First day in the USA!!

Hey yo!

Well, today has been such a chillaxing day! We started it all with waking up and I figured that I'm kinda affected by the jet lag after all Hahah... woke up every hour ... :p so I hope this night will be a bit more predictable than the other one haha :)

So at 7.30 there was breakfast, just as good as an American breakfast can be! And then there was student orientation where we went through some rules and just got some information, then we did a campus tour and went through the fire escape rules, then there was just some info at school and we turned out to have THE CUTEST teacher ever!!! Hugo! Omg this is gonna be such a fun school experience, I'm sure!! :)

Then after that there was lunch, and that was even better!!! After that we went to Walmart and again I was overwhelmed!! It's so freaking big!!! The other gang of 13 bought a lot and i ended up not buying anything haha... because I couldn't find the detergent, but I guess I'll just figure that out :)

And after Walmart there was dinner and the ones that hadn't payed for their extra excursions yet had the change to do that :)

Then now we are being outside in the garden having the most funny and cozy welcome party 🎉!! So this has been such a fun day, like it's always is with EF! :)

So it turned out that I'm in the x - band like I for some reason always am and I definitely can't complain!

Good night guys! Tomorrow there will be activities in the morning after breakfast! And I can't wait for it all!!!

Love, from the ef bubble, Camilla :)

Welcome to New York - it's been waiting for you (me?)

Hey guys!

Well, now I'm sitting in my bed in a white room, number 332, with three beds in it, three desks, one bathroom and one huge window (!) with other words, this is an amazing room that I'm sharing with my already good friend Maren and my dearest best friend Louise from long beach last year! My bed is under a bunkbed which transforms it into a little cave, my personal little cave, and it's so ... cozy here! Okay... now I gotta get to my point.. hahah;

WE - I - US - are BACK IN THE United States!!!!😍 to be honest, I don't think I have really realized it yet, even though we've stayed here for half a day already! Really... this is... AMAZING, FANTASTIC, UNBELIEVABLE, INCREDIBLE..... I could continue in an eternity!!! Stop me ... I've been here only a few hours, ready to go to bed now, but I have already fallen in love with this place! EF thornwood, New York!!

This is my first time in New York! And I'm so forever grateful, because the atmosphere here makes it feel like it's been waiting for me! - yes I left my heart in Long Beach, but now I've come here to leave my heart here too!!

I KNOW right here and now that this will be just as amazing as LB! :)

And also another amazing thing is that we are a group of only 13 students this time and we have already come so close!! Guys!!

This is amazing!

How can u describe it? Words can't? Maybe pictures can give an impression? :)

Well my journey started at 6. Am Norwegian time. My dad drove me to Gardermoen airport where I met Morten and his helper Daoud and the twelve others in my group, including Louise that I had met the day before as well:) then we had to check in and go to gate, then at 11.10 am the plane left the ground and we were off to NY!! (Which I obviously have problems with understanding even now haha), after an eight hours plane trip we had to get our luggage and wait for the Italians to get out of the immigration control, where I btw didn't get any spooky questions because of me being a bit different hahah, luckily!! :) and then we headed off to campus in the middle of a forest! It's adorable here! And 30*C!! :) wooow!

Then we got some information about things, rules and stuff, our room keys - unpacked our suit cases - and went downstairs for some pizza, such a great time with activities and the EF dance!! :) activities that Margaret had set up, as the activities manager! :)

I was too excited to being jet laged haha and I still am!

Now I can't wait for the following four weeks to comme, it's going to go fast, so I gotta enjoy every second, but here is where I should be, with EF is where I belong and also where I can be myself for real!!

I really should sleep now, good night from New York!

NY hugs from me, an excited Camilla :)

And soon OFF TO NEW YORK WE GO!!

Heyyy!

Yeah, you just read correctly, I'm alive ... not dead although it kinda has seemed so the last couple of months ... sorry about that ...

Well, now I'm back in! Promise! Haha :)

NOW THERE ARE ONLY 15 DAYS until I'm going with EF again! Can you believe it? !!! My 3rd year!!! This is incredible! So when I go there will be exactly (on the date) two years since i traveled the first time and 370 days since I went back the second time! And not just that BUT I'm also going with my best friend from 2016 AND also, Morten is going TO BE MY course leader again... he's been following me since I started with EF and have been in love since haha 😍

But now there will be a change... I'm not going to LB this time, I'm going to NY Thornwood! I'm going to miss Long Beach so much! But it will be nice to experience something new after all!!! 😍 so completely looking forward to that!!! And also Margaret is going to be the Activities Manager in NY!! Can you believe it!! This is just going to be SO awesome!! I literary have no words!! EF ... fifteen days!! Now I have to start packing soon, I'll start buying things and write the lists with things I'll need to bring!

And also, I have some other news for you guys! BiG NEWS!

Next summer, in the summer of 2018, the summer when I graduate, I'll be going for two weeks to EF San Diego at the new campus there! :) and go visit lB (see, i will never really let go of California haha) afraid I'm gonna say the same about New York after having a stay there tho! But I'll just enjoy it! So I can't wait for everything really!! And also, I'll be going with ef language courses to EF berlin after that!!!

#sick! :D

Well now I have to concentrate on NY (haha Luxury problem lol :)

I REALLY CANNOT WAIT!

This is going to be great! 😍

See you!

