Semuc Champey in Guatemala

Hi guys!


Haven’t been doing much here lately… basically hanging out on Facebook most of the time with my updates instead… did do a new Video from visiting a waterfall in Semuc Champey a few days ago though 🙂


Day 15-38 Canoe tours and Sziget

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A lot has happened again, the biggest thing is that I have a new girlfriend, but that I won’t write so much about here… instead I am giving you my second attempt at a GoPro video… this time done from the canoe tours I have just been to.

Day 10-14 Vienna and Budapest

Okay… so This time I stayed with my hitchhiking plans… got two really nice rides… the first one from an Austrian priest and the second from a Turkish construction worker. Once in Vienna I had some problems getting in contact with my host so found a backup one… while waiting in the city I found a huge demonstration for Palestina in Gaza… (Kind of a nice church in the background too… Stephanskirche)

We also had a really nice Picnic… on the left is Fabian my first host, and to the right in the front is Maria, my second host.


The last day in Vienna turned out to be a bit adventurous… we woke up with several hundred police men on the street and helicopters above… it turned out that some house occupants refused to move out and the Police had called in groups from several surrounding cities.


 My host place was actually INSIDE the barricaded area… so in the end she couldn’t get back inside her apartment after having followed me to the station…


 Oh, and a short part on Budapest also… kind of had to show this picture of the parliament… really looks like a fairy tale castle to me 🙂


 And as a final note… In Budapest I managed to get two pieces of this Pizza PLUS a 33 cl soda for 1,6 euro (about 15 SEK). Kind of like that city 🙂




Day 8-9 Visiting Linz

Okay… a lot has happened since the last post, I should probably blog more often, but life kind of has priority 🙂

So after my interesting bus accident in Germany I spent a few nice days in Linz with my host Uli. We did everything from climbing these nets…



To playing in this giant jumping tower (yes “grown ups” where allowed too 😛 )


Climbing this tower (which was really bold of Uli who has a fear of nights…)



 And going in this swing which had a waterfall that turned off juuust when you passed it (although I was a bit too tall so my hair got wet 🙂 )

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We also did some Geocashing… the hint was that it was in a small house… took a while to find 🙂



Day 5-7 A result of taking the easy way out

Today I was going to hitchhike from Munich in Germany to Linz in Austria. Not having done it for a really long time I had forgotten some of the basics… like starting out early. So I arrived at what I thought would be a good location at around 11.30 or so. Was standing there for 30 minutes trying to get a ride but didn’t manage to get any cars to stop. Looked at my map and thought to go to a second location… when I came there it was already 12.15 and I knew my trip would take about 6-8 hours HH and I didn’t want to arrive too late.

Thus I chose the lazy solution and went into the city to take a bus instead. (it was only 29 euro for a 4 hour drive… and they would have WiFi… so why not).

Okay… this is where the travel-gods decided to punish me for being lazy

* When I came to the bus the guy taking the tickets said that I would be able to buy beverages on board (which later turned out not to be the case)

* Once I jumped onto the bus it was freezing cold so I quickly jumped of to get my long trousers and jacket, but the driver said that once the luggage was in the stove I wouldn’t be allowed to take stuff out of it… hem… I tried to persuade him a bit since it was 5 minutes until we would leave (and I had also forgot my kindle in the luggage) but he was stone cold… oh well.

* On the bus it turned out that the regular bus had broken down and that our replacement bus didn’t have WiFi… oh well.. time for some shuteye then…

* The next thing that happened was that there was huge cues on the highway so the driver decided to take a “shortcut” through the woods which took us another 40 minutes.

* Once back on the highway we managed to get into an accident with a car that wanted to drive faster than us and then break straight in front of us. Nobody got hurt and the only damage was these tiiiny damages on the lights on the picture below.


 * German police officers are really thorough… at the moment we have been standing for almost an hour with them writing the papers of the accident.



 ‘* Oh, and of course I had a change in Salzburg and it seems as if I am going to have to buy another ticket to travel onwards on my own expense… and then send in the receipts to the bus company… guess that will be a fun adventure too…

So… ehm… the conclusion is: next time I’ll go up a bit earlier and stick to my plan to hitchhike… seems both faster, safer and cheaper!

