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Travel Blogs from Luleň
I am sitting here under the outstretched branches of a magnificent tree, at the gammalstad world heritage festival, with a cup of coffee in my left hand and a Rollie in my right hand. I'm finding it difficult to believe that just over 10 weeks ago I spent a 3 days in the Cuh. While I was lying in the hospital bed, late one night I realized, that I really haven't even started living yet. Working 40 hours a week in a job I ...
... family: arial, sans-serif; line-height: 18px;"># of cities: 55
# of bus rides: 11
# of taxis: 2
# of trains: 134
... it is so fascinating, right?), my main motive was to explain the differences and list other observations between Sweden and the Midwest.
1) The Metric System
This is a given. Especially for engineers who are accustomed to professors putting disclaimers on every single homework assignment, quiz, and exam, "Pay attention to the units!". Why do the United States choose to measure everything in feet, miles, and degrees Fahrenheit? The metric system is so easy. Units ...
... such a place of thrilling wonder in my mind and I always thought that if I was fortunate enough to experience them, I would be camping above the Arctic Circle, not at a birthday party with Swedish house music thumping in the background. In retrospect, it didn't matter where I was, just that I was experiencing such raw and unadulterated magnificence. This was happening. This was real. This is where I belong.
These past two weeks in Sweden have been completely ...
... time I am doing something so I can schedule my day around it or make sure that I have time for myself. I think too much. I plan too much. I don't live in the present. Sweden has taught me a fair few things in my 5 days here. Getting lost is not a bad thing, and you cannot enjoy life without spontaneity.
I am currently unreachable to all of my friends that I've met in Sweden. My phone is not working, which makes it difficult to contact friends to figure ...