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Saturday, March 28, 2015

Saturday excursion to Würzburg

Being sick for the weekend sucks. I didn’t feel well, caught a cold somewhere from somebody. But instead of lying down in bed all time, I dragged Antje to the car and we went to Würzburg (excellent destination for a weekend biking trip). We strolled along and through the city, coffee here and shopping there, visited the cathedral and the bridge (reminds me of the one in Prague) which Würzburg is famous for. Before going back home, restaurant “Auflauf” prepared oven baked food which needs to be mentioned here.

Saturday, March 21, 2015

Going to Estonia just for quick

Thank god it’s Monday. This must have been the thought of my boss looking for someone going to Estonia as soon as possible. I got the permission from the project, booked flight and hotel and the next morning, I was on my way to Tallinn and Rakvere later that night, going even more east. The converter station site had an outage for two days (i.e. it’s switched off completely for maintenance reasons) and the customer wanted to get some things done. We were there to change some thyristors and fibre optics, visual checks of the three valve towers included. The job went smooth and they brought the link back into operation Thursday night.

Rakvere itself didn’t have that much to offer. The Aqva Spa Hotel was the top thing to see or do, followed by, yeah, not much. The castle maybe – allow one or two hours, depending on how deep into detail you wanna go. A few bars in the “city centre” which would be okay for that one or another night out. That’s about it! Thus, time to head back to Tallinn and home then.

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Boarding experience on Melchsee-Frutt

Every time there is a little chance to go skiing in Switzerland, I’m usually in. Despite the 6 hours travel time, being up there is always cool. The wide valley up in the mountains invites for snow shoe hiking, cross country skiing or Alpine skiing. I rented a snow board this time, tried my best on the hill for beginners, and surprisingly, it was working quite well. “Jagertee” at the lunch break didn’t contribute that much – it was more like one step forward, two steps back! But as long as I survive… After hard work outside on the track, good food, sauna and one or two beers made life liveable.