Plane ticket never fails to tickle me. I love to travel and take little adventures.

When I was a little girl, I used to read Madita (“Madicken” in Swedish), a novel by Astrid Lindgren, over and over again.

Madita was my childhood idol.  I was so fascinated by her character. She was kind-hearted, sometimes hot-tempered, smart, adventurous and often had crazy ideas.

There was one chapter where she almost jumped off the roof with an umbrella, because she heard that by jumping with an umbrella from an airplane you can fly. When her father scolded her, she blamed it on Richard, the imaginary friend she invented.

That story always sticks in my memory. Day and night I wonder if I could just close my eyes and fly away – roam around and be free. There are so many things I would like to do and places I would like to see in so little time.

Life is a beautiful journey, why spend it all in one place.

Love, LP.

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