- Camilla

What makes EF so Special!! :)

Heyyo guys!

Ages since you heard from me now, but there hasn't been that much EF stuff happening ... just ALOT of school haha :)

Anyway today, and yesterday there was something VERY COOL happening actually!!

Yesterday I Skyped with some international EF ambassadors! It was so fun! Mostly from Russia and Germany! We are going to start a project of some kind! It's going to be FABULOUS! We haven't really decided what yet... but I'll let you know when I know!!

I'm feeling lucky who get to being the ambassador representing Norway in this project!!

AND today I did a thing that makes EF to Best organization ever: I met Margaret and Morten! My course leader from this year and an activity leader from last year!! It was AMAZING as always! I can't really describe how much I appreciate that!! You are special guys!

So this is pretty much what I've been doing the last couple of days!!

Been two SUPER days!

And I just have to say it: if you order a language travel before October 28, you'll get 4300kr in discount if you mention my name Camilla Haakonsen when you order!!

Do it!

And now there are only 246 days until New York!! :)

EF: 22 94 12 00! :)

See you!

- Camilla!

Justin Bieber - pink -street action!

Hey guys!

This weekend there really has been a lot to do... but I'm loving it!!!

On Friday one of the best things happened! Something I've been waiting for in a very long time,

The Justin Bieber concert!!

That was really such an AMAZING experience and I got SO near him!!! - that was also one EF reward that two other ambassadors won, Nikette and Synne :) they deserved it so much!!! I'm so very happy for them!!!

Then on Saturday Ida, Erik, Anna and I went Street action, and there were SO MANY people downtown!! It was FANTASTIC!! Lots of people who were going to the Bieber - concert that was yesterday and also lots of other people! And today me and Nikette also went out and painted the city pink! We were doing what we love! ;)

So this was such a LEGENDARY weekend!!! Hope you had a weekend just as perfect as mine!!

- Camilla :)

Søndag med Søte Nikette<33

Helt ekte fra JB konserten!

Two days in pink!!

Heyyo guys!

Yeah! I just love pink - days! Or EF days!! Yesterday there was a information meeting with EF that I attended! It was GREAT!! - Actually everything went very good! I couldn't be more satisfied! And also, there's a new worker at the EF office! She started on Monday! She's so so very sweet! Omg! But that's the thing about EF! There are only SUPERSWEET people who works there!!!

That's the main reason Why I love working at the office!

And today me and Ida Natalie worked at the office again - packing ambassador packings! Back on track! That was what we did last year! And there's something really cosy with it!

Thank you so very very much EF for making these two days amazing as you always do!!! :)

- Camilla :)

In the seventh heaven!

My heart is a locker- this weekend I put more fantastic memories in it! :)

OMG! This is a weekend I can put on my top - ten - favourite - days - list!

As you know, Celine and Louise came and stayed at my place from Friday till today! And there was the EF reunion!

*******

It all started with Celine coming out of the bus that took her from the airport to my place and then, I don't think I have hugged a person tighter than what I did then, I was sooo happy seeing her! When we came to my place, we went out again and shopped some candy and stuff which we could eat while waiting for Louise. Around seven, Louise showed up - and this time, there was a HUUUGE group - hug waiting!!! It was indescribable seeing her again!! :D

Then we sat and did the normal stuff - updated each other on our lives, what had happened since we left Cali- and there was this amazing feeling being back in me again.. AND ALSO! Louise has been thinking on going to NY as well! That's magic if she does so!! Omg!! :)

On Saturday, yesterday, we also had such a fun day and I was so lucky that I got to experience my skills as a tour guide ... Hahahah just kidding :p but we took the metro from where I live to the station called "national Theateret" and went straight to the Hard Rock Cafe Oslo to order a table, but they weren't open yet, so then we just took the risk of coming back later and just assume that there would be some free tables. We were going to recreate the dinner we had in Las Vegas! - which we did! That was amazing! :)

And then we went to the elevator at Tjuvholmen .... But of course that one didn't open before twelve, so we ended up going to the castle and then Frognerparken and from there to the hard rock and eat lunch :) after we ate lunch, we went home and got ready for the EF reunion party!! :)

But before we went to the party, we climbed the roof of the Opera House in Oslo! :) I had actually never done that before, so that was such an experience for me too! :D

Then there was the Ambassador kick off! We got some info about the Ambassador program and also I was nominated to the Ambassador with most bookings!! That was FANTASTIC!! So then I ended up with winning a "fell Reven" backpack and a diploma saying "most bookings" and a "gold medal" made of chocolate! :D

After that, there was the reunion! It was AMAZING INDESCRIBABLE FANTASTIC seeing everyone again!! :)

Seeing the absolute fantastic, best Morten, seeing the AMAZING María, who came all the way from England to attend the party and also the legendary Svein - Egil! - that was AMAZING!!! :) and also all my other friends, the ambassadors, the people working at the EF office etc!

We had the BEST night!!! Or at least I! You couldn't have made it more perfect guys! Thank you!!

And today me, Louise and Celine just spent our morning eating breakfast and saying goodbye ....

That's the only bad thing about EF... You have to say goodbye some day ... And today was the day of that... Doesn't mean we are never going to see each other again though! I'm actually going to see Louise very soon! And also Celine one day! And if Louise is joining New York with me - and Morten- then I am speachless...!!! Then almost nothing can be better!

So we'll just have to wait and see!

