Each time I make these trips — Canada to Sweden and back again — I think of all the people who travel around the world for a living … who have to do it! I don’t know how they do it, and many of them have to go to work or conferences right away when they arrive! Their blood pressures must be sky high!
I get so tired so when I finally arrive at my destination, I’m totally exhausted, and it’s not even an extremely long trip! Now that I’ve done it a few times, I plan them well, in order to have ample time in transit … not having to run between gates or anything, I can take it really easy. Still, I seem to work myself up to a tension before going through security, even though I have absolutely nothing to hide!
At least the time seems to pass by faster now, that we have all these devices … I read or play some game on the iPad. Iceland Air now has inflight wifi for 7€ but I didn’t bother with that.
Today, my friend and I were going to have lunch together downtown. I went down earlier, walked around one of the little islands and took some random photos. The yellow building, tucked in amongst the trees here, is what used to be the hospital where my mum worked all her life. The hospital is no more, there’s some authority residing there now.
We’ve listened to a lot of new, Swedish music. I’ve so lost touch with that, even though it’s so easy to stay updated on the Internet. There are so many, talented artists that I’d never even heard about, and I’ve added lots to my Spotify list now.