Hot summer

wow, can you believe it? 6 months nearly since the last post on here. But it is not as if there has been nothing going on, just that I was lacking the blogging mojo. But here we go again, as the song goes. I will try and get back into the groove. So the car…

Sri lanka impressions

we have been back one week now from a 2 week long holiday on Sri Lanka. It was the first real holiday that we have had in several years, a real holiday in my book being where you switch off, experience new things and return feeling truly refreshed. We had a private tour, my husband…

a day in Vienna

last week I was in Vienna on a business trip. Vienna is of course a lovely city, and it was not my first time there, which was lucky, as most of the time I was in a hotel room listening to Chinese, but that is another story. On the Saturday, after a leisurely breakfast, I…

women on tour

  Last week a female colleague and I were on the subway in Bucharest. There were 2 young males opposite. One of them heard us speaking English, and started then talking to his friend in English, but not nice English of course. The words he were used were designed to shock, he was looking for…

my top 10 travel tips for Asia

wear good walking shoes. drink lots of water, and carry it with you. never pass by the opportunity of a western style toilet. learn a few local words, like hello – ni hau, goodbye for which you can use bye bye, and thank you xie xie. This is all in Mandarin. no idea what it…