"When finally I was on board the ship I could have well imagined both getting stuck in the ice at Vitön and the fun of getting to Barentsburg, also to walk a longer distance somewhere, but this approaches private travel. In that case, one can simply go, maybe just because the name of the place sounds good or because it's at an interesting place on the map. I have a predilection for strategically situated places - it's sometimes turned out that the chosen destination is off-limits for military reasons, which happened in Harstad and Tarifa. But that can be a good choise of place too, often with a settlement that's been there for a long time." Eva Löfdahl to Olle Melander 13.11.97