I had the best weekend!

Thank you! - I love you!! :)

- a grateful Camilla!! :)

LOTS OF AMAZING THINGS GOING ON!!!

Hey guys!

Sorry - but now there's a while since you heard from me... But the last few days I've been doing street action and I thought it might be a bit boring if I only bloged when I was out going street action ... :) so now I'm out with some very good news!!! :)

TODAY I MADE IT ONCE AGAIN!!!

I GOT THE LANGUAGE TRAVEL for FREE , AGAIN!!! :)

I can't really describe how fantastic that feels right now! There is a coda sparkling inside me now!! :)

But the thing is that I have changed my destination, from the absolutely amazing, memorable, fantastic Long beach till EF New York :) I think there is time to discover something new after all!! Although, I'll ALWAYS have EF Long Beach forever in my heart!!! There will always be something special with the people I met at Long Beach! :) I'll always love that place and have a special connection to that place, but now is the time to explore my horizon a little! :)

And I'm looking forward to this!! :)

Aaaaand, my time as an ambassador is far from over yet! It's going to be AMazing continuing with it! :)

And also, this weekend is the REUNION!!!

I CANT WAIT for that!!! And the best thing is, that the Danish Celine and Louise will be staying at my place all weekend!

And on Saturday we are going to recreate Las Vegas, by going out eating at the Oslo Hard Rock Cafe! That's going to be exciting!! Because I've never been there before... Only to the ones in San Francisco and Las Vegas! :)

SO IM so looking forward to the upcoming weekend and to the things that will be happening from now on! :)

And I still can't believe it!!

Got the language travel for FREE!! One again!!!

I'm sooo happy!!!! :)

Love and hugs from one VERY excited Camilla :)

the Spanish Cristina (who unfortunately didn't have the ability to come here for the reunion party this year), and Celine, me, and the photographer, Louise who will be here in only four days😍 - at the Hard Rock Cafe in San Fransisco! 😍 missing it so much!!

Going the Street of Karl Johan!

Hey yo!

Now I just got home. I was out doing street action today, again- and today there were a lot of people who were interested actually! ;) I absolutely love when it's like that! - that is one of the things that makes street action a very very cool thing!! :)

Today I went from the fountain at National Theateret down Karl Johan and ended my little walk at Oslo city, as usual :)

It was such a great street action today! It was great going the street of Karl Johan! :D

- one happy Camilla :)

VIDEO: The time of my life!

Hey there again! 

This video has been lying on youtube for a while now, but anyway i thought it wold be nice to post it here as well! :) This is a video telling a story. A story about some of the best experiences in my life! But no matter what this video shows, it will not ever show how great, how fantastic, how AMAZING this trip really was! Ii will tell you something, of course... but there are surtain things not pictures or texts can ever explain. One of those cases are EF Long Beach! - the atmosphere, the people, the places.. no everything... you know - and yes - i have said it before, but there are things you actually have to experience yourself to really understand! <3 

Go for it! Order a trip with EF and get 5500kr off if you order before 26 of August and mention my name when you order! just do it! ;) Go for it! 

you will never regret! :D

- Camilla  

Three cities doing one thing <3

Heyyo guys!

This is the last weekend of the summer holiday, and that's a little sad, but what we have been doing this weekend has been very very nice, and not to mention social! As you guys know, I went out doing street action on Friday with Rita Therese, and yesterday I went out doing it again with Ida Natalie from Nesodden and Sara Emilie from Sarpsborg. So we met as usual in front of a fountain at the national theater and went from there. Three cities doing one very social thing! :) it was the first time me and Ida went with Sara as well! Omg! She's fantastic! She is one of the reasons why street action is so fun! So we will all three be doing that again! ;) that's for sure! :)

I had the best time yesterday! - as always! It is and will always be something special with going street action with people like that! :)

See you!

- Camilla :)

<3 <3 <3

Doing what I love!

Hey guys!

(I was actually done with writing this post and then the Internet crashed so I had to write it once again)

ANYWAY

I can start with the great news!!

Number one: María, one of the Spanish course leaders IS ACTUALLY COMING to the Norwegian Reunion Party 10. Of September!! When she first told me, I couldn't believe it Hahahah I actually started crying of happiness! She is one of the best people I know here on earth! But there's something with the EF leaders, they are the best people in the world anyway! ;)

AND secondly .... Okay... Now you might think that I am crazy ... But I'm not ... There is something with the places I absolutely fall in love with.... Some days after I left EF long beach (I was still in the USA) I checked my ambassador page on my. EF and discovered that I had four bookings!! FOUR bookings!! I really had problems with believing my eyes, but it was true! - so some days after I came home I called the EF office and - I say it one more time, there is something with the places I fall in love with- ORDERED a new language travel, BACK to long beach!!! I can't believe it- I honestly still can't believe it! I am back in my own little dreaming world right now! :D and then the best thing happened - some days ago I got the fifth booking! So now I just have to, which I definitely will- work hard enough, and then I will end up with the whole language for free again! This is sick, this is Unbelievable, this is amazing! And this is probably what is going to make Monday, when school starts, a bit easier ;)

So, that was my good (amazing) news! So now I can tell that circa one week ago there was an info meeting at the EF office. And I absolutely love attending those meetings! Because I get to meet new people and I get to do what I love - I get to tell people about EF long beach and the absolute AMAZING SPECIAL atmosphere there is on that destination!! :)

