Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Countries visited

After so many years and miles of travelling, the map below shows you which countries I have already visited in my life:

Sunday, December 28, 2008

Godt nytt år 1430 عيد مبارك

Ønsker alle ett godt muslimsk nytt år 1430.

Sunday, December 21, 2008

Ny Blog

Da mitt blog på Angelfire ikke var tilgjengelig fra Kina, har jeg startet ett nytt hos Blogspot. Dere får fremdeles alle informasjoner fra denne kilden.

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Star Trek Test

Which Original Star Trek Character Are You?

You are Spock. Logic defines you-just like Spock! Sometimes you may seem a bit rigid, but that is only because you want everything to go according to plan. You tend to take things literally and people sometimes bewilder you with their jokes and sense of humor. You are reliable and intelligent and can always be counted on to keep a cool head when situations get out of control. You tend to keep everything- but in a well organized manner, of course! Friends love your ability to be able to solve problems.

Find Your Character @ BrainFall.com

Saturday, November 8, 2008


hina es un país muy grande can muchas diversidades en su población, sus paisajes y su economía. En China se hablan muchos idiomas, los mas usados están idiomas Chinos y en particular el Mandarino. China tiene mas de un miliar de habitantes, un sexto de la población global y esta el tercero mas grande en superficia. Algunas de sus ciudades están conocidas con las mas contaminadas de la planeta. Las provincias que mas interesan a los turistas están las ciudades de la costa como Pekín y Shanghai, el sureste o las provincias con minoridades étnicas, Mongolia Interior, Tibet y Xinjiang. La comida esta tan variada como la población, en el norte se comen muchas pastas pero en el sur el arroz esta dominante. En Guangzhou comen todo lo que vuele pero no es un avión. El monte Everest, la montaña mas alta del mundo, esta a la frontera de China con Nepal. La Gran Muralla de China se puede ver del espacio, es la construcción humana mas larga y atrae a muchos visitadores locales e extranjeros cada año. En Pekín, el anciano palacio de los emperadores se puede visitar en el medio de la ciudad prohibida. Hong Kong y Macau, dos territorios que fueron recuperado por China hace diez años, muestran una mezcla de influencias Chinas y Europeas. Estas dos ciudades se pueden visitar sin visado. El aeropuerto de Hong Kong esta lo mas moderno del mundo. En China se han preservado muchos sitios arqueológicos, aunque los sitios religiosos fueren en parte destruidos durante la revolución cultura. Los dos ríos principales, Yangtzi y el Río Amarillo son los tercero y quinto ríos mas largos del mundo y son importantes para el transporte. Muchas ciudades con millones de habitantes están cerca de esos ríos. Ambos ríos nacen en el Tibet, el Yangtzi llega al mar de China en la cercanía de Shanghai y el Amarillo en la provincia Shandong. El Yangtzi esta muy popular con los turistas por los paisajes maravillosos de su trayecto.

Monday, October 6, 2008


Just came back from a wonderful week-end in Munich. It was dedicated to a workshop organised by Eugen Simon called "Gedankendoping". An interesting theory expanding on NLP was explained, and we had many practical exercies especially on Sunday. It was also a good opportunity to expand our horizon and reconnect to our greatest vision. The seminar was near the Easter train station, in a place little affected by the main event in town which was the Oktoberfest....

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Tuesday, September 23, 2008

EBBF Annual Conference in Nijmegen

As almost every year since 2004, I went again to the wonderful conference organised by the EBBF in Nijmegen, Netherlands. Wold class keynotes speakers were talking about the challenges ahead in the economy and the environment, and we shared new inspirations and came back refreshed with new hopes.

You can download the presentations by following this link:

Or here to find a longer summary of the event:

Amongst the main speakers were Augusto Lopez Claros former chief economist at the World Economic Forum and Arthur Dahl a famous marine biologist. In addition to the talks and great networking opportunities with small workshops and world cafe style conversations, one afternoon we could explore the nature surrounding the conference center and learn more about the environment.

Looking forward to seeing you again next year.

