Scotland: Lochs, castles and pubs.

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Day 1: Hotel on the water To get to Scotland we had to take the ferry from IJmuiden to Newcastle. The trip is pretty long so we had our own cabin with bunk beds to spend the night. The boat was pretty full. Mainly with older folks. Some of them were with a bike. Midlife crisis maybe? The boat had… Read more »

New theme!

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It was time for a face-lift for this blog. I think the theme I made was like 10 years old now. So this time a was a bit more lazy and just lifted a nice wordpress theme from the shelves. I hope you like it. My posts should now be visible on all devices without a problem.

Fimucite 10: From space to Middle-Earth

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And here the report I have written for StreamingSoundtracks for Fimucite last September. For the tenth time a film music festival was held on the Spanish Island Tenerife. It started as a dream of conductor, composer and SST friend Diego Navarro. Now after ten times it grown into a very nice international film music festival. The main two main concerts… Read more »

Krakow Film music festival 2016: 7 days of music

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This is the report I have written for StreamingSoundtracks in May. Day 1 and 2: Scoring4Polanski The first two days of this year’s concert was Scoring4Polanski where music of the director Roman Polanski was played. This concert was done twice: on the first day in Katowice where only one member of our group went. The rest went to the standard… Read more »

Conclusion of the China trip

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It was the first time for me to go on an organized trip by myself. I went once with a friend to Egypt. This trip was fully organized. The drawback was that we were the only ones below 60 in that group. It was a fun holiday but I did not want to have that again. My choice for this… Read more »

Day 21 to 24 of the trip to China

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Day 21: Saying goodbye to Lucy and bussing along The morning started with a busy and hectic breakfast at Lucy’s because everyone was there. Sadly no banana pancake for me. As a comfort I got to bananas for lunch with me. After saying goodbye to the Lucy crew we left with the bus to go to Guangzhou. It was 6… Read more »

Day 17 to 20 of the trip to China

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Day 17: Training through my birthday This is my second holiday where I have my birthday.  And the organization knew that.  They have bought me cake!  And Chinese cake taste pretty delicious. We only had one attraction today before we had over to the train for a long trip to Yangshuo. We were visiting Naigu Stone forest. This park has… Read more »

Day 5 to 10 of the trip to China

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Day 5: Doing walks and sleeping on trains We walked with our guide. We visited two local temples. One had a huge pagoda of stone the other was more than thousand years old and had beautiful courtyards. We also went to a local park and we received some dance lessons from local women there.  Only the women danced: the guys… Read more »

Day 1 to 4 of the China trip

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Day 1: Airplanes To get to China you have to fly, to most of us that is pretty clear. I have flown quite a lot, but this flight was pretty unique. It was the Dutch operator KLM, but almost the whole flight was filled with Chinese. Even the flight attendants were Chinese and I could not speak Dutch with them…. Read more »