And one other thing I love is what I did yesterday! :) I went street action with Rita Therese! :) - luckily in a better weather than last time :p the reason why I love to go street action is because you get to be social as well as doing something amazing! Promote for the BEST language travel company in the world! ;) - that's not something I'm just saying - you know I mean it from the bottom of my heart! <3

And today I am going to paint the city pink again :) this time with Ida and Sara! It's going to be just as great as always! :) and by the way: now, if you ORDER a language travel with EF before August 26th, you will get 5500kr off if you travel to USA, Australia or Japan, and 2500kr off if you travel somewhere in Europe! IF you mention my name when you order, Camilla Haakonsen!! :)No matter where you go it's going to be great, and you know it! You know it's going to be the summer of your life! - JUST GO FOR IT! And you know that you will never regret! - just do it! :D

See you soon!

- Camilla :)

Feels GREAT to be back in pink! :D

Hey there!

Sorry for not having the ability to blog... Because when I was sitting on the plane you might think: what is there to do except blog? Well... I didn't have internet or anything and I've been with friends since I came home until now... Anyway...

NOW IM BACK in PINK and I am LOVING it!

Today me and Ida and some other girls went out doing street action... In a pouring rain... I actually had to change my clothes because I was really really soaked in water! But there's nothing called bad weather when you work with EF stuff!! Really! So now I'm gathering points for another free language travel! I can do it! I really know I can!! :)

But anyway, we went out and I, as I said, absolutely loved it! Because that's the thing with street action! You meet people, you talk, AND you get to do EF things! That's just the best!!

- love Camilla

New dreaming world :) missing it! Missing you! But who knows: maybe I'll be back next year as well! :)

Hey guys!

My little EF dreaming world is now behind me... And honestly I feel a little empty ... When am I going to see you guys again? But who knows! Maybe I'll go back next year! I will definitely that if I get the chance!! I'm hoping that the EF office can be a little kind to me (as they always are) and let me go back even though I turn 18 very soon! :) hoping hoping hoping!

Well anyway! I'm still in the USA though and we drove for 9 and a half hour to get to Phoenix :) it was worth it though! We're in Arizona! Cool! Loving it!! So I'm in another dreaming world right now! However: nothing will ever be compared to EF long beach :) loving you <3

Now we are staying at Sheraton in downtown Phoenix in 28th floor so you better not be afraid of heights staying here! Luckily I'm not :)

The view from our hotel room :)

Thank you so very very much! I love you!

Yo!

Guys... The time has come... This is so sad... Really! I'm gonna cry so much tonight... My group leaves at 4.30 am (!!) so we are planning on staying up all night and just saying a real goodbye:) :( well! This was such a nice day!! Much more crying than what I wanted it to be though... Printed t - skirts and wrote quotes on my them and went to Huntington Beach to have goodbye party... But I hate that word :p so let's just call it a party! Makes it a lot more fun! Haha :) so now there is exactly three hours and half an hour until they (we) are gonna meet... There's no way that they are leaving without me saying goodbye! :)

Anyway! I just want to thank you guys for SUCH A NICE day and THE BEST SUMMER EVER!!! I can't tell how grateful I am!! Thank you to the absolute fantastic Morten, Michael and Svein Egil! For making my summer perfect once more! And I want to thank all my new friends for being the best friends ever! I thought it was going to be fantastic! But never as fantastic at it turned out to be!! :) THANK YOU SO VERY VERY MUCH! I love you!! :)

- travel hug from a sad but grateful Camilla :)

Best gang ever🌟

This only happens once in a blue moon (once in a red sun?)!

Heyy guys!

Just before I start with saying anything else: I can't believe we have come this far... Today is our last day in paradise... I don't think my brain really have observed that yet ... But it is true... Last day... But I just want to say that these four weeks has been the ABSOLUTELY COMPLETELY best four weeks of my life' by just as - if not even better - good as last year!! Thank you guys!!

But it isn't over yet! And now is the time to enjoy the last day! Now is the time to make these memories last forever! And by the way guys! I'm so forever grateful! I love you!! :)

Anyway! Before I get too emotional here (which I definitely am going to five o'clock in the morning tomorrow, that's when the first group leaves) I have to tell how yesterday was!

It all stated with a pancake breakfast. Unhealthy... Yes I know... But something more social and cosy is hard to find! We had such a great time chatting, chilling out and eating pancakes! After that, we went to UCLA! I absolutely love that university! I want to go there! But I don't think I have enough money for that... Or good enough grades... But never give up... Right? :)

Well anyway! When we drove there, the sky was totally covered in red, yellow and black ... At first I thought it was pollution, but then I the bus driver told us that there has been a huge fire going on for four days right by griffins park I think... They are apparently still trying to stop it... That's scary... And it explains why I have heard so many "howling" cars the last few days ... And when we arrived to the Beverly Hills sign, the sky was even worse... And the sun was small and totally covered in red... Wow... That only happens once in a blue moon... Or should I rather say once in a red sun? :p

However... After taking pictures in front of the sign, me, Louise, Celine, Amalie and Cristina went out eating on such a cosy restaurant!! It was q green little garden with a fountain! And the food was amazing as well!!