Monday, September 1, 2008

Trekking in the Philippines

After ten days in the Chinese Special Administrative Regions of Hong
Kong and Macau, my islands hopping in the South China Sea brought me to
the Philippines. Leaving Macau, there are ferries going directly to the
airport of Hong Kong and it is not necessary to go through the
immigration of this latter city once again. Prices in the Philippines
were much lower than in the previous cities and therefore I could afford a good hotel near the Ermita Mosque, in walking distance of the main sights of the historical city center. The first two days, I spent
my time exploring Manila, the capital city. Intramuros is an historical
part of town with old buildings and Fort Santiago is definitively worth
a visit. One can even play golf there. Walking along the bay of Manila
is a beautiful experience. The SM Mall of Asia is one of the largest
shopping malls in the world, with a lot of diverse shops and food
outlets and even an ice rink. I managed to spend a whole afternoon
there, from before lunch until after dinner. In Rizal park, a green area
in the center, one can enjoy beautiful gardens, whereby people practice
various forms of TaiChi and Chigong in the morning.

On the third day, I went to Tagaytay in order to do some trekking around
the Taal volcano. This volcano is within a lake and in its crater
another lake has been created, and in this second lake a new cone is
emerging. The main challenge was the heat, which can be oppressing for
people not accustomed to such climes. In the evening, we could observe
beautiful fireworks along the baywalk.

For the flight back to Hong Kong, Philippines Airlines was using a
Boeing 747 and it was almost full, at least in economy class. This was a very short stay, too little time to see all the wonderful landscapes of the country and explore the various cultures living in this archipelago.

Pictures of this trip have been added to Facebook:

Thursday, August 21, 2008

Hong Kong

Landing in HongKong, the immigration procedure was very quick and easy, the airport express brought me to the centre and then it was a short taxi ride to the hotel. I stayed at the City Garden hotel in North Point, in a part of town which is very Chinese. In the evening, I found a good Sichuan restaurant and enjoyed a really spicy dish of fish with cabbage.

On Tuesday, there was the time for a long tour around Hong Kong island. Visited the main sights, the Man Mo Temple, walked around Victoria Peak after getting there with an old tram, visited Aberdeen Fishing Village where we had lunch on a floating restaurant called the Jumbo, did some bargain hunting at Stanley Market. In the evening, I tested the local Starbucks and tired one of their specialities adapted to the Asian market, Grean Tea Tofu Cheesecake, wondering whether Chinese people really eat it or if it is only something for expats.

On Wednesday it was the turn of Kowloon, the peninsula part of the territory of Hong Kong. Went to two temples, the Sik Sik Yuen Wong Tai Sin and the Sha Tin which is also known as the Ten Thousands Buddhas Monastery. After a walk in Kowloon Park, I passed by the Tin Hau Temple on the way back to the hotel. For dinner In enjoyed pork spinach dumplings with Yunnanese noodles.

On Thursday it was time to leave Hong Kong, for Macau. There were ferries every 5 to 10 minutes, and getting a place without prior booking went very fast, immigration was cleared easily, and the boat ride took only one hour.

Monday, July 28, 2008

Which 24 character are you+

Which 24 Character Are You?

You are Bill Buchanan. You are a law abiding citizen and in your world, rules are the driving force behind anything and everything. Your leadership charisma is something talked about by others, and instead of doing things differently you do different things. You have an uncanny knack of staying calm in tense situations and your tone is testimony to that. Keep the cool attitude and you will surely overcome the most perilous situations.

