A place nobody thought someone could live

The last couple of days I’ve found a Norwegian Tv serie with the title “A place where nobody though someone could live”. It’s a tv serie produced by the public broadcasting company NRK and they’ve done 16 seasons. And I just found it.

They follow a person or a family in a beautiful place in Norway where almost no one else lives. The first episode I watched where about an old man that where the only one that live in his village. And it had been so for many years.

Great scenery and fascinating stories. And my wife recommends the show for me and said that we should live like that sometime in life. And I can see the fascination. To live in a little village or so that have stunning views and nature. I think I could live like that for if not all year a large part of it. I think that’s why I appreciate our cottage. It’s not fully like the show but I can find similarities to what I like and my thoughts.

It’s also really funny to listen to dialects especially after been living in Norway. So even if I’m a Swede and talk Swedish I understand the most Norwegian words and part of the language and dialects. It’s pretty similar languages.

Do you think you could live in a place just your family? And in what kind of environment?

By the way I highly recommend you to see it if you can find it.

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On top of a Opera House

This weekend did not become as I expected. My wife G where sick and had a bit more of a flue than we expected during Friday afternoon when we decided that I would go to Oslo anyway. So we did not go cross country skiing unfortunately but instead we got a cosy weekend at home together just hanging out. We cuddled up in the sofa and watched a movie and some tv. And we had some snacks and good food. Definitely comfort food I would say.

But Saturday I took a walk in Oslo while G where taking a nap. The walk become about 10 km in central parts of Oslo and down town. The goal where to get some nice video of Oslo and I hope I got some good shots that I could share with you later. But one of the places I stoped by during my walk where the roof of Oslo Opera House. Pretty nice view for the roof as you can see in the photo.

Now I’m back in Gothenburg preparing for a new week at work and we will see what else I can find out doing.

Lifeguard Thursday!

It’s back! Lifeguard Thursday! Back in Gothenburg and trying to get into good routines and good habits. Before I moved to Oslo I trained lifeguarding once a week and where even competing in it. After moving back to Gothenburg it’s been a bit difficult to settle in and get things to work with a new job and a lot of traveling to Oslo and finding an apartment among other things but now I’m hoping all of that is set and I’m good to get to start with the lifeguarding again.

It’s now everyone that knows that lifeguarding is a sport that you could compete in and in Scandinavia we got a lifeguarding competition called Nordic relay that’s adapted to indoors which I’m real great full for with our climate. However there is also international versions and competitions. Did you for example know that USA tried to get the international type of the sport to become and Olympic sport.

This photo is from the Swedish championships 2017.

Ski weekend?

Friday I’m heading to Oslo and Norway this weekend and I’m super excited. Two reasons why, first of all I love Oslo and it feels like home after been living there for three years. Second met and my wife G plans to go cross-country skiing. Drive up my skies a few weeks ago and from out apartment in Oslo there is about 15-20 minutes from our door to the ski tracks. Just take the subway with my skis the entire way. How many capitals in the world could you do something like that? It’s over hundred of miles of tracks for cross country skiing. That’s just insane to be honest but you can easily understand why they are so good in cross country skiing (most likely topic for the upcoming Olympic Games).

So right now I’m hoping for good conditions this weekend I Oslo.

What’s you plans for the weekend?

Top 3 Mexican Beers

After my trip to Mexico I’ve learned a bit more about Mexican beers and have a few conclusions. First of all a lot is similar to Corona. What do I mean? It’s refreshing, light and perfect summer beers. And after reviewing the beers I’ve got to say that these three are equally good and if you want to try different beers from Mexico I recommend these three.

Recommendation when drinking an Mexican beer is to add a slice of lime into it. This is mainly accepted for corona but works with many of it fellow beers from Mexico.

1. XX Special Lager

Just as it says a lager. Rather light and might be the heaviest on my top three if now a light lager can be heavy. A typical and rather common beer that I hadn’t seen before I went to Mexico. However, since I’ve arrived back home to Sweden I’ve found it in at least one Mexican restaurant.

2. Corona

The Mexican classic. Light refreshing beer perfect for hot summer days and that this one is the Mexican beer that are the most famous world wide is not a coincident. To add the lime is probably almost a must.

3. Victoria

This one is probably a lager on paper and in theory but for me is somewhere in between a lager and a corona kind of beer. Really liked it and the design is old school and feels genuinely Mexican which I really appreciate.

However the most special beer I drank in Mexico where La Holboxeña which is a porter with a rather distinct taste of coconut. If you like coconut and porter or just want to try something very different I would recommend it if not skip it.

The Alligance

I’ve found the “old” tv series The Allegiance on the public tv channel in Sweden which is a tv serie from 2015. And I’m totally sold at it.

Russian spies, CIA and FBI agents. A classic set up for a spy thriller but this one is with twists and turns that I had not expected. Honestly I’ve spent more time watching this series today than I would like to admit but now I’ve seen it all and surprise, I thought it was great.

Have you seen it? Leave a comment and say what you thought about it.

By the way attached the trailer.

Skyscraper Swim

That’s right, last night I swam 50 meters up on the outside of one of Gothenburg tallest building Gothia Crown.

After work last night med and some coworkers went out for dinner first at Ristoria, an Italian restaurant. I tricked my coworkers that didn’t drive to have a spritz Aperol with me. It was a good one. Then we had some nice Italian pizza and I had some sorbet for desert.

and then spa on what I would say is the newest spa in Gothenburg. The Upper House spa in Gothia Crown one of the tallest buildings in town. Where I first had a treatment and then we tried out the pools and the saunas. It was a great evening and a well deserved evening after a hard week at work.

Just watch the views! It was amazing!

What’s your favorite spa?