Monday, March 3, 2008

March 3, 08 -Trains, planes, motorbikes & automobiles

Once or twice a month I commute to the Point 65 head quarters in Stockholm, Sweden. Getting from my home in rural France to the office in Stockholm is smooth and fast if well planned and executed.

Today I left home at 4:20 pm and arrived in my apartment in Stockholm at 11 pm. This is how:
4:20 pm I step out of my house and drive the 15 km to the train station.

4:41 pm The high speed TGV train with a cruising speed of 280km/hour (174 miles/hour) arrives in Paris, Gare Montparnasse at 6:20pm

covering the 300km/186miles in 1 hour and 31 minutes.

6:25 pm The 1000 cc motorbike Taxi whisks me to Charles De Gaulle International airport in 33 minutes.

7:45 pm Air France flight AF 1262 takes of towards Stockholm arriving Stockholm- Arlanda International Airport at 10:20 pm, covering the 1800km/1118 miles in 2 hours and 25 minutes.

10:35 pm A short taxi ride brings me to my parents apartment in central Stockholm, dropping me of at 11:15 pm, less than 7 hours after leaving home. I would rather be paddling...

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