The in-laws Incident

6 Apr

Well, as mentioned in the previous post, I’ll be moving to Peru in December. But I can already tell that it’s not going to happen without drama. Though there still are 8 months left I’m busy saving up and prepare things. I still need my suitcases from Spain, and when they arrive I’m planning to really go through my stuff. I realised that I cannot have so many things when I go to Peru. But I’m completely sure of that is what I want. Then I have to go to Sweden to clear things out about the paper work  and stuff. And I need a visa, since I’m going for more than 3 months. So I suppose it’s time to get things done. And then we have been talking about getting married, but also I can tell that this won’t happen without drama from my family in-law, and then South America is known for their lovely bureaucracy. Just read sarcasm. Then comes the translation of my birth certificate and an examination at the doctor. This could be quite an adventure.

But I’m so nervous. This morning I read something on Facebook that I actually wish I didn’t read. After some incidents in Peru and Spain with my boyfriend’s mom and sister, I really do feel that I don’t need them to be around me. But then again. I’ll be staying in my mother in-law’s house in Trujillo. At least for a while. About the comment on Facebook which was from my sister in-law who told that she’ll probably go to Peru around New Year, made my mood from bad to fatal! Since they don’t like me for sure, I’m scared of their reaction. My mother-in-law doesn’t know that I’ll be moving to Peru. She thinks that I’ll be going on a vacation for two months. But my boyfriend says that we don’t have to tell them. I think that he’s probably right. But I’m use to that I can tell people the things as they are. But don’t ever do that to South American women. They’re going to think that you’re weird.

My boyfriend and I also have plans for New Year’s Eve. Already! Well since it’s summer in Peru, we will go to spend it on the beach with some friends. I hope that he’ll tell his sister. Since I don’t want to spend it with her. Really. I don’t want to be around people who don’t like me and besides behave like when we’re good enough then it’s OK. But when we don’t do it their way, they are like teenagers. So I’m going to tell my boyfriend what I think about it. Normally he doesn’t like to talk about these things about his family. But I think it’s just fair that I tell him how I feel about it. And I can only hope that he’ll support me. Just tell me this: Why should I ever give my keys to someone who doesn’t live in the apartment, and I’ve paid for them? No way. If she wants keys to her mother’s apartment, then she could go talk to her mother and pay for her own keys. Just saying. Really it isn’t a big deal. But they make it to something big and I don’t understand why she did get mad at me for… well… keys.  And a telephone incident. Haha

To be honest I don’t think that it’s possible to get a worse family in-law. And what they’ve done to me, mostly things they said to me, I don’t really think that it’s going to work out with them.

Going abroad once again…

3 Apr

So I’ve decided to go abroad once again. Though Spain still is an unexplored adventure for me, I’m not going back to Spain. But I have got the chance to live in Peru. Like for real. So I’m going in December. I know I wrote in another post on  the blog that I’d be saving up for going two months to Peru. So it’s time to get some planning going and save up a lot of money. I don’t know where to begin, but I’m so excited. Also I know that my last trip to Peru was a failure. But my boyfriend and I have decided that we aren’t going to tell anything to his mother. I know she’s going to dislike me even more than she already does.

But somehow I feel a bit guilty that I want to travel that much. I guess it’s because of I already know the reactions from my family. What about the University, they’ll be asking. What about healthcare? What about money, a job?  Guys, just take it easy. Europe and especially not Denmark is the world. It’s healthy to travel. Besides I see how Danes really think about the foreign countries. And I’m not trying to hide that I’m quite disappointed.

And something I really want to say to those people from my family who think that I’m stupid that I want to live abroad is this: I know it wasn’t the best decision to go to Spain, but I’m glad that I did. Because it was awesome in so many ways. But you’ll never be able to imagine because you’ve never tried it.

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Furthermore I truly believe that something’s wrong with our society here in Europe. And somehow it’s one of those many things I don’t like about my own country; we’re all have to be so busy. Study and work have becomed our lives. We’re like zombies. We’re raised to believe that it’s how to live our live. I know that education is really important. But for me it seems that the life, if you have money of course, in Southamerica is so less complicated than in Europe. Something I think we should learn from. I’m kind of feeling like a slave from the Danish society. I want to make my life interesting and different and not feeling guilty that I want to see the world. So don’t tell me that I have to be busy. In my opinion you can never be too old to study. Or is it actually possible? I don’t want to be busy, only busy with living life. Maybe some will say in 20 or 30 years: You’re so lucky that you had the oppotunity to  live abroad and travel. Some people already told me that, but clearly not from my family. And myself? I’m so jalous of people who travel more than I do. And that’s why I read about the adventures of those people on their blogs.

