Sunday, December 02, 2007

To Do: Liverpool to Stockholm by land - no planes, no boats

Hej Hej! It's been just over 3 months in Sweden now. Originally I was to stay here until December but it will now be significantly longer, at the moment I've committed to March but it is looking more likely I will extend my stay beyond that.

In two days time, my girlfriend arrives. After more than 4 months apart from each other, I am very much looking forward to spending some time with her again. We are both headed over to the UK in 2 weeks time to spend the time before and around Christmas seeing both our families.

The challenge from there is to make our way from Liverpool back to Stockholm by land - no planes, no boats! Something that has only been possible in modern times in the last 7 years. The rail link under the English Channel opened in 1994 and the Oresund Bridge/Tunnel breached the Oresund Straight between Denmark and Sweden in 2000. Seemed like a novel idea until I read this - Sweden to Australia by land - maybe next year :-P

Before anyone else asks again, yes I do miss home - friends, family BBQs and the beach. However I have always wanted to spend some time working overseas. For me this is an amazing opportunity, more of a challenge than an English speaking city like London, which is really a mini-Australia anyway, and whilst it now gets dark at 3pm and regularly drops below zero, Stockholm is a great city to work and play in.

If you haven't got much to do, view my favorite ads on Swedish TV (ad 1) (ad 2) - so me...


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