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The perfect house

28 Aug
The full-automatic house...

The full-automatic house... (Madonna concert on big screen)

Living in a shoebox, squatting my friends’ place, I started thinking about how nice it would be to have my own place. Or to have a place that I can make my own, preferably in the countryside, where there’s space and green

  • If you find some lovely big cheap and charming house in the countryside somewhere – LET ME KNOW ;-)

And then I went to visit my friend in Warsaw, Poland who’s crazy about gadgets and has built his apartment about 100% tailor-made – including a whole hoist of gadgetry. Why not?

  • Lots of cool ideas – now I only have to find the house that goes with it…

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Portugal hopping with Friends

14 Jul
The 3 musketeers attacking the portuguese mountains

The 3 musketeers attacking the portuguese mountains

One would think that you’d learn from experience but it doesn’t seem to work for me. After having raced around 3-4 cities in Thailand in only 5-6 days I solemnly promised myself never to rush anymore on holidays. The proof was 3 weeks in the tent of the garage of my niece’s house on the green edge of a little village in the middle of the Portuguese countryside, where there was little else to do than to ‘be’ (read here) and to venture out on the dangerous paths of babysitting.

But then it all went wrong when 2 friends arrived from Brussels, visiting me and Portugal – virtually the whole of it – in less than a week! The Portuguese setting was relaxed and laid-back, but the speed was super-sonic: discovering down-to-earth Tabua, architectural Viseu, quaint Santa-Comba Dao, slate village Piodao, university town of Coimbra, tasting wine in Anadia (make your own Champaign) and back to civilization in Oporto (separate post here).

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Protected: My first training course in Asia

18 May

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Protected: Watch but not touch

26 Apr

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