After going to Beverly Hills, we went to the Beverly Center! I promised myself not to do shopping... But that was a promise I couldn't keep :( haha .. Well... Not everyday you're in the USA after all :)

And lastly we went back to campus and watched the movie shark summer! I've never seen it before, so I thought it was exciting:) scary but exciting :)

So to say it shortly: I had the best time yesterday, as every other day, here with EF! And this day is going to be great as well!

And tomorrow another adventure starts: my dad's gonna pick me up and we are going to drive a little around in the US! Can't wait! So I'm not going to say that it will be easier to say goodbye then.., I'm just saying that then there will be something great waiting for me afterwards! :)

See you!

- Camilla :)

Got some nice pictures out of it at least! :)

Laguna love!

Heyyo!

WHAT AN AMAZING DAY!!!!

After just having some chillout early on today we met at 10.20 to go to Laguna Beach! Yupp I know this sounds awful ... But really it wasn't! - we took the bus (public transportation) from a stop loooong from here ... We walked for one hour and twenty minutes hahaha :) well then we burned off some of the calories at least:p because Google maps led us in the wrong direction :p and then when we (finally) got on the bus we sat there for one hour and 30 mins and then we were at Laguna!! I absolutely LOVE that beach! Felt so nice being back! We went to an Italian restaurant and then ate some ice cream AND then chilled at that beautiful beach :) when we went back home we spent two hours in the bus on our way him, but the time went by fast cause I wrote a story. :) then we got our in n out for free because we won that scavenger hunt picture thing and we had such a nice time in the lounge as always! :)

LOVING LIFE!!

-Camilla

Graduation +Santa Monica + Venice = A fantastic day!!

Hey guys!

Now we are sitting in the yellow school bus on our way home from Santa Monica :) on my right hand side I have such an amazing sunset and my beautiful friend Louise :) we are sitting here smiling after such a memorable and AMAZING day!! :)

After Margaret left this morning I got ready for graduation, and after some awards in the class room, we went to an auditorium and had the graduation ceremony! Actually it was such a beautiful ceremony! At first we received our graduation papers and then Michael held a little speech, and the other Danish Celine said some words; she did GRATE! And then it was my turn and I think I got to deliver my message at least ... But I had such a clear schedule in my head and when I first stood there I got totally blank.. So I kept on repeating myself over and over ... So I'm not fully satisfied with it... But again, words are not strong enough to describe what I feel... But I tried at least :) well anyway! Enough about that! :p

After the graduation, we ate lunch and went to Venice! God! It felt sooo grate being back there!! It was just as amazing as last year! Both the beach and the canal... Wow ... There was almost no more water left in the canal though... But still very very fantastic being back! Loved it!!

After Venice, we went directly to Santa Monica! That was also soo special being back!! :) wow! I just realize I'm so very, very lucky who have this opportunity!! :) at Sata Monica did we eat and did shopping (now I'm done with all the presents yeyy!) and in the end we watched the beautiful sunset! We did also through our graduation caps in the air! Just like you see in movies! Love doing that haha :)

Thank you for yet an AMAZING day guys!! :)

- Camilla

Scavenger hunt! Victory! :)

Heyyo! Good morning!

Well... Right now I'm a little sad because I just had to say goodbye to Margaret and for once I don't know when I'll see her again... Soon I hope! :)

Anyway! Yesterday we just had our last day of school... :( well... Anyway! I just have to enjoy every second and every day even more than I actually to... Because time flies and then it's important to enjoy the ride! :)

And yesterday we also had a scavenger hunt with pictures! AND WE WON!!! That's cool! But the most important thing is to enjoy the play, but when you enjoy the play AND win as well! That's just amazing!! That was really really really cool! Haha :)

And today, so far, we have eaten breakfast and me and Margaret had a little photo shoot in the L lounge.. Hahah :) and Michael just asked me if I wanted to hold the Graduation speech again... So right now I'm a little nervous. But I have done it before and I'm sure I can do this :) it can only be better than last year :p haha :) but words won't ever be strong enough to describe what I really feel! :) but I'll do my best!

Wish me good luck!

See you!

- Camilla :)

Cutest squirrel!! :)

One more Megacool Party!

Hey guys! And good afternoon!

Sorry! But when we came home from the Megaparty last night I was so tired I couldn't blog I just went straight to bed and for once I fell asleep kind of fast! Haha! Well yesterday we, as you can see, had another Megaparty! Just as cool as the one we had the second night! We danced and had so much fun!! And before that, there was sports choice, which ended up in me saying goodbye to intake two, who went home yesterday! I'm so so happy that I get to stay a little bit longer! I appreciate every second and every day! You don't realize how lucky you are before it's over right? Well.., and then we had school in the morning! A pretty chillout day actually! And I do also LOVE the fact that Margaret's here! Haha!

And so far today, we have eaten breakfast, went to the bookstore on Campus and to a place on Campus called Japanese garden! Omg! I've never been to Japan, but I can only imagine it's just like that! Wow! I'm amazed! It was so so so AMAZING!!! And the fishes! They were so tame and huge haha! Loved them!! :) I loved them! Really! Right now we are soon going to eat lunch and then I'm going to change my bed cheats... God the time flies! It just feels like I did it yesterday :p and then it's off to school and having this test ... Ugh... Well... Wish me good luck for that ... But I'm sure it'll go okay at least! Haha!

See you peeps!

Camilla :)

As I said, I'm amazed! Why didn't I go there last year?? Well- then I got to des cover one more thing!!! :) awesome! Fantastic!

