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Luisa via Roma & FIRENZE4EVER

As mentioned last Saturday I went on a last minute trip to Italy for the weekend to take part in the FIRENZE4EVER jungle. I really enjoyed just hanging around, catching up with old friends and having delicious food (I had already forgotten about the insanely good food over there!). I snapped a gazillion pictures - I hope you enjoy my not so little selection above ! Unfortunately I couldnx27t stay for the dinner and party on Sunday (nor the brunch the day after), my flight back was the same night because I didnx27t want to miss work on Monday, but I saw a bunch of pictures from the night. And it looked like a blast - next time Ix27m staying for at least a week. Tumnagel
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AMORE MIO !

Milano, Milano, Milano.. sviker aldrig ! Så många historier som jag får dra en annan gång, men summa summarum är att jag är stoltast av alla över min fina vän Yigit, varför kan jag tyvärr inte dela med mig av än men jag ser isf fram emot nästa gång jag åker tillbaka. Hur gullig är inte han som ropar ‘goodbye my love’ varje gång han åkte till jobbet på morgonen och jag låg halvsovandes i sängen ? Vi satt på uteserveringar och njöt av härliga middagar och aperitivo (mango-caprinha har blivit en ny favorit), låg nästan på marken mitt på gatan och asgarvade mitt i natten en gång och planerade mitt framtida bröllop där han kommer vara min bestman :-) --- Milan, Milan, Milan... never disappoints ! So many stories that I’ll have to tell about another time, but summarizing it; I am the proudest one of all over my beloved friend Yigit, I canx27t day why just yet but I can say that I can’t wait to my next trip back. How sweet isn’t he saying ‘goodbye my love’ when he went to work in the mornings and I was still half sleeping in bed ? We enjoyed dinners and aperitivo outside (mango caprinha has become a new favorite of mine), laughed so hard out on the street once that we almost ended up lying on the ground and planned my future wedding where he’ll be my bestman :-) Tumnagel
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Paris Men's Fashion Week

Wow.. Så många saker jag gjort de senaste resorna till Milano och Paris och så få updates ! Vi kan ju börja med den senaste resan bara för att. Paris var grymt !! Jag mådde egentligen inte så bra inför den resan, jag kan ha åkt på någon matförgiftning eller något virus i Milano så dagarna i Stockholm, efter den resan var jag allt annat är pigg men det vände såsmåningom, väl i Paris. Tur det, för jag var ju där med min vän Rachel som jag inte träffat på länge så det hade varit tråkig att vara sjuk just när vi skulle ses. Lördagen var egentligen helt fullspäckad med visningar för vår del, men eftersom det var vår enda dag ihop så körde vi bara på Maison Martin Margiela och Acne. Resten av tiden shoppade vi, åt god mat och plockade ihop massa kläder på Lanvinx27s showroom. Jag dog lite när vi var där.. WOW !! Kvällen spenderades på hippa stället La Sociètè tillsammans med Rachel, hennes klient och NBA-sjärnan Amarx27e Stoudmire, hans fästmö, bodyguard, manager och tränare. Sjukt trevlig och sen kväll blev det ! Dagen efter flög vi hem rätt tidigt, jag och Rachel, så vi missade Lanvinx27s visning tyvärr men det gjorde inget för på flygplatsen väntade min fina solbrända pojkvän :-) vi har knappt hunnit ses pga att vi båda varit på olika resor de senaste veckorna. Det har varit sjukt kul men nu vill jag inte se mina resväskor på ett litet tag iaf :-P --- Wow, so many things Ix27ve been up to during my past trips to Milan and Paris but so few blog updates. Letx27s start with the last trip. Paris was the bomb ! I was really not feeling well, I could have had a food poisoning or virus in Milan, so during my following days in Stockholm I was feeling everything but good, but that soon took a turn, whilst in Paris. Luckily. I was there with my friend Rachel who I hadnx27t seen in a very long time so being sick at that time would have really sucked. Saturday was actually packed with shows for us but since that was our only day there, we skipped a bunch. We only went to Maison Martin Margiela and Acne, the rest of the time was spent shopping, eating good and pulling looks at Lanvinx27s showroom. I died for a moment while I was in there.. WOW !! The night was spent having dinner at hip restaurant and nightclub La Sociètè with Rachel, her client and NBA player Amarx27e Stoudemire, his fiancé, bodyguard, manager and trainer. We had such a great time there ! The day after, both me and Rachel had to leave Paris early so we missed the Lanvin show unfortunately. But that was alright cus waiting for me at the airport was my sun kissed bf, having arrived from Alicante. Wex27ve hardly spent any time together the past weeks due to different traveling schedules. Itx27s been hella fun but for now, Ix27m good not having to even look at my suitcases for a while :-P Tumnagel
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PAY BACK TIME

