Who Am I?

Hello, hallo, god dag! My name is Tonje; a name I’ve yet to hear a non-norwegian pronounce correctly when reading it off a paper. [Hint; Tohn-yeah] I’m a twenty-something tourism student from Norway, with a strong urge to explore the world and step outside my comfort zone to create happy memories.

The world is a book, and those who do not travel read only a page

At times I’m a scaredy cat beyond words, which often collides with my desire to explore. I’m terrified of airplanes, heights and asian taxi drivers, I freak out with stuff that moves faster than walking speed and I firmly believe there’s sharks in the lakes of Norway. Okay, maybe not the last one, but those pikes that actually lives there are nightmarish! I have a deep passion for animals and volunteer work.  I’m occasionally creative with my camera and various adobe programs, however it depends on the amount of kinder maxi I indulged that day.  I also have an unhealthy obsession with Korean pop culture and their celebrities. In 2015 I got married to the love of my life, who could probably sell his video game collection for a decent amount of money. Which I think he should, so he could fund our travels instead!


My Travels

I was incredibly lucky and privileged as a child, and got to fall in love with travelling from an early age. I still remember buying cowboy boots with my dad in the US at six, getting an ear infection from pretending to be a fish in Gran Canaria at eight, and taking a gondola ride in Venice at eleven. I grew up on a strawberry farm, which meant my parents worked non-stop every summer vacation, and as the climate in Norway is so cold the remaining months, we often traveled to warmer countries around wintertime instead.