story focuses on my health routines in my daily life and my medical  studies. And as always my life as an expat in Bangkok and how I got here! I love it, I can believe little Levanger is mentioned in a Magazine outside my county, let alone outside the country AND even another on another continent. Fun stuff! 

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As dreamy as it seems…

Maldives have been nothing short of a dream so far. The endless blue waters and white sandy  beaches. Anantara Dhigu is actually a family  resort-island but yet it is so quiet and peaceful here. We’ve been soaking up the sun all day and gazed at the stars during night time. The night sky is so beautiful here! Yesterday we went for a SPA treatment and it was the best one we’ve ever had. The masseuses are from Thailand, higly skilled with firm  hands,but the location is what makes it. It’s surrounded with turquoise blue water and  sunshine, I’m not even exaggerating. It lifts your mood right from the start and creates a perfect  feeling. The window under your massage table let’s you stare right into the ocean. You can even watch the sunset from the jacuzzi at the end. Amazing! 

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Brb, I’m going to Maldives!

Hi guys! There might or might not be any blogging during my week in Maldives. The internet hasn’t been  great so far, but this is only day one. We’re staying at Anantara Dhigu and it’s gorgeous! We are located right on the beach in a sunrise bungalow, safe to say, I’m IN LOVE. We are staying here for three days before we move to the over water bungalows at Anantara Veli. This is truly a dream come true. Follow me on Instagram story for daily updates! 

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In love with Puri Pai Villa

This view… make sure you wake up in the early AM to catch the sunrise.

<3 this guy!

One sentence. The food in Pai is sooo good. Let alone at this hotel! We stayed and dined here the whole day! Never left the hotel until check-out!

Wine pour

The lounge area is perfect for a bottle of wine!

THAT view…

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We stayed at so many cool places during our trip to Pai in February. We loved them all, in different ways, as I made sure we got a nice variety when it came to location and hotel style. But, Puri Pai Villa was the one to put a mark on us. The decor, the feeling of modern luxury and all this combined with a panoramic view of the hills of Mae Hong Son. Because of the location, you will only be able to catch the sunrise, but it is one of a kind. It gets quite chill in the morning, so you get that nice mountain vibe, having to wear a blanket as you gaze into the endless nature covered in this magic golden light. It’s so relaxing and it doesn’t even feel like you’re in Thailand anymore. As the sun settles and noon comes creeping by you can get into your bikini without any problem. It’s all of a sudden a total different place. Get a bottle of wine at the pool bar, located on a large balcony overlooking the rest of the villas and just relax to the sound of nature. The food there is AMAZING, you have to try their pastas, all of them were good! Then night comes, you can hang out at the bean bags in the sun deck, there’s even a fire-place, a draft beer place and on Fridays there’s a BBQ! Puri Pai Villa, we’ll be back!

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Fresh fruits and sunny weather

I feel like I become wiser every time I go visit my grandparents in Surin, my Thai brushes up, my stomach grows stronger, and my perspective on life changes. Having stayed with my grandparents in Ban Thawan Phrai throughout the years, I am constantly reminded to be grateful for what we take for granted in our daily life, like electricity, internet, AN AIRCON, warm water, a job that enables us to take care of ourself and our families and not least proper health care… The contrast of the way of living is enormous. You won’t see a single person sitting with their eyes glued to the smart phone, never anyone picky when it comes to what to wear, what to eat or where to go. The stress level is non-existent.

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My grandparents house in the village! It sure looks different than when we used to visit as kids!

rose apples surin, ban tawan phrai

Fresh Rose apples “Chompoo” straight from the garden. Yum! My fave fruit. Low in calories and super crunchy and healthy!

Never been here during mango season before, let alone have I ever picked my own mangoes.

So good!

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My aunties puppies! She is amazing… making sure EVERYONE is taken care of.

But I think the biggest lesson is the kindness and helpfulness of the people. They welcome everyone that walks in with a smile, they share to the ones in need, even if they don’t have enough themselves. They take care of one another, just like human beings should. They all act as one big family, sharing their crops, fruits and whatever they have to offer with eachother. I swear, it feels like Utopia! We might have years and years of education, but it is obvious that some things, you won’t ever learn in school. And living as priviliged as we do, some of us might never learn. I always wondered why my mom wouldn’t spend much money on us while growing up, but she would always give loads to the kids back in her hometown. As a child you never understand these things, but growing up, getting to witness all the good things she has done back home, makes it all worth it.

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