Sunday, June 03, 2007

booked ...

is a one-way ticket to Lund, Sweden, via Calgary, Edmonton, Seattle, and Copenhagen. The puddle-jumping student fare is just one more step along the way as I continue my transition from working professional to poor adventurer. Exciting stuff, don't you think?


Copenhagen's Kastrup Airport will be one of my stops en route to Lund. I took this photo last May, just before I hopped onto the Icelandair plane pictured above to come home to North America. This year, I'll be headed in the opposite direction.

10 comments:

  1. Absolutely exciting stuff!! I'm actually a bit jealous.

    But I'm getting a little nervous. Can we have it written in the editor's blood that you will be continuing to blog and that we will not lose you to a demanding life of hot Scandanavian sex?

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  2. Good for you! A whole new adventure ... ha, ha, ha ... good cover there ... "going to school" ... hmmm .... i sense a travel bug in there somewhere!

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  3. -c ... I assure you, starfish and waffles and dingobear photography will continue to roll on unimpeded, regardless of the demands of my extra-curricular Scandinavian activities! The editor is curious: what are the odds of our respected, platypus-loving colleague making it to northern Europe over the next couple of years?

    ;) ... hehe, well, I think it's fair to say my move to Europe isn't going to be only about school ... after all, life should be all about balance!

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  4. Are you in Seattle long enough for a cocktail? I also have a spare room, if need be. Countless travel writing semi-strangers have kipped there: you're welcome too... AC

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  5. We'll miss your smiling face in Terrace. I'm getting choked up...

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  6. I actually have no doubt that the editor can continue to perform his duties while simultaneously indulging in recreation. I only hope that will will be allowed a glimpse as well:)

    And, yes, high odds of my being in northern Europe in the near future, especially with RyanAir, etc. See you soon!

    PLUS, I echo Amanda's sentiment: If you're in Seattle for long enough to have a coctail, a microbrew or, inshallah, a coffee...

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  7. Amanda ... thanks very much for your kind offer, I'm in Seattle (or Sea-Tac, I guess) for a layover of about four hours on the 19th of August. It sure would be great to meet up!

    Katie ... :)

    Anonymous ... There's definitely things about here I'll miss too ... just out of curiosity, who am I talking to?

    -c ... and of course, I would never pass up an opportunity to spend some time with the legendary -c! Like I mentioned above, I've got four hours to kill at Sea-Tac. Also, very cool that there's going to be a good chance you'll be in northern Europe over the next little while - me and the editor are very excited about the prospect!

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  8. Sorry - I should have made a comment about slopitch contracts but I thought I would let you wonder for awhile. I expect updates on how things are in Sweden and if you get your butt kicked after your first IKEA joke.

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  9. Ahhhh, D, I thought it was you - very sneaky ... just like you were during our last round of contract negotiations. :-) Well, of course, you will definitely be getting regular updates of Sweden. Now where did I park my Volvo?

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