It was about time...

Trip Start Oct 06, 2004
Trip End Ongoing

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Sunday, June 4, 2006

...that I finally made it to Prague. One of the classic beauties of Europe, a city everyone now seems to have visited. I am here for work, a so-called Global Summit where I get the opportunity to meet colleagues from around the world. Many of them good friends from years back. We have an excellent time together, but enough of that. Lets talk about Prague instead. Prague, an excellent choice of location (well done Alf Kåre, the summit organizer!!!), so of course I take a few extra days after the summit to explore the city. Alf Kåre joins me as guide, as he's been here before. Both he and my brother Pål have talked quite a lot about Prauge, and how beautiful the city is. Now I get to see it for myself. We spend a couple of days sightseeing, with very frequent pit stops. The beer is excellent and hilariously cheap (although it is getting a bit more expensive here now, tourists everywhere, Sardine Heaven for sure). With our limited days in the city we become surface tourists, but luckily it is just enough time to see the main bits and pieces that Prauge has on offer. And although I won't get into any details (there's other people out there who can describe this city much better than me), I have to agree, the city is truly stunning. Maybe not my favorite, but surely one of them. I'll be back...

It was early Saturday afternoon, the sun was out and I was enjoying a beer with Alf Kåre along River Vltava. Sitting there looking at the famous Charles Bridge, I once again felt the urge to just pack my universal sink plug and hit the road again. The travel bug hit me right in the stomach, as if telling me; "Five days in the office followed by two days to recover, yeah..., that really makes sense. Good choice dude!!!". It is of course not the first time I have had these thoughts since I moved down to Madrid. They hit me quite frequently. I am far from settled, and I still have not made up my mind about what to do (after all I am only 36 ;-). It's sometimes frustrating, as on one hand I sometimes want to settle down doing something I really enjoy (I still have no clue what and where though, quadbike pizza delivery boy in Jubrique maybe :-), and on the other hand I just want to go traveling again. Leave all responsibilities behind once more. Explore. Dream. Discover... We'll have to see. It won't be yet, but hopefully one day. So, except for enjoying my spare time down in Madrid, for now I'll just have to look forward to short vacations and weekend city breaks. Where will be next???
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