Etikettarkiv: spring

A few days of spring

So finally it arrived, spring, a few days of spring hit Paris this weekend and will stay until noon Wednesday if the reports do not lie. But this week is kind of already in tunnel vision mood – dentist. It is the only thing on my mind since yesterday and will stay there until I leave the chair, pay and walk out.

Après Dentist mood is: Go out like a normal person, find a place to sit and start to breath again, go home, go to bed and try to sleep crawled up in fetal position.

And yes, I know, my mind tell me it’s not dangerous, I am aware, but as said… I rather swim with some great whites than go to the dentist. And unfortunately there is no shark swimming close by.

So, this weekend I challenged by doctor and actually went out and drank some beers, just to feel normal for the last time for a while. But at least I followed all protocol… No one else at the table, not close to anyone – and today (last of May) it’s corona test time.

Have a nice week you non dentist goers

Björn

Time to go spring in Paris

This morning kind of screamed “Stay in bed it’s winter outside”. And it is cold again together with the fact that all of Paris prepares for the summer maintenance of roads, houses and public transportation. They dig everywhere and block Metro and Bus lines thinking that fewer people will use them during summer. Maybe so… In August!!!

I survive that all of Paris at the moment look like a construction but not the return of winter, I do not accept it

Björn

Strange weekend

Sometimes the Gods deciding weather don’t give you a chance. It was said to be a fantastic sunny and warm spring weekend, I even planned some outdoors things to do but no.

Rain, cold and no sun in sight until now, late afternoon Sunday. But on the other hand the kidney stones stayed calm all weekend, hopefully next week will continue this way cause I have a week of focus in front of me. Nothing can be out of focus the upcoming week.

Björn

No theme today

The blog post today might be random but still there.

I have never ever seen a episode of “Game of Thrones”, really, not even “only the intro”, “passed the TV in the middle” or “missed all but the end”

Read that two STARS broke up in the United States of America. Clicked the link and the names Emma Roberts and Evan Peters popped up. Stars? I never even heard the names or seen those two faces. Normally, when this happens I notice that the “stars” are huge names in sport or so… But this is actors… Feel so lost.

Still to cold mornings and evenings in Paris to be spring.

Finally, I want Ariola to release new crisp remastered versions of Amanda Lear albums, mostly the 4 you can see bits of on today picture

Have a lovely Friday, Go to school the climate will change anyway.

Björn

Hong Kong 3

One day to explore Hong Kong

Caused by the fact that the trip went one day short (see the blog post Hong Kong 1) I only had one day to really explore Hong Kong. If I had been smart I would have booked the Hotel one more day and even if checking out at least kept the room for one day more and sight seeing some more. But I am Swedish, if not blond at least light haired = stupid…

Hong Kong is a amazing place and I do not regret at all going there but from my point of view one time will be enough. OK, if going for work I gladly do it, and maybe even visit some on the small small beaches to get some tan. But I will not spend money for a holiday. It is a big city and even if the skyline is amazing how many big city skylines can you see and say “Oh, I will go back and look at the skyline again”?

Since I’m not a huge fan of different kind of food I can´t say I am a fan of the Asian kitchen either. But I found a few really good restaurants after walking around in the neighborhood but none of them specialized on the Asian kitchen. And lets be honest, a rice and fried pork in Asia is not the same as that dish at the local China Restaurant in Stockholm.

I did not have a chance to interact much with he locals, I think as everywhere you enjoy a place if you have that opportunity. Maybe not ask them to take you around but at least give some good suggestions on what to see. For me, just for a day, I decided to take the “hop on Hop off” Big Bus service and kind of do the “must see”. And no time for the rest.

Based on the fact that Hong Kong been a UK colony I was surprised to find that so few people spoke English at least a few words. Chinese was obviously the choice of language in Hong Kong, even if most signed are in both Chinese and English. This only created a problem in taxis.

And we can go on with the humidity… I am amazed people actually try to dry their laundry on the balcony of their apartments its impossible it will ever get really dry. For heavens sake clothes hanging in my bathroom in Paris hardly gets dry cause of the humidity in a bathroom.

It feels like you walk out from the Hotel and find yourself swimming to get anywhere. And without places with AC it must be a nightmare. And of course cause of the AC I went home with a cold. Two sides of the same coin.

But overall I left with a good feeling and my travel tip is to if you have a chance for a layover or two three days in Hong Kong take it. But do not plan a 7 day vacation, a long weekend felt enough.

Björn

En sista omgång vinter?

30e april, Paris Frankrike.

Det var som att ge sig ut mitt i vintern igen och på jobbet satt alla med sina värmefläktar på för att stå ut. Vet inte vad som hände… Madrid över 25 grader varmt och så kommer man hem och hem är inte Sverige i detta fall för då hade jag inte varit förundrad, men PARIS!

Blev något bättre första maj men inte är det ljuvligt vårväder direkt. Bilden ljuger en smula för den är tagen i Tungelsta Sverige 2010 men känslan mina damer och herrar är densamma, känslan…

Björn