Min kropp börjar sakta men säkert ge vika.. Det har varit SÅ sjukt varmt så jag har knappt ätit under dessa dagar här i Milano. Bokstavligt talat. Det enda jag velat och kunnat äta har varit saftiga fruktsallader, caprese (mozzarella- och tomatsallad), glass och dricka vatten. Näringsfattiga måltider och långa dagar i solen. Jag som älskar Coca Cola har inte ens kunnat dricka det ! Så nu får jag betala priset - mår piss.. Jobbig huvudvärk och jag är hungrig men får inte ner någon mat. Tur att jag åker hem till Sverige i kväll, då blir det att njuta (?!) av det svala vädret och frossa i mat. Just nu blir det vila för min del, har ingen ork eller lust att bli sjuk.. :-( --- My body is slowly breaking down.. Itx27s been SO hot here, that Ix27ve hardly eaten during these days in Milan. Literally. The only things Ix27ve been able to and wanted to eat was juicy fruit salads, caprese (mozzarella and tomato salad), ice cream and drinking water. Nutrient poor meal and long days in the sun. I, who love Coca Cola havenx27t even had that ! So not Ix27m paying the price - feeling crap.. I got a banging headache and Ix27m hungry but yet I canx27t manage to eat anything. Luckily Ix27m returning to Sweden tonight, so I guess Ix27ll be enjoying (?!) the cool weather there and just splurge on a bunch of food. As for now, Ix27ll just be relaxing, I have not time or energy to get sick.. :-( Tumnagel
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Metropol

Last night at the mad Dolce&Gabbana party at Metropol. Those of you who have been to a Dolca&Gabbana show know how huge the venue is. On stage dancing and singing; Anna dello Russo, Giovanna Battaglia and Sara Battaglia. And Stafano Gabbana doing the DJing ! Tumnagel
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Milan !

Hey ! Im in Copenhagen Airport right now, waiting for my flight to Milan to take off. Ix27m going there for a few days of crazy quality time with my beloved friend Yigit :-D canx27t wait, we always have a blast together ! First stop, straight from the airport will be the Dolce&Gabbana party. Ix27ll change at the airport, go to his house, drop my luggage and hit the party lol always a bunch of crazy stuff going on when hex27s around :-P anyway, blogging might get a little but behind in these days but Ix27ll be sure to update my instagram several times a day, so make sure to follow me there :-) Ix27m @sabaoffduty there ! Have a great Sunday ! xx Tumnagel
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FIRENZE4EVER WITH THE LVR FAMILY

1. The catering guys making mozzarella knots in front of us, to have with drinks before dinner 2. Yummmmy Italian aperitivo 3. The theme of the FIRENZE4EVER party; Fashion Super Heroes 4. My new favorite spot looking over Florence; Exelsoirs rooftop bar 5. Gareth Pugh hairy bag at Luisa Via Roma - I DIE ! 6. Having aperitif before dinner 7. In the Luisa Via Roma store 8. Table setting for the dinner with mirrors - best way to serve bloggers ! haha 9. Drinks (yes, non alcoholic for her) with my girl and mom to be, Fanny <3 10. Styleclicker shooting streetstyle at Nuovo Teatro del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino 11. 150 invited guests ready for dinner in the sunset 12. Giuseppe Zanotti Homme Super hero shoes for Luisa Via Roma (and he actually joined us for dinner, as usual) 13. The closing party invitation 14. People arriving to the dinner and party venue.. check those stairs !! But it was worth it ;-) 15. The best mozzarella Ix27ve EVER had ! 16. Karl Lagerfeld - I think I wanna try that hairdo myself ! lol 17. Me, in the cab, heading somewhere 18. Mini Karl Lagerfelds 19. Falling deeply in love with that Gareth Pugh clutch.. should I go for it ? 20. Crazy ass Tina, from BagSnob.. gotta love her haha Tumnagel
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A love like Paris

