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Archive for May, 2007
This weekend it was 75 years ago that the Afsluitdijk (Closure-dike) was finished in Holland, converting a wild sea (Zuiderzee) into a calm lake. The IJsselmeer is Western Europe biggest lake now.
I’m proud to say that my great-aunt Grietje Bosker was the first person to cross the closed dike. She managed to do it before all the invited notables did
The new Metro underground extension to Copenhagen International Airport will open a month ahead of schedule, reported Berlingske Tidende newspaper Friday.
‘It’s very satisfying that we’re able to open the third stage of the Metro ahead of schedule and within the budget,’ said Jens Kramer Mikkelsen, the corporation’s managing director.
So why do Dutch building projects ALWAYS finish later than schedule and way over budget?
Saturday 09:00: Started packing @ Amsterdam
Saturday 22:15: Done packing @ Amsterdam
Saturday 23:15: Finally some dinner @ Purmerend
Sunday 10:15: On the road
Sunday 18:45: Ferry @ Puttgarden – Rødby
Sunday 20:45: Arrive @ Frederiksvej
Sunday 22:14: Stopped unpacking truck
Sunday 22:30: Tuborg @ Vesterbro
Monday 10:00: Continued unpacking truck
Monday 11:30: Done unpacking truck, started unpacking boxes
Monday 23:00: Crashed
Not only ISP’s are incompetent, banks are pretty good at it too. My bank in Holland decided to cancel/block my credit card. Apparently because they sent me a new one. However, they forgot to check if I actually received and activated the new card, which I obviously haven’t…
My incompetent hosting provider let the harddisk of my server crash
Thanks to Google and Ole I managed to save my blog entries. Though I did lose all comments.
Anyway, we’re back online!
The Copenhagen Zoo is the only place outside of Australia where you can find Tasmanian Devils.
In other news:
I looked at an amazing apartment today right across the Zoo. I won’t hear until sunday if I get it…
person x: Hej camilia mælk (L)<3
me: Yo, I <3 you too. And Chris says hi! But ummm, who are you?
person x: Leila fra broen ^_^ <3 mig med de store øjne og babyface – (L)<3
(Leila from the bridge, with the big eyes and the babyface)
me: Sorry, the only Leila I know is from Barcelona ! (unless I was so drunk last friday that I can’t remember, haha)
person x: Oh my god! I think I got the wrong number. Sorry!
me: No worries, dear, I won’t tell anyone 8) !
Yesterday the Copenhagen Beer Festival (Københavnske Øldage) started and I visited this event with some colleagues from Zyb (zyb.com – use their service, it rocks!). There were about 1000 different kinds of beer of which I tried 12.
New experiences (some I won’t disclose here ):
- Drinking beer from Greenland and the Faroe Islands
- Eating pølser (sausage) in a tent lined with wooden benches and drunk Danes
- Dancing at Rust (seriously Chris and Tommy, we need to go there more often!)
I’m going to see an apartment tomorrow in Islands Brygge.