THE WEEKLY JOURNAL 6/2019: DAILY BASICS & FIGHT AGAINST THE FLU

It’s time for the weekly update again. These have been our most read posts – it’s nice to see that people are interested to see more real life stuff instead of super edited pictures and posts – what the internet is mostly about these days. We flag for authenticity!

The week has been pretty basic including our daily basics like work, surfing, yoga etc. except that we both have suffered some flu and headache symptoms the whole week. It’s such a different strain of bacteria here so it’s pretty normal to have some kind of flu or virus once in a while. We have tried to fight against the flu with vitamins and hydrating the body as much as possible. And of course, rest when needed!

home office

I haven’t even been in the water for a week so I’m starting to get a bit bored and I really need some activities. Michael has been in the water almost every day even if he’s a little bit sick because he can’t stay out!

One good thing about being sick is that you have so much time to plan the future and the things you want to develop. And we definitely have plenty of ideas and plans for the future!

It seems like even Michael is starting to get messed up of the flu because he just cleaned our entire room. He changed the sheets, cleaned the air-conditioning machine (that’s probably what caused the flu, the AC was dirty as fuck!!!), washed the floor… I’m such a lucky girl! 😀

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One day we went to a Banda Aceh center which is about 10 kilometers away from here. We stopped at the grocery shop and pharmacy. The center is a bit strange, this time there was a lot of weirdos and because there are no other tourists, we got a lot of attention. It’s a bit annoying sometimes.

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Life is super easy here because you don’t have to cook yourself. There are a few places where you can eat, so we eat almost every day pretty much the same food which gets a little bit boring.

I’m used to doing my own cooking because I like to eat healthy and nutritious food – It’s quite difficult to eat clean here because they put MSG and another kind of unhealthy stuff in everything.

Michael has suddenly developed some food allergies (hand eczema) so he needs to put some effort into what to eat and what to avoid. Pretty difficult at times because of the limited supply of diversity. But the food is really tasty here (probably because of the MSG, haha), so I don’t complain!

local food, sumatra

Next week we are planning to go to the Tsunami Museum which is one of the most famous sights of Banda Aceh. This place suffered the most when the 2004 tsunami hit. There is also a ship on top of some houses that is left to sit there as a reminder of the tsunami power. You’ll see more about this next week!

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Now I need to go get some food because I’m starving! Hope you have a nice Sunday!

-Lotta

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