Samstag, 5. Februar 2011

New tires and trip to Germany

Last week was kind of eventless. I got new tires and rims for my car after procrastinating this task for a couple of month. I worked a little bit on home automation. I upgraded my TED5000 to the most current firmware and replaced the CAT5 cable running through my home theater by a wireless bridge. Finally everything looks neat again. Tomorrow I'll travel to Germany again for business. Unfortunately I won't have time to visit my parents.

Donnerstag, 30. Dezember 2010

End of an odyssey

I finally made it back to home after travellng for 3 days, getting stuck at 4 different airports and finally landing 4 states away from where I intended to go...

That gave me lots of ideas of potential book titles...

- The unbearable hardness of waiting
- The downfall 2 - How the german transportation infrastructure crashed through a little snow
- End of days 2
- 10 simple ways to master a crisis (for airport/airline managers)

Donnerstag, 16. Dezember 2010

Holidays at home

I'm on my way back to good old Germany to visit my parents and my sister. Quit happy to relax a little and be off work for a couple of days.

Samstag, 4. Dezember 2010

Travelling to Atlanta

Just back from Japan and I need to travel again... This time to Atlanta for training.

Dienstag, 30. November 2010

Vacation Japan

This time a friend and me decided not to do the usual turkey thanksgiving thing. Instead we decided to go to Japan and we had a blast there. Seeing the modern style Tokyo and the more Ancient Kyoto was great. We were positively surprised by the friendlyness and politeness of the Japaneses and the cleanliness of everything. I never felt so welcome and safe in any other country.

After our arrival in Kyoto we met with a friend of my friend who also brought some other friends a long. They showed us the nice spots in Kyoto and we had a great time.

After Kyoto (and spending a last night in a bullet hotel) we continued to Nara. Staying in a Ryokan was a nice experience and the beef we ate in the evening was absolutely delicious. From Nara we continued to Tayama were we went into the Japaneses Alps.

From Toyama we travelled to Nagoya were we met our friends again and had an amazing time celebrating Heiko's birthday, clubbing and finally ending up in a Karaoke bar were we sang till 5am. Getting up a 9am again was not so easy but we met with our friends again to discover Nagoya.

Saying goodbye at the end of the day was really hard but I hope to meet all again in the US or somewhere else.

The last day we spent in Tokyo.

Please click the link below to see some pictures.

[20101130] Japan

Donnerstag, 30. September 2010

New Car Radio

My new Car Radio arrived yesterday and I installed it today. My old one didn't have an aux-in and therefore I couldn't listen to my IPod/IPhone.

Installation was quite easy and lots of fun. Ipod support is working well and I cannot wait to listen to Audio Books when I drive to work tomorrow.

Freitag, 17. September 2010

Florida 2010

This year I spend some time with my parents visiting Florida. We traveled from Fort Lauderdale to Key West and from there back to Marathon where we chartered a bare boat for three days. This was the first time I chartered for multiple days and I was quite exciting having the command and responsibility. Everything went well and we had quite a blast swimimming, snorkeling and sailing.

After the sailing we went to the Everglades, Orlando and finally Miami.

Click the link below to see some pictures.

[20100917] Florida 2010