That’s kind of funny. I found out lately that I had what I would call “latent dreams”.
I am in full throttle planin of my up coming trip to Vikingland. I mean, hard core making plans to have fun from day one to… let’s not talk about coming back just yet! Although I can give that impression, I am not a good vacation planner. What I am awesome at, is improvising, but that’s really not a good idea when I don’t travel alone, unless I get carte blanche like I did in February with J.
Chéri is far less adventurous than me. That’s ok, we’re all different. But when you want to travel happy, it is always better to plan things to the likings of the less daredevilish one. You just don’t want your traveling companion to be worried all the time. Kind of sucks the fun out of the trip.
So, I’ve been planin… a lot. In Denmark, things are easy since I am familiar with the cities, the activities and the transportation… Of course, I will not take Chéri on a marathon like the one I set for myself in May 2016. It was my choice to see as many cities as I possibly could, and I want him to enjoy a more relaxing time.
I had to focus more on Sweden. Sweden is big and unknown to me. There are lots of interesting things to experience and see, and I did my best to use the lessons I learned during my previous trips to Vikingland.
Of course, we can’t visit without enjoying some of Sweden’s icons. I have to eat Swedish meatballs at Ikea’s museum, and I am not leaving Stockholm without seeing Nobel’s museum… just to name two. But we’ll also try a couple less touristic things, and no matter what, I know I’ll have fun.
There is Norway too. Which is almost cheating, since we’ll be in Oslo for only one day. Nonetheless, I’ll be able to say I visited Norway, and that’ll be nice in itself. Luckily one more badge to sew on my backpack!
-But what’s that deal about latent dreams, Cyra?
I’m getting to it.
I love water. You want to please me? Take me walking by a river, a lake or the sea! But curiously, I’ve never felt the need to be on the water. I like sailing, I tried it a couple of times, and I know I don’t get sea sick.
But… At one point of the trip, we have to cross the Skagerrak and Kattegat seas. Any Viking (the tv show) fan will get excited at the fact of sailing on the Kattegat sea!! I know I did. And while looking for ferries that could take us from A to B, I found out that we’d sleep on the boat!
The 5 years old in me just lighted up. Couchettes! I know it is stupid, but I’ve never tried couchettes on either a train or a boat, and although I don’t expect great comfort, I got really excited thinking I could check that off my life experiences list. It felt as if I had always wanted to do it, but I just wasn’t aware of it!
Isn’t that cool? Realizing a dream I wasn’t even aware I had…
How about you? Did you ever do something you uncousciously really really wanted to do, without knowing it before?