Couchsurfing Paella party video

Hi guys, below is my first attempt on making a video with my new GoPro… guess the result was a bit so-so but hopefully they will get better with practice 🙂


Day 1-4 in Switzerland – Couchsurfing Paella!

Okay… have just been to this awesome party in the village Degenau (close to Gossau in Switzerland). Meet up with a lot of friends from earlier parties and felt that this was a good way to start the trip since I basically did the same thing 5 years ago when I started the last one 🙂



On the road again

Hi guys!


After having spent about 4 years in the “normal world” I have now finally packed a backpack and is ready to hit the road again. Last night I was staying with this awesome couchsurfing host playing the games “Cards against humanity” (which was really awesome btw).


Below is a pic from when we went canoing on Wednesday btw LerGOPR0299

Day 249 to 251 Bangkok (again)

After Kolkata I decided I needed the peace and quite of Thailand again so I took a flight back to Bangkok. Here I did a health checkup which was an experience in itself with a super-modern hospital and quite modest fees… If I am getting sick sometime in the future I hope I am in Bangkok… really excellent health-care!


This is not from a 5 star hotel but actually from inside the hospital I went to…


Day 230 to 248 Kolkata (India)

After Thailand I jumped over to India to have a look at another culture… it turned out to be quite a big difference… more than I had expected to be honest. There are so many people there, people honk the horn all the time when you are on the street and there are SO many poor people and beggars on the street. They don’t seem to have invented the waste-basket yet (you just throw the stuff on the the street when you are done… or in the park in the grass etc. which means that the whole city looks like a dumpster.) Oh, and most people live with their parents so it was quite hard to find a couch to surf. In the end I ended up staying in a hostel for my stay… but it was a quite nice place with many fun people around so no worries… was kind of nice to have “my own place” for a while too 😀

I saw a few cool things when I was there, everything from the South Calcutta Rifle club to the Calcutta Swimming Club. (The name Calcutta was changed to Kolkata a few years ago to show that the are no longer a part of the Imperialist rule of the British… but some old clubs keep their names.)

Oh, and I got a pretty bad stomach flu so I lost a few more kilos… now I have lost 16 kg in total since the trip started, down from 98 kg to 82… quite a change 🙂


Fun people I met at the backpacker place I was staying at


Horses walking free in the park… in the middle of the city… no fences


Victoria memorial… in the foreground is a friend I met at the hostel.


A market… this place sold bananas… and it was HUGE… all the way to the end of this street there where bananas sold… the next one was then oranges and so on…


At the rifle club.


Me doing some shooting.


The place I was staying at, “Hotel” Paragon


A couchsurfer I got to know in Bangkok who I met up with again in Kolkata. Watch the yellow cabs in the background… they where all of this model… every single one I saw… (and the model is from the 60’s or something…)

The view of the park in Victoria Memorial, very nice!


Holi… a festival in colors… and yepp… you do get attacked on the street 🙂


Okay… we are ready for Holi.. me in my new white clothes… bought especially for the day 😀


And of course an “after” picture… this is what holi does to a white outfit 😀 (I gave the clothes away to a beggar afterwards… he looked happy!)


I did a visit to Mc Donalds to try the local Big Mac… ehm… except they don’t sell beef of course… it IS India after all…


I love this construction… it feels so… ehm… safe somehow 😀


Out looking at a bridge with some couchsurfers and two Norwegian girls I met at the hostel.


A quite common thing was that trucks had signs saying “Obey traffic rules” or “Stop” or “Please Honk” written on them… and yes… I actually do think the text was needed… because no-one seemed to care about the rules…


Is this a forrest? No, it is actually only one tree… but it is the biggest tree in south east asia…IMG_2336

Some info on it


My Norwegian girls did a small movie


Weee… we are flying!


Paddling around with some couchsurfers


Boats are fun! 😀


Last night in Kolkata. We are actually up on a rooftop with a great view in the background… ehm… I guess you will have to imagine it though 😀


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