Here are some photos from when I visited the town of Mijas in Spain last week. It’s so beautiful!
So if you want to go skydiving, this post might be of interest to you. I will try to describe what my first tandem skydive feelt like!
I booked the tandem jump three days ahead and I didn’t really start getting nervous until the night before. What calmed me down was googling statistics. Skydiving is actually really safe. It turns out you should be more worried about the car ride to the drop zone than the actual skydive…
After arriving at the drop zone (Outside Sevilla with Skydive Spain) you’ll have to sign and fill in a lot of forms. My heart started racing a bit when I wrote down the contact information of my mother in case of an accident. When the paperwork was done, an instructor will take you to a room and explain everything that is about to happen.
I reached the peak of my nervousity just when we got dressed and introduced to our tandem instructor. (Of course I got the guy wearing a multicoloured viking helmet. He kept cracking jokes about how I should drink redbull so I could fly on my own in case I got disconnected.)
I stopped being nervous (or stopped thinking…) when we boarded the plane. This is probably the moment when people realize that they are going to jump out of one. For real. At this point I was smiling like crazy because I felt so brave over what we were going to do!
Since there was no way of backing out, I felt calm during the takeoff. My tandem instructor tightened and checked all the equipment. He kept showing me the altometer to see how far up we were, and all of a sudden it was time to get out! People were disappearing out the door, and we started sliding towards it.
The camera guy got out first, and I was just dangling from my instructors chest when we dived out of the plane at 15 000 feet. Let me tell you something; it feels nothing like falling. That awful feeling you get in your belly on steep slides or roller coaster is not there. If anything, free fall feels as if you are flying.
When your instructor is about to jump out of the plane, you need to keep your arms close to your chest. After a few seconds in the air, the instructor taps you on the back. This means that you can open your arms and relax. The camera guy started floating around us, and grabbed my hands to do a spin in the air! It was so cool!
It is incredibly noisy because of how fast you are falling, but I do not think it is something you pay attention to. The whole scene is so surreal and beautiful it seems as if it is quiet even though it really isn’t.
After a minute of free fall you get a second tap on your shoulder which means that it’s time to cross your arms in front of your chest. The parachute is about to open!
We did spins on the way down, and it was really cool. The other tandem skydivers did not, so make sure you get to go with Robert if you visit Sevilla to do skydiving! He is awesome!
If you are like me and always felt like you wanted to do it, but didn’t dare; It is totally worth it! I finally understand why everyone that tries skydiving either love it, or get hooked with the sport themselves.
This is living life to the fullest! I have no words. Just go and do it if you have the opportunity! I can’t wait to do it again.
Here’s a post dedicated to my all time favorite handbag: Chanel – Wallet on Chain. It is a little too big to use as a wallet in my opinion, so I wear it as a perfectly sized party handbag. The only thing it fits is some cash, your phone and a bit of makeup (which is all you need)!
I think it’s the perfect Chanel piece because you get the feeling and the look of a classic flap bag without having to pay as much. What do you think?
Før jeg smetter ut døren for å spise lunsj vil jeg bare tipse dere om en side som alltid sørger for billigere netthandel. Hvis du er som meg finner du alltid flere ting enn du har råd til når du scroller gjennom sidene. Jeg sjekker alltid CoupoNation før jeg betaler! De har vanligvis rabattkoder inne for alle mine favorittnettsteder, så plutselig får man råd til litt ekstra!
Jeg har plukket ut noen plagg fra La Redoute denne gang fordi de har en kampanje som gir 500,- i avslag om man handler for over 1500 kroner. Prøv selv!
After a long break from doing what I love the most, I’m finally out exploring the world again! When a rather disturbing discovery removed the one reason that kept me from going anywhere, I basically booked a ticket on the spot. Yesterday was full of events, catching up with old friends over lunch in Brussels. Then I went to Spain at night, and drove straight to my favorite restaurant to order half the menu. I’m hoping to get one day at the beach in Marbella before squeezing in a visit to Gibraltar and then Africa. Eventually I will have to return to school and to Pécs, but right now it feels like old times. The world is the limit, and the only thing that matters is living life to the fullest…
After realizing that the Kelly Depeche from Hermès was not that convenient for school, I have been looking for a new bag that would fit all my notebooks. I’ve been wanting the Neverfull for months, and finally decided to spend the money I saved on a bag that will last for years!
I am very happy with the purchase! I went to the Louis Vuitton store in Budapest to look at the GM and the medium sized MM. Some people prefer MM, but it doesn’t fit a standing A3 sized paper so I had to get the largest size. I was also really happy that they got it customized with my initials in 5 minutes at the store!
It’s such a beautiful bag, and I chose the Damier Ebene canvas because the leather is a lot more durable than the others. It’s the new version which I think has a much cleaner look inside, and comes with a small clutch that you can use as an extra pocket or on it’s own.
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It’s been forever since I updated my blog, so here’s a small sign of life! I just enrolled my third year of medical school which is incredibly interesting and challenging at the same time. It’s starting to feel like we are becoming doctors now that we left the basic subjects behind us.
Returning to Pécs and eastern Europe was not so bad either. It just made me realize that I have built a life with all the new friends I’ve found here, the restaurants I’m used to, and the long days at school. Even though it’s quite a few years left, I know I’ll be sad to leave when the time comes. Life at the moment is good.
International Evening er big deal her i Pécs. Det er årets største fest, og tusenvis av studenter, lærere og diplomater drar til “Expo Center” for å spise, drikke og danse hele natten. Nye studenter kan bare glede seg! Det er flere timer med underholdning, studenter fra hele verden lager mat fra sitt hjemland og semesterets beste unnskyldning for å ta seg en fest. Sjekk bildene HER.
Det blir nok ikke så mye blogging fremover siden eksamensperioden snart er over oss, så jeg vil bruke anledningen til å ønske alle nye Bjørknes studenter velkomne til Pécs og sommerkurset. Det går bedre enn dere tror!
I had such an amazing time at this fabulous hotel in the middle of Budapest. They built it perfectly in the usual style that I associate with Buddha Bar. Being my favorite bar both in London and Monaco, I didnt think the design of the Budapest hotel and bars could be better. It actually is!
The rooms themselves are super intimate, decorated in black, red, silk and velvet. I love it. I stayed at the “Grand Corner Suite”, which had a separate seating area, bedroom with a great view and two bathrooms. I’d love to see the others as well. I can imagine they are just as amazing.I took some photos of the suite after I had messed it up, but they weren’t really fit for a blogpost. Check them out on my instagram account: @Sandrasteffe
Even if I wasn’t going to spend the night, I’d definitely have some sushi downstairs in the restaurant. I’d say they have the best sushi in town. It’s cheaper than the overrated Nobu as well! Try the drinks in both bars, you won’t regret it. The menu is identical to the other Buddha Bars, so you can order the same drink you’ve had in Paris or Monaco!
See for yourself =)