Archive for the 'Destinations' Category

Heimatsafari

Friday, April 24th, 2009

I’ll be going on a trip to Germany next week to visit the family (been a while).

Remote chance I make it to PolitCamp ‘09 in Berlin first weekend in May. Otherwise staying near Cologne for the most part.

Holla if you wanna meet up.

Train video poetry

Sunday, March 25th, 2007

If you like trains, check out this video (shot today). I must find out the whereabout of that motel.

If you’re not into trains, well, then this blog entry is probably of marginal value to you. So what.

Personally, I would even prefer sound over video (and an uncut version, too). And with that long a train, you’d get a 30 minute audio collage easy.

Ah, maybe a summer project…

Update: My next vacation destination. Will the wife buy it, though? Somehow, I doubt it.

Free Hugs

Saturday, November 4th, 2006

I’m sitting at Lulu Carpenter’s Cafe in Santa Cruz, CA. And since Santa Cruz is known for being a town full of weird people, I might as well point to the Free Hugs Campaign.

Sometimes, a hug is all what we need.

Free hugs is a real life controversial story of Juan Mann, A man whos sole mission was to reach out and hug a stranger to brighten up their lives.

In this age of social disconnectivity and lack of human contact, the effects of the Free Hugs campaign became phenomenal.

As this symbol of human hope spread accross the city, police and officials ordered the Free Hugs campaign BANNED. What we then witness is the true spirit of humanity come together in what can only be described as awe inspiring.

Watch the video on Youtube.

And now imagine and go save the world…

Headed back to the States

Tuesday, October 10th, 2006

At Cologne-Bonn Airport, about to board my flight to Newark, NJ.

It’s been a fun and very insightful trip (some pics here). Thanks to everyone with whom I was able to share my ideas and who so openly gave feedback, especially those of you who challenged any initial assumptions or conclusions I may have had.

I have a much better idea now of how some of these things could be tackled, and I look forward to maybe taking it to the next level. We will see.

At Lehmanns Fachbuchhandlung

Wednesday, September 27th, 2006

I’m sitting at Lehmanns Fachbuchhandlung in Berlin. I was looking for an internet cafe with free wi-fi and found this one via Qype. A nice quiet place, and the mandarine cheesecake is quite yummy.

In Berlin

Tuesday, September 26th, 2006

Just got into Berlin, where the weather is nice and — you guessed it — sunny today. The new main station makes a good first impression.

In Munich

Monday, September 25th, 2006

Debating whether I should do some work, get a haircut or check out Oktoberfest.

Touch-down

Friday, September 22nd, 2006

In Germany, where the weather is nice and sunny today (check out the pics).

Meet me in Europe, September 21 — October 10

Tuesday, August 29th, 2006

My trip to Europe is confirmed. I will be in Cologne, Munich (Web Monday Munich, Sep 25), Berlin (Barcamp Berlin, Sep 29 - Oct 1), Vienna (BlogTalk Reloaded, Oct 2-3), and possibly Brussels. Let me know if you want to meet.

نور العين

Thursday, August 3rd, 2006

So I downloaded Amr Diab’s 1996 album Nour Al Ain (نور العين) on iTunes. Reminds me of my trip to Damascus, Syria back in 1997.

It is such a shame what’s going on in the Middle East, such a shame.

Anyone who’s ever been to the region would probably agree.