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Knoppar i äppelriket

I samarbete med Cocoon meetings, Borråkra Skåne. Söt, mustigt, kraftig, sur smak. Mina smaklökar dansar när jag testar den för första gången. Kanske är det just den äppelmusten eller för att Österlen och dess äppelodlingar är så kända. Kanske är det kylan, kvällen eller värmen från brasan. Helt säkert är det, att äppelmusten från Österlen är lite godare. Att Österlen är känt för äpple är inget nytt. Men aldrig i min vildaste fantasi hade jag drömt om att det var så stort fokus på äpple i hela området både i och runtomkring Österlen. Under en vecka i Skåne konsumerade jag litervis med äppelmust, åt torkade äpplen som snacks och på frukosten, äppelkaka och såg vidder bara fyllda med äppelträd som väntade på att slå ut i blom. I skrivande stund blommar de kanske tom. Att sakta lindas in i en kokong och aldrig vilja lämna – Cocoon meetings Det är sent när vi kommer fram till Cocoon meetings för kvällen, första dagen på roadtrippen i Skåne. Bodil vår värd slår sig ner ett slag och berättar om vart …

Taking the train to the fleemarket in Monastiraki

After a sweaty first half of the day on Akropolis and the Akropolis  museum we continued towards the fleemarket in Monastiraki, the old neighbourhood of Athens. By taking the train I ment taking the local touristrain cruising the streets of Athens until stopping at a square located in the Monastiraki district. On the way in the train we passed the Greek parliament and expected at least some demonstrations due to the Greek financial circumstances. We didn´t though and that kind of surprised me. We saw one sign with the name oxi written on it, which if I understood it correctly means no. Maybe this is what is all has been about without speculating to much, saying no I mean. Instead of finding activists we found the normal Greek salesmen and flags on the square on the other side of the parliament. Busy yelllow cabs? Arriving at the classic tourist streets of Monastiraki we walked and walked and bought and bought. Well, not entirely true. I didn´t buy anything, My cousins did. The shops have classic …

The islands surrounding Venice 

When growing tired of Venice there is more to explore outside the small city. To the north you have the islands San Michele, Murano, Burano, Torcello and San Fransesco del Deserto. And to the south there is very many small islands but also Lido which hold the public beach of Venice. My partner and I visited Lido and Murano in one day where the public beach of Venice being the target. Before going we packed our bathing suit and had lunch at a random square for around 30 euros. From our hotel we walked to the St Marcus square and the busboats that take of from there. We bought a one day ticket 24 hours for all public transport in Venice and hopped on.         LIDO Arriving in Lido you just have to walk across the island. Since Lido is long and small this isn’t a problem, a five minute walk and you are there. On the way you find water fountains typical for Italy to fill your bottle with fresh cold water.      …

Aquas Calientes – the ”Machu Picchu town”

Everybody wants to go to Machu Picchu once in their life, right? Martin and I traveled there last year and to get to Machu Picchu we traveled by train from Cusco, probably one of the most common ways, a trainride that takes around 3-4 hours. We just headed for Machu Picchu over the day but it is possible to stay in the nearby village where the train arrives, Aguas Calientes, ”Hot Springs” in Spanish. When I say village, I mean village. Basically it is just a number of houses caught inbetween the Andes a 20 minuter busride from Machu Picchu. This village is also where the buses leave from heading for Machu Picchu. Here you can: Buy your entrence- tickets for Machu Picchu (today price april 2015, 126 sol including the top that has a regulated number of visitors per day, Huayna Picchu, 150 sol) Buy the bus tickets for the 20 minute ride from the village to Machu Picchu (around 10 dollars, only found price in dollars) Stay over night, eat, shop handicraft and more …

Peru: Buying a folklore suit.

Today we wen´t shopping early morning for a folklore suit, which I had told Elia that I wanted one. We found them in the district of Rimac. At the first picture you see me in my second alpacka poncho, in black n white. We had to look for some time before we found one in the size L. Most people just look at me and say no. Some laugh. Have no idea why. There is a lot of different dresses from all regions in Peru. I choosed the Cusco dress. I really love the falda (skirt) with the colored stripes. the jacket is also a favorite I will wear during the summer in Sweden with a pair of blue jeans. Well, the total outfit isn´t that easy to pull off. Traditional clothing rarely is. The whole outfit costed 150 soles, like 350 sek and 70 dollars? Not exactly correct, but something like that. Supercheap! The mannequins, doesn´t really help do they? Also bought the traditional shoes they wear in the Andes for 7 soles. like 18 …