Find Your Character @ BrainFall.com

Saturday, June 21, 2008

Pictures from Acuto

Below a few pictures taken from my cellphone during last weekend in Acuto:

Monday, June 16, 2008

Weekend in Acuto

Back from a highly inspirational week-end in Acuto near Rome in Italy. The Enterprise of the Future Weekend organised by the European Bahai Business Forum under the title “You can act now for the world of tomorrow” gave the opportunity to business people from twelve European nations to expand their horizon on the application of values at the workplace. On Friday evening, after some introductions of the participants we had a World Café were we could exchange ideas about applying the EBBF values at the workplace. On Saturday Rüdiger Fox from Germany gave a presentation about the “Just Do It” attitude, his way of changing the values in companies and managing successful turnarounds. In the afternoon, Arthur L. Dahl presented an EU-project where EBBF is one of the partner, aimed at measuring the intangibles in companies. In the late afternoon we had some free time to enjoy a walk in the medieval village of Acuto in order to free our minds. In the evening some of the participants were invited to be in front and answer questions from the audience about ways of applying values at work. This weekend has been a great chance to network with like-minded individuals and deepen our understanding of some motivation factors and ways of making workplaces more enjoyable for all. It was good to be reconnected with the vision of past years in order to get back to work on Monday with a refreshed mind and new ideas.

Looking forward to come back next year, maybe taking more time to visit the city of Rome.

You can learn more about the week-end by following the link below:

The complete list of events organised by EBBF all over Europe can be found below:

Monday, June 2, 2008

ILA Berlin 2008

Another week-end with great networking opportunities took place in Berlin this end of May. The German airshow "ILA" was organised with guest country India. Besides the larger A380 and a lot of business jets, there were also oldtimers on display, and of course Indian helicopters. The main European aerospace companies were present. I had the pleasure of meeting again people from Euroavia, an association of aerospace engineering students to which I belonged during my studies in Toulouse. In addition I also met former and current colleagues. For entertainment an orchestra of the Indian army was playing some music with typical Indian tones, unfortunately they were often forced to stop playing due to the noise of the flying aircrafts. It was my fourth participation since 1996 and I still enjoyed it very much.

On Saturday, I took the chance to visit the city of Potsdam and its various palaces before attending the Mamma Mia musical, where hits from the Swedish band Abba were used to tell an exciting story, all were sung in German.

On the way back, the train was delayed and the journey back home ended by taxi, as the German train company had no more connecting trains they had to ensure our arrival back home and therefore paid for this taxi. In all I entered the Swiss territory three times in that night, in order to be back in the remote area of Germany where I am living.

Pictures of this trip, including shots from the ILA, Potsdam and Berlin have been added on Facebook:

Sunday, May 18, 2008

Teaching Harry Potter Style

Which Hogwarts Class Would You Teach?

You would teach Potions. You are a creative person. You're the type of person that could change a situtation around in a short matter of time. You are also artistic and when it comes to new ideas, you're the one everybody else turns to.

Find Your Character @ BrainFall.com

Saturday, April 19, 2008

What City Should You Live In?

You should live in New York City. America's largest city will ensure that you will blend into the crowd. You are the brooding type--introspective, creative, and eccentric--and NYC's cutting-edge, individualistic culture and ambience will appeal to you.

Find Your Character @ BrainFall.com

Thursday, March 20, 2008

Happy Naw Ruz

Wishing you a Happy Persian New Year.

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Past Life Animal

What Animal Were You In Your Past Life?

You were unicorn. You were mysterious and noble. You have fairytale traits, and other people can only dream in envy. Your nature is completely impossible to decipher and behind all that, you know that you shine bright, for only the luckiest people get the chance to know you.

Find Your Character @ BrainFall.com

Sunday, February 17, 2008

Which Springfield Resident Are You?

You are Ned Flanders. You see yourself as morally superior to most everyone else, and the absurdity of others can drive you nuts! Despite your kindness and honesty, though, your do-good attitude can reach an annoying degree.

Find Your Character @ BrainFall.com

Tuesday, January 1, 2008

Happy New Year 2008

Wishing all of you a happy new year 2008!

Wünsche Ihnen ein frohes erfolgreiches neues Jahr 2008!

Vous souhaitant une bonne année 2008!

Ønsker dere ett godt nytt år 2008!

Feliz año nuevo 2008!

Gleðilegt nýtt ár 2008!

Selamat tahun baru 2008!

Meeu olari ngejuk engalali 2008!

Sumak musujj wata atawsami 2008!

Chúc mừng năm mới 2008!