Monthly Archives: April 2010

Horses, Cats, Tadpoles and great food @ Cascina Papa Mora

With beautiful weather forecast for the weekend, we tried a new place in the wine country: Cascina Papa Mora. Located halfway between Asti and Alba and at the end of a dirt road, so once we had arrived, there was … Continue reading

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Superga field trip

Today I had the pleasure (again) to accompany Julius’ class on a field trip. This time it was all about ‘different modes of transportation’, so we hopped on a bus, looked at cars, trucks, busses and motorcycles on the way … Continue reading

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Ben 10 – o – mania

Bye Bye Spongebob… ¡Adios! Dora… Sayonara Bakugan… There is a new kid in town and his name is Benjamin Tennyson, aka Ben 10. A bit like Bakugan, Julius was introduced to the character / show / merchandize through school (they … Continue reading

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Döner & a movie

After a pretty successful first sleepover (no nightmares, no potty emergencies, no middle of the night phone calls), Julius and I went with Daniela’s family to go to Linghotto to watch ‘How to train your dragon’ (or as they call … Continue reading

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J’s first sleepover

Since he went back to school he had asked for his friend Daniela to sleepover ‘every night’ … so, I arranged a sleepover for the weekend. As a fun activity I made meatballs with the kids and afterwords they had … Continue reading

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Pretty much all Nepal photos

I am still tackling the challenge of how to best put the Nepal experience in publishing shape and form. Even though we were offline most of the time, as long as I had power, I wrote down the day’s experience … Continue reading

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Gute Nacht 2010

As i said last year, I keep doing this little ‘practice German pronunciation’ mantra with Julius … I can’t really tell if he is getting better … he seems to understand when I speak in German to him .. he … Continue reading

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And … we are back! (in Italy)

We somehow survived the 2.5 h stay in Abu Dhabi (different Terminal this time) in the middle of the night and our flight was only delayed by half an hour. The change from business class to economy was kinda painful, … Continue reading

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Yeah! Free Wi-Fi! Greetings again from Abu Dhabi

Was a loooong day today … (and still is) .. right now it is 1:30 AM in Abu Dhabi … and after 3AM in Katmandu … and I feel just like that. Since our flight was scheduled for the evening, … Continue reading

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Last minute sight seeing: Pashupatinath

Pashupatinath, a very important Hindu temple, and conveniently located very close to the airport, was our last destination in Nepal. It is a very impressive sight … you find many colorful Sadhu who are more than willing to pose for … Continue reading

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Getting templed-out in Patan

Patan used to be its own city, but has become part of Kathmandu over time. They have their own Durbar (royal) square and LOTS of temples. We tried to stick with the Lonely Planet’s walking tour, but I did not … Continue reading

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Swayabunath, Thamel, Tibetan lunch …

Somehow Julius is stuck in Safari mode and keeps waking up at 5:30 … Which was ok with me since I knew the power would go off at 7 AM and thus I had some time on the PC, while … Continue reading

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Trip back to Kathmandu

Since the flight situation was unclear and we really wanted to go back, we had arranged a car to bring us back to Kathmandu (half price of the plane tickets) and the ride was fairly smooth. Once we reached Kathmandu … Continue reading

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Back in Kathmandu …

Long drive back today (6h), but good driver and less traffic than the other days. And as a big surprise, I am now finding a wi-fi network that I can use my own computer on … the bad news, we … Continue reading

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Pokhara Lakeside (flight to Kathmandu cancelled)

Julius was up at 6:30, so, again fairly early begin of the day. (I tried to ignore him, though he actually snuggled with me for some time, I tried to show him it was still sleepy time. But around 7:07 … Continue reading

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