Monday, April 16, 2007


I am just back from a conference trip to Cambridge, MA.
Coming back into a really nice spring in Germany (> 20°C), it is hard to believe that I needed a winter coat and gloves in Cambridge.

As I have big troubles sleeping on a plane, I tried various strategies so far. This time, I skipped my have-a-beer-before-take-off strategy in favor for a eat-as-much-as-you-can strategy. And I swear that the McFlurry at the US McD is somewhat like double size as you get it in German McD's (it was a hard fight, but I won! :) ).

And hey, this time I really slept many hours on the plane. However, I still have to fight the jetlag at the moment...

Thursday, April 05, 2007


I just came back from a very good short-trip (4 days) to Porto (Portugal). Porto has both, great beaches and a really nice Old Town facing a river. This together with the nice company I had ;) made it an awesome vacation.

The 4 days were just right to walk the city including its beaches and the beautiful river valley, visiting the museum of modern art and the most important tourist sites (mainly churches), and even attend a port wine tasting. Also the people there are really nice. If you are looking for a place to go, maybe it is worth considering Porto...