Archive for March 12, 2016

Lush Life

Posted in Australia 2016, Travels, Uncategorized on March 12, 2016 by Sara Hammerzmith

We started the day off with watching Melodifestivalen on SVT Play, because it doesn’t matter if you’re at the other side of the world – you do need to see the finale and see who wins. Frans will be representing us at the Eurovisions, congratulations! The girl I rooted for, Mimi Werner, wasn’t in the finale at all, so it really didn’t matter that much, though I must agree I’m a bit weak for Ace Wilder.

After this, we headed towards the central to first have breakfast at the cutest little café ever, and then continuing down to get our buscards, might as well get one, you know? We chased a beach bag without any luck for a while before getting on the bus towards Takapuna Beach.

At first we were a bit terrified that we had gotten off at the wrong stop, but it was solved really quickly when we found a sign towards the beach.

And what a view! The ocean! The beach! It was wonderful. And what was even more wonderful, was to take my first bath in a sea or ocean in 15 years. It was weird, but fuck I laughed most of the time, even when the salt came in my mouth and lungs. We tanned a bit on the beach, bathed again, sunbathed a bit more before we decided it would be good to pack up our stuff and talk a walk along the beach.


It’s a big beach I’ll tell you, and… Well. There was this stone, with a rope, and I assume this is so you can climb the stone, so I figured I’d give it a try. Of course, what I do, is that I slip and rip wounds up on my legs. Both of them. Good on me, right?


We kept walking along the beach and the amazing rocks you could climb, and once we decided to go back, the tide had gone so high that we LITERALLY had to climb the rocks to get back. The stone I tried to climb was almost covered in water. That’s how high it was.



We wrapped the night up at The Burger Bach where we had each a delicious burger before going home, planning tomorrows adventures.

// Sara

Out of Control

Posted in Australia 2016, Travels, Uncategorized on March 12, 2016 by Sara Hammerzmith

So today was the day. We got up at like, what, 4.30, packing our only suitcase into the taxi and said good bye to Curt and Chiara for now and headed towards the airport. Funnily enough, the taxi driver drove the wrong way, and THEN asked our destination. Made me pissed.

Once there, we checked in our bags, got stuff in the duty free and boarded the plane. And seriously, I’m gonna do what Luisa Omelian says – upgrade bitches, upgrade. We went with Emirates and I was happy to watch ”Hunger Games: Mocking Jay part 2” all the way from Brisbane to Auckland, again with a tasty breakfast. I need to upgrade to these kind of airlines.


Once landed we went through two hours of waiting. Seriously, I never realized how ”blessed” I’ve been to have a European Union passport holder until now. Going into the ”long” rows seriously… it took us two hours. TWO HOURS from when we got off the plane until we were actually IN New Zealand and free to go.


We found the bus rather quickly, got on it and discovered they have the cutest seats ever. Didn’t see much, since the bus had big printings on the window where we sat, but oh well. Got off at the right place and then took the WALK FROM HELL up to our hotel. I mean, I thought Hotel Micro in Stockholm was bad, but holy shit. Jucy Snooz beat them.


And Jucy Snooz… so you know how I chose the hotel based on the colors on the hotel right? Seriously, this is soooo our hotel. The humor is just so US. Damn. I need to go to New Zealand more often.


So, we changed clohtes and then hit the town. The first thing we did was to collect as many maps as we possibly could to start plan our days, and then went through a few touristshops planning what to get and then began the endless lookout for food. We decided we didn’t want to have fastfood, but rather real food to treat ourselves. We found an italian restaurant and had a blast.


Afterwards we headed over to a place called Rock Bar, which is just as the name suggests, a night club with rock music. So, with music videos from the heroes, a glass of wine and beer and maps and guidebooks, we found ourselves planning out what we wanted to do.


More locals came into this club which is also a karaoke bar, and once the karaoke was on the party was on. New Zealanders know how to party! Had a blast, thanks all involved. We headed home quite early, and now we lie here in bed listening to Battle Beast and planning out or days. New Zealand will be good.

// Sara