So we have two friends to visit, Karmenlara Ely, a dancer, linguist, erotics professor who is currently teaching acting at Østfold University College in Norway, & Dan Gresham Glover, a recently retired sand sculpter creating graphic novels out in Portugal. I attended middle & high school with them both, & because it’s Wendy & my 6th Anniversary, we’re making a big trip of it.
Itinerary: Fly out of NY, quick stop in Reykavik, land in Bergen. Stay the night, then take what is supposed to be one of the great scenic train rides / fjord ferry trips of the world, into Oslo. Take the train from Oslo to Fredrikstad, where Karmen lives. Hang with her a few days, visiting the small towns, shopping in Sweden, etc, & then a quick hop to Paris for 4 days. Yep, & after that, an overnight to Barcelona for a 2 night stay, then an overnight to Madrid for a 2 day stay, then Seville for 2 nights, & then Faro, Portugal with Dan for 3 days, & 1 day in Lisbon before hopping to Heathrow & flying back to New York, where I will be met with hundreds of submissions & duties disregarded.
It should be a hell of a trip. I’ll try updating the blog with thoughts as it happens.