I found myself back in London again. The springtime is cold but lovely. Had a beautiful spring walk in St James’s Park, saying hello to the swans and smelling the cherry blossoms.
Posts in category ”Travel”
I remember a morning some time ago when I sat on a beach in Khao Lak, sipping a soft drink while my toes were the only thing that obstructed the view of the Andaman sea reaching into the Indian ocean.
I was recently sitting in Terminal 2 at Charles de Gaulle airport in Paris, reading Terminal man, the tale about Merhan Karimi Nasseri who has been living in Terminal 1 of CDG for 16 years. That’s right. Terminal 1, the horrible concrete saucer.
This would be a night to remember. We arrived at Guarulhos, the international airport of Sao Paulo, in the afternoon. To our surprise the aircraft had already left.
Apart from the obvious reference to the song by Lustans Lakejer, I met a lot of interesting things in Rio de Janeiro. Maybe the most striking was meeting Jesus on the top of Corcovado. The tall statue is towering above the city on top of a mountain, with a marvelous view.
I used to place Egypt quite high on the paradox list, as they have a lot of signs reading “Egypt – the land of peace” while a guard carrying an automatic weapon stands firmly posing in front of the very sign. However, there’s a new kid on the block.
As the large tunnel project Götatunneln is taking form in Gothenburg, there are discussions on what to do with the large space along the water which will be rid of heavy traffic.
As we drove south from Glasgow, I had many things on my mind for this odyssey through United Kingdom. Walk around the lakes of Lake District. Stay in a castle with almost proper plumbing. Chew down a few Kendal Mint Cake for catastrophic sugar rush. Drive on the wrong side of the road. Walk the Brighton pier. Have a pint at the local pub. Count all the sheep. All of them.
Khao San Road is one of the most infamous streets in Asia. I walked slowly through a hurricane of street vendors and clouds of fried food, while trying to dodge the crazy tuktuk drivers seemingly coming from nowhere.