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Today Arne and I ventured out to explore rural England. We did the Gog Magog Walk from Arne’s “Walks around Cambridge” guide.
The first thing that caught my attention was this chair:
Another typical feature of the English landscape is the open fuse box:
Also we learnt what a copse is:
And more importantly that it actually deserves a name (we just saw Anne’s Copse):
And of course we need a picture of our heroes in the winter idyll. As you can clearly see there as about half an inch of snow. This amounts to adverse weather conditions and hence treacherous roads. We felt like invading Russia…
Very recently I had the pleasure of exploring Spain. Here are some of my Impressions:
I was climbing a bit on the Peñon d’Ifach (the spelling is probably wrong):
Futhermore I was seeing Spanish supermarkets. Luckily I stumbled across the following packaging (soy extra grueso).
I also went to see my old flatmate Andy from Hanover Gardens in Alicante.
Which is a very charming place with good mochitos.
Of course there was Barcelona. Capital of the Katalans. And famous katalan Musicians and so forth as the guide on the bus tour kept explaining.
This is good old Columbus (The other day I went down to Trafalgar Square to see Nelson, who gave the Spanish a bit of a beating up – ;-) ).
There was also the Fiesta Major in Gracia.
And as you can tell from the following image I had a really good time. I also saw loads of other stuff, but that was more or less the usual: the beach, Gaudi, and all.
Verdict: Spain is a cool place.
In December I bought a new bike for my commute. It is a Birdy a folding bike by the Darmstadt based manufacturer riese & müller. It is only 10kg and comes with a basic suspension. Sometimes I fear that I might actually get blown away, when crossing the river. It works very well so far. My commute is 4.8km and it takes me 15:30min, which means my average speed is 18.5km/h. I save 4 quid every day I take the bike, so I will break even this year, even ignoring the 150h I will save.
Here is a map:
It’s half a year now that we had to leave Hanover Gardens and finally I’m returning to the Oval. As my time in Göteborg is coming to an end in three weeks, I went to London this weekend.
I met up with my colleagues to have the odd beer and I started looking for a new place to live. Thing is I hold a new record. It took me exactly 25h to get a new room in a nice flatshare. Best thing is, it’s also next to the Oval – about here:
Today is the first day of Autumn. This might be the last decent weekend in Göteborg, so I joined the crowd and went outside. First I crossed lovely Vasagatan AKA “Sober Drunk”.
Then I went on to the woods of Änggården:
Enjoyed the view over to Älvsborgbron:
In Annedal I took this picture. Unfortunately it features this prominent road sign:
Took all the pics with my new phone. Looks way better than the old one, but I have to get a proper camera again. Even though the CMOS-sensor actually produces some stunning effects.
Am Sonntag war ich zum ersten mal dieses Jahr einigermaßen ernsthaft Radfahren. Ich habe eine Runde über Hisingen, Schwedens viertgrößte Insel gedreht.
Nebenbei habe ich auch festgestellt, dass Hisingen sicherlich Schwedens am stärksten industrialisierte Insel ist und kein so beliebter Wohnort. Tausend eigenartige Gerüche lagen da in der Luft. Aber alles in allem eine gute Tour, wenn auch in die falsche Richtung. Immerhin habe ich die Bohusfestung gesehen.
zu Deutsch: Lieferant des schrecklichen Schneemenschen, steht auf dem Etikett von Lundgrens Lager einem sehr passablen schwedischen Bier. Der besagte Schneemensch ist dort auch abgebildet.
Was bin ich froh, dass ich das Reich am Sonntag wieder verlassen konnte. Ich fühlte mich doch sehr bedroht. Dem Innenministerium liegen offensichtlich Informationen vor, dass in pakistanischen Terror-Trainingslagern neuerdings auch Deutschkurse angeboten werden. Die Bedrohung geht wohl eher vom Bundesinnenministerium aus.