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I’ve just ordered my first Durty Nellys burger.

This story might not be true.

Yesterday I was at a huge party in Amsterdam. All of my friends here in Amsterdam were there, ans also alot of randoms. It was great fun. And I got really drunk. Really really drunk. I made a new friend though. A girl. I dont remember her name. She was cool. When the party was over we wanted to go to a after-party. But we couldnt find any. She asked me; «but dont you know alot of dutch people? They probably have a after-party somewhere!». So I said, that the only dutch people I know lives in Rotterdam, but to be honest, they probably do have a after-party. So we went there. We took the train. When we finally arrived, it was great fun. Before we went to Huize Luzac, we went to Mortens work. Thats true. Morten works in Rotterdam. Crazy, right? He laughed at us, since we were so drunk, but after a while he got annoyed and told us to leave. So we went to this after-party, and it was awesome. Job and Pim were wasted, they couldnt even walk by themself. Daniel was actually sober, which surprised me. Around 7 in the morning my mum got there. She sometimes use to go to Huize Luzac to use the internet. So me and my new friend, the girl, went to Daniels room to sleep. I didnt wanna talk to my mother. We slept in Daniel’s bed, and it was very comfy. When we finally woke up again, we found out that we should go back to Morten’s work and say sorry. So we did. And guess who was there? CRAIG! Craig smiled at me, but I didnt recognize him. Because he had shaved and cut his hair! Seriously! I asked what the fuck he did there, since last time I saw him, he were on his way back to Australia! He said he had lost his flight, and all the other flights were cancelled, so he had to stay for 3 more weeks. I was very very happy and we all went back to Amsterdam. Back to Durty Nellys. The rest of the people were ofcourse there as well, and everyone celebrated that Craig was back. Sif got really wasted, and Ben dressed up like a zombie. Just for the occasion.

Crazy night. Crazy dream. Crazy Amsterdam.

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Alexander Rybak hadde en gang en hit… Hva het den?

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year fellas!

No? Not yet? Dont tell me, tell the people of Amsterdam! The christmas decoration have been up for about a week. It really do look like christmas is right around the corner! Where are the shoppingmall santa claus? (Craig, I think I just found you a job!) And guess what norwegians, they have peppernøtter here! Love it. Peppernøtter på pose <3 (Sorry, have no idea what its called in english). :P

And yeah! Ive learned a little bit dutch!
Hello – Hee
Goodbye – do-oi
Thank you – Dank je well
No problem – Asjeblift
I am – Ik ben
How are you – hoe is haat (or something, never get this one correct)
Everythings good – Alles goed
Good – prima
hot/good/nice – lekker
not hot/good/nice – nit lekker
Enjoy ur food – Ate smakelek
Sleep well – slaap lekker
Chicken – kip
Candyfloss – suikerspin
Different – anders
People – mensen


I wanna learn more! :)

Live well, love much and laugh often.

Standard dag i Amsterdam for Patsy:

11.00 -Våkner på madrassen min. Åpner øynene og blir møtt av minst 3 andre sovende på madrasser i samme rom som meg.
11.30 – Står opp. Dusjer.
12.00 – Henger på kjøkkenet med Sif og Isabella, pluss alle couchsurferne deres. Drikker kaffe. Spiser frokost.
13.00 – Er fortsatt trøtt, vurderer å ikke gå på jobb med det første. Logger på facebook. Min kjære sjef Ben skriver på facebookchat: Meet me at Nellys at 14.00.
13.30 – Vandrer fra Prinsengracht til Warmoesstraat, hvor den irske fotballpuben Durty Nellys ligger.
14.00 – Spiser frokost/lunch på Durty Nellys med Ben og Craig, to av mine kollegaer.
14.30 – Spiller biljard og drikker en øl på Nellys, fortsatt med mine kollegaer.
15.00 – Vandrer en runde rundt i Amsterdam for å promotere pubcrawlen. Red Light District er såklart med på runden.
15.05 – Jeg blir nesten påkjørt av en scooter, heldigvis redder Craig meg.
15.15 – Craig, eller Ben, sier: Lets go Skinny Ally! Vi går gjennom Skinny Ally. (Kom på besøk, og jeg skal vise dere hva Skinny Ally er. Ganske gøy!)
15.30 – Vi trasker mot Mitra.
15.35 – Jeg blir nesten overkjørt av en syklist. Heldigvis redder Ben meg.
15.45 – Vi kjøper Cola og Jaeger.
15.50 – Vi drikker Cola og Jaeger mens vi går en runde til.
16.00 – Noen foreslår at vi stikker til Nes for å spille biljard.
16.15 – Vi spiller biljard og drikker øl på Nes.
17.00 – Vi er sultne alle sammen. Vi går til FavouriteChicken og spiser kylling.
17.30 – Vi går en promoteringsrunde, før vi vender nesa mot Durty Nellys igjen.
17.45 – Vi er på Durty Nellys, tar en øl, snakker med turistene vi festa med igår, som er tilbake på Nellys (ikke bare pub, men også hostel).
18.00 – Resten avPartyKings crewet ankommer.
18.30 – Vi sitter utenfor Nellys og jabber.
19.00 – Vi promoterer.
20.00 – Vi drikker øl.
21.00 – De første pubcrawlerne har ankommet. Vi jabber og drikker øl.
21.30 – Vi promoterer som bare det. Mange pubcrawlere har ankommet, de er klar for fest! Mye latter og mye gøy!
21.55 – Vi gjør klar vodkaflaskene.
21.57 – Jeg er happy!
22.00 –  En time unlimited vodka for pubcrawlerne! Vi samler alle sammen på samme sted, og jeg går rundt og heller shots som om det er det eneste jeg har gjort hele mitt liv!
22.30 – Folk er i slaget! Jeg hører navnet mitt overalt! Patricia! Shots! Patty! Here! Pats! More! Noen sier alltid at jeg må ta en shot med dem, så da snur jeg vodkaflaska på hodet og gaper som aldri før! Til stormende jubel!
23.00 – Vi samler den feststemte gjengen utenfor og vandrer til Black Tiger. En bar midt i RDL.
23.45 – Vi trasker mot Drink n’ Sink. En ny bar.
24.00 – Baren Teasers – Babes and Beers venter. Yay.
00.45 – Så bærer det av sted til Prime. En natklubb ved Rembrandtsplein.
01.00 – Dansing på Prime!
01.45 – Cinema, kveldens siste nattklubb. Før gjengen går inn får de hver sin t-skjorte! Vel, iallefall de siste 10 som klarte å henge med hele kvelden.
01.30 – PartyKings folket forlater pubcrawlerne, og finner vår egen nattklubb. Coco’s, en australsk bar med australsk øl. Nam nam.
03.15 – Jeg er sulten. Det er de fleste andre også.
03.20 – Jeg blir nesten overkjørt av en scooter og en syklist samtidig. Heldigvis blir jeg redda av noen.
03.30 – Vi spiser mat. Fra burgerking.
03.45 – Jeg trasker hjemover. Ofte ifølge med noen andre som sover i samme hus som meg.
04.15 – Vel hjemme. Folk henger på kjøkkenet. Vi jabber og har nachspiel.
04.45 – Jeg lengter etter senga.
05.15 – Jeg stabber meg opp trappa og faller pladask ned. Sovner med en gang!
Zzzzzz

Høres det lite spennende ut? Da kan jeg fortelle deg at det er FRYKTELIG spennende! Ingen dag er lik, nye folk hele tiden. Pluss de jeg jobber med og crewet som jobber på Nellys. Fantastiske mennesker!

Waka Waka, its Amsterdamage

Days are flying by, I’ve already been in Amsterdam 2 weeks, and its almost 1whole month since I left Norway! Wow. Its wicked.

At the PartKings I work with a bunch of cool people. And everyday I meet someone new cool travellers. I love Amsterdam, it’s a city full of travellers, and therefore its very easy to meet and make friends with people. Just a sad thing many of them leaves the day after. And yeah, since its full of Aussies here, I’ve learned a new Australian expression. Heaps good! HEAPS GOOD!  

At the moment I live with 2 danish girls. Sif and Isabella. They rock big time, and whitout them I think I have had to cancel my trip and go back to Norway. I couldnt find a place of my own, and the couchsurfingplan me and some others had, didnt work out. So now I live here for some days, and afterwards I hope I’ll get a cleaningjob at a hostel. I wont get paid, but free bed and free breakfast. I applied yesterday, so now I just have to wait and see.

I also miss my bestfriends in Rotterdam (hehey Huize Luzac (Yeah, that’s a name (No, not really (It’s a house)))). So hopefully Im going to Rotterdam again sometime this week. :)

And yeah, promoting on the streets for PartKings are kinda cool. Waka Waka!

Verrukkelijke geur verrassend laag geprijsd

Amsterdam is cool. PartyKings Pubcrawl are cool. The weather’s cool. The people are cool. I’m cool. Things are pretty much okey.