And a friend of mine just spilled some rise in my bed hahaha so she's just cleaning it up right now :p haha

Pyramid and Prom!

Hey guys!

Sorry for not blogging the two last days, but we had extremely much to do as well as nothing really :p if that made sense ... :p I did unfortunately not have time to blog, anyway so sorry for that :p

Well- where should I start? These two days have been such fantastic days! Nevertheless, yesterday!! I'm sure you guys don't believe me anymore when I say that "this has been the best day of my life" or something like that, because I just say it all the time just to say it ... But the fact is that I mean it so much! I mean, I'm in California, with the best people ever, and I get to explore so much, how is it possible not to think that we live in a paradise then? That every day is fantastic? Like a dream? I can't really tell you how much I appreciate it!! :) it's indescribable!

Anyway! On Wednesday, we had late school, so we had some activities before we went! We played Baseball! That was actually really fun even though I couldn't participate that much though ... And then we went to school and got the most comprehensive homework ever :p hahah we were going to be able to name all the fifty states in USA in order! I did my homework, however I did not remember them all :p so right now, on our way to San Francisco (one of the places I love the most) I'm sitting in the bus listening to this "fifty Nifty United States" - song, trying to memorize all the states :p anyway, after school we had something called the "amazing Race" which basically was walking (the others had to run except my "injured" group) around on Campus solving some exercises that we got :) It was nice exploring places on campus where i hadn't been before!!

And yesterday was also such a fantastic day! Yesterday we had school - first thing in the morning, then we also got such a comprehensive assignment, that is, due Tuesday, to memorize all the presidents on the 9 dollar- bills and 7 coins... So just wish me good luck with that :p well, I think that is going to be a little bit easier I hope! Hahah :) well I do already know that the half- dollar coin is John F. Kennedy, because last year I got one of those from Michael after I held the graduation speech:) and I really do love that coin, so! :) now I just have to work on learning all the others, but it's fun learning, so I just think it's cool and very practical!! :)

Anyway, after school we ate the lunch that I absolutely love (hahah) and then I tanned lying in the grass aaaand got a little sun burned - ooops ... :p EVEN though I wore sunscreen... Hmm and then I got ready for prom. PROM guys! Just taste that word! This is America guys! This is fantastic! And I had such an amazing night! (Even though there was no opportunity for slow dancing though, well then I can have the dancing as an only memory from last year, something unique and amazing) anyway! There were lots of good music Aaaand photobooth! Loved those photo booth pictures! You made it awesome guys!! There were so many cute couples and dresses! Hahah:)

So I want to thank you, guys, for one of the best nights of my life! :)

And there was such a nice ending on the Prom as well! We all (the once being left) huddled together in a circle and sang! And that is a part of that fantastic EF - atmosphere I'm talking about! :)

And we also danced the EF dance, of course:)

So! As I mentioned earlier in this post, now we are in the bus on our way to San Fransisco!! Last year, the San Fran - weekend was the best weekend in my life, literally! No other experience has been better than that, yet :) Las Vegas this year was, I think the closest you can come to best weekend- trip so far :) maybe this weekend in San Fran will be even better than last year? Time will show!

I do not know what it is with me and SF, but I absolutely love that city! I love the coulture, the people, the attractions and Everything! And what we do with EF! The boat - trip under Golden Gate Bridge (!!!) and Alcatraz and so on!

You know I'm loving life right now!! :)

Well, then I am done with the novel - writing :p

See you as soon as I get the chance to blog!

- one excited Camilla :) <3

Hahah Everett covered in Photo Booth effects ! A real Viking! :p

Smile!!

Yo!

Today has actually been such a fun day, even though we didn't really do much! We went to school, we had to sue the other class! That was fun! Anyway that was first thing in the morning after our usual favourite breakfast, then we just had a chillout the rest of the day until the talent show :) but one thing was actually a little sad today... Jim (the absolute fantastic Jim) quit today, because he have got another job.. I promised myself not to cry... But I can't say that I succeed... When he said that I was one of the reasons why he took the EF job this year I totally felt like crying a river ... Not kidding... :) well it was kind of nice as well... Because he is really one of the people I appreciate the most! So I wrote him a letter :) I just keep thinking that there is ONLY ONE thing that is bad with EF language travels is that you actually have to say goodbye to the people you meet ... HOWEVER! Today we also had a talent show!! That was so fun! Lots of funny sketches and cool talents!! Loved it!!

So now people are having some in n out and I'm thinking of going to bed soon :)

Again! Loving life! So living in a complete dream! Amazing!

- goodnight!

- Camilla :)

Universal best studios!

Where should I start?

I'm amazed!

I'm happy!

I'm thankful!

Well, at 7.45 we had a meet - up and went to universal studios!! Last year I was mostly too scared to do some of the rides, but today I have taken more rides than ever before, so I'm a little proud of myself actually :p well just kidding :p but Jurassic Park was as AWESOME as last year AND this year I also rode the Transformers Ride! That was just indescribably, unbelievable fantastic! I don't have words! Why didn't I take that last year as well? Hmm well.. I'm glad I did it this year at least!

And the new Harry Potter section was yet another amazing thing! And I was supposed to take that ride, but didn't ... Because it was high - speed .. And I hate those things where you actually are moving:p because I feel I loose control :) HOWEVER I love simulators though! So this and SF are my favourite attractions definitely!!

