Two days ago me and my cousin Rikard decided to go to my summer place before everyone else i arriving here. So we took the car and arrived here Monday evening and have been here since.
Everyone else will arrive on Thursday evening to celebrate midsummer here and watch the football game during the weekend. Why i say everyone else is because i actually have no idea how few or many people that will arrive.
Well, so far the time here has been great, relaxing, having nice walks and meals, working and just chilling in the hot tube drinking beer. We had a visitor outside our door on the porch yesterday
When traveling around, NEVER EVER support tourist attractions like animal parks where you can pet wild animals, circuses or places where you can ride on wild animals. Taking pictures with tigers and riding on elephants probably seem like a cool thing to do, but it is always suffering behind that.
A lot of place will tell you that they treat the animals great, that you dont have to worry and that the animals like to do the tourist stuff. That is not true. Can you take a selfie with a big wild cat, it is suffering behind it! If you can ride on top of an elephant, there is suffering behind it! If you can sit and watch a monkey riding around on a bike, there is suffering behind it!
When i went to Thailand i went to a sanctuary for elephants where five elephants are living at the moment. All five of them have been rescued from tourist attraction like elephant rides and circus. One of them had been there for only a few months now and she still had a lot of scars on her head from humans hitting and torturing her to break her down so she would be willing to carry tourists on her back.
Luckily there are places like this. Places that want to help and let the elephants live the rest of their life in peace.
But why cant they just be released into the wild again?
They have spent most (sometimes their whole) of their life in chains. They might not be able to make it in the wild anymore and there is a big change that they will be caught again and sent to another hell for the rest of their life.
Well, i was lucky to meet some of these beautiful creatures for day. I spent some time feeding them, walking in the jungle and swimming with them, everything on their terms. And you could really see that the elephant liked the people running this place. There was a baby elephant who ran after the younger staff and played around with them. Like kids should be able to do, not be entertaining humans at a circus. (The baby was rescued from a circus).
Well, what i wanted to say with this blog post is that i would like to make more people aware of how they treat animals when it comes to tourist attractions… There is no nice way to make an elephant accept having humans riding around on their back day after day. There is no nice way to make a tiger think its fun to take selfies with people day out and day in..
Instead you can support organizations that are trying to help our wildlife. You probably wont be able to ride on them… But it is so much cooler to meet animals in the wild or animals that are happy.
I have another cool story from my trip that includes wild animals but i will tell about that later.
I love festivals, especially rock festivals! And one of the best things about attending to one, is all the fun outfits you can wear. I love to dress rocky and sleazy or whatever you would like to call it. But its not outfits that i would use normally on a night out in the city.
Well, i collected a few favorites i found while searching around on the web. And i also would like to share one of my favorite ones that i was wearing during Sweden Rock Festival. And yes, this post contains affiliate links.
And of course you need a pair of fishnets! Like mine on the picture below, i love the ones that have really big holes in them. And when it comes to makeup, just get some dirty black around your eyes or go au natural but with some blood red lips. At least those two are my personal favorites.
One of my outfits last week (try to ignore the giant piece of toilet paper next to me XD)
The weather in Sweden is still great and i have had some great days here. Even if they haven’t been anything special, i am really enjoying just hanging out at home working from my computer, having breakfast in the backyard and sometimes walking out to the golf restaurant for some lunch. Lazy but productive days. Just how i like it.
had a blast at Sweden Rock Festival like always. So much fun & great concerts. But i must admit that i am completely destroyed from this week. Constantly party since Tuesday. Luckily we decided to leave Saturday night already so i arrived in Stockholm 07.00 in the morning yesterday so i had the whole day to relax before starting a new work-week. I will update more about the festival later, but now i have some work to do.
Good morning Tuesday! How i have looked forward to this day, the day when i take the rest of the week off and heading down to Norje for Sweden Rock Festival.
I wont bring my computer on this trip, but i will try to update my blog a couple of times from my phone when i am away.
What a weekend. I had some really nice days here in Sweden and in two days i have been back for a week already. Times fly when you are having fun, but also when you are feeling a bit lost in your head. This whole weekend has been very blurry for me since i have been suffering from jet lag (Buuhoo). Well i finally start to feel like normal again, which is very convenient since i will leave for my next trip tomorrow already. This one will be within Sweden though. I have a week of party and rock music ahead of me together with a bunch of awesome people. I will also stay in a van together with my sister and her boyfriend (who happens to be one of my best friends:). What a week i have ahead of me, cant wait!