Category: travel

Sylt (22 -30 August 2020)

Sylt (22 -30 August 2020)

On a whim we decided to take a short trip to the North Sea, more specifically to the island of Sylt. Ever since my earliest child hood, my parents took us kids to Sylt. My friends would go to all kinds of exotic (or at…

Travel Log: Costa Rica

Tue, 31 March Evac day. As Jon proposed, our mission patch will be reading #EvacCR2020. So far, this mission consists of chilling by the pool for a last hour or two before heading to the airport, where presumably we’ll be handled: so far we don’t…

Thanks and Happy Holidays: That was 2017

This is end-of-year post #10 (all prior ones here). That’s right, I’ve been writing this post every year for ten years in a row! So what happened in 2017? Let’s have a look back: Part work, part personal. Enjoy. Globally speaking I’d file 2017 under…

Shenzhen travel log: Day 5

*These are the quick & dirty travel notes from our second ThingsCon trip to Shenzhen, China. Read all posts from this series here (tag: ViewSourceII), or all blog posts relating to Shenzhen here (tag: Shenzhen). The latter one includes last fall’s trip to Shenzhen as…

Shenzhen travel log: Day 4

*These are the quick & dirty travel notes from our second ThingsCon trip to Shenzhen, China. Read all posts from this series here (tag: ViewSourceII), or all blog posts relating to Shenzhen here (tag: Shenzhen). The latter one includes last fall’s trip to Shenzhen as…

Shenzhen travel log: Day 3

*These are the quick & dirty travel notes from our second ThingsCon trip to Shenzhen, China. Read all posts from this series here (tag: ViewSourceII), or all blog posts relating to Shenzhen here (tag: Shenzhen). The latter one includes last fall’s trip to Shenzhen as…

Shenzhen travel log: Day 2

*These are the quick & dirty travel notes from our second ThingsCon trip to Shenzhen, China. Read all posts from this series here (tag: ViewSourceII), or all blog posts relating to Shenzhen here (tag: Shenzhen). The latter one includes last fall’s trip to Shenzhen as…

Shenzhen travel log: Day 1

*These are the quick & dirty travel notes from our second ThingsCon trip to Shenzhen, China. Read all posts from this series here (tag: ViewSourceII), or all blog posts relating to Shenzhen here (tag: Shenzhen). The latter one includes last fall’s trip to Shenzhen as…

Shenzhen travel log. Day 0: Arrival day

*These are the quick & dirty travel notes from a trip to Shenzhen, China. Read all posts from this series here (tag: ViewSourceII), or all blog posts relating to Shenzhen here (tag: Shenzhen). The latter one includes last fall’s trip to Shenzhen as well.* For…

Travel log: Spokane & Mexiko 2017

Note: When I realized I hadn’t posted these notes from a trip to Spokane and Mexico in December 2016 and January 2017, it had already been more than 6 months. The notes were largely written at the time. I hope I managed to match the…

Thanks and Happy Holidays: That was 2016

This is end-of-year post #9 (all prior ones here). So what happened in 2016? Let’s have a look back: Part work, part personal. Enjoy. I’m not going to lie: Globally and politically, 2016 was a messy year: Not cool. Political institutions and alliances have been…

Days 12-15: Hong Kong

Note: These are the more personal, non-work related notes to complement the blog posts to this work trip to China which you can find using the [Viewsource tag](http://www.thewavingcat.com/tag/viewsource/). Day 12 We’re off to Hong Kong. The border crossing seems a little awkward – you leave…

Rotterdam delivers!

Michelle and I were invited to speak at a ThingsCon Salon in Amsterdam. Our local host and good buddy Marcel would put us up with his family – in Rotterdam. I hadn’t been, had heard many good things and met many exceedingly nice folks from…

Sintra, Portugal

Historically, Sintra has been a retreat for the rich. Just a short trip south of Lisbon, the small mountain town situated in cooling valleys and woods, was an obvious choice to reatreat from the sweltering heat of the city. It’s gorgeous. Long before that, around…

Souvenirs of Lisbon

One of the particularly enjoyable duties/joys I have in my life, since launching [Dearsouvenir magazine](http://dearsouvenir.com), is to scout for great souvenirs and souvenir shops wherever I go: Makers of traditional goods, local designers, haberdashers and the like. Before they even make it to the magazine,…

Arrived in Lisbon

Arrived in Lisbon. It’s 5am and I’m wide awake. The sky hasn’t quite begun to lighten up. It’s a quiet and windy night. As I’m standing on the balcony a single cab quietly drives by. The neighbors are drying dresses and blankets off the balcony.…

Portugal travel log – Algarve

I try to write down first impressions while they’re fresh: There’s a day or two in which the colors, the noises, the smells of a place are new and unusual; then the brain adjusts and it becomes a regular place. Those early days are the…

The network provides: Lisbon

Office for the day. like! pic.twitter.com/Xms1J6WdmD — Peter Bihr (@peterbihr) May 16, 2016 As we’re setting up shop in Lisbon, Portugal for a few weeks, I did what has become a beloved and much appreciated – really, priceless – ritual: I took to Twitter and…

Milan during Fuori Salone

So, Milan, eh? Turns out I had never been to Milan. To be honest it had never really occured to me, actively, that I hadn’t been: It’s such a household name of a city when you live in Europe that *surely I must have been…

Destination Helsinki

Until 2014, I had never set foot in Finland. Since then it’s become a constant companion in my life. This first visit was during a summer roadtrip. M and I decided to fly to Stockholm and drive north through Sweden, into the Arctic Circle and…