Old tickets, maps and stuff I threw out when I cleaned out my desk.
Right now I’m enjoying an iced tea while I’m waiting for my train back home. I’ve already been to the Thai embassy and applied for a visa and I’ve applied for an international driving license. Two important things crossed off my list. Or almost, at least. I have to go back to Stockholm after August 1st to pick up my passport and hopefully a visa.
I had to take a vacation day today to get here in time. I had to go up over an hour earlier than usual to take the train, not fun at all. But it had to he done. Hopefully when I go back here to pick up the passport I can take a later train and maybe I can have a sleep in then.
So, about the swimming across a lake post. We have this tradition: to swim across the lake that’s just a few 100 m south of the hospital where we all work. The first time, three years ago, we were two physios and one occupational therapist that swam the 3 km. Of course we had a boat with us. The second year we added one swimmer (a nurse, my sister). We had terrible weather both those times, but we swam across the lake in about 2 hours.
This time around we added another physio and one nutritionist, so we were all together 6 people swimming the 3 km. And we had wonderful weather this time around. Sun and no wind. We cut our time with 35 minutes, which I think is mostly due to the weather. I had one of the worst preparations ever with migraine for two days before the swim and the fact that I haven’t swam a meter since the last time we swam across the lake. It wasn’t really a competition (because most of the way we had to swim together since we only had one boat) but I still won, again. 🙂
Picture from two years ago, third one from the left is me.
This year we had a bit better weather.
Growing up I dreamed about Rome. My mother and grandparents told me stories about Italy, and it always sounded so fantastic. So unattainable. Then, two years ago, I stepped off a plane and I was in Rome, Italy. Maybe it wasn’t my favorite city ever (still an amazing place though), but the experience of being there really was something special.