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so what do you do? A-ha moment of the month

October 19, 2014

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“I am an engineer”. “I am a developer”. Lawyer. Gardener. Interior designer. That’s how most people answer when asked the “what do you do” question. Not me. I always had a problem when friends asked me what I did. I am always doing lots of things, business, management, NGO, help people, climb mountains (little ones, […]

Praise where praise is due, with strings attached

February 12, 2013

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It’s been a very long time since I wrote on my little blog. I never gave up, but I was too caught up with life to breathe in and write about the things I care about. Well, I couldn’t have found a better reason to start writing again than to bring up the topic of […]

Saxon Transylvania Cycling – Day 2 (cont’d)

September 6, 2012

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About a month ago I started writing the story of our cycling trip. If you didn’t get to see the first part, please read it here (it’s a lot more interesting than this one). The first day was a long one, with quite a bit of adventure, accidents, injuries and little stomach inconveniences, but nevertheless, […]

Saxon Transylvania Cycling – Day 1

August 15, 2012

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Ever since I worked in the travel industry I’ve been thinking about Transylvania’s potential as a destination for cycling. When interviewing for Backroads Inc. right out of college (interview that I failed because I was applying for a bicycle guide position, while I hadn’t ridden a bike in 15 years) I was looking at their […]

Back to basics: airplanes

July 24, 2012

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I’ll put away politics and all the shit I’ve been writing about recently, and post about the really important things: airplanes! For a while now, I’ve been eyeing some planes that were missing from my collection (especially Russian planes), and I finally ordered a new batch of planes, some of which I’ve been looking for […]

North Korea giant statues – something to look forward to

April 14, 2012

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As the North Korean Military spectacularly failed to launch a rocket (a.k.a. weather satellite) into orbit to mark the 100th anniversary of the great leader’s birth (Kim-Il Sung), they also celebrated by unveiling a second gargantuan statue to sit next to Kim-Il Sung’s lonely statue – this time of Kim-Jong Il.  So now the father […]

For whom the bell tolls… now I know

March 1, 2012

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Some of us discover beautiful things later than others (this is one of the few downsides of not really following the Oscars). Nevertheless, it’s fantastic when you do discover some little treasures. A few days ago, a friend of mine send me this link – it leads to a little short film by Dali and Disney […]