Sunday, 29 July 2018

Gothenburg, Sweden (Inägogatan 21)

I decided that today would be a good day to rest and catch up on a few small projects that had been waiting for me. Thankful that it wasn’t going to be too hot outside. Usually I need to leave the flat somewhere between 11:00 and 1:00 because it gets too warm for me to stay inside. Today I’ll get to enjoy the flat all day. I suppose if this place had air conditioning it would be tempting me to say inside.

My Airbnb host sent me a text regarding the fire. He thinks it might have been from a department of Volvo that is located nearby. When I woke up this morning I could something that smelled like smoke, but glad that the wind didn’t bring the smoke last night into the flat. I really need the windows open for the place to stay cool in the evening.

One of my new travel ideas was to add a few days in Minsk, Belarus. It is a relatively short train ride from Vilnias, Lithuania. Though, I have a concern with my passport – I’m running out of room for stamps from the countries I’ve visited. Will there be room for one more stamp from Belarus? While still in London I had sent a note to the London U.S. embassy but I could only get in to see them a few hours before I had planned to leave for Copenhagen. I’ll contact the embassy in Stockholm after I arrive there on Tuesday to see what they advise.

My only trip outside was a walk to the store to buy a loaf of bread and a replacement jar of peanut butter that I found in my Airbnb host’s refrigerator. Another of my guilty pleasures is peanut butter on bread (or toast) as a snack. I hope that the replacement jar of peanut butter lasts until I leave on Tuesday.

Tonight I watched a few more episodes of Victoria. While watching TV I saw smoke, and a lot of it, coming from beyond a small hill near this building. It was dusk and couldn’t see much more than a column of dark smoke. I heard a helicopter overhead that must have been checking out the fire. No sounds of fire trucks, but I could see several people in the area walking over in the direction of the smoke. No one seemed too concerned so I wasn’t either. Maybe I’ll hear what it was tomorrow.

Tomorrow I’ll arrange a Segway tour of Gothenburg, get a pedicure, and ask in the Central Station about a ticket to the airport for Tuesday.

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