So, parties in 2011 are over now. It’s time for 2012…
Some scans from the winter..
As I wrote in previous posts, I went to Scandinavia in January and you can check some photos out HERE. It was really cool to receive all those great reviews. So awesome that there were people who wanted to hang some prints on their room’s walls. Thank you.
Also, I had some questions, what how and why. And this is what this post is about.
Really, roadtrip is something more than a journey. Especially if you don’t have an unlimited budget. That’s why you have to prepare and schedule everything before off you go.
For some reasons, I travel a lot with Kuba. This is my man. We know pretty well each other and we can rely on each other. It is really good to have this kind of person around. Sometimes you have to stay with him all days, sleep all nights together and after days or weeks, everything is still OK. He lives in London now, so we met in Sweden.
Every roadtrip is unique. Every roadtrip has some funny stories which mark this uniqueness. For example, 2 years ago we were coming back from Portugal to Poland, and I carried my notebook all the time on my knees and was writing my Master Thesis unless I was driving. Yes. I wrote the most part of my paper in a car, viewing landscapes, keeping an eye on dozing off Kuba at the same time. Everything in 4 days. And I graduated soon after that.
What did mark the last road trip? Well, this time was even more crazy. I was hacking an application for my work while I was waiting for a ferry on Arctic Circle. And..I did it by using my mobile phone only (no laptop at all)! Life is crazy. And probably I really like to twist it up a bit haha
So, as you have already known. I do love roadtrips. Scandinavia in January. Arctic Circle. The facts are, we had to prepare ourselves. And actually we didn’t. Kuba didn’t get his shoes on time and he was wearing sneakers. I bought my shoes few hours before the flight and so on. Sounds a bit crazy but in fact, this is what we wanted to do. Go without goal. Counting on adversities, annihilation, tons of mooses etc. Just a challenge, to have good memoirs.
The whole roadtrip was gorgeous. We used almost every kind of transportation. Trams, trains, subway, airplanes, cars and even ferries. We used whatever we can, thousands of miles on road, thousands of miles in air, hours through frozen waters of the Mather North. Sleeping on couches at friends, sleeping in car with -25 C around. Dinners with friends, dinners in car. Everything mixed up.
And to be honest, I would never ever exchange this to any commercial journey with 5 stars hotel and swimming pool. Never.
PS. The only disappointed thing were..mooses. I had seen hundreds of warning signs but we didn’t see any real (even if we saw many other cool animals such as reindeers). So we just bought our own moose who traveled with us and ended up as an another teddy bear of my nephew.