In the moment I’m really inspired by this blog, Streets of Lima. You should go and read it! I’m also trying to get inspired by the food (I know I’m fuzzy about it!) . Maybe when I move to Peru, I’ll change the name of this blog to Las Calles de Trujillo (The Streets of Trujillo). Haha. I’ll be dreaming of becoming the next Danish expat in Trujillo, Peru!

At last, if you had an opportunity to live abroad, would you do it? Are you currently living abroad? And what’s your experience?

I still need…

3 Apr

MY SUITCASES! It’s a long story. It’s a bit expensive but I need to send them back to Denmark since my suitacases contain almost all of my clothes.

Where it all begins… El Prat, Airport, Barcelona the 7th of March 2012. And this was pretty much what I looked like:

When they told me that I couldn’t have all my 3 suitcases with me. And I had actually paid for all of them. What made me really mad was the 7 months earlier they had told me other things about how much luggage I could have been taking with me when I wen to Spain.

I don’t know for sure if it was because of that I had arrived a bit too late. But I almost didn’t got back to Denmark because of it. And so stupid they are… True that not even the airport staff in Barcelona speak English. WTF? Though I do speak Spanish and wasn’t a big deal, but still shocking.

So I ran like this…


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Through the security control and all the way to the gate. Slipping in my jacket and sweating like a pig. And tears running down the face.  And people starring at me, and some of them shouting, ¡Corre! ¡Corre!

It was my most awkward airport experience. Like. Ever.

Have you had an awkward airport experience? 
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Where has my courage gone?

1 Apr

Seriously. It’s not good if I keep changing my plans. I am confused. But I’m confused because I know what people would think about the choises that I make. I really feel that going back to Denmark was a huge mistake. Well it kind of gets on my nerves that people (from my family) told me that it would be better to go back to Denmark because of work, money and education. I see their point of view, I do. But here I am. Almost a month has passed and I have only been with the one of my sisters, whom I live with. And I thank her for helping me out, since I don’t have anything. In other words, I don’t feel that I can trust the people who told me that they would help me somehow and when I arrive, they seem to be invisible in my life. What I wanted was seeing the world, they told me I could do that after finishing University. Well I could. I could also pack my suitcases once again and go abroad.

I don’t know what’s wrong with people. They don’t understand how I feel about being home. They pretend to be so happy that I’m back. But I feel melancholy about being home. Maybe because I feel that Spain is an unfinished adventure, yet to explore. Nor do they understand how awesome it is to live abroad. Well, just to be clear, I don’t hate Denmark. There are a lot of things that I like. I just don’t like live here. And how can I ever get another Dane to understand that? I don’t think it’s possible.

The thing is that my plan was to start study at the University of Copenhagen this september. My brain says that it’s best. But my heart is not convinced. I feel that I should go wherever my heart takes me. And since I’ve lost it to “that someone special” who lives in Peru right now. (Since we couldn’t be more time in Spain). In other words, my heart says that I should go to Peru. But people keep telling that it’s wrong. There is no education in a country like that, too much crime and so on. I should ask them if they ever been there. Because they haven’t. And yes, I’m being aware that this sounds really naive. But I can’t help it. Really. I wonder where my courage has gone? My courage to stand up for myself and take a decision.

A Saving Up-project

31 Mar

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Well, since I’m back in Denmark I can start saving up to go on a new trip. I’m thinking of going to Peru for two months in December, just around Christmas. But it is kind of a project to go back home, looking for a job and start saving up for a new adventure. The thing is that just like Spain, though it isn’t so bad as in Spain, it’s difficult to get a job even in Denmark. So right now I’m having some help from the municipal, but it really sucks. So in the moment I’m looking for something, well anything. Right now I’m working for free, yup I have to just to get money from the municipal. It’s so complicated. Really. And I don’t like the place where I’m working. Luckily it’s “only” for 4 weeks. But then, the municipal was supposed to give me money, since they can’t even help me with an appartment. I’m just curious why they haven’t even given me the half of what I “thought” I was supposed to be given. I’m lot even able to pay for getting back my suitcases and pay my rent for the room I’m having at my sister.

