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Summer Edition ‘012 Day 36 & 37, 2nd & 3rd of September: Bittersweet Farewell

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Well, actually it’s just like that in my traveling diary, I wrote two days into one post and didn’t recognize, that it was two days I was writing about :D DSC_1378

Maybe…

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goodbye, Liverpool!

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I slept until 9 o’clock, made myself ready for the day (still have to take the painkillers) and went to the city, Tube Station: Liverpool Street =) Since now, it is 8pm I didn’tbtake the tube again, I walked all day, my foot hurts a little bit & both are very dirty (since I am only wearing flip flops)

I totally forgot to mention the first 10 songs on my 6-hour bus ride to LONDON!!!

1. The Little Mermaid- Under The Sea (haha, how great!)
2. Scumbucket- By The Way
3. MGM Studio Orchestra- Stunt Montage
4. Muse- Invincible
5. Rio Reiser- Wir Wollen Langeweile
6. Ratatat- Black Heroes
7. Movits!- Det vete fan
8. Aerogramme- The Question Is Complete
9. Coldplay- Yellow
10. An Albatross- The Psychonaut & The Rustbelt

And on my busride I had such a nice old woman next to me, we talked a little while & she reminded me of my granny…

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waiting for Sharif…

next day… the street I lived in :)

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Right now I had dinner at Tibits, a vegetarian restaurant Lu just told me about via sms. (THANK YO; SWEETY FOR HELPING ME WITH THAT!!! :* )
She found out about via: http://www.veggieplaces.com

1.Vanilla Black
2. Veggie/vegan
3. Tibits
4. Mr. Man
5. Vitaorganic

After arriving in London I had to take the Tube from Victoria Bus Station to Westham, where I lived at Sharif’s place :) So happy to see him and the guys again. Because of the Paralympics he was 1 hour delayed and I was very… bad mooded :D

So, back to the other day I was just talking about:

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So I walked down & up Brick Lane, I always wanted to go- many, like a dozen vintage stores but I wanted to have breakfast which was HARD TO FIND!!! (I don’t know, I am not well prepared!). Around noon I found a place where I had a “Smuesli” & a cupuccino- which wasn’t satisfying at all and so expensive, so I went to Tesco afterwards to buy some water, a cookie and a croissant… This was great & cheap! I love Tesco!

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I walked to Tower Bridge, down the Thames, St- Pauls where someone was about to kill himself =( which is not a joke… People where staring & taking photos of him- DISGUTSTING! Still, I can’t believe it. And, as you know me, I was making space for my anger and shoted at them that they are disgusting…

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I walked over Millenium Bridge still down the Thames (or up??? Well, direction from Tower Bridge to Buckingham), to the National Theatre, by the House of  Parliament, Big Ben, Westrminster Abbey to Buckingham Palace, The Viccy Fountain, St. James Park, Hyde Park down Oxford Street. Walk walk walk, with my broken (yes, broken) foot!

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And, just another CRAZY stroy: Just when I was at the House of Parliament someone knocked my softly on my shoulder, I turned around and saw the two french students, who were also in my dorm at “Hatters” in Liverpool!!! SO FUNNY!!! Still the coincidents are on my side.

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Sitting near by, he was.

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My daily dose of pills… :/

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Now that I had lunch  dinner I am very happy! Maybe wright some postcards and enjoy finally the warm breeze in a lower place than Hamburg =) It was sunny all day long, warm and I was even a little bit afraid of catching a sunburn! I want to keep on walking… we’ll see

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Friendly Londoners

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I walked to Picadilly Circus and the West End and I decided to buy a ticket for one of the shows in the morning!!!

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Summer Edition ´012 Day 24, 21st of August: normalean & the day of coincidences

Right now I am sitting on Dame Street, Dublin, in front of the central bank of Ireland waiting for Svenja my former classmate in 2006. I can’t remember when we met the last time. But first I have to tell about my last day in Stockholm. (The sun here in Dublin is shining, there are cold clouds and a very windy wind is blowing rhough my hair).