But wow. The aussie’s are everywhere :P The first time I met australians on this journey, I was like «COOOL! Where are you from? I’m going to Melbourne in December! Awesome!!!». But I meet them everywhere, all the time, so its no longer a big deal :P I still ask though.. «Where are u from? Im going to Melbourne in December! How is it there?» So looking forward to it :)

Yesterday I joined the PartyKings pubcrawl for the first time. It was nice! I werent working, but I werent pubcrawling either.. I was in the middle of both, pouring shots to the crawlers, and drinking myself. It was heaps of fun. Only 10 pubcrawlers joined the tour, but they were all really cool people. From Canada, USA , Sweden, Italy and Switzerland. I weared my yellow sunglasses. Ofcourse. As always. And yeah. They become kinda popular. Everyone wanted to wear them, and that was okey. As long as I got them back. They are awesome, I just hope they survive Holland. They have to! Its me. Its what I am. Its my brand. ;)

I still haven tried to bike here in Amsterdam. Not sure if Im brave enough. Its freaking scary! Some days ago I saw a poor tourist bumb in a car. The driver got fucked up angry and went out shouting like hell to him. He said sorry, but the driver wasnt pleased, so he didnt stop yelling. I just passed by, but some seconds later, the biker biked like hell away from the place, and behind him, the driver running and yelling: «stop him, stop him!» They dissapeared in the crowd, and I didnt see them again. I’m really wondering what happend. If the tourists survived this, he got an awesome story to tell his friends. :D

Well, now I’m going to Durty Nelly’s to see if there are some familiar faces. I have the impression that there always is, so I cross my fingers :) Up for a pint mate?

Oktoberfest – 200 Jahre!

Okey, time to tell the world about my experiences at Oktoberfest. Well. Where to start. As you might now, I travelled alone. First Daniel and me went to Schoonhoven and his family again. They are such a friendly family, and I slept there one night. No problems at all. I’ve felt very comfertable and welcomed every time I’ve been there, this time as well. You just got to like them! Sunday evening, Daniel got visit from a old friend. The three of us went out for a beer, at Schoonhoven’s local pub. It was. Intresting. Especially because of all the stories I got served from their childhood. (And me, who thought Daniel was such a nice boy. Man, I was wrong. Haha) Anyway, it was fun!

Monday, before my travel towards Münich started, i borrowed Tessa, Daniels sisters, bike, and went for a bikeride to Schoonhoven centrum. Even if it was rainy I made some awesome photos. Btw; Schoonhoven is ”eine zilverstadt” :P A nice place, for sure. Then my travel towards Münich started, first the bus to Utrecht, and then from Utrecth to Münich. 10 hours. During nighttime. Cool enough. If it hadn’t been so cold! I was freezing like an aussie would do in Norway, and thats pretty bad! But finally we were there. All I knew where that my hostel were a tent they set up only for Oktoberfest every year, and I also had the adress. Therefor I waved at a taxi, and told him to drive me there. The german taxidriver didn’t speak english, and me and my german isn’t that much to brag about. But. I think it was pretty cool. ’cause somehow we managed to communicate anyway. I understood more german then he understood english though. Anyway, he told me that, no. There were no hostel at this adress. Only partybars. I said he was wrong, and told him to drive me there anyway. When we finally got there, I saw nothing else than partypubs and bars everywhere! Really. Everywhere! In the middle of a industrie area. I got literally shocked, and had no idea what to do. The taxidriver said sorry, and asked if I wanted him to drive me back, or what I had in my mind. I think I looked very sad and disappointed when I said yes, drive me back. So he turned of his engine and went out to ask some random people. Suddenly he turns, smiles at me, and gives me thumbs up. When he get back in the taxi, he turnes of the taxtametre and says he know where it is. I’m sure we drove around for 15 minutes or so, before we finally found the tent in the middle of nowhere. Pjoh! It was a pretty big tent/hostel, and I’m sure there were over 1000 people there at the same time. Awesome!

