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We are still getting over our jet lag, and aren't too eager to wake up at the crack of dawn, ready to go exploring.
That’s why we made sure to let the hotel staff know that we weren’t ready for housekeeping to begin tidying up too early.
Generally, we just hang a "Do Not Disturb" placard on the door.
But this hotel has a different signaling procedure. They provide a gold tassel to hang from the door knob. Very ...
... tarte. And wines.
In between all this activity, I attended Euroanaesthesia - a 4 day international conference. This was held at the Stockholmsmassan (the convention centre). It is a broad conference, covering most aspects of anaesthesia and intensive care. Highlights for me were a thoracic workshop, and a thought provoking debate on outcomes relating to pre-hospital airway management. The sheer size of this conference always astounds me - 5000 ...
No work today so a more leisurely start to the day. The weather wasn't great; it was raining steadily and very grey. after breakfast we headed to Västerås. This was a 45 minute drive to the east. As everywhere around this area, we were never far from the Mälaren lake which sprawls like an ink blot with hundreds of fingers extending everywhere. The lake has an area is 1,140 km² and its greatest depth is 64 m. The Mälaren spans ...
... Glog to the table he also brought a little bowl of almonds and raisins .. we thought this was a Swedish tradition maybe instead of Olives so sat there and nibbled away on our little snack only to find out later that you are supposed to put them in your drink! Whoops, I thought all the waiters were laughing at us!
After a delicious buffet breakfast at our Hostel we headed off to spend the day sightseeing before catching our train ...
... but I said hi to a few people & someone rigged a silk for me so I could have a go (for my circus buddies they were a velour fabric that was a little bouncier than the Aussie ones but felt grippier (because I'm sure that is a word!), I got a little excited that I might finally be able to do hocks climbs but it turns out my knees were even more slippery on ...