Archive | May, 2015

Sweden, Stockholm

11 May

Happy to meet up again with Beijing friends Carl, Marie, Sven & Lisa. 

 Staying at their house near Stockholm, beautiful spot, great sunset over the Baltic sea with drinks on the deck in the (fake) ruine. Build there by a former landowner. 


Spain, Madrid: The bull wins!

8 May

Plaza Mayor  holds a bar with pictures of matadors that lost their fight:


La Torro del Oro north side of the square

Spain, Madrid

7 May

Really nice day for a stroll in Madrid. Chilly in the shadow but comfortably warm in the sun, spring is here! What a treat after Asia’s blistering heat.

Changing of the guards at royal palace. 

Tapas al fresco, yummy & vino tinto. 

Walking the old little streets.  

Visiting Trix’ favourite museum  in the impressionist painter Sorollo’s former house. 

    Back at Trix & Walter’s Luuk and Ties jumping in a very cold pool 🙂  

 Yummy BBQ in the evening sun…

Spain, Toledo

6 May

Beautiful day in Toledo with Walter & Trix. Great lunch medieval style.  


Back to Europe

6 May

Ready for 24 hours of travel.

Boat to Male, kill a few hours, flight to Abu Dabi, kill a few hours there, flight to Madrid, rent a car, drive to Trix & Walter. 

Our damaged twins: Ties with rainbowcolored eyes and Maj in wheelchair (not allowed to walk long distances yet…) 


Best English I have seen this travel till now

2 May


Maldives, Maafushi diving

2 May

Sqeezed my burned back in a wetsuit and went diving with the family. Luuk second dive, doing it really nice & stable! Ties snorkeles above us with the ship’s captain and Maj guards the boat. 

  And no, that is not our hotel…