A foreigner in LA


I’m at work right now and as many times before that means traveling. Not that I mind that at all. In fact, with winter full on at home with temperatures around freezing and practically no sight of sun it’s quite nice to spend some time in a more hospitable climate.

Not to mention, a taste of the big city although is becomes clear that I’ve become accustomed to living in the country – but not surprising the contrast is clear between a small village in the Scandinavian countryside and one of the worlds most iconic metropolis’ Los Angeles.

Came here for the first time a year ago and now on the 5th visit – this time longer than anytime before since I’m staying for a month (33 days to be exact). That’s a month of sunshine, meeting old friends, working with great colleagues and plenty of new experiences – it’s impossible to stay here without something not planned happening. Anything else is would be odd in a city of roughly the same population as all of Scandinavia combined.

A “winter” day in February in Los Angeles

But of course it’s not all fun’n’games. Being far away from home and family takes it’s toll and not having your own bed to end the day in adds a bit to the stress of traveling. All this – though – is a small price to pay I must say. The challenge and adventure is more than enough to outweigh the negative and five weeks fly by quite quickly.

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