A business trip crossing Sweden from side to side.
I had visited Sverige ("Sver-yeh" - A.K.A. Sweden) a decade before, with a dedicated proper visit to Göteborg ("yu(r)t-e(h)-borg", A.K.A. Gothenburg). On this 2016 business trip where most journeys would take place at night, I didn't think to bring a camera, so once again, the pictures are taken with a terrible phone camera. The trip itself starts in Linköping ("linn-shurping") with a stay in Norrköping ("nor-shurping"), but sadly I have no pictures of Linköping itself.
- Norrköping at night.
- Norrköping, a town on the east coast of Sweden. This trip was in January, and Sweden was bitterly cold. Most rivers were frozen. The streets were frozen. My ears were frozen. Although I do love icy conditions, just walking two blocks from hotel to train, and the same from train to office, was enough to feel the pain and need a thick hat and gloves.
- Leaving Linköping on the afternoon bus. The sun had already set by 15:20, giving about 6 hours of daylight. With regular work hours, you might only see the sun at lunch time.
- No more sun for you. My bus travelled across the entire country in luxury, with a WiFi connection, reclining armchair seats, a table, and a radio.
- Offices in Sweden often have a coat and shoe rack, since workers may turn up to work in many layers of coats, and arctic walking boots plastered in snow. To avoid dragging it around the office, you change into your office shoes or slippers, and enjoy the more homely feel of the office. Guests may be lucky enough to find a pair of slippers provieded for them (my Göteborg hotel provided a set for me to take to the office, rather than the usual high-end-hotel slippers).
- Taking off from Göteborg, at 18:00. The time most people would get home from work. Pitch black night.