So, last day in Stockholm, I leave it with a happy & a sad face, I could have done so much more but I am on vacation, still, and still I need to learn to slow down.

we got up, got dressed, had breakfast & then Veronica and me went to Gamla Stan to have lunch at Hermitage, the vegetarian restaurant where I met Hubert & Flora on saturday! When I was inside getting my food at the buffet, Veronica looked for a place to sit outside (although it was a bit rainy) and so she accidentally (No.1) sat next to the door where I just sat on saturday.

There she met (No.2) a boy & a girl (just like I met a boy and a girl on saturday) but… they were taking the same flight just like me in the evening (No.4). We began talking, Ailish & Brendan are into music (No.5) like Brandon is a singer/songwriter just like me & Ailish is stuying music production. We began talking about tattoos and Veronica showed her zodiac sign Gemini and Brendan was not only also Gemini but was born on the very same day as Veronica, even in the same year!!! (No.6) I believe in the power of coincidences!

We said goodbye but not for very long for I would meet them on the plane!

Veronica and me went back home, I bought some nice stamps for my selfmade postcards, designed accidentally by “Malin Koort” (No.7) =)

I had to check some things on the internet, packed my stuff, played “Happily Ever After” for Veronica in the kitchen and finally we said goodbye. Although I wanted to speak & learn more svenska I don’t think I wasted my time. It was so beautiful and I have to get back to weden to see more places and landscapes.

I took the bus to the airport which took about one and a half hours, costed 115kr. Pretty long ride through swedens country side! It was beautiful, I was listening to Nada Surf “Lucky & “The Stars Are Indifferent To Astronomy”. I love these albums and I am looking forward going to the concert in november.

So at the airport I checked in my guitar and everything with my luggage went just right! There I met Bendan & Ailish again, we kept on talking about music & our plans and futures, our dreams. We also sat together on the plane so we could play the “who am I” game.


“Hello Dublin”

The two of them gave me some tipps, where I could go to an Open Mic Night and where I can have vegetarian & vegan food, for Ailish is a vegan herself!

We said goodbye & I hope I will meet them again! Would be so cool!

So I went to my couchsurfers home, in the very beginning I am always full with doubts and very careful but I think it is okay there. But still it is good, having those doubts and being careful for you never know how some people really are. The flat is full with brazilians. They are having a huge rooftop where you are having a great view over the city! I got some noodles in the evening by my host Jose and I slept in the living room on a huge matrasse!

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My ten songs on the bus from Dublin airport to Dublin city:

1. David Bowie- Space Oddity
2. Coheed & Cambria- The Willing Well II
3. The Beatles- Baby’s In Black
4. Russian Circles- Russian Circles
5. Sparkadia- Sleeping Lion
6. Fugazi- Cashout
7. Stephen Sondheim- By The Sea (Sweeney Todd)
8. Phoenix- Girlfriend
9. Unknown- Slowdown (have to look up for the artist!)
10. Olli Schulz- Der Moment (in this very moment we pass Olli’s Bar!) :)

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Vegan Recipe #3: Macadamia Coooooookies

Finally I baked my first vegan cookies!!! They taste so good, but still, as with the other cookies I had, they are too crunchy… I like cookies more if they are soft and smooth :) So I have to try out, what I have to change making them like that. But Now I tell you how I made the first vegan cookies I’ve ever made :)

Ingredients:

1st part:

100 g washed(!!!) macadamia nuts
100 g vegan chocolate
100 g sugar
140 g vegan butter
50 g of grounded almonds
pinch of salt
vanilla sugar or real vanilla
1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon (don’t use more, trust me!)
1 table spoon of  apple purée (as alternative for 1 egg)

2nd part:

180 g flour
1 tea spoon of  baking powder

Preparation:

It’s pretty simple:

1. cut the washed macadamias into pieces you might think appropriate for your cookies

2. mix all the ingredients of the first part together, make them to a smooth dough (a cookie dough, haha)

3. now filter the flour and the baking powder over your dough making sure you don’t get any hard parts into your dough

4. heat the oven, I used 200° and turned it down when I put the cookies in to 180°

5. form your cookies as big as you want (I got 14 out of it)

6. put them into the oven and wash up ;)

7. after 15-20 minutes (please watch your cookies for every oven is an individual) put them out of the oven and let them cool down

8. enjoy your cookies with friends :)

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