But as I wrote in a post for a long time ago, I’m going to give Peru a second chance. Since my last trip was a huge failure in so many ways. And furthermore still have so many problems with my family-in-law. (I don’t think it actually can get any worse!!) I’ve just forgiven my mother-in-law for what she did to me in Peru (yes, I know I’m pretty slow on that point), and when she was claiming that I was going to cheat on her son… And then she freaking tells me that I’m destroying her son’s life. It does not make any sense. And I know something else like that will be coming up next time.

But anyway, I’m looking forward to go to Peru, and YES I might be very optimistic but I believe that I’m able to save up for Peru. It’s actually not that expensive.. So who knows? Maybe this time I’ll be able to go and see the more intresting stuff. And I’m looking forward to spend my New Years Eve once again, ABROAD!

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It has been too quiet around here…

26 Mar

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I know I haven’t been making any posts on this blog for maybe too long. I tried to start up something else, but that didn’t really work well for me. So I’m back on Adventures & Fairytales.

Well here’s just an update: I’ve left Spain. And I’m currently back in Denmark. In the cold north, with snow and rain and everything else to make it just Danish.

I’m still with my boyfriend, and I’m currently trying to save up a lot of money so I can finish 2013 traveling to Peru. That would be awesome!

I hope you guys are doing well, and will follow Adventures & Fairytales – in Denmark.

Super sweet blog award

5 Jan


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This was pretty much what I looked like this morning when I read my mail, and a comment on the blog from a fellow blogger. To be more specific, http://curlyhairedwarrior.wordpress.com/. (Just give it a read, it’s hilarious!)

I’m not sure of what it really means to be nominated in a blog nor get awarded, but I’ll give it a try, answering the questions in this post, and I’ll be linking some fellow bloggers. I don’t know the blogger who has created the award.

Cookies or cake?

It’s a hard one. But I would say cookies. It may have something to do because I’m from Denmark… And they’re so much easier to make than a cake. I admit it, I’m really bad at making cakes. I’ll wait for my sister to bring them!

Chocolate or vanilla?

CHOCOLATE! But the combination is better. To be honest, I don’t eat much chocolate, but I actually never eat vanilla ice-cream. Always choosing chocolate. Also when it comes to cookies and cakes.

Favorite sweet treat?

Pancakes. Probably with a lots of nutella, and bananas. Or fruit and ice-cream. And then they have to be homemade. Spanish churros dipped in chocolate can also be a great alternative!

When do you crave sweet things the most?

When I don’t have any money to buy such things!

If you had a sweet nickname, what would it be?

CLAUDE! (With French accent) Why? In the last year of my high school I had a teacher, a really awesome teacher who began to call me CLAUDE. Ever since everybody has been calling me it. But that’s OK. My family calls me Claudi.

My nominees are: 

1. Liz Carlson’s travel blog, youngadventuress.com

2. curlyhairedwarrior

3. Carl Fobe’s http://thattimein.com/

And the Rules are:
Thank the blogger(s) who gave you the award and link back to their blog.
Nominate other blogs for this award and let them know.
Post the award on your blog.
Answer the 5 questions

Los Reyes

3 Jan

I know that 2013 just has begun, but I’m actually already planning things to do for the couple of months. The blog will get some changes. As you may have noticed in my previous post I wrote in English and Spanish. I think I’m going to expand it furthermore with Danish.

Very soon, to be more specific about 3 days it’s Los 3 Reyes Magos. Which means that the entire community in Spain will basically be closed. I don’t think that I’m a pessimist, but I find it hard to get used to all those days “off”. Los Reyes better bring me a job!

Sé que el 2013 acaba de empezar pero ya estoy planificando unas cosas para hacer en los próximos meses que vienen. Este blog tendrá unos cambios. Seguramente vosotros ya os habéis dado cuenta que mi entrada anterior era en inglés y castellano. Creo que lo voy a expandir con mi idioma nativo, danés.

Muy pronto, para precisar, dentro de 3 días llegan los 3 Reyes Magos. Eso significa que casi toda España será básicamente “cerrada”. (Qué pesado!!) No me considero como una pesimista pues, pero lo que pasa es que me cuesta de verdad acostumbrarme a las tradiciones y días como estos. Espero que los Reyes me traígan un trabajo!

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Jeg ved udemærket, at 2013 lige er startet, men jeg er i fuld gang med at planlægge, hvad jeg skal lave i løbet af de næste par måneder. Denne blog får lidt ændringer, og som I sikkert har lagt mærke til, har jeg i mit forrige indlæg skrevet både på engelsk og spansk – og nu tror jeg, at jeg vil udvide det med dansk.

