My name is Anna Thomassen and I am a 18 year old girl who will be taking a gap year this upcoming year, 2014/15.

I am norwegian (and proud), but I have lived in Luxembourg for the last 13 years, where I have attended the International School of Luxembourg. Before (hopefully) starting to study medicine at university I wanted to do some learning outside textbooks and explore “the world”. I am not traveling the world in 80 days, but i will visit Cape Town, South Africa and Grenada, an island in the Caribbean. I will stay at each place for 3 months each and after that – we’ll see! At each place I will be doing voluntary work; in Cape Town I will work at an orphanage and in Grenada I will volunteer for the Jason Roberts Foundation.

I’ll be updating regularly to keep family and friends updated with my travels!

Stay tuned as the South Africans like to say,

– Anna 


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  1. Oj oj Anna, dette er jo fantastisk lesing. Jeg blir både rørt og glad over å lese dine kommentarer. Dette blir spennende!!Du er jo en fantastisk skribent og fotograf!! Vi gleder oss til å følge deg. Klem


  2. Hi

    I produce the BBC Radio 4 obituary programme Last Word in the UK. I have only just found out that Pat Cavendish O’Neill has died and therefore I am keen to pay tribute to her.

    I would be grateful if you would consider taking part in an interview about her and her life.

    If not would you be able to suggest someone who knew her and would be able to help me.

    Kindest regards

    Neil George
    Producer BBC


    • Hi Neil,
      I’m happy you found this post.
      She did indeed unfortunately pass away the 11th of June.
      I stayed at Pat’s farm just outside Cape Town for 4 weeks and I was fortunate enough to get to experience her life close up there.
      I would be very happy to contribute to an interview, but I also know some people who knew her even better than me if you want some more insight or some others to interview. Just let me know and I can send you their names.
      If you want you can contact me on my email annathomassen96@gmail.com.
      – Anna 🙂


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