Landade precis i Paris och väntar nu på att min bättre hälft ska komma ut i ankomsthallen. Det känns nästan som när jag bodde i Florens och väntade på att han skulle komma och hälsa på eller när vi skulle mötas upp på flygplatsen i en helt ny stad. Dör lite av lycka när jag vet att vi inte skiljs åt efter resan :-) Vädret i Paris är lite grått och svalt och fastän jag visste om det innan, är jag rädd för att jag packat helgalet den här gången. Får se när vi kommer till hotellet. Nu ska jag ta en kaffe och piggna till lite.. Somnar ju varje gång jag flyger, även om det bara är en ministräcka haha Hörs sen ! xx --- Just landed in Paris and Ix27m waiting for my bf to do the same from Stockholm. It almost feels like when we lived apart and he would come visit me or wex27d meet up in another city. My heart skippes a beat from knowing that we are flying back home together :-) The weather in Paris is quite grey and cool and though I knew about it before, I think that I did a bad job packing clothes this time. I guess Ix27ll see when I get to the hotel. Ix27m gonna go and grab a coffee to wake me up some. I tend to always fall asleep on the planes no matter how short the route is haha Toodles ! xx Tumnagel
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LVR

Woaahh Jag hade sååå himla kul igår ! Jag kom fram till Luisa Via Romax27s butik och utanför var det VÄRLDENS folkmassa (hela vägen ut på gatan så bilarna inte kom förbi) så jag tog mina resväskor och ursäktade mig fram och när jag kom in i butiken hade jag säkert 50-60 personer att pussa, krama och catch up with. Ingen, förutom en inköpare, marknadsteamet och VD:n visste att jag skulle komma så det var verkligen en surprise :-) Och butiken ser helt sjukt fantastisk ut varje dag men under just dessa FIRENZE4EVER event, brukar det alltid bli lite extra breath taking. Eller vad tycker ni ? ;-) Jag hängde där i några timmar iaf, uppe på restaurangen i terrassen, nere i butiken, gick bara runt och log hela tiden. Jag är ju så van vid att vara den MEST stressade personen där, alltid ha tiotals saker på min to do och to check-lista. Men nu var jag bara där och njöt. ALLA där tyckte verkligen att jag såg SÅ LYCKLIG ut och vissa bloggare, som till exempel Caroline från Caroline Daily och hennes fotograf Yulya kände inte ens igen mig haha Sjukt tråkigt att jag trivdes så dåligt i Florens som stad och att jag inte hade min pojkvän där med mig för det där var verkligen ett sjukt grymt jobb, men kollegorna gjorde det till världens bästa ! Helt underbara. Igår kväll gick hela LVR-teamet och bloggarna till Madonnas konsert här i Florens och de var så gulliga som hade en biljett till mig, utan att jag visste om det men jag hade gjort middagsplaner med finaste Fanny och Jodi så jag kunde inte gå. Mer om den middagen lite senare :-) --- Woaahh I had so much fun yesterday !! I got to the Luisa Via Roma store and there was this MASSIVE crowd of curious people blocking the entrance and the street for the cars, so I grabbed my suitcases, excused my way through and when I got into the store, Ix27m sure I had about 50-60 people to kiss, hug and catch up with. No one except for one buyer, the marketing team and the CEO knew that I was coming so it was really a surprise :-) and the store always looks amazingly stunning, but during these events it always get extra breath taking. Or what do you guys think ? :-) I hung out there for a few hours, in the restaurant in the terrace, in the store, just walked around smiling. Ix27m so used to being the MOST stressed person of all there and always have loads of stuff on my to do and to check list. But this time I was just enjoying the moment. And EVERYBODY were just saying how HAPPY I look now, some bloggers, like Caroline from Caroline Daily and her photographer Yulya couldnx27t even tell it was me haha Itx27s so sad that I wasnx27t happy living in Florence and being all on my own without my bf because the best just was really topnotch. And the colleagues made it even better ! Just amazing. Last night the whole LVR-team and the bloggers went to the Madonna concert and they were so sweet to have a ticket for me too, with out me knowing it, but I couldnx27t go because I had dinner plans with my friend Fanny. More about that later :-) Tumnagel
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Hello 30 degrees !

