Here is the third part of the many questions you asked me. This time about my dearest memory, my complexes and where I’ve loved travelling to.
Daniel and I back in 2012 when we had just started dating.
Can you tell us about a favourite memory?
Hmm, difficult! I have so many! But I have one that I’ve written about once in Swedish. It is from when Daniel and I had just become a couple and it was spring in London.
We had been out the day before and now spent the whole morning on his mattress on the floor of his big flat, making out, having sex, talking about nothing important but that still seemed crucial. Down in his living room we opened all the windows and sun and a loud murmur from the Shoreditch crowd down below. With breakfast in hand we climbed out on his ceiling and sat there in his massive jumpers drinking coffee and eating vanilla yoghurt with blueberries.
He played his favourite music from his ancient ipod that looked like a game boy and taught me the word sun shower. I thought that it was the most beautiful word I had heard. I could barely look in his eyes because they were painfully beautiful, all blue with yellow freckles in them, so we just made out. My heart was pin balling inside and my palms permanently sweaty. Down on the streets people stopped to take photos of us and it didn’t feel like life even existed, just sun and infatuation.
What inspires you?
Creative women, art exhibitions, weirdos living even weirder lifestyles and anything that makes me question my way of thinking, being or living.
How tall are you?
175cm or 5’9″
Daniel in Karura Forest in Nairobi in 2014 when we went to visit my family who live there.
Which places do you want to visit in the near future?
I will be an intern and therefore poor for a while now but on top of my list is Scotland, South Korea, Budapest, the Japanese countryside and Guatemala or Brazil.
You travel constantly! How do you feel about flying?
I hate flying. I hate when I fly and when people I know fly. I get super dramatic and as I wave farewell to my loved ones beforehand I think about how it’s the last time we’ll ever see each other and how they will have to bury me. Then weeks in somebody will remember I have a blog and have to log onto here and write a letter to you guys.
I also get a lighter kind of migraine (I have real migraine from time to time) as soon as I step on an airplane. Ughhhh. But travelling is a luxury and great and I’m so blessed for being able to do it so often.
What are some of your favourite places you’ve visited whilst traveling (restaurants, shops, in nature, etc.)?
All places I’ve visited have had something magical about it. But let’s make a list because lists rock:
Food: All the seafood, vegetables, wine and meats just tasted like heaven in Cape Town, South Africa
Beaches: endless white Diani Beach, Kenya
Beautiful city: with a million canals in Amsterdam, Holland
Views: All islands in Greece
How do you prepare for a trip?
I LOVE planning. Most of the people I travel with are shocked about my preparations before hand. I scavenge the internet for hidden city gems and usually have at least two A4s with museums to hit up, shops to check out, bars to get drunk in etc. In my phone I have a list for each city/country I want to travel to and as soon somebody casually drops a sentence about something cool somewhere I add it.
I love putting up a schedule on what to do on which days and what time during the day to do it. Like a proper itinerary. I’m a freak, but many like travelling with me because I suggest so much and take care of all of it. Although I love even more when my travel buddies do this too so I don’t have to. Like Daniel for example, he’s exactly like me and together we are the ultimate explorers.
When it comes to packing I bring as little as possible and like to plan exakt outfits for each day so I don’t bring anything unnecessary.
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