Blog 2009

31 December 2009 Isn’t it slightly unsettling if a restaurant advertises with the slogan: ‘Patience is a sister of wisdom’? 29 December 2009 New book titles that make me shiver: ‘The art of reading thoughts’, ‘111 reasons for being a Philistine’ and ‘Let’s face it: I’m overweight’ 28 December 2009 I almost bought the complete DVD set of the Austrian 1970ies cult series ‘Mundl’ and this just because the set had a complimentary white ripped flannel undershirt reading: ‘My beer isn’t stupid’ 27 December 2009 Quotes of real friends: ‘… and when you’re going to visit me in the US, …

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 …