A couple months have passed and we have settled in quite nicely. We found a lovely apartment in Drammen, which is perhaps not the most happening town of all, but it has everything we need and it is right in the middle between both our places of work. And about that; yes, I found work! … More Working as a waitress in a restaurant
I just came back from my first time in South America! The 5-year programme I am working on is being implemented in Asia and Latin America. We had the Asia workshop in Thailand (Bangkok) in February already, and the Latin America workshop was to be held in Bolivia (Santa Cruz de la Sierra) in March. … More Two weeks in South America
“Imagine no possessions…” When I was still a serial expat, I longed to have a place where I could settle a bit. I was moving to new places every six to eighteen months and I could never bring more with me than I could carry. All those years, all my belongings fit into a suitcase, … More You may say I’m a dreamer…
Recently, several people have crossed my path who are challenging the way I think or the way I choose to live or be. It may start with a conversation on veganism and soon move towards what we, as humans, do to the world. While I am trying to live well, as much as possible, I still … More Where to draw the line?
Lately, I seem to be getting a lot of questions from people about how they can get a job with an NGO. Or how I got my job(s) with an NGO. I therefore decided to write it all down in a blog post. So, how to get a job with an NGO? Well, to start with, … More How to get a job with an NGO
I have recently resigned from my job at the UN for a variety of reasons. The main reason being that it was not what I expected/hoped it to be and that I recognised/realised that it does not fit me. More than that, it made me deeply unhappy. So I decided to do the bold thing, the … More If money were no object, what would you do?
“Why do you care so much? They are just animals!” I cannot count how many times I have heard this phrase from people. To claim that animals are ‘just things’ shows, in my opinion, a lack of empathy and deepened perspective and appreciation in life. Our generation has to learn that the world does not … More Challenging beliefs – #4: Dogs are ‘just animals’
* By ‘normal’, I mean ‘socially accepted’ rather than ‘common’. Ten things that are ‘normal’ in Thailand, but not elsewhere 1. Eating disorders When you visit Thailand, you notice soon enough that everyone is pretty slim or even skinny. When I first arrived, I thought this was a natural thing – generally speaking, Asians have … More Ten things that are ‘normal’* in Thailand, but not elsewhere… and vice versa
Experiences gathered through living, working and travelling in and through different parts of the world are bound to leave a lasting impact on anyone. As for me, I don’t think any experience has left me unchanged. Working and travelling in Southern and East Africa has surely increased my patience by 500%! There is no point … More Oh, Thailand… How you change me!