So once we woke up on the boat on Sunday, we had some assignments for a competition. “Do a Spiderman kiss, switch clothes between a guy and a girl, do a little dance, take a picture with the captain…”. So me and Clarino decided to just go after the captain. It took us an epicly long time. We could also call this post…
To Find A Captain
Sunday, October 20th 2013. 11.48
We start googling for his face. So we know what to look for. And then we start running around asking everyone who looks like staff if they know where he is. They all answer in the way that makes you think we asked them to donate their left arm. We get shrugged off in every corridor.
12.20 Approaching Mariehamn
We head to the top level and are stopped by a fence. We see a captain! And then a second one with a great beard! We start waving to them like crazy. THEY WAVE BACK!!! Then they shrug their heads. But we keep waving. For an awkward five minutes.
12.25 Captain Haddock
We see a guy who might be the captain, or at least he looks like Captain Haddock from Tintin. We wave him over and ask if we can take a picture with him, but he gets all sad and says “but me? I’m just a simple chef!”. I feel bad, we should’ve said we wanted a picture with the chef.
12.39 The face of disappointment
After waving for another fifteen minutes and being ignored we decide to abandon our mission and eat candy instead.
13.00 Stalking the staff
Two very official-looking people stand in the hallway discussing important things in Finnish (or maybe the ending to Breaking Bad, I don’t know I don’t speak Finnish). We stare at them and follow until they notice us. We ask if they know how we can get in touch with the captain. The most helpful staffer tells us the captain and him will be having a meeting in fifteen minutes close to the information desk. THE LEVELS OF EXCITEMENT WERE DISPROPORTIONATE! So we sit quietly by the info desk trying to look normal so none of the other teams find out we’re on to something…
13.13 Meeting the captain!
“Was it the two of you who were standing by the fence waving?”. Clarino doesn’t answer because she’s in a hurry to take the pictures. I say (awkwardly) “hehe… yes… sorry about that.” It was one of the proudest moments of my life just because we had spent so much time and energy trying to find him haha. Then when we got to our group they were all like “cool”. We expected them to shower us with gifts and start dancing around us in joy.
There are those moments in life when you just look around and see all the beauty around you and you go “my life is so weird… and awesome!”. I had several of those moments yesterday with my friend Clarino / Thatswhatshesaid on the cruise to Finland from Stockholm, but that was mostly because we always ended up in such bizarre situations. I’ll post it tomorrow or later this week.
So this boat trip in Ibiza was from the bay off Sant Antonio to Cala Conta where we ate at a seaview restaurant and then relaxed on the beach. The pictures were just some random shots I took trying to capture contrast and colors. I like ‘em even though they’re very tumblry in the objects-from-a-weird-angle way. I love the ocean, water and sea so much I just felt so at peace and happy, even though I get severely seasick at times…
I’ve spent this weekend in Stockholm eating delicious everything, working out, studying and watching Adventure Time with my love (watch eeeet, it’s on Netflix!) I love Stockholm, but sometimes I feel like we need some time apart and then I start thinking about spending the weekends in (for example) Kenya… So I’m totally going to travel in November!
Gotta go, my lovely friend will be here in a few moments for a pj-party because we’re getting up at an ungodly hour tomorrow! Why? To get on a boat with 270 other students for a party trip!!!
Pic from a conference at Carnegie.
Here are some other pics from when we cliff-jumped in northern Ibiza. Right now I don’t miss it that much because it is still so crazy hot and sunny in Stockholm every day! The only thing that is different now is that people would stare at me if I went out in a bikini here … But another thing that’s fun about Stockholm is that I am now freelancing for both Stockholm Banco (the new start-up newspaper that will be released in October) and the School of Business blog! On the other blog I will post about the student life every Sunday, so check it out to keep track of what us economists are doing!
My nice underwater camera has done so very well in spite of lots of trips to the bottom of the sea, being buried in sand on so many beaches and many many late nights just in these two years that I’ve had it. Still crazy how many great pictures it can take … and the horrible pictures it can take when we use the panorama because it has a habit of chopping peoples faces in half. Here’s Andris beautiful face for those interested. The images here are from when Filip and I were at Cala Conta in northern Ibiza. There were also small brownish-red jellyfish.
For our second night out we decided to have drinks at this semi-beach club called Kumharas where they had lovely mojitos and usually a sunset view of the ocean. It reminded me of that time Jo and I had mojitos on a beach in Mombasa. However, when we got there the sunset was blocked by a huge cloud. The view was still pretty and it felt wonderful and calm. So we sat with our feet in the sand on a moroccan couch, holding hands.
Something I discovered whenever I landed in Sweden in Geoguessr was that most of Sweden’s total land (65% of it) is covered with forests. I also discovered that although I love being in Swedish forests IRL because it is so soothing it feels like The Shire from LoTR, one does not simply find roadsigns in Swedish forests in Geoguessr. Maybe this is where fellow Swede Anton Wallén got the idea from.
Anyways we hung out in the forest in south Stockholm by a lake called Gömmaren (the hider). Julia hurt her foot on the side of the cliffs so it started bleeding furiously and she had to wear Igge’s shoes because her own shoes sat too tightly. So after dinner on the rocks we headed home in the metro. One girl limping and bleeding in five sizes too large converse, one dude without any shoes to speak of, another dude yelling jokes with two boxes of wine and one Asian girl carrying ALL the bags. We looked very sane.
Douglas and Filip strolling.Saturday morning I remembered I forgot my camera at Emilia’s and since she was leaving for France while I was packing for Erikssund – none of us had time to get me the camera. With my trusty iPhone 4 I still managed to capture some of the beauty of the weekend at Filip’s brothers place.
Matjesill, eggs and even more eggs with fishegg on them.
As soon as we got there I got a quick tour of the first floor, the room where Filip and I would be staying. After some champagne, snaps and lunch we went for a walk by the lake where we saw two eagles that were impossible to catch on camera and petted the mares in the stables.
Filip fixing the curtains in our room
Mare & Foal
By the lakehouse
Doing random stuff on the bridge
Snow and sunset
Come sunset we played pool on the upperfloor and I won. I feel it important to note that I won.
We ate in the oldest room in the house. The room had previously been King Eriks old dining room after a good hunt or something like that. The details of which royalty had sat there some fivehundred years ago were fuzzy. After a delicious salmon dinner we ended the night with a game filled with trivia about world history.