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Excitement x 170.000 July 14, 2013

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For the first time ever.. I will be attending a big festival.. I will actually camp in site for three full days. Everybody recommended Tomorrowland.. so this is what we will do.

Only two more weeks and round about 170.000 people to go. I am getting excited.

Anyone who has any festival survival tipps.. leave’em in the comment.



Compare UK Pay-as-you-Go Tariffs March 18, 2013

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I just stumbled across a nice website comparing the conditions and prices of UK pay as you go services. The website is simple, you can put in how much voice minutes, texts and data you need. The site can also take you directly to the deals it has found. Give it a try if you need a UK SIM.


[Update 1] And I found a very nice review of the GiffGaff in terms of service quality and pricing one could absolutely recommend GiffGaff.


Wunderbar June 29, 2012

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Ouh no! We are back. Back from amazing and wonderful 8 days on Ibiza! And being back doesn’t feel right. This was really one of the best (if not the best) holiday in my life. It was a ride. A rush. Amazing people.. such a good mood.. such a positive spirit. Really everything was perfect.

I am missing the guys I am missing the villa and I even miss our stray cat gavin.

My smile goes down and I am sad when I am thinking about the grey everyday now. I want to be back on amazing Ibiza with my amazing friends. Let’s do this again. Let’s travel together again soon! Lov to you guys!

No Time for the Holiday Period December 20, 2011

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How would you change the way the Holidays work? Well if you’d ask me I would not really have the full answer at hand. I would take work out of the equation. I would take absolutely any pressure out of it.

Don’t want to go to church? Fine! Don’t want to be stressed out with making a perfect meal .. a Turkey.. something like that? Fine! Wanna have pizza? great! No time for getting presents? No problem at all.

People should just chill out and first and foremost let go of me. I am afraid I cannot handle another 63 bored pi$$ed off work emails. Also I am struggling to deal with 50 facebook updates each day. Google+ seems like a quiet safe haven for now.

Anyhow it’s getting dark here and I have no clue how to move about this put-pile of a town. So I would say.. let’s call it a day and somehow find the way to the hotel.

And I thought of: ‘Swimming’ October 31, 2011

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It happened again. And it happened in Amsterdam on the 30th of October 2011. I don’t really wish to go into any more details. But I feel I must attempt to describe how I felt during this amazing party night from 5 to 2.

It started with an absolute unbearable tension building up to the event. Regular visitors were getting in touch with me and dropped the one or other detail leading to an overall mosaic of a picture. Nothing like the real thing. I was generally coming very much unprepared. So last minute shopping had to be done which also did not go very straight forward. Finally we had all supplies together and I still was excited. Then we had to wander through the busiest street of Amsterdam that Sunday – and we had to get our outfits on right there. I felt like s***.

Well believe you me. We got in. Safely. Sound. Already half deaf. Straight on to the restrooms. Deep breath. I felt good. I mean the crowd was already a bit crazy. You have never seen so much naked skin around good old English Tea Time. Well off to the first round. We wandered around and checked out the multiple floors. Status at that time: Lounge empty, hard house floor empty. Main floor and rotunda: packed. We trotted around the rotunda for a while – I mean seriously… It was just early afternoon. Well but we know the boys. Just can’t start early enough :) so the first drinks were quickly ordered and downed :) . So then everything began to blur. For me actually not so much. Because of all the tension up front I already felt a bit blurry. But save all the speculation of course I was not prone to the effects of the first drinks. We took it easy and danced slowly. Then I got hit. I felt so awful. All measures of care were not working anymore.. I felt so hot. I was burning up and in a matter of one minute or so, I was wet – from head to toe. I was about to say to myself (no; actually I said to myself) “go” – “let’s leave in 20mins”. I repositioned myself. Fortunately the strange effects wore off quickly and I was able to cope with the situation. In the end I was lucky to feel a high cold breeze every 5 minutes or so. That made me quite happy and quite comfortable.

My eyes opened for the first time. The room became larger. And I realized movement and people around me. Something snapped and I found strong affection for the exotic type. Time passed quickly chances formed were let passed and were turned to gold. Sometimes ruined too. When I asked myself .. what is really important.. what do you really make out of this? Then I thought to myself: Swimming. Swimming is important.

And that’s how it was. The actual touch was unimportant; the quality to convince or time the strategy of any person to go home with you (or just upstairs) was unimportant. The big event and your friends were important; and… swimming.


Letter: What you have to do in Den Haag! April 6, 2010

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zur Einstimmung auf Den Haag folgendes Lied


Du wirst kein Wort verstehen, aber das macht nichts. Das Lied wird im schlimmsten Dialekt der Unterschicht gesungen. Wenn wir aus Spaß früher so sprachen ist meine Oma rasend geworden!

Ihr müsst auf jeden Falls ins Mauritshuis, das ist ein Museum direkt neben den Parlamentsgebäuden. Es hat ein tolle Sammlung mit Bildern von Vermeer, Rembrandt usw. Auch das “Mädchen mit dem Perlenohrring” hängt hier, eins meiner Lieblingsbilder.

Auch in der Nähe der Parlamentsgebäuden am Kneuterdijk 18 A ist das Restaurant Garoeda, es ist eines der ältesten indonesische Restaurants Holland. Den Haag ist bekannt für seine indonesischen Restaurants. Nach der Unabhängigkeit Indonesiens (Niederländisch Indien) haben sich viele Leute von dort in Den Haag niedergelassen. Deswegen wird Den Haag auch “die Witwe Indiens” genannt. Also, hier müsst ihr dann einen Reistafel mit verschiedenen Gerichten essen. Unbedingt dabei sein sollte Rendang (mein Lieblinsessen), Babi Ketjap (Schweinefleisch in einer süßen Sojasoße) und verschiedene Satésorten. Lekker, lekker, lekker!

Falls ihr nach Scheveningen, dem Strandort Den Haags kommen solltet, nicht erschrecken. Es ist hier ziemlich häßlich, außer das Kurhaus, da müsst ihr rein und einen Kaffee trinken.

So, und bis dahin noch ein lustiges Lied


Gute Fahr nach Leipzig!

Thomas’ Apartment in Moscow March 27, 2010

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Thomas my dear friend from Berlin recently transferred with a new Job at Messe Düsseldorf to Moscow.

Thanks to modern media technology (Macs and Skype :-) ) we caught up with the recent gossip and had a little chat. He showed me his new Apartment in Moscow which is really gorgeous. Have a look – the link is provided below.


Rolls Royce Where You Wouldn’t expect them… June 7, 2008

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I recently came to visit friends in London again. And as I said. It is always a rush to be here. I had the pleasure to land in London City and it was just a very quick jump from where I ran with my hugo boss hand luggage to APT club/bar near BANK.

It was quite good and that was how it is supposed to be.

So then we returned home to a fairly average apartment building complex near Canary Wharf. One guy just took the liberty to buy a whole house which is nice but not super big or super cool. But he must make good money he owns 2 Porsches and today he is showing off his Rolls Royce in front of that average apartment complex.. Its crazy! You wouldnt expect a 150.000 pound car here. But there it is.. In front of that brick building with the guy in sweatpants cleaning and hugging it. Love London!


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