Lige om lidt, eller for at være hel præcis, om 3 dage, er det Helligtrekonger. (Noget vi ikke fejre i DK). Dette betyder at hele Spanien vil være “lukket”. Det er rigtig, rigtig irriterende!! Jeg betragter mig ikke som en egentlig pessimist, men jeg har svært ved at vænne mig til alle disse helligdage. (Hvem sagde vi havde for mange helligdage i Danmark?!) De der hellige konger må i hvertfald meget gerne komme med et arbejde til mig!

2012 in photos

2 Jan

Well, to be honest I think that 2012 did pass too fast. For me it has been a year with so many memories, that so many great things have happened in my life. I would almost say that it has been the best year of my life, and I hope that 2013 will be at least as good or better!

La verdad es que pienso que el año 2012 ha pasado demasiado rápido. Para mí ha sido un año con tantas memorias, que tantas buenas cosas me han pasado. Que ha sido el mejor año de mi vida y espero que 2013 será tan bueno o superá el año pasado.

 

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Lo hice! Terminé el instituto!

I graduated, June 2012!

I graduated, June 2012!

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I packed my bags and moved to Spain in search for new adventures! Hice las maletas para mudarme a España en busqueda de nuevas aventuras!

I packed my bags and moved to Spain in search for new adventures!
Hice las maletas para mudarme a España en busqueda de nuevas aventuras!

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Exploring a new culture and a new life in Barcelona, Spain!
Explorando una nueva cultura y una nueva vida en Barcelona, España!

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Ceviche, a Peruvian dish! Tasting Peru before even getting there!
Ceviche, un plato peruano! Probando el sabor de Perú antes de haber estado allí!

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Pollo a la brasa with my boyfriend!
Pollo a la brasa con mi novio!

 

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Visit from France!
Visita de Francia!

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To the wedding of my sister in law, Trujillo, Peru!
En la boda de mi cuñada, Trujillo, Perú!

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In Trujillo they don’t have llamas! What a disappointment!
En Trujillo no hay llamas! Qué decepción!

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In Ecuador, my life’s worst travel ever!
En Ecuador, en el peor viaje de mi vida!

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New Year’s Eve in Barcelona!
Nochevieja en Barcelona!

 

I hope you also had an awesome year as I had. Looking forward to whatever 2013 may bring!

Espero que vosotros también habéis tenido un año maravilloso igual que yo. Alegrándome de las nuevas aventuras que vendrán en el 2013!

Nochebuena & Nochevieja

19 Dec

Well, ¡Feliz Navidad!

In Spain they call Christmas Eve, Nochebuena. As a Catholic country they have certain traditions. But I can already reveal that I’m not going to celebrate a typical Spanish Christmas, nor am I going to Denmark for the holiday. But… It doesn’t seem so bad after all. I’ve found out that I had some money to go get some special food. I’ve also planned what I am going to eat for Christmas and New Year’s Eve.  The fact is that Los Tres Reyes Magos is more important than Christmas itself.

With this I’m actually saying that I really miss Denmark. So, what can I do? I’m going to eat duck – with a touch of Denmark! And New Year’s Eve I’m going to eat fondue. And I’m not going to forget the champagne. For me these ocasions are so important, and these traditions I’ve learned from when I was little. But I’ll try to mix it with a Peruvian touch.

Hunting marcipan

I didn’t know that if was SO impossible to find marcipan in Spain. I’ve asked different places, but they all showed me what I wasn’t looking for. So… luckily I’ve read in the Internet about homemade marcipan. I’ve bought what I needed to make my New Year-cake, so now we’ll see how it’ll turn out. I’m so excited!

Tomorrow I’ll go back to La Boquería to buy the duck, and friday, the best part: I’ll go to Merca Barna to pick up my Asti Spumante!

2012 has been a very special year for me, so I’ll try to finish it with style, and of course enter 2013 with good memories and STYLE!

And I honestly believe that food really makes the mood!

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images Nochevieja is New Year’s Eve. What can I say? Somehow I love it, somehow it’s sad. One more year has passed, and together we look back at all the memories. Looking forward to make some news in the year to come. For once in my life I have no clue what the new year will bring.

How do you celebrate Christmas and New Years’s Eve? And where you from?

¡Feliz Navidad! y ¡Próspero Año Nuevo! Bon Nadal i Prósper Any Nou! Glædelig Jul og Godt Nytår! Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!