Annelie Pompe blogg

The last days of freediving preparations in the Maldives has been like hugging an old friend. The ocean has given me a warm welcome and my body remembers the drills. Freediving...

Norway is one of the most beautiful countries I’ve been to. It’s sometimes hard to believe it’s our neighbour as the landscape is so different. Norway got all the good stuff;...

I can’t pretend that I like Stockholm. The stressful pace, buildings, roads, shops and cars everywhere are the opposite of what I enjoy. It makes me feel like a fish out...

Having my job and my passion I simply cannot stop travelling and exploring. I have a deep restlessness and need to move. It’s somewhat kept in check thanks to yoga, running...

Fridykning är en fantastisk upplevelse! Man lär sig mycket om sig själv, kroppen, andning och havet. Det är många förfrågningar kring kurser i fridykning så vi har satt kursdatum redan nu....

Nu är det en vecka kvar till bokreleasen för min nya bok! Den blev så fin och jag tycker verkligen om den. Den är ‘djupare’ än min förra bok och kanske...

It’s been a good day in the mountains when you descend in darkness at 11 pm in the light of a headlamp. We stood up at 5 am the same day...

I’ve made some massive work om my houseboat this year. Most of it has been the kind of work that is necessary, but not visible. I have been inside each compartment...

It’s not just an adventure or a dream-come-true, it’s a different life. The tapping of fluffy, soft paws is always there, or at least for the next 15 years or so....

How do you justify a lifestyle that is bad for the planet? Maybe that question goes for most lifestyles nowadays. Simply being alive means we’ll have a more or less bad...

In the midst of snow and rain in Lofoten I finally made time to go through photos from a much warmer place. 1500 photos have turned into a few hundred. Below...

At first I had named it ‘discipline week’ and thought of it with some harshness and squinty eyes, as if going into a bootcamp. It was the week extra I had...

Ever since I heard of their existence, I wanted to meet them. Ever since then I built up expectations. It was a long time ago, and many things changed in the...

Fridykning är en fantastisk upplevelse. Man lär sig mycket om sig själv, andning och havet. Det har varit många förfrågningar kring kurser i fridykning så vi har satt kurs-datum redan nu!...

Those words are ture both for the actual travel, and for life itself. Luggage can be many different things. It can be memories, difficult experiences, stories we keep telling ourselves as...

På datorn fanns ett dokument som hette ‘nybok’. På något märkligt sätt har den nyligen transformerats till två böcker. Innehållet har varierat, men en, eller två, böcker ska det bli. Och...

Christmas is a wonderful ‘pause’ in my life. It’s a few days or weeks with less e-mails, less things that I think I ‘have to do’ and more time with family...

As I’m enjoying the december of 2017, I’m already looking forward to next year! When you want to make something happen, the trick is to put it in the calendar :-D...

‘Come home immediately’, one e-mail said. Maybe jokingly, but friendly. I have seen the volcano far away. I have seen the dramatic newspaper headlines, and they don’t match. Yes, people are...

It seems so simple. Take a breath of air and dive as deep as you want into the ocean. But you have to make it back up to the surface, and...