A last entry
18.02.2011 - 28.02.2011 -7 °C
It's cold in Sweden. When I landed in Copenhagen the temperature was -7 degrees to get colder during the coming few days. I had no coat or winter clothes but three layers of thin long sleeved sweaters and a scarf kept helped me survive while waiting for the train home. What kept me happy though was Johanna who met me at the airport.
Since I came home I have gone ice skating a few times on a few out of the thousands of lakes in Sweden. I have tried fishing through a hole in the ice but we never got anything as the shallow lake was frozen solid! We saw a partly frozen rapid (fors) and had hot chocolate and cinnamon rolls, sitting on the side of the lake. It has all been very Swedish! It got even more Swedish when I caught a terrible cold and since then I have not been doing very much at all until now.
The best experience however was to walk on the sea. It's years and years since i did that last and this time my Jesus moment was even better! The winter here has apparently been so cold that the sea has frozen in the bays and I could walk about 100 meters out on the sea. Mind you it's very shallow. The bast part however was not the frozen sea but the big blocks of ice on the shore. I felt like some explorer of the north pole when I scrambled around on them.
This is my last blog entry and fittingly blog number 50. I'm now back to the point I started from and the adventure of traveling is over for this time. For me though there is plenty of excitement left. I'm looking for a job and not until I have one can I look for an apartment (as I'm applying for jobs in so different places as Copenhagen, Brussels, Stockholm, and Kongo-Kinshasa). The ultimate aim of it all is of course to be able to get Dana to come over here.
I want to thank you all for reading and commenting on my blog. For those of you that are not in Sweden I hope that we will see each other again soon! And Kenneth: have fun at Mardi Gras, I wish I could be there too!
The observation of the week: You can't always trust the seasons. Admittedly it's cold in Scandinavia, as cold as the winters were 30 years ago and the skies are fittingly blue. If I had stayed in Melbourne I would have been cold anyways as they are having an exceptionally cold summer with daytime temperatures not reaching 20 degrees (14 a few days ago). In Belgrade on the other hand they went from no snow to 30 cm over night the other day. I think I'm better of in Sweden where the outdoors is cold but where my room reaches 20 degrees and the fire place is burning merrily.