(Det här är ett inlägg från igår morse som jag glömde att publicera) Gårdagen bjöd på massa info och kul med jobbet ute på Havreholm Slott. Vädret var med oss så det var verkligen rätt dag att spendera där för i morse vaknade jag till ett blött och grått Köpenhamn. Men vad gör det när man åker till Italien samma dag ? :-) jag sitter nämligen på flyget dit nu ! 32 grades och sol, det låter ju inte sååå tråkigt !! :-) längtar verkligen till solen och till att få träffa alla igen. Speciellt min vän Fanny som berättat att hon är gravid ! Helt sjukt kul ! --- (This is a post from yesterday morning that I forgot to publish) Yesterday had a lot of info and fun in store for me and colleagues as we spent the day and night at Havreholm Castle yesterday. The weather was with us so it really was the right day to spend there because this morning I woke to a wet and gray Copenhagen. why who cares when you are off to Italy the same day? :-) Ix27m actually on the flight heading there now ! 32 grades and sun, it doesnx27t sound too boring does it ? :-) Really yearning for the sun and to see everyone again. Especially my friend Fanny who told me that she is pregnant ! Canx27t wait ! Tumnagel
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In Copenhagen

I just arrived in Copenhagen for work. Ix27ve been up since 4am so you can imagine how exhausted I am already. And the meetings havenx27t even started yet ! Ix27m staying here until tomorrow morning when Ix27m off to my next destination; Florence ! First time back there since I quit my job at Luisa Via Roma and moved back to Stockholm. As a matter of fact, Ix27m going there for the sake of Firenze4Ever, that huge bloggersx27 event that I was the Project Manager of. And on Monday Ix27m off to Paris to meet up with bf. Guess what he got me for my birthday besides a trip there, a stay at a fab hotel and spa treatments ? WEx27RE GOING TO THE CLOSING CONCERT OF JAY-Z AND KANYEx27S TOUR !! Itx27ll be crayyyy haha But first, work ! :-) wex27re on the bus taking us all out to a castle in the country side (or thatx27s what Ix27ve heard !) for about an hour so Ix27m taking a well needed nap now. Toodles ! xx Tumnagel
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TAKE A SIMPLE VIEW OF LIFE

En outfit från en av dagarna i Spanien. Matchade pojkvännens skjorta från Hugo Boss med en kjol från BikBok och klackar från Celine (jag vet, de börjar bli uttjatade men de är ju för fina.. och sköna !). HUR FIN var inte utsikten från vår balkong i sviten ? Den kommer man ju sakna ! --- An outfit from one of the days in Spain. Matched bfx27s shirt from Hugo Boss with a jeans skirt from BikBok and heels from Celine (I know, theyx27re getting old but theyx27re just too pretty.. and comfy !). HOW LOVELY wasnx27t the view from our balcony in our suite ? I know Ix27ll miss that one ! Tumnagel
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Cannes

Jag har fått Cannes-feber ! Alltså inte filmfestivalen (inte för att jag skulle tacka nej till filmfestivalen heller !), utan bara för själva staden. Jag har alltid velat åka till Franska Rivieran, någon som varit där ? Håller på att kika på lite resor och hotell just nu.. Får se om det hinner bli nån tripp dit innan sommarens slut :-) Ix27ve got Cannes fever ! Not the film festival (not that I would ever turn the film festival down !), but just the city I itself. Ix27ve always wanted to visit the French Riviera, anyone ever been there ? Ix27m checking out flights and hotels as we speak.. Wex27ll see if we manage to squeeze in a trip there before summer is over :-) Tumnagel
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Hasta la vista, baby

