Monday, November 26, 2007

Packing "Solstorm"

Leaving for Iceland the other week, and while adding the last touches to my luggage, I realised I had nothing fictional to read during travel. Without much ado I grabbed a paperback out of the bookcase; one of those free-with-a-magazine paperbacks which I had never really considered reading. It was added to my other reading stuff consisting of Hylland Eriksen's “Ethnicity and Nationalism” and a bunch of student essays.

The train schedule had given me ample time at Arlanda to browse the shops, and I decided on spending some time in the paperback shop, selecting a book for the flight. After about half an hour of agonising decision making I ended up with Åsa Larsson’s “Solstorm”. A movie based on the book was just about to be realised, and through the trailer I had come to like the idea of the story, which was all about murder in an independent church congregation in northern Sweden.

What I did not realise though, but would find out while unpacking, was that this book I had so carefully selected was the same book which was already in my luggage, and which I had so nonchalantly grabbed on departure.

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Tuesday, November 06, 2007

I Am Going to (n)Iceland on Friday

Sitting down to do my packing list for traveling to Iceland, I remembered this packing list-generator I had come across on the net a while back. I found it through my and so ventured to try it out.

The generator will, according to ones criteria, generate a comprehensive packing list with anything from, what you have to think about before you leave to what documents you should bring.

I feel really pleased now that I have had my list generated. What I did was I deleted anything non applicable from the list, and then I added things that the "The Universal Packing List"-site did not know me well enough to add.

My criteria specified:

Another great site for traveling tips is "The Power-Traveler's Checklist" on "Travel Day" Here one gets loads of good advice for the airport and the flight.

I am so excited!!