Landing in Europe

I arrived in Stockholm last night for July after a strenuous journey.  My first flight was delayed for four hours causing me to miss my connecting flight in Florida, so I switched to New York which also got delayed for several hours, and was able to finally fly to Stockholm from New York 24 hours later (which was also delayed for a while).  The final kicker was a truck flipped over on the highway connecting the airport to Stockholm, so even the taxi ride from the airport was doubled in length. Luckily I don’t have a normal job or any timely reasons to be in Stockholm, so it wasn’t that big of a deal. 

 

I ended up having a full day in New York City again which was probably more enjoyable than sleeping in an airport lounge.  I didn’t tell any of my local friends as it was a pitstop, and I was just there properly a few weeks ago.  My girlfriend and I stayed at the Public Hotel in SoHo which I really liked.  We booked it with points so I’m not sure how much it normally costs, but if it’s reasonable I’d definitely consider that as one of my top choices next time.  There’s always something going on in New York, and we checked out the Gay Pride parade which was pretty crazy and more enjoyable as a spectator than the other Pride parades I’ve seen.  

 

I’ve been gone for a few weeks so I’ll do a quick recap: I moved in San Juan to a newer apartment on the same street, but even a short distance move took way longer than seems reasonable.  I am looking forward to having a nicer place, even if I don’t plan to live there for a few more months.  I had a terrible week with my work (one of the reasons I’ve been procrastinating on writing.  I thought I would talk about it a bit more, but I don’t want to relive it for a while) which caused me to learn some things the hard way, as well as put me into a more frugal lifestyle for a while.  I’m doing better now though.  We entertained a few guests in Puerto Rico, and now we’re starting our summer nomading.

 

It’s nice being able to wear a jacket again and breathe in crisp air.  The only thing Stockholm is missing is almond milk (I know it’s hip to have oat milk and all, but my stomach gets bloated I suspect from the trace gluten), but other than that it’s a refreshing change from Puerto Rico.  It’s colder, quiet at night, and a great place to get work done. One of the problems I’ve had in the past is trouble sleeping due to the 20 hours of daylight in the summer, but I brought my new eye mask, and I had one of my better nights of sleeping in a long time.  

 

I’m going to keep this post short so it gets posted, and try and get back on my weekly schedule.  I know everyone is on the edge of their seats waiting for me to post about coding 10 hours a day, so I’ll do my best to deliver.  Leaving you with the view from the rooftop of Public Hotel, and Washington Square Park in NYC from Sunday.  

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