i was in HK again; just for a week, but there was enough time during the weekend to hike again in the wildness. High Junk Peak at first i did not enjoy this route at all – just after living the last buildings behind: there was ~25 min of walking up the narrow concrete stairs …
i’ve spent two weeks traveling around Tenerifa with my parents. we’ve seen a bit of the commercial-heavy south near Los Cristianos, rocky west coast in Los Gigantes, semi-rural areas of Icod de Vinos, a bit of Puerto de la Cruz and post-volcanic Teide and Puerto de Guimar. our hiking routes – below.
i’ve spent nearly two weeks traveling around Albania. i’ve started and ended the journey on a Greek island – Corfu [ i could not find any reasonably-priced flight from Berlin to Tirana ] and from there travelled with a ferry to Sarandë.
i stayed in Bangkok for 3 nights. i took one-day trip to Ayutthaya and have spent rest of the time hiking around. the longest hike i took was to Taling Chan floating market. as in many other cases it was more about the way there and back than the destination itself.
as in 2012 i’ve done a one-day trip to Ayutthaya. it was very much worth repeating and getting away from noisy Bangkok.
on my way from Koh Tao to Bangkok i’ve stayed for one night at Chumphon and then Hua Hin. the first one was totally not-touristy, second – quite opposite; i’m glad that i decided not to rush towards Thailand’s capital and visited both.
i took a ferry from Koh Samui to Koh Tao and stayed there for 2 nights. the island was quite touristy but still worth visiting. i looked at the map and thought to myself.. if there’s a route coming from the west and another one from the east – there surely must be some path …
during my recent trip to Thailand i’ve spent 4 days at the Koh Samui island. i’ve stayed in the southern part – near Baan Hua Thanon – fisherman village with quite obvious Muslim influence. the choice was great – area was not very touristy and a great starting point for hikes.
while visiting Hong Kong this winter my colleague and ex-flatmate from Goteborg times took me to the Kowloon Byewash Reservoir / Golden Hill Country Park.
i have esxi 5.5 running on top of dell r620. since few months server has raid1 based on 2x intel s3500 800GB drives. but vmware [or maybe rather the raid controller – dell’s h710p] has seen it as a non-ssd drive: i’ve found a solution here and here: log in to the vmware server via …
i’ve sepnt two August/September weeks traveling with my parents from Dubrovnik via Sarajevo and Zagreb to Budapest. short brain-dump with hiking maps follows.
i’ve spent 2 weeks at the beginning of March at Gran Canaria. below – list of the more interesting walking trails we’ve taken.
some walking trails i’ve taken during my last trip to Hong Kong, Macau, Singapore, Malaysia.
a brain-dump from my recent trip to Hungary, Slovakia, Austria and Czech Republic.
i got another chance to visit Asia. instead of suffering cold, dark and cold January in Sweden i’ve spent 3 weeks in mild Hong Kong & Macau, tropically hot Singapore and pleasantly warm Vietnam.
i’ve been thinking about working remotely for a few weeks from some warm[er] country for quite some time. finally i’ve tried – i’ve spent 3+weeks in Portugal while taking just 2 days of holidays. all went surprisingly well.
so i’ve hit the road again – packed my trusted 8-10yo travel bag, took laptop, camera + 3 lenses, kindle with 400+documents waiting to be read or deleted, mp3 player, gps, two mobile phones, earplugs, some old clothes and nothing more. i’ve even left intentionally at home travel guides borrowed from the local library – …
for the last 10 days of my Asian adventure i was traveled around Philippines.
from Singapore i flew to Bangkok Thailand and stayed there for 5 days.
after 10 days in Hong Kong my next stop was Singapore. i had 2.5days to use for some meetings and sightseeing.