Vi är tillbaka i Stockholm ! Internet funkade inte för mig igår kväll eller i morse så därav inget inlägg innan vi drog. Hursomhelst, igår kväll promenerade vi i stan en sväng innan vi gick och åt på samma restaurang som vi åt på vår första kväll, den med den färska fisken. Vi älskar fisk så vi passade på att äta mängder när vi ändå var i en kuststad där det är lätt att få tag på :-) Solen var fortfarande ute så vi åt ute på stranden, såg den sjukt fina solnedgången och hade skitkul. Den här resan har varit helt perfekt och precis vad jag behövde ! Vädret här i Stockholm är ju också sjukt härligt, nästan så man vill glida ut i kväll men i kväll är det Eurovision som gäller. Jag har gått och blivit rena torsken på det i år, fattar inte varför haha men jag kan ju inte låta bli att heja på Loreen ! :-) Någon annan som också fastnat ? --- Wex27re back home in Stockholm ! Internet wasnx27t working with me at the hotel last night and this morning so I couldnx27t post anything on the blog. Anyway, last night we went for a long walk downtown and lastly, back to the restaurant we went to the first night, with the fresh fish :-) The sun was still out so we sat outside on the beach, watched the gorgeous sunset and had a blast. This trip was just perfect and exactly what I needed ! The weather here in Stockholm is pretty awesome as well but no going out for us tonight, because itx27s Eurovision !! Lol Ix27ve become a super nerd when it comes to the Eurovision this year, but I canx27t help rooting for Loreen haha anyone else whox27s following it ? :-) Tumnagel
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24.05.12

Itx27s so amazing being in this stunning place. Yesterday we walked around downtown to look around in stores but everything was closed because of the siesta - nap time between 14.00 and 17.30. But tomorrow therex27s a big market out on the street so I hope to find a nice souvenir to bring back home. Today is being spent by the pool, again. Itx27s so relaxing with only the music playing and the background sound of the waterfalls and fountains. Me and mom are lying here, drying up from taking a swim and the boys are off playing games in the hotel playroom. Tumnagel
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Busy.

As you can probably tell Ix27m quite busy right now lol ordering drinks on repeat, passing out on the sunbed every now and then because of the hot sun and actually writing emails :-) so for now, this is my office ! You could say this is the perfect vacation.. The hotel is all white and gorgeous with beautiful surroundings, last night we went for dinner by the beach and had fresh fish of the day and today wex27re all back hanging in the pool. This is how Ix27m guessing the rest of our days here will look like; bf working on his tan, parents lying in their sunbeds chit chatting, my youngest brother jumping around, playing and swimming in the pool, my oldest brother reading and me instagramming, blogging or reading :-) Tumnagel
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Almuñécar, Malaga

Wex27re finally at this amazingly beautiful hotel and this striking Spanish coastline along the Mediterranean. ! Of course we all couldnx27t wait to hit the pool so here we are, sunbathing and having drinks :-) the sun is shining, the view is beautiful and Ix27m with the people I love the most. Could it get any better ?? Yupp. My sis could have joined us but shex27s still in Chicago working hard.. next time, kid ! <3 Tumnagel
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Destinaton: Malaga

Spanish coastline, drinks by the pool or at the beach, 25 degrees, yummie tapas.. Just a fee more hours x27til wex27re there :-D Andiamooooo ! Tumnagel
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AT THE DOLPHINARIUM

Gooooooood morning world ! Happy Easter :-) I know I promised to post pics from when we swam with the dolphins at our hotel in Dubai, so here you go ! This was not a once in a lifetime thing.. Ix27m def swimming with dolphins again :-) We had such a blast. My dolphin was named Bucker and he was the biggest dolphin they had there and bfx27s dolphin was E2. They were sooo sweet dancing with us when we sang x27I like to move it, move itx27 and waved at us when we left haha If you ever get the chance to swim with dolphins, do it ! :-) Tumnagel
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BANANAS

Having a banana milkshake in my banana yellow bikini. I finally managed to capture the color of my new bikini in pics. Bf told me itx27s the color of a perfectly mature banana so I think Ix27ll go with that description of the color :-) Besides the color of the bikini, have a look at how dark Ix27ve gotten ! I was like milk chocolate before, now Ix27m dark chocolate hehe Tumnagel
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ARLANDA

