Week two of my Nordic trip

These two weeks has raised a few questions for me, the main question is that how do the sales persons do it? I have come to realize that the hotel life is quite boring. It may sound very exiting and all, but the truth is that it becomes boring after a while. I have completed two weeks in Copenhagen, Denmark. It was two very busy weeks. But, unfortunately I came down with a bad cold/flu on Saturday a week ago and the cold was niggling all week, I don’t know when I felt this exhausted last. My other colleague fell really ill so she had to go back to Ireland, and there I was on my own having to complete the work we were suppose to do while in Denmark.

And when Friday came it was time for me to pack all my luggage and haul myself to the  train station at the airport in Copenhagen, it was Friday evening and knowing you had some four hours train journey in front of you, anyway I made it on the train. The trip between Copenhagen and Malmö in Sweden is very short, and we had a stop on the Swedish side to go through the passport check by the Swedish Police. Then finally we were on our way. Being out on this journey makes me longing for my own bed at home more and more, but only two more weeks to go now.

I arrived in Gothenburg late Friday evening, my hotel was located basically in conjunction with the train station which was nice, it was a nice hotel. But, it was quite busy since this was in the middle of where everything happens, and lots of people were staying there. On Saturday I met with my daughter, at last. Yep, she has purple hair now [quite funny though] but she’s always a lot of fun that girl.

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We were having a good time, walking around in the city.

These are my fav spots in Gothenburg, and I just couldn’t leave without taking a few new snaps, the statue here is something I haven’t photographed before. This man was called Evert Taube, he was a very well known person in this area, he was what we called a trubadur, he has written and sung a lot of songs. Here is one of them: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7qANEjnOu8Y and this brings back memories of my dad, he was often singing this particular one. And here is another version where his son Sven-Bertil Taube sings the same song: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SbmcS6KuJ3g So you see this spot is a bit special to me, even though it also has some painful memories, but that’s for another day.

I have now arrived in my third destination of my trip, Stockholm – what a beautiful city.

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And arriving to my room seeing this, made me immediately feeling comfortable. This hotel room is more personal and it really has a nice character. And what the coming week will bring I am not exactly sure, but I might just stick around to see what happens. Being out travelling like this really makes you appreciate what you have at home.

I’ll be back next week with more updates, I’ll be writing from Oslo then, which is my last destination of this trip before I finally head back to the Green Island of home.

Have a good week!

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7 Comments

  1. this would be really bad for me, i never stay more than 2 or 3 nights away from HOME. i love being home and my own bed. i would not be happy as a traveler or a salesman. my mother though would have loved to travel year round, she never missed home. your room is beautiful and i love your daughters boots..

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  2. Dearest Eva,
    Oh, so many people have told us over the years, when we traveled the world as International Consultants, how they envied us. But there is nothing to envy about! A hotel room provides the bare minimum compared to our home where there is a full kitchen, a comfy living room and bedroom + bathroom.
    You seldom have all that while traveling… or at a price that you cannot afford to stay at!
    Yes it does make you more humble, which is good! Being aware of how blessed we are (once we’re away from our own comfort zone at home… ) is a very positive feeling of gratitude that lots of people never get to know because they’re too scared for leaving their safety net.
    Yes, and also you have to work on your own, there is no leaning onto others for filling in or for supporting you. It is very good and you always come out as a winner and feeling stronger!
    So glad you got to meet with your busy daughter again. Her hair is hidden for most of the time during her work as a Chef so why not rebel a bit and color it?!
    Enjoy the final time and than you will get to go to the best place on earth; back home!
    Hugs,
    Mariette

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      1. Sorry for you! I’ve worked in India and had to go to the hospital for a bad, bad bronchitis. Sitting up at night for breathing and coughing my lungs out. Another job in California I had a bad sciatica. Still completing the job and ‘smiling’ but you bet that I did COLLAPS on the plane and at home I needed time off. You will survive, think positive and drink lots of water, stay hydrated and rest enough. Eat well too, lots of fruit… Hugs and blessings!

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