Tag: 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…

Spain travel log

In July & August, we spent about 3 weeks in Spain: First in the Pyrenees around Ordesa Valley, then in Basque Country along the coast in San Sebastian, Getaria and Bilbao. Here, with a delay of just a couple of months, are some travel notes.…

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…

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…

Days 6-7: Shenzhen

*Note: These are the more personal, non-work related notes to complement this blog post.* Excellent, extensive Szechuan lunch with the Over a dozen dishes and an intense conversation we don’t notice how two hours pass. This is good. *Long discussions happen over shared Szechuan lunch.*…

Day 5: Shanghai

*Note: These are the more personal, non-work related notes to complement this blog post.* At Taoyan Village we try to have breakfast. Somewhat overwhelmed by the long line behind us (you order as you go in) we randomly order everything kinda wrong, but still delicious.…

Days 3-4: Shanghai

*Note: These are the more personal, non-work related notes to complement this blog post.* Day 3 is mostly a tourist day. It’s my first time in Shanghai, so I have some boxes to tick. First up, laundry service. Turns out the local laundry doesn’t just…

China day 2: Shanghai

*Note: These are the more personal, non-work related notes to complement this blog post.* We kickstart the day with a late breakfast dumplings. There’s no better way. It’s truly a breakfast for champions. Ready to go! We chase down the dumplings with excellent coffee and…

China, day 1: Arriving in Shanghai

*Note: These are the more personal, non-work related notes to complement this blog post.* We arrived in Shanghai. We even made it to the hotel, against all odds, and unlike Michelle’s luggage. Time for emergency food. We poke our head into the Jing’An shopping mall…

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.…