FINALLY arrived in Stockholm and in our home ! :-) Having spent the last day in the lovely hot sun, to then catch a late flight and spend three hours in Doha - I couldnx27t be happier about being back home ! Doha airport was probably the worst one wex27ve ever been to... We only stayed they for the time it took to transfer on our way to Dubai, but this time we actually walked around and checked the place out. I think Ix27ll just summarize by recommending you to avoid that airport if you can hehe So itx27s Saturday and 7am here.. Wex27re both just laughing about the fact that wex27re both exhausted but canx27t sleep because we decided not to since we donx27t want to sleep the whole day and then stay up the night. And since bf canx27t sleep on flights, we had prepared ours with movies, Doritos, a pile of magazines and Monopoly but I was the worst company ever and slept throughout it all haha still though, I think Ix27m just as tired as him. I need to sleep in my bed to get proper rest :-) Anyways, I believe wex27ll be leaving the house soon for brunch or so to keep ourselves from falling asleep ! Just gotta finish watching this episode of Glee :-) Tumnagel
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UNDER THE SUN

Yesterday was spent by the pool and after all these adventures, lunches, going back and forth to the malls etc we both needed it - big time. The weather was boiling hot though so I spent most of the time hanging in the pool, looking over the beautiful view and just enjoying being on the best holiday I could ever dream of :-) Today wex27ve been doing exactly the same thing since it was our last day at the hotel and in Dubai. Right now wex27re at the airport. Our flight actually doesnx27t leave until another three hours but we decided to check it out because we heard it HUGE (like everything else in Dubai haha) and because next time we get to Dubai, wex27ll most likely arrive at the new airport they are soon about to finish. And guess what - Dubai has the largest shopping mall in the world, it has the worldx27s tallest building and YES, the airport they are building will be the worldx27s biggest airport ! :-)d Tumnagel
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DANCING FOUNTAINS

SUPER tired today. We spent the day in the sun, by the pool, and it was so hot, wex27re both exhausted now. After the chilling by the pool, we went to see The Dubai Fountain show in Burj Khalifa Lake, located just outside Dubai Mall and Burj Khalifa, which was just b-r-e-a-t-h-t-a-k-i-n-g. Ok, I LOVE fireworks, love love love.. but this beats fireworks by miles ! Every half hour after 6PM until 11PM, this show starts where the fountains are moving stunningly in accordance with the song playing. Sometimes itx27s a pop kind of song, sometimes contemporary arabic (this is my favorite type of music for this show) and sometimes a bit up beat classic music.. but itx27s always a show to remember. If youx27re ever in Dubai, this is a must-see ! Still images donx27t do the show justice so Ix27ve filmed it so Ix27ll show it to you guys soon :-) Ix27m putting together another video that I did for our Chicago and New York trip, remember ? (Did you guys ever see the gorgeous Dubai Whitney Houston tribute ? THOSE ARE THE FOUNTAINS ! I literally cried throughout it - both because of her death, my very first idol ever, and because of how beautiful it was. It still gives me the chills.. If you havenx27t seen it, check it out here) Btw, Ix27ve been so busy updating on what wex27ve been up to here, Ix27ve forgotten to mention that tomorrow is our last day in Dubai. We have a night flight so we still get to spend the whole day in this beautiful city, but after that wex27ll be heading back to Stockholm ! Ix27m struggling with the packing right now.. I just made it to not exceede the baggage limit on our way here and I can just imagine how much overweight Ix27ll have on our way back.. :-/ I need to get back to getting all this stuff sorted now and then just crawl into bed :-) Nighty ! xx S Tumnagel
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DESERT SAFARI

The adventure I was talking about before was a 7 hour trip in the desert. OMG - this was like.. I know it sounds very cliché by now, but it was really a dream come true. Ix27ve been to the desert before when I lived in Australia but Ix27ve never ridden a camel. Which we did yesterday ! :-) I was sitting in the front with bf in the back so I almost fell off the back of the camel as it was getting up from its sitting position haha besides the camel riding, we went for BUMPY but SO MUCH FUN rides in the sand dunes, we stopped to check out the sunset, sat on traditional carpets enjoying traditional Arabic food and had a belly dancer perform for us. Def recommend this experience to anyone visiting an Arabic country ! :-) Tumnagel
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BURJ KHALIFA - THE WORLD'S TALLEST BUILDING

