A surreptitious snap while following a tour of the Stockholm City Hall, best known as the venue for the annual Nobel Banquet. The tour ended up circling back to this Gyllene Salen (“Golden Hall”) but it was far more crowded then.
Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the airport
Not a store was open, not even a food court;
The passengers are milling about without a direction,
In hopes that one convenience store would be a distraction;
The children are screaming in their restlessness;
While parents are flustered with helplessness;
And airline agents keep counting to end of light,
While the crews rush to their last flight,
Mom and I gratefully slink into the lounge and forgoe
The choas while we bid farewell to Santiago.
Feliz Navidad, peeps!
I was silent on this last year, so it’s time to resume this check in my progress of my current Bucket List.
The 2012 List
The 2013 List
– Istanbul again
– Yosemite Park – aborted by extenuating circumstances. Personally, I think Westin/Starwood should be treating me to this lost vacation.
– Czech Republic
The 2014 List:
– Wales again
– none other. Alas. Well, not really. I spent the time in other locations.
So, what do I have left?
– Oregon Coast
– Martha’s Vineyard
– Acadia National Park
I will have to already postpone the following. Yet, I don’t regret anything. I have hardly been sitting still, after all.
Now, tell me what your reaction is seeing this:
From the December 2014 issue of Global Traveler. December issue is not available digitally but I will post a link once the article is out.
Travel requires the skill to improvise to meet your needs. I was getting ready to head out to take some night shots in the city.. and realized to my huge irritation that while I packed my tripod in its carry case, I forgot to bring a strap. Here’s my solution.. what do you think I’ll be carrying? :)
My crazy friend went for a New Year’s Day polar dip.. I blissfully stayed on dry land, (and black ice) with gorgeous views of Forth Bridge, Edinburgh.
Thanks, Cee, for the inspiration!