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Travel day [20140714|15:40]
Mad Scientess Jane Expat
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I have been in three countries and multiple forms of transport today.

Countries: UK, Germany, Austria (where I am now)
Forms of transport, in order of use:
  • Taxi (30 minutes late + section of motorway shut == overly exciting journey at 4:30 AM)
  • Plane (jet)
  • Terminal shuttlebus
  • Plane (twin prop)
  • Bus
  • Train
  • Taxi


Twelve hours later, I'm sitting in a rather nice hotel in a small, picturesque village in the Tyrol. It was bright and sunny when I arrived and now the temperature has dropped 10 degrees and it's pissing it down. I am shattered, and I have to go to a meeting at 6 PM. Tomorrow, the 10-day Alpbach Space Summer School that I've come here to help with as an engineering tutor begins.

In conclusion, here is a picture of me and Beakle Bear (aka Humuhumu), because I miss her.



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[User Picture]From: bryangb
2014-07-14 16:12 (UTC)
Here's hoping you get to enjoy the Tyrol just a bit before the trip home!
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2014-07-15 20:35 (UTC)
Thank you! I think there should be some time at the weekend to explore a bit.
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[User Picture]From: cosmiccircus
2014-07-15 00:35 (UTC)
You could star in the sequel to Planes, Trains and Automobiles!

Where did Beakle Bear come from?
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2014-07-15 20:40 (UTC)
Beakle Bear evolved from a combination of Squeaky Beaky and Baby Bear. :P
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[User Picture]From: daphnep
2014-07-15 01:55 (UTC)
Awwww. Cute.
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2014-07-15 20:40 (UTC)
Thank you!
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[User Picture]From: mysterysquid
2014-07-15 12:00 (UTC)
Yikes. That's quite a trip...
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2014-07-15 20:41 (UTC)
Yes, I'm glad I don't have to repeat it until next Friday. Especially since it seems to have given me a cold. :/
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2014-07-15 21:51 (UTC)
I've also just realised that it only takes about an hour more for me to get from my home in the UK to my parents' home in the US, which is ridiculous given the difference in total distance between the two journeys.
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[User Picture]From: anthrokeight
2014-07-27 17:22 (UTC)
She looks so much like you in this photo! More than many others. Her expression is wonderful.
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2014-07-28 13:36 (UTC)
Thank you. I like it when she goes all BRB, PONDERING SRS BSNSS.
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