And definitely! We took this Hollywood Tour! That was also fantastic! Yupp! I know I have taken it before but that is the best thing ever really (or everything here is that though)! And we where at this special effects show (or something:p) where we saw a man burning in flames for real in some seconds! That was AMAZING! It's incredible what people can do! Sick! Everyone was like WOoooow!! And there was also a man flying!

And after that there was this disco! This absolute fantastic, awesome disco! I really don't know about a better disco! I love it!

Again, words can't describe, they are not strong enough to describe how I feel right now!

Thank you! This is just a day full of memories!

- Camilla :)

Universal excitement!

Heyy guys!

Sorry for not blogging yesterday.. But for some reason I forgot it... :/ won't happen again! Promise! :)

So - yesterday, Sunday nothing special happened, really.... We just ate breakfast and got ready and sat in the bus around 8am - on our way home from Vegas! I sat there and really, couldn't have been more satisfied and happy!

What a fantastic weekend!

Then we went to Ontario Mills, a shopping outlet :) mostly I bought gifts this time :) and we ate lunch at Panda Express:)

After three hours at Ontario Mills, were we on our way to campus again :) and we had such a chillout and that felt good after such a GNARLY weekend!! And I ordered In n out for dinner through Everett :) and also I did some laundry:) sounds like a pretty boring day? Right? Well... No! Definitely not! Not one single day is boring with EF Long beach!!

Anyway! :) now I just woke up and I'm getting ready for an amazing breakfast! I'm hungry, so can't wait! :) hahahah

Before we go to Universal studios at 7.45!! That is going to be super- awesome! I love simulators and all the stuff at universal AND there's gonna be a huge disco afterwards like last time! Can't wait!

And unfortunately, we are halfway already. Today... Well... I can't spend my time being sad about that :) I just have to enjoy every second even more!

See you after Universal!

- one excited Camilla! :)

Vegas in all its beauty!

Heyyo!

This is a blogpost written with too few words... Today was (like all the other days) a wonderful day! I really don't think words can ever describe the days here in the USA, California and Nevada :)

These days are just the time of my life!!

Well, I might even say that this day was even better than yesterday... Well... Not so sure about that ... But at least just as good! I'm so loving this!!

Well, it started with a good breakfast and then we went to New York, New York and my friend, Celine, was supposed to take that roller coster, but the line was just toooo long, she didn't have time for that unfortunately... But that's just life :) I caught such a good film of it anyway! :)

And then we went to Caesar's Palace and you can say that I shopped at least moderately :p well, I bought a new dress at Banana Republic and (ofc) a bikini at Victoria's Secret ;) hahah and some makeup :)

Then we got back to the hotel we are staying at and had some time by the pool! Then I got to use my new bikini! Hahah I just forgot the other one at campus so... Well! It felt so good being back at the pool at the hotel! We stayed there last year as well :)

Then we got ready for Stratosphere! That incredibly high tower where you get this AMAZING view of Las Vegas! I think it's impossible to get used to a sight like that! Wow haha :) stratosphere always has something good to give :) - a good buffet and a fantastic view!! :D thank you for the best time Vegas!! And not to mention, I got a "tattoo" (which is fake ofc) saying LOVE LIFE <3 which is exactly what I'm doing now! Everyday with EF Long Beach is a dream! How is it possible not loving life? There are few things here in life that is completely impossible, but that is some of them, my opinion :))

Again, thank you for making this the time of my life! :)

- Goodnight, Camilla :)

Morining view from our hotel room :)

Downtown Las Vegas baby!! 😍😍

Hey peeps!

Where should I start? Again I'm speechless! This is sick! This is totally completely sick!!

Firstly: we're in LAS VEGAS!! We're in the city that never sleeps! There is lights everywhere and lots of funny people! Omg! I'm soooooo living in a dream right now!

So it all started with that type of breakfast that I love, then get all ready for Vegas and then off we went!

After approximately 5 hours (with one stop and some lunch that tasted amazing) we arrived to Las Vegas!! The first thing we did was going out of the bus towards the famous Vegas sign, and. gosh! There was a wall of hot air that hit us! 45*c! I think I have never experienced such a heat before! But this is Vegas guys! It's supposed to be hot here! Well, anyway! We took some day- pictures of the sign and one group picture and then we hurried back to the bus, where the air condition waited for us :) and then we went to the Strip, the Main Street in Vegas! Gosh! So good it felt to be back! After that we went to Hard Rock Cafe Las Vegas and ate such a good dinner! After that we watched a water show, that we didn't have time to see last time! So it was awesome seeing it! It was sooo nice! Moreover, lastly, we went to this street with lots of lights in the roof and lots of Casinos! This is also a place we didn't get to see last time! So it was kind of fantastic seeing it!! I think it is downtown Las Vegas!

This has been a day full of both new and old experiences! Omg! Again, I'm speechless!

I'm amazed!

I'm living in a dream! Everyday with EF long beach is a dream!

Now we are on our way to the hotel and I'm not even a little bit tired in spite of it being 22.00 exactly ... :)

Living the life in Las Vegas!

How can I describe how thankful I am?

- Camilla :)

The bigger the better- USA :p

Every day here is the best day! Loving it!

Heyy!

Wazzup guys?

Now there is an electric ball rolling inside my chest! I'm so happy for being here! Can't believe this is real! And I know you guys know it!

