A 25-day adventure by Meaghan Walsh
  • Day23

    The long trek home

    February 8, 2020 in Sweden ⋅ ☁️ -2 °C

    So we fly to Stockholm and pick up our flight to Hong Kong and finally Sydney.
    A stop over in Stockholm allows us time to get a hotel room for a few hours and properly pack shower and rest before the night flight.

    With all the winter clothes my vacuum packs and the hotel vacuum cleaner are my best friends.

    I have never been so glad to be travelling business class.
    Covid has started and I couldn't get gloves masks or sanitizer in Oslo. I wasn't even sure we would be able to transit Hong Kong.

    Temperature checks were taken at Hong Kong airport and we managed to get one mask.

    Back in Sydney I was surprised there was no government isolation direction but I decided to self isolate from family and friends as a precaution but at that stage it was still ok to work in the office.

    2020 was only getting started and little did I know that this would be my last os trip for a few years!

    Awesome trip!
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  • Day21

    Ice Hotel

    February 6, 2020 in Sweden ⋅ ☀️ -8 °C

    Today we were picked up by snow mobile and dropped off at the original Ice Hotel.
    I wandered around taking photos. Unfortunately the english tour wasn't for a few hours.

    The deluxe bedrooms were very good but the ice bar was ordinary.

    Then an hour wait for a very expensive taxi back to town. Then I walked to a supermarket and stocked up then another wait for a taxi. The town centre was really boring and very quiet. So it was abit of a waste of a day.

    Then we headed off to the Husky Farm for two nights. It had received rave reviews on airbnb.
    The accommodation was very hostel/backpacker and the shared bathroom was truly horrible.
    After an exhausting three weeks I just wanted a nice room and a modern bathroom.

    And the common kitchen/lounge wasn't that welcoming either. There was a lovely german shepherd in residence and she occupied the only lounge. So a hairy smelly lounge is just off putting.

    Luckily the room was big and had a fireplace so we hung out in there. Also it had a great view over the husky compound which I endlessly stared at.
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