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June 16, 2013

Kuala Lumpur – and back to Germany

Filed under: travel,work — Tags: , , — mat @ 8:51 am

Flew to KL from HK, never had the experience before in an A 380. And it was great. Amazing to see this huge bird from the inside, no noise, unable to feel the smooth airborne, really great. Flight took around 3 hrs. Hotel in KL was located directly in KLCC. pretty nice rooms, good breakfast buffet, pool. Nothing else needed. Impiana Hotel Sunday I watched the French Open final, Rafa wons and he becomes immortal for the tennis sport after winning 8 times. Had some Tiger beers and a 50 inch TV on a half open terrace bar at 15th floor with the illuminated Petronas Towers behind me. Great. Monday work with our stuff to train and afterwards went outside KL to meet a swiss guy, he also runs a business to provide professional services for open source software. And he plays tennis as well so we had a 2,5 hrs match which he wons. Remember, 32° C outside, humidity very high, not my own racket and hard court instead of sand. I did my best :) Afterwards we had a nice chat before I went back to my hotel. Tuesday internal stuff as well and at night dinner with my colleagues. Fantastic food, Tiger beer and business talk as well. Let´s see what future brings.
Flying back to HK early morning on Thursday. I choose the Regal Airport Hotel coz my flight back was scheduled for Friday morning 7:30 am. Doesn´t make sense to stay at Kowloon or HongKong area. Took the airport express train to meet my colleague once again. He brought a new candidate for our HK brunch in and we talked with that guy. Not that bad at all. At this time my stomach starts a revolution. Not sure where it comes from but I felt so bad and my belly was like a huge bubble. So strange. it was a horrible night and when I got up at 5 am I felt tired and knackered. And so many hours in front to spent in a plan…….
I landed in Munich Friday night and my beloved wife picked me up. So great to see her with a rose in her hands waiting for me at the arrival hall. I surprised her with some gifts and presents and well, even the plan was a little bit different I went to bad coz of my stomach. I hope it becomes better soon, seems like a kind of virus infect I brought back home.
After all it was nice to back out for business again after no travelling for last 6 month. And glad to be home, if I could do that every half a year it´s fine.

June 1, 2013

as usual ….

Filed under: travel,work — Tags: , — mat @ 8:08 am

….I´m a lazy guy :) Beg your pardon for such a long time without a post. Right now on my way to Asia, even it´s business purpose I´m looking forward being in Hong Kong and KL again. Last weeks were stressful and took a bunch of energy but it will be better, I guess (and X my fingers for that). Meanwhile I´m sitting in Bangkok, airport @ RoyalSilk , had a shower after a relaxed flight and wait for my connecting flight to Hong Kong. 2 hrs layover is fine if you can spend it smoothly. Will keep you updated.. really .. really really :)

November 17, 2012

Hong Kong – Hanoi

Filed under: travel — Tags: , — mat @ 2:54 am

After a busy week in Hong Kong it´s time to start vacation. And even not everything is crystal clear at home (means work) I´m excited to see Vietnam. Had a vietnamese dinner last night with my HK buddy to get myself in the right mood for Vietnam. Flight is scheduled at 1:30 pm and I agreed to have a private car for pick up at Hanoi airport. It´s more expensive than a normal taxi but I like the idea that somebody raises a piece of paper with me name on it. Seems I´m at the stage of luxury backpacking :)
How to know that you´re not a HK residential ? You don´t use escalators at all the time :)

November 10, 2012

Hong Kong is waiting

Filed under: privat,travel — Tags: — mat @ 3:50 pm

We will start tonight from MUC and I´m so excited how this week in HK will be. And for sure it´s really great to have my beloved wife with me. Staying one week in a city which never sleeps. Have great chinese food, watching Hong Kong by night and enjoy mostly every evening…

August 15, 2012

Hong Kong – morning

Filed under: travel,work — Tags: , , , — mat @ 1:52 am

Breakfast is not included in my room rate which isn´t that bad. And the coffee here is worse than hell…. and expensive. So I did my morning walk to Sha Tin New Plaza and grabbed a Starf**ks coffee. Even this is not real stuff but ok. While having a smoke I was watching people doing Tai Chi Chuan in the central place. Lots of, mostly elderly people. Very interesting to see. Sha Tin is not HK downtown so it´s more originally than the business main districts here. And I had a typical chinese breakfast with Dim Sum and some cakes, went into 7/11 for a bottle of water and after getting a shower I´ll start my daily business. Last night we tried to arrange a Visa for India. Means I´ll get a Visa for India while being in Hong Kong which is strange thing. But let´s see if it works. And now you know my next destination as well. Keep you updated.

August 13, 2012

Hong Kong – again

Filed under: travel,work — Tags: , — mat @ 11:38 pm

Since Sunday I´m back to HK , again. City seems to be the same, but I stay in ShaTin area which is not so crowded as HK downtown. Look outside my hotel window shows green hills and some parks in this area complete a smooth and relaxed picture. 7/11 is closed to my place and it´s good enough for a quick breakfast ( hotel charges 200 HK$ for breakfast ) and some other staff. Well, it´s not my first time so I´m not interested in sight seeing and other typical tourist stuff. What´s on my list for now .. Try to visit “Shanghai barber” means an old chinese man shaves my head by blade. Some food stalls located around the corner and all of them server tasty local kantonese dishes you may know I like having local asian food. In HK downtown restaurants mostly server high price tourist food , not here. Will spend 14 days here and hopefully it´s relaxed and I guess I have the time to enjoy spare time too. Weather is not too bad at all, HK is affecte by a Tsunami closed to mainland China so it rains sometimes. And I miss my wife. As usual the more far I´m the more I miss you my love……..

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