DIARY

Updates on travel and life in general

THAILAND IS OUR LAST STOP IN SE ASIA

We will conclude our SE Asia travels in Thailand with 12 days of relaxing by the pool of a resort in Koh Chang. Traveling full time is so much fun but wow are we excited to not have to look at hotel booking sites and airplane rides!

We land to Bangkok on the 2nd June and fly out to Europe on the 13th. But we are not concluding out travels just yet ๐Ÿ™‚ We still plan on visiting at least 3 countries in Europe before heading back to Sweden in mid-July.

LAOS NUMBER 5

And we have also booked location number 5! We will spend a little less than two weeks there exploring Vientiane, Vang Vieng and Luang Prabang.

SOUTH KOREA – WE’RE ON OUR WAY!

Location number 4 is now confirmed and will Soth Korea!
We fly out from Puerto Princessa on the 15th of May (today!) and take two flights to get to Seoul.ย 

We plan to spend a week in South Korea and can’t wait to experience the culture, shops and trendy cafes. Oh, and seriously excited for some Korean beauty product shopping – I heard it was amazing!

PHILIPPINES, YOU’RE NEXT

Location number 3 is now confirmed and will be Philippines!
We fly out from Kuala Lumpur to Cebu on the 16th of April and plan to visit a few different islands in the Philippines over the period of a month.

So far on our agenda are: Cebu, Bohol, Siquijor, Siargao, Palawan, El Nido and Coron. We are super excited to see the palm trees, eat mangoes and do some island hopping. It does seem like a big logistical task to plan this trip though, so as soon as we have it all figured out I’ll make sure to write it all down to help your future plans too!ย 

MY 30TH BIRTHDAY IN BALI

30. I still can’t believe it! As any other 30 year old would say: it came too early! Or perhaps thats just me. In any case, my greys are emerging and I battle tiredness like a toddler just before nap time.ย 

I had such a great day celebrating my birthday though! My parents came all the way from Slovenia to Bali to celebrate with me (and Mike) and it seriously made me so happy. They are just the best mom and dad a girl could wish for!

We started the day off by heading to Crate Cafe (one of my Canggu favorites) for a smoothie bowl breakfast.

 

After breakfast we packed our overnight bags and headed to a cute bungalow in the midst of Canggu ricefields, where we would spend the day hanging out, playing Yatzy and of course eat cake!

When the evening came, we headed to Fabrica for a dinner and to La Brisa for a few beers. I had a really great time and even though I’ve been a little anxious about getting to that 3-, the next day didn’t feel different at all.

So hello 30s!

TICKETS TO MALAYSIA

Location number 2 is now confirmed and will be Malaysia!
We fly out from Bali to Kuala Lumpur on the 16th of March and plan to stay for about a month.

Have you been there and have some awesome recommendations for us? Anything from restaurants, bars, apartment rentals, instagrammable places will be very useful. You can just send me your links to your blogs or videos in the comments below. I love getting inspired by fellow travelers!

WE RENTED OUT OUR APARTMENT

We now rented out our apartment for 6 months (starting 17th january) and are one step closer to making this dream of moving to Asia a reality! We’ve lived in our place for almost 3 years now, so it feels very strange to leave it to someone else and store our stuff when the time comes.

My last working day is 21.12 and we plan on spending the Christmas holidays with Mike’s family in Malmรถ. We will then probably come back to Gothenburg just before New Years Eve. This then gives us about 2-3 weeks to pack eveything. We aren’t too sure what we will do about our car yet, but it’s definitely not worth selling it.. Perhaps park it in a garage/yard of a relative? We will have to see!

The next steps are to book a place to live in Bali, in Canggu to start with. Then we also need to book a plane ticket out of Bali, since we will be getting the Visa on Arrival, which allows us to stay in the country for 2 months. At the moment we are thinking of going to Kuala Lumpur after Bali. We also need to get a travel insurance and need to research the different providers a bit.

That’s our plans at the moment! We are not too keen on ‘planning’ everything when it comes to what we will be doing once we are there, we really want to take it as it comes. Our lives are already too planned out, so we wanted this experience to be all about relaxing from that!

HI THERE! I'M PATRICIJA.

HI THERE! I'M PATRICIJA.

Adventure traveler, photographer, blogger and savvy wanderer.

Born in Slovenia, studied in London and now working with marketing in Sweden. In January 2019 I am relocating to SE Asia, starting with Bali.

Join me as I document my travels and my life around the world.