Im not gonna give a detailed description of what happend the next 6 days, beacuse to be honest. I have no idea. Haha. Well. I know what i did. But I have no idea which day it was. But first of all. I met Kara from Australia. A girl I first met in Prague when I were there in February. Kinda cool to catch up again! I also met her boyfriend Cliff, they were really awesome! Togheter with them I met their friends and their friends of friends, and friends of friends of friends. It was coolio. Really look forward to my Australia adventure to begin, where I for sure will meet them again! The last days I also met Daniel, Job and Marchezza again. The dutchies I lived with in Rotterdam. It was really awesome! We had alot of fun, especially me and Daniel at Kultfabrik Saturdaynight. Whitout saying anything more about that ;) Whitout these people which I knew from before, I made alot of new friends. From all over the world! I can mention people from Ireland, Spain, Germany, Netherlands, USA, Sweden, Italy, France, Canada, Australia, Israel and England. Some of them will I for sure stay in touch with, others were just during those days. It was alot of fun anyways!

And. Not to forget. Celebrating birthday at Oktoberfest was awesome! The 29th of September, I went to a pubcrawl, where I met some people I also had met the day before. I had ofcourse told them that my birthday were the 30th, so when the time went over midnight, I got surprised by everyone suddenly starting to sing the birthdaysong! It was so cool, but also a bit embarassing. Haha. During this party I got alot of free beers, but the coolest ”present” was a shot called B52. I’ve heard about it before, but never seen it, or tryed it. So when the bartender came to us with two shots on FIRE, I got really freaked out! I cant shot that! Its fucking on fire! But they convinced me, no problemo. Just put in the straw and shot it fast! Everything! And I did it! Yay! On our way to another bar, we met two drunk buddies, and two of the people I was with said to them, ”hey guys! She’s a birthdaygirl! Say congratz!” The two guys turned around and looked pretty shocked before one of them said: ”Noway! It’s his birthday as well!” None of us belived them ofcourse, but we saw his passport, and it was true! Haha, what’s the chance? Next day, when I woke up, I found a rose on my pillow, which totally made my day! It was from German, a spanish guy I shared room with. He had already left for the airport, but it was so kind and cute of him! Later on, in one of the oktoberfest’s beertent, I met some crazy irish people. Of them (or to be honest, from the really wasted one) I got four teddybears. Well. It was four. But then he started to give them away to others. I though: ”noway! Their mine now!” So the last two did I put in my purse pretty fast. I saved them! This evening I also met 3 swedish men. They were sooooo old, that they could be my father (hey dad, dont worry, ur not old!), but it was so nice to finally talk norwegian again! They were kinda funny, and they bought me beer and something to eat as well! :) Nice, right? I also got a kiss on my birthday! But only on my cheek. Who it was from? I wonder… :)


Well. I think this is enough. I’m not even sure if someone have time to read all this. Haha. But it doesnt matter, I write mostly for myself, not for others ;)

Just a few more lines:P On Sunday, I got a ride back with Job, Daniel, Marchezza and Konstantin. It was a long ride, but since I dont have driver’s license (haha, hurray!), I could sleep all way home! Home. Err… Rotterdam I mean.  I stayed in Rotterdam for two more nights, including some beers at Oude Haven with Daniel, Pim and Corine. It was nice, I truly enjoy Rotterdam! If I didn’t have Australia plans, I would definately moce to Rotterdam for a longer period!

Right now, I’m in Amsterdam. At ”StayOkey Hostel”. Its as they say…, okey. The hostel in Prague and Dublin was way more better, but again, its okey. They have 24 hours reception, nice rooms, enough showers, an awesome breakfast, and wachingmachine. The waschingmachine is expencive though. 7,50 Euro for one wash. Bah. Amsterdam itself, is more okey now, than what I thought it was last time I was here. The tourists are still everywhere, and so aret he bikes, but its okey. I think I will get more used to it after a while. Tomorrow. Is the day when I will meet my future work! How exciting ain’t that?

But people. I want visit! I really really want visit! So everyone of you that have said your coming! No way back! Who will be the first? Frank? Adnan? Daniel? Stina? Henny? Maria? Jose? Sonia? Javi? Carlos? Matze? Torstein?  Helene? Tine? Daddy-D? Mummy-M? Come on guys, V-I-S-I-T me before I travel even further away! AUSTRALIA!!! Ah, cant wait. (yea, I know, not everyone of the one I mentioned have promised to visit.. but come anyway) :P

Alle gode ting er 3??

I’m alive. Oktoberfest was awesome. Wish I had time to tell all about it, but at the moment Im at a hostel in Amsterdam, and I only have a few minutes left. But I’m alive. Enjoying everything. Even if something are working against me. But as long as I stay positive.. ;) Amsterdam rocks. But I really really look forward to Australia. Meeting those Aussies at Oktoberfest was great. Kara, Cliff and their friends and friends of friends! Yay! Yeah, thats all for now. I’m alive.