Back in Amritsar

2014/07/21 at 07:41

One more time – India was the destination. I did try a few times in the past to reach Leh and circle from there to Spiti Valley and loop back to Shimla. It did never work out. I did get as far as Spiti valley for a little circle. Trekking to some very small villages close to Kaza and then into the Pin Valley for a few days. The bridges towards Shimal where gone as it did rain too much and so was Leh – buried under a massive land slide. Now i want to try again and it does look better. So far we do not have that much rain and i will try again. The first stop is Amritsar. I do stay again with Mr. Singh at his Farmstay outside of town. So far i got here with the plane from Frankfurt to Delhi and a connecting one to Amritsar. Than the free bus to the Golden Temple and Tuk Tuk to the farm. It is quite hot here – almost 40 degrees and i have to get used to that for a few days. So i take it easy over here. Want to visit the Golden Temple of course and other than that i have no plans for here. Than it is off to Srinagar – the last stop before the mountains.

Frankfurt Airport in the Air India Dreamliner
My friend did drop me at Stuttgart train station where i took the train to Frankfurt. I did arrive early and had a few beers at the REWE supermarket where the trains arrive. They have nice comfy loungers there and cold beer.

Order one get two
Since i was early at the airport i scored a emergency exit seat which is very good if you are as tall as me and have a 6 hour flight ahead. I did order one whiskey and that is what i got. Cheers.

New Window Technology
Since it was a red-eye flight i did not notice the new window technology of the Air India Dreamliner. You can dim the window from clear over blue to a dark green. There are no more window shades. Nice – this is the full green view with the blazing morning sun. You still can feel the rays when you touch the window but it stays quite dark.

Clouds
Push the button 5 times and you have a clear window again!

Bedroom Ceiling
My room in Amritsar – the whole ceiling is made like that.

My Room
How come it looks like that in 18 seconds?

The Bed
Hello Sweety – looking forward to rest here.

View from the roof
From the roof of the farmstay you have a nice view over the fields surrounding the place.

Lazy Goat
Since there are no rocks that goat sleeps here.

Baby Goat
Baby goat likes to take some rays poolside.

Noosy Goat
And she likes the iPhone as well i guess

A few quite days in Movelier Switzerland

2014/07/10 at 12:42

Movelier is a small village in the district of Delémont in the canton of Jura in Switzerland. It is very close to the French border and far from everything. Mostly forest and fields the surroundings are very very green. A bit over 300 people call it home so there is not much going on the whole day.
A few farmers cruise with tractors to the fields and back to the farm collecting hay for the winter season or plow fields. Stork and falcons are soaring high up – butterflies close to the ground. A place where you go and get lost with a book and a nice glass of red.

Movelier

Coming back from walking the dog. This is most of Movelier and the house is behind the trees that you can see on the left of the street.

Movelier
Lora the lazy cat does it Mexican style and chills in the warm morning sun

Movelier
Rocco gets lost in the flowers

Movelier
I have to work for food. Since this is Switzerland after all you have to keep the yard nice and clean. Permaculture in the foreground of the picture

Movelier
After all that work – a cold Swiss brew

Movelier
Waiting for Lara

Movelier

Movelier
Looks like part of the dinner to me

Movelier
Lara does stones for a living. She has a web page as well: http://www.laraoser.ch/

Movelier

Movelier
The newest family members – 4 chicken

Movelier

Movelier

Movelier

Movelier
Free workers

Movelier

Movelier

Movelier
Spider and Butterfly

Movelier

Movelier

Movelier

Movelier
Chris the Leatherman – his web site: http://swiss-chris.com/

Movelier
Cheers Lara

Dinner Buffet at the Beach Club Font de Sa Cala

2014/07/09 at 10:59

One evening I took the iPhone and went to take a few pictures of the buffet at the Beach Club Font de Sa Cala where we did stay. Since I never did that kind of vacation I am not used to so much food for the grab. I never made it to desert – I was really full after salad. And since I do not eat meat and fish I had only vegetables and salad which was more than enough. This place has free wine and beer for dinner as well. And the guys working there where all super friendly.

Beach Club Font de Sa Cala
Infused olive oil, vinegar and other stuff

Beach Club Font de Sa Cala
More dressing

Beach Club Font de Sa Cala
Do it yourself salad

Beach Club Font de Sa Cala
I did it for you salad

Beach Club Font de Sa Cala
More infused olive oil

Beach Club Font de Sa Cala
Lots of different pizza – one is gone the next one comes

Beach Club Font de Sa Cala
Do it yourself: pesto and spices

Beach Club Font de Sa Cala
In addition to the meat and fish on the other side there where 2 guys preparing fresh meat and fish all the time.

Beach Club Font de Sa Cala
Soup and the pan for the pasta

Beach Club Font de Sa Cala
Traditional Majorca food

Beach Club Font de Sa Cala
Not for me

Beach Club Font de Sa Cala
Meat, fish, vegetables, pasta – 14 different dishes

Beach Club Font de Sa Cala
Cheese

Beach Club Font de Sa Cala
Who needs bread here?

Beach Club Font de Sa Cala

Beach Club Font de Sa Cala
Desert anyone??

Beach Club Font de Sa Cala

Beach Club Font de Sa Cala

Beach Club Font de Sa Cala
Loads of fruit if you still can squeeze something in!

Beach Club Font de Sa Cala

A short visit in Capdepera

2014/07/06 at 15:49

Capdepera is the first town that you come to if you drive out from our hotel towards the rest of the island. They had a medieval festival so we went and had a look. Mostly they sold “Made in China” stuff but some local things as well. The food was more or less unhealthy meat stuff so i had a falafel – did not know that this is local specialty. One of the food stalls did sell only German sausages and the Spaniards did love it.

Capdepera

Capdepera
There you go

Capdepera
Very slow roast

Capdepera
More of it

Capdepera

Capdepera
A street that leads up to the castle

Capdepera

Capdepera
They had everything nice decorated for this weekend

Capdepera
Why oh why do they need this ?

Capdepera
They should roam free somewhere. They also had a snake for stupid pictures.

Capdepera
View from the tower of the castle to the north.

Capdepera

Capdepera
All that walking leaves one thirsty!

A few pictures from Artà and Alcudia

2014/06/28 at 15:45

Another day another trip. Today we went to Artà and Alcudia with a quick stop in Capdepera. Walked a bit here and there. Had some coffee and beer. Another nice day.

Artà

Artà

Artà

Artà
Nice view!

Artà
The same guy again?

Artà
Well i wonder who goes into a church that is kilometers away from the beach like that. Or in the 1st place? Since you never know – they did put this one!

Artà
Happy Happy Kid

Artà

Artà
In case you still do not know where tis place is

Capdepera
The Capdepera stop

Alcudia
From a nice and quiet beach bar in Alcudia

Alcudia
There was a big Beach Volleyball tournament in Alcudia so i had to watch a bit

Alcudia
Magic finger action

Alcudia
Exhale and full power

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