Planes, trains and automobiles. That’s an expression I learnt when I was a kid, from the old movie with Steve Martin and John Candy. A super funny and somehow awkward film. See it if you haven’t, it’s an old classic. Anyway, I’m on a train somewhere in Sweden, on my way home from work. This time my job brought me to a city a few hours south of Stockholm, to visit an engine factory. Still I won’t mention the name of the factory just to build some suspense – it’s better that way! The story will be out in a magazine in due course.
As I mentioned, I am a traveller and explorer at heart. Being on the move makes me feel alive, I just think life is more exciting that way. Also, being a musician I’ve toured the country numerous times, so it’s become a part of me. And the older I get, the more I want to do it! You would think it’s the other way around I guess…
What’s the best way to travel? Travelling by train is a peaceful alternative. There is something rather “James Bondy” about it, it’s dramatic in a sense and kind of romantic. It’s also super easy, you just get on. Driving on the other hand is something I try to avoid whenever I can; it’s just so boring. I do love cars and racing, but ploughing motor roads is not my bag of crisps. When I read the ex-F1 driver David Coulthard’s biography, he said the first thing he did when he could afford it was to get a chauffeur. I can relate to that, it’s something I would do as well! Flying is another deal altogether. I love flying even though the idea of it kind of freaks me out. Being up in the air is the best bit, take-off is fun too.
Another nice thing about taking the train is looking out the window, seeing the scenery. And Sweden is very pretty this time of year. It’s autumn so the trees are yellowish red and the lighting is crisp. It all looks like the surroundings have the best kind of Instagram filters on!