Blog 2014

30 December 2014 Thanks for your valuable comment on Dec 29th blog entry dear Charlotte. I could not agree more that a chauffeur should always be in uniform and jeans with a mere Kermit-green polo shirt is most inappropriate. For a shirt I would have suggested olive or khaki at the most for an Olivia. By the way, I found out that “Harry” means “ok” in Sinhalese. 29 December 2014 News from rainy Sri Lanka: The roundtrip ended without a single ray of sunshine. Novel that in a country that is supposed to have good weather most of the time …

Blog 2008

31 December 2008 It is freezing cold in Budapest but that was just ideal for the so-called Memento Park where many of the old statues from the Hungarian communist past have been put up in order to remind people of these times. It is fascinating, especially on a day where colors are fading away and the frost is visible on the grass and tree branches. 30 December 2008 Drove to Budapest – to the Margit island on the Danube river where I will stay for a few days in the Margit Thermal hotel. The island is connected to sides of …

Blog 2007

31 December 2007 New Years eve and a quiet day with massages and sauna in the hotel. At night during the new years eve party, H. was awarded “Best European Bollywood dancer” and won a hotel voucher. 30 December 2007 Leaving Mumbai and going to Bangalore. The rumor says that since outsourcing is not en vogue any more, there is already a new verb in English namely „to bangalore“. And really, Bangalore seems to be better off than Mumbai if that can be seen as a category at all. Also here people are poor, dentists pick teeth on the street …