Venice Carnival 2020 – San Valentino

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Sunset in Dublin

It all really is ironic, isn’t it?

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Even since we started working from home, the howling wind and lashing rain that we got so accustomed to on a daily basis ceased all of a sudden. Instead we had the most gorgeous weather yesterday. Birds chirping, flowers blossomming, while we were trapped indoors. Continue reading “Sunset in Dublin”

Venice Carnival 2020 – Doge’s Palace

When we arrived at the Venice Marco Polo airport, there were masked people in hazmat suit carrying contactless thermometers screening passengers. Border control and customs took merely a minute – the fastest I’ve ever encountered in any airport in the world.

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Hello Dublin

My dear friends and fellow bloggers, I am back.

During the 11 months of my absence, I was offered a job in Dublin and successfully relocated to the Irish capital.

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As it turned out, starting a new life, leaving everything behind, wasn’t all that easy. Continue reading “Hello Dublin”

Summer Palace, Beijing Part 1

“Yiheyuan” 颐和园 (Summer Palace of Beijing)  is an imperial garden from the Qing Dynasty. Built in 1764 as “Qingyiyuan” 清漪园 during the reign of the Emperor Qianlong. It was burned down towards the end of the Second Opium War by the Anglo-French troops and was reconstructed in 1888 by the Guanxu Emperor to celebrate the 60th birthday of Empress Dowager Cixi, adopting its present name. It is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, recognized for “its harmonious ensemble of outstanding aesthetic value”.

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Autumn in Beijing

Last month I went back to Beijing. While I was there working half of the time on a project, I did get to visit some of the sights around the city.

The morning after my arrival,  I took a stroll in the neighbourhood Yuyuantan Park 玉渊潭公园.

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