Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Greetings from a humid paradise

So FINALLY I found a place that has a card reader that works...somewhat...:) So now I can make a small update:) Unfortunately this computer is really it takes a looong time to uploead the about 12oo pictures taken so far.
So unfortunately it is impossible to upload pics on these old machines... so text only...

A short description of what I have been up to so far;
We arrived at Puerto Princesa on the 22 of december, where we stayed for 4 nights. We went on a town sightseeing where we found the local beach. We also went Island Hopping, where we discovered that Puerto has more to offer than just dirty streets and fast food. We went to see the underground river in Sabang, a tourist trap, though worth the trouble. We then decided to take a hike through the mountains afterwards. I thought it was a brilliant idea, but after 6,2 km over three mountains on muddy slippery narrow trecking paths (in goddam fllipflops!!) I was near dying... But I did it:)
We also found out that the term rainseason lasts for a lot longer than what the internet tells you... So we have had our share of thunder and rain. But these last couple of days we have had really nice weather so it's all good.
Then we arrived at Port Barton, which is a small fishing village by the cost. We went on a diving trip where A dived and I snorkeled. We ate lunch on some deserted beach and I was pretty much in heaven. We also went to a waterfall deep in the forest which I also enjoyed...quite a lot! When you walk in the forests here you really know you are very, VERY far from home (or at least we don't have monkeys in Fnland/Denmark) . 
Port Barton was a fantastic place! We stayed there for 3 nights.

We arrived at El Nido today, and this seems to be a fantastic place as well. We live on the beach and just outside in the water is a magnificent coral reef just waiting to be explored! Tomorrow we will go on a diving tour again, where I will go snorkeling, so that's the plan so far. 
Now we are sitting in the "Art Cafe" in El Nido, and things could not get any better.
Now dinner!
Later! (Hajotkaa sinne pakkaseen from A)

Tuesday, December 28, 2010


My favorite pool buddy, and current traveling companion.

Photo by me.

Friday, December 24, 2010

Merry Xmas

Merry christmas everyone! <3

Greetings from Palawan, the Philippines:)

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Update 1

Hi, and greetings from Puerto Princesa, Palawan:) We have finally reached our "final" destination (or the final for the next 3 days...), after a LONG jurney here. We started in Helsinki, were we flew to Amsterdam. And let me tell you, I was sure that we would be stuck in Amsterdam over Christmas, because of all the snow3 chaos, but I guess that luck was finally on our side! We found our selves in a shabby but quite cute Guesthouse in Manila after three transits in various airports, and that including our baggage! Can you believe it?! Helsinki-Amsterdam-Beijing-Xiamen-Manila and 16 hours later Manila-Puertpo Princesa, and we still have our baggage? Well I can't.. That's because after having visited Beijing airport, I now can add a "Never-again" airport to my list, together with CDG Paris., All i'll say is: you'd thinkt the chinese should be effective?...?! NO! 4 people to change a light and only one pass control person to check 200 people is not my idea of effective n(just to giva an example)!
But anyways, we are safe and secure, and thus far we have used a shit load of money (but isn't that always what you do in the beginning before you get used to things and their prices?) but we are quite satisfied in general. The weather is not quite so optimal  as we'd hoped, but it's warm anyways (+26C at 11PM). 
I have no photos to show yet, coz nothing really exciting, other than airportground views or backseats of cabs, have happened.. so... Only text this time :)

And until next time, sorry for the spelling mistakes! I have no spelling corrector here on this 40pesos per hour computer. And god knows I suck at spelling and grammar. Well bare with me. 
Over and out. Enjoy the minus degrees:)

Love, Julie

Sunday, December 19, 2010

So it begins

Hi! I know it hasn't been the best blogging lately, but there is a reason for that. I have been so busy these days preparing for my upcoming vacation, which by the way starts tomorrow, so there has been little time left for anything else (read: blogging). I have had time to come home to Finland, visit babies, see some friends and catch up, celebrate an early christmas, enjoy somewhat the snow,  and to go to the sauna:) 
But long story short, well, it's probably going to be really silent here on the blog from now on and all the way to mid january. I am going to be gone for a whole month, in the Philippines, and since I'm not risking my computer, it stays at home. I don't want to promise updates here and there, since I have no clue if it's even possible to keep that promise... The Philippines doesn't have computers everywhere, and to make matters worse, I have heard that the electricity is very limited! Outch...  But I hope that I will be able to update at least a couple of times, coz I'm eager to share all the experiences with you:)! 
So I'm not going to forget you, I'm just warning about the possibility of another blog drought period, or the lack of fashion posts...It will probably be more of a travel blog during, but I hope that's okay.
 But I will return, more strong and powerful than ever!

Merry X-mas and a Happy New Year to you all!

Love, Julie

Thursday, December 16, 2010


Asos..need I say more?

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Seacret Santa

We are four girls who decided to play secret santa this year. Except for December we are going to exchange gifts in January..late january. When I come home from the far South East. 
I found out that my roommate is going to give me my this post might come as an inspiration maybe...? But I hope that everybody understands that all gifts should be bought in time! The more the merrier right?!

So hint 1 and 2...

Hint 3... A cool scull piggy bank from UO. Wow...
(hint hint!)

To be continued...;)

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Hippie knitter

More knitting... This time a braided version.

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Winter in CPH

Finally a real winter! 

Photos by me.

Friday, December 10, 2010

10 days left to paradise!

20.dec I'll be off to paradise, and this is something I will need...a lot of...:)

Too much money

 Can you guess what I bought? 
Hint: something that is VERY expensive, but is something I have to have. Not necessarily something I would spend money on unless I had to...

SU-lån, SU-lån, SU-lååån...!
(=study loan)

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Makeup junkie strikes again!

New in; makeup from Estée Lauder and Clinique.

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

New in

New in, chunky knit from Bllack Noir!


Monday, December 6, 2010

NYC pizza

Friday evening I had dinner with the whole of NYC as my background. God I want to go back...! Thx Maria for a lovely night:) See you Wednesday!

Saturday, December 4, 2010

Knit knit knit away!

I saw a headband in a store the other day, and decided to start a DIY project. I finished one, and I've started on another. I'm pretty proud of myself, since I have a tendency to leave things undone, because I loose my motivation. 

Here it is though, an actual finished product.

It was hard to start, coz my knitting skills were very rusty!

But then I finally made two long, wide pieces, that I sew together  into a turban knit headband.

Final result.

It is very thick, and therefore; VERY warm!

Four layers of knit should do the trick... next time, only single layers...:) (I've now started on a braided headband, that hopefully will not be as thick, big and chunky...)

20kr for yarn, so a very cheap headband!

Joe & The Juice

Thursday I went by the JOE & THE JUICE opening just by Nørreport, to see if I could get some free juices. And I could. Te cue was long but not long enough to keep me, or other hungry-for-free-stuff-people, away. They kept their promise and I walked away with three free juices and a sandwich, with only the cost of cueing. 
Great success.

Thursday, December 2, 2010

New in

New shoes and long deserved tank-top (though I still need more basic tops...)

 These came as a package...

Say hello to my new "winter boots".

Worn with Gina Tricot pants and Acne tee.

From, 349kr.

And tank top and shoes from MOSS Copenhagen. Top 100kr and shoes 30kr (?!?!). I needed ballerinas for my trip this christmas, so nice deal!