So yesterday we started off the morning by visiting Burj Khalifa which is the worldx27s tallest building. To those of you who have been to the Empire State Building - this is twice as high ! Ridiculously high in other words. We went up the lift til the 124th floor and were just stunned by the view looking over the coast line and skyscrapers of Dubai. As you can probably tell from my previous Dubai posts, also this was a little but too much of everything hehe But I love a country that pushes boundaries to reach higher goals and wow people :-) LIKE ! Later on, Ix27ll let you know about the big adventure we went on after this ! :-) xx S Tumnagel
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BURJ AL ARAB - THE VIEW

So yesterday we went back to the 7 star hotel for lunch. Not so much for the food, but for the view that we missed out on during dinner last time we were there, due to the darkness at night. This spot probably has the best view in town looking over the coast line and Palm Jumeirah, the first man made island ever which is also where our hotel is located. You could actually see our hotel at the top of the palm from our seats at the restaurant. Pretty sick ! But you know whatx27s the sickest part of all ?? You could see The World. The World is a new group of man made islands since 2008, that are actually shaped after the continents of the world !! And the idea is that people can buy a x27countryx27 of their own in The World between the prices of 10-45 million USD.. not bad huh ? :-) We actually saw a motorboat go there as we were having lunch.. it took about 15-20 minutes from the mainland to The World. Imagine being able to escape the real world to x27your own countryx27 hehe Speaking of escaping.. today wex27re escaping our hotel and the city for another dream adventure. Can you guess what ? xx S Tumnagel
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BEST OUTLET SHOPPING E.V.E.R

Dubai Outlet Mall - that will probably be my first stop next time wex27re in Dubai. As in almost all outlets, there was a lot of crap, but then there were those precious bits and pieces that make the struggle of going all the way to the outlet, worth it. Herex27s a sneak peek of what I got today. Tomorrow Ix27ll let you why I never thought Ix27d get my hands on whatx27s in the shoe box ! :-) Tumnagel
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DOLPHIN LOVE

Yesterday I swam with dolphins !! The most beautiful animal there is <3 Got to kiss, hug, dance and play with them. Ix27ve ALWAYS wanted to swim with dolphins so I was, and still am, on such a high after :-) I got more pictures from when I rode the belly of the dolphin and from the kisses and hugs :-) Today wex27re going for lunch and A VIEW !! Youx27ll get what I mean later when you see the post from the day. xx S Tumnagel
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FREEDOM

Ix27m kind of getting used to waking up to our view looking over the never ending Persian Gulf. I love the sea. Itx27s so big, beautiful to look at and itx27s like itx27s got itx27s own life going on non stop.. get what I mean ? I could sit at our balcony for hours and just stare out.. My dream is to one day own a boat. Not a big one, just the size so you can go out for a picnic in the water with family and friends or just like take a break from the city life, go out on the water, turn some music on (Ix27m thinking this song) and lie there in the sun. Ahh, my heart just skipped a beat... one day ! :-) Tumnagel
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AQUAVENTURE

We had such a wonderful day yesterday !!! The weather was so warm and clear (the past two days have been a bit foggy) though it was pretty windy. But it was all good with cooling breezes in the heat :-) We started off by taking a swim by the beach at a new spot. We had the boogie drivers drive us along the beach and found this beautiful little place. Nice huh ? Then bf had a session of swimming and dancing with dolphins and afterwards we went to the Aquaventure, the waterpark of the hotel which is like.. I canx27t really tell how big it is because itx27s just like a big jungle of water slides through shark tanks (!!!!!!), waterfalls, tunnels, palm trees, sun beds and cafés. Once again, we kept getting lost haha Ix27d say that the size of it is at least a couple of football fields ! We had a blast there so wex27re going back today. But first, Ix27m going to swim with dolphins !!!!!!!!!! Whoop whoop Now; breakfast !! Tumnagel
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