måndag 21 september 2009

Long weekend in Brasov; Altes Land & apples

This will be a short summary of the last 2 weekends. One week ago I went to Brasov. Alex was there on holidays (driving) and I flew on Fri and came back on Mon evening. It was a super nice weekend. The weather was great - around 28C, sunny and warm. We stayed both in Alex's apartment (as you can see on the pic we were "camping" - since we didn't manage to camp together this summer, this was something to compensate ;-) and at Alex's dad's place.

We walked around the city, went to one spot on the hill close to Tampa to see the city from above:

We took care of Alex's dad's animals, chopped wood for grill (guess who cut a finger??) and also had a grill evening with Paul and his girlfriend.
The apples and grapes from Gelu's garden are super yummi!!!

On top of that, we went jogging around Tampa and met one Swedish guy from my ex-plant in Brasov!!! It was a surprise to see a jogging person there who happened to be someone familiar...
I also met Alex's grandpa who invited me (Alex was a driver this evening) for some home made cherry liquor. Mums!

This past weekend we went biking in Altes Land (on the other side of Elbe; sort of behind Airbus plant). I've been planning to do it for a while now and since this weekend we had such a great weather, we decided to go there on Saturday. The trip got delayed by some hours since we had a little unplanned event - namely both of us left the apartment thinking that the other one had house keys... Oh well. Hausmeister doesn't exist on Saturday so we had to call some key-emergency. A guy came after 45min, it took him 5 sec to open the door. Don't ask about the bill...

Anyway, we went to Altes Land and biked around apple fields. So many apples!!!!!! Other fruit too but it is really amazing!!! At the end of the trip I really wanted to have a good apple pie but didn't get one which was so good. I guess someone needs to teach people how to make a good apple pie. Having such good and many apples...

Sat evening we had home made pasta dinner at Sandra's & Hans'. It was great!! At the end we were playing cards and stayed here until 04AM!!! Wow!! Sunday was a bit slow, as you can imagine ;-)

måndag 7 september 2009

I thought I would manage to have another post in August

I don't get it - how come I cannot get more than 3 posts per month. I mean, of course I understand - if I don't write anything, I won't have it. But still... I think I'm sort of loosing it - to make some updates here. Or there is nothing really to write about. Plus, there is so much that one (or I) is active in: FB, blog, skyping with family and friends, etc etc. It got sort of too much ;-) Another thing is that it is different when you get to new places, new thing happen, new impressions and experiences. But now nothing new has really happened. Daily life. Work. Gym. Meeting some friends. Computer in the evening (but not blogging!). Sleep. Get up. Work. Etc...

This weekend I went however to Hafencity - a new growing area in HH, in the old industry/harbor? part of the city. Nice and fresh. Sort of like the whole Bo01 in Malmö or new Lindholmen buildings in GBG. But ok, in HH there is more infrastructure, cafés, restaurants. Quite nice.
The rest of the weekend - gym, a bit of cleaning, meeting Guillem with Nadia in the playground, painting (ok, yes, that's sort of new or going back to painting again, I think it is my fall-mood getting started).
The weather was almost like in fall. But today it is supposed to be ca 27C and sun!! Wow!

On Fri I'm off to Romania. Back on Mon evening. It's been 1 year since I was there last time. So high time!! :-) Hope the weather will be still nice.
So I can again post some pictures on that blog ;)