Posts from year 2009

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New Years Eve in Prague

New Years Eve in Prague

The year is about to end and I’m spending the last days of it in Prague, the beautiful gothic capital of Czech Republic. Since it’s also the last day of the decade, we might as well go out with a bang.

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Best concerts of 2009

Best concerts of 2009

2009 feels like one of the busiest concert years ever. Perhaps in some way related the decrease in record sales which forces the artists to hit the roads. Regardless of the reason I estimate that I visited about 80 gigs during the year, and here are some of the highlights.

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Kidnap the Sinterklaas in Amsterdam

Kidnap the Sinterklaas in Amsterdam

I’m back in Amsterdam where they celebrate the Saint Nicholas’ eve today. This guy is the basis for the more familiar Santa Claus, but originally this eve was the celebration of Saint Nicholas, patron saint of children.

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Review: The Beach

Review: The Beach

The debut novel by Alex Garland in 1996 is probably one of the most well-known items on the traveler’s book shelf. It used to be seen everywhere in hostels, caf├ęs and airports.

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From Gothenburg to Tokyo by train

It was a magnificent day for expedition departure with sun and 11 degrees Celsius. Me and Frida donned our heavy backpacks at the Central Station in Gothenburg and boarded the first train of many.

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Review: Air Babylon

Review: Air Babylon

This book by Imogen Edwards-Jones tells the tale of a character who works on a big airline. It actually feels like a collection of anecdotes tied together by something vaguely resembling a story line.

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Fall of the Berlin Wall

Fall of the Berlin Wall

Twenty years ago, the Berlin Wall was opened and Germany was reunited about a year later. I remember reading about it on 9th of November 1989, maybe a bit too young to fully understand the impact of this monumental event.

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Review: Rule no 5: No sex on the bus

Review: Rule no 5: No sex on the bus

Brian Thacker is an Australian tour guide and travel writer. The book covers his day job of herding tourists on a bus trip through Europe but is really a lot more entertaining than it sounds.

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Gradients in CSS

Gradients in CSS

Ten years ago it was quite common to see gradients and reflections on the web. This was all pre-made in an image editor or done with CSS-repeating images, but today it’s possible to achieve the same result using CSS3.

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Review: Nasty Bits

Review: Nasty Bits

Anthony Bourdain used to be a chef at Les Halles in New York and rose to stardom after his book Kitchen Confidential in 2000. I picked up a copy of his book Nasty Bits in Singapore 2006, which is an essay collection.

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