Wednesday, July 22, 2009
Lazy days in Sweden
It’s been a bit hysterical trying to cram 20 friends and 5 family members into 7 short days. Blogging has unfortunately ended up not being a priority. In between going for coffees, beers, ciders, dinners and picnics I’ve also tried to squeeze in some exercise. So far so good: Out of 4 days I’ve gone for 2 runs. Two, wonderful runs. The trail I do over here is a familiar one, I used to do it almost every day back in my living-in-Sweden-days. However, the Swedish summer is one unpredictable thing, and the other day it started raining during my run. Not as in ‘raining a little bit’ more like; the sky opened itself and something similar to a monsoon came down. I couldn’t see the trail in front of me when I was running. Quite interesting, I’ve never experienced that before.
It’s wonderful being home and although I felt kind of jealous of my sisters (and some of my friend’s) settled-down-lifestyles the other day I now feel happy about the fact that I am eventually going back to China. I miss speaking Chinese a lot! I miss Chinese food. And I miss cheap bus rides. In Sweden you pay 42 yuan (4,2 euros) to catch a bus to the city (takes about 35 min), and train prices I won’t even tell you as they are so high it is almost laughable. Isn’t public transport supposed to be cheap and convenient so that many people can use it? Well not over here.
Today I’m going to a small little beach town/fisherman’s village on the east coast of southern Sweden called Ystad. And tonight dinner with a friend is on the schedule. I’d like to tell you guys more but I can’t really because not much happens over here. The every day life is kind of slow and predictable. Something that made me realize that the day I depart China I wouldn’t be able to keep this blog alive. I once wrote that I don’t understand people that live in China and don’t update their blog on an (almost) daily basis, because so many funny/strange things are happening over there. But, if I lived over here I would definitely have a problem keeping this blog alive. Maybe it’s also because over here I don’t see things through a foreigner’s eyes, hence why there is nothing exotic about people’s behaviour. A Chinese/German/American person blogging about life in Sweden would probably be much more interesting.
Anyways, off I go. And I’ll leave you with some inspirational summer pix since I have nothing else, interesting to share.