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Travel Throwback Thursday: Rome 2016

 
In today's Travel Throwback Thursday, we're looking back on when I visited Rome in 2016.
 
I actually get reminded of this trip every day since me and my boyfriend got painted by a street artist in one of the piazzas and that painting is the first thing you see when you enter our apartment. We were there in February together with my family and enjoyed the warm weather and beautiful city. I keep on mentioning it all the time, but I just love to look at stunning buildings, and Rome was filled with them! We visited some of the main tourist attractions like Forum Romanum, Colosseum, Castel Sant'Angelo, Fontana di Trevi, the Spanish Stairs and more piazzas then I could have counted. We also spent one day in the worlds smallest country Vatican City which is located in Rome, but that deserves a completely different travel throwback! 
 
I think we were there for five days and I ate pizza and pasta every day, haha! Nothing beats Italian food ;)
 
 
 Castel Sant'Angelo
 
 

Damstredet & Telthusbakken - Oslo, Norway

 
One of the things that were on my Bucket List for Oslo was Damstredet & Telthusbakken
 
They are two streets north of the central parts of Oslo in an area called Gamle Aker. The special thing about these streets is there charming and picturesque wooden houses from the 1700s and the 1800s which are still well reserved. The streets are often mentioned together since they are located pretty close to each other, you can walk between them on a small trail called Kjærlighetsstien ("The Love Trail") through the allotment garden area Egebergløkka - something I would recommend doing.
 
Read more about my trip to Oslo
Travel Diary Day 1 - Travel Diary Day 2 - Travel Diary Day 3
 
Damstredet 
We visited Damstredet first which is only a 160 meters long street but we stayed there for quite some time because I wanted to photograph every inch of it, haha. The street is cobbled and runs between Akersveien and Fredensborgveien.
 
 
 
Telthusbakken 
Most of Telthusbakken was closed due to construction while we were there which was sort of a disappointment since I've seen so many beautiful photos of this street with the medieval church Gamle Aker Kirke in the background. The street is usually 260 meters long and at the end of the street, one of the houses have unfortunately burnt down a couple of years ago.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Quick facts about Damstredet & Telthusbakken
 
Name: Damstredet & Telthusbakken
Built: During the 17th and 18th century
Entrance fee: None. There are people still living in the houses so show some respect!
Location: Damstredet & Telthusbakken, Oslo
 
Who should visit?
People with an interest in architecture and history. Other people might not find it as fascinating.
 
My rating: 
★★/★★★★★
 
 

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Momondo Open World Awards 2018

 
Last week I was invited to Momodo Open World Awards, a gala for travel-influencers.

I was there because of all you wonderful people that comments on my blog posts and likes my photos on Instagram, it was because of you I was one of the ten finalists in the category "Photography". So I would just like to start off by saying a big THANK YOU to all of you who voted for me! You voted me into the final where a jury decided the winner, and I did not win my category but I honestly didn't mind at all. Who cares if the jury choose another influencer as the winner - I already feel like a winner with all of the support I've gotten from you guys over the last couple of weeks. THANK YOU! ❤
 
Open World Award was founded by the hotel and travel search site Momondo to celebrate influencers who inspire to discover more and break down cultural barriers that separate people. I brought my boyfriend as my plus one and the event was held in a beautifully decorated place called Skyddsrummet in Stockholm where we started off with mingle and drinks followed by a dinner buffé. 
 
 
 
After that, it was time for the Award Show. There were four different categories with two winners in each, one where the jury had looked at the whole channel as a collected work and one where they had just looked at a single post. The jury consisted of travel profiles in different areas, like the producer Harald Broström, the travel journalist Johanna Jackson, the Influencer duo Swedish Nomad and Alien Chris, and Isabella Knudsen who have been working with both Red Cross and Amnesty International.
 
After some technical malfunction, all of the eight awards had been handed out. As I mentioned earlier I walked away without one but still felt like a winner since I think the great honour was getting voted to the final by you guys ❤ There was an afterparty after the award show but we were not in the mood for partying and left quite early. I just wanted to get home and take of the devil made things called "high heels", haha. I do not even know why I bother with them, I'm more of a sneakers or hiking boots kind of girl ;)
 

Check out the winners in the four different categories:

BLOG
Single Post: Lydias Planet
Collected Work: Discovering the planet

PHOTOGRAPHY
Single Post: Ola Cedell
Collected Work: Everyday Explorers

VIDEO
Single Post: Where is Alice
Collected Work: LifeInMotion

OPEN WORLD
Single Post: pwgfreestyle
Collected Work: Finally Lost