Today there was nothing special happening really... But still we had such a great day!

We had school early in the morning and we talked about food and culture and then we got a homework where we were going to go to a store where we were going to look at the differences between the prices on organic food and none- organic food:) and then we just had a chillout and THEN something called Top Chef:) omg that was SOoooo fun!! The winner had such (terrible) food hahaha but that was the meaning of it .. Called svettost :p they had such a funny presentation! I laughed sooo much that I cried not kidding!! Hahahah and soo true Norwegian!

Hahah

Now I'm sitting in the L lounge and trying to observe all the good stuff that happened today!!

And tomorrow we are going to Las Vegas!! That's gonna be great!! We are leaving at 8.45! I'm soooo excited!!!

See you!

- Vegas Camilla :)

Didn't get some pics of the Top chef unfortunately... Because my phone died ... :) but then you can picture whatever you want :p I just say it was awesome! And I was the judge, because I've been here at EF long Beach before :) loving it!!!

Best of Malibu !!

Hey guys!

Yupp another sitting-in- the - bus- on- my -way-home blogpost coming up! We are sitting here digging to the music and we are having fun and everything is perfect! I'm not even tired! Loving this!

Well a summery of the day coming up here!

It started with the usual good breakfast and then we in y- band group San Fransisco did not have school despite x band was having it :) so while they were at school me and some friends went to the Megaparty- place and played some bowling and air hockey :) that was so fun even though I lose both the times :p then we are the best lunch which I just LOVE! I mean, there are so many things to choose between!! This is USA, guys! This is the heaven of good food! ;)

Then I changed my bed cheats (this Wednesday I actually remembered it compared to last year... When I missed it too often :p) I'm surprised how easy it was, just to turn them in and get new ones :)

After that we did the biggest thing for today! We went to Malibu!!! That was just incredible! - just as every other excursion we do here!! :)

Well, first we tried lying a little on the beach, but then we got so hungry that we just had to get something to eat :) and we ate such great food! And had a dessert at Starbucks :p now we are going back to campus and I'm super- excited how that's gonna be when we arrive, because there are flocking looooots of new people from Norway, but also Russia, France, Finland etc :) I think there will be 150 new people just today! That's gonna be awesome!

So tomorrow it's school and something o don't know yet.. But I will update you tomorrow! :)

Goodnight!

- hug from a not tired Camilla :)

Frida's name was spelled completely incorrect at Starbucks :p

Absolutely love days like these!!!

Hey guys!

Sorry for not blogging yesterday... But firstly, my phone died and secondly: I had some problems with the Internet... However, now I'm back on track!

Yesterday was a pretty relaxing and fun day actually :)

At first we had, as usual, that best breakfast ever! (Loving it! There are so much stuff to choose between) and then we went to class and I'm actually loving to go to class here! It's stress, I know, because our teacher, Kimberly Ransom, pushes us very hard! But that's a good thing I think! :) for example we had to set up three goals for this trip and I ended up with

- learning 10 new words each day (which I just think is great)

- learning 50 (!!!!) facts about the USA

- and talk with 20 people with different American accents

Sounds quite challenging right? Well I like it anyway, because she is such a fun person!

Anyway - and after school, I ate my lunch kind of fast because I wanted to say goodbye to one of my friends, a course leader from last year from Finland. They, ITL 1, went home yesterday:/ and after that I just went to the pool! That was really funny, because last time I really didn't get the chance to go to the pool:) and then I just ate some quick Mexican food, some kind of burrito. But before that, one of my favourite persons from last year came over and visited! Amatullah Guyot!! :) a teacher from last year!

And at seven pm we had something called ice cream - social! And that's exactly how it sounds like! Eating ice team and being social! I loved it! :)

So wen the evening came, I did a part of the other homework I have till next class, interviewing one from the local area! So I interviewed Everett :) and I totally love this guy I figured! Hahahah! He writes stories, just as I do, and his texts are really great! (Or the one I got to read) but I bet all of them are fantastic!

And then, after such a great day, it was time for bed:)

Now, it's time for breakfast again.. But before that some laundry and today we'll also change our bed cheats, and then we'll go to Malibu!

Can't wait and see you soon!

- Californiagirl Camilla!

Hah- me and Everett switching glasses :p

Disney love and land! Disney fantastic and Disney fantasy!!

Heeeey!!

Okay guys: where can I start? Where should I start? I'm amazed! I'm so happy! Okay, firstly my feet does not hurt at all (well the reason might be that I sat in a wheelchair most of the time... And red the map :p) and secondly we had the greatest time! We went on lots of cool rides and are lots of good food! Did you know they had great food in Disneyland? Apparently they have!! And thirdly, me and the rest of the gang squeezed us in between all the others in front of the castle and GOT THE GREATEST view EVER!! I mean! That could NOT HAVE BEEN BETTER in any way!! I'm sooo satisfied with the day! How can I describe it! This day couldn't have been better! Literally!

AND happy 4th of July guys!!

I loved last year! And then we had a huge three in front of our faces when we were to see the fireworks... Now we came so close to the castle, it was almost not possible to get closer!! This was fantastic! Does that say something? Woooow!!

Again guys! I'm amazed!

Goodnight!

Tomorrow there will be back at school! And we have the best teacher! Actually, can't wait! Hahah

- happy Camilla :)

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