Looking at these great “regular-camera pictures” make me smile each time. Damn my hair was long and black. Damn we looked so young and innocent (or?)! Damn we had the time of our lives!
The best part was the fake henna tattoos we got the last day. We did all tattoo “Error 137” which was something that we came up with during a really hung over breakfast buffet. We had a buffet at our hotel with heaps of egg dishes, omelets, eggs, egg salad, pancakes you name it! If it had egg in it, it was on the buffet. I think the error came with brain malfunction after too many sex on the beaches…
Anyway my mom and dad thought it was a real one when I came home and the yelling and screaming and fantastic panicked facial expressions were worth each of the 5 Levas or whatever we paid for the tattoos 🙂
Thought I would offer up a few more of the “old time” pictures, damn we were young! It was so much more exciting with photos back in the day, before the digital cameras where you could double check your pictures one million time and make sure you are always so pretty.
It was also a moment of excitement when you developed the film, because you had no idea how all the pictures turned out. Or even what had really been photographed? Today everyone has digital cameras, and almost all also have digital SLR cameras. It is almost impossible to take beautiful pictures with these tools.. (and photoshop of course!)
I thought that maybe showing you my first trip would be a good way to start this blog off. I was 17 years old and went on my first “unsupervised” trip abroad. Of course I went to a party place in the sun together with my 4 best girlfriends to dance and drink (as we were not allowed to do in Sweden).
It was not a particularly cultural trip, mostly we were lying in the sun and kept our minds in a steady haze thanks to the Bulgarian vodka which tasted like nail polish remover (of course we mixed it with Sprite and lemon). So the destination that opened my eyes and awoken my curiosity was Sunny Beach, Bulgaria. Who would have guessed?
I have very fond memories from this trip and also I remember how much fun we had! You do not go on trips like this one with your girlfriends any more. It might have something to do with all of us having boyfriends though…