Archive | July, 2012

A day

29 Jul

It hit me the other day, gosh I have soon lived in this city for 3,5 years… I remember moving here April 2009 not really knowing anything about this country/city. I had of course read about Beijing and China but to be honest, 10 years ago I would have never dreamed of knowing I would be living here. Beijing has its ups and downs, people come-people go, we all have our ”TIC” moments (This-is-China), I often feel the Lost in translation feeling and the irritation of not speaking the language fluently. Beijing is a tricky place, you have the give it time, you can not come here thinking all the good things will fall on you, to really enjoy this city you have to LIVE this city! Go out explore, take a bus or the subway without a destination, stroll around in back-alleys and hutongs, dine and wine and some of the cities many western influenced restaurant and bars, do the ten-top-sites to understand the history of this country…. the list is endless!

Some-Days I feel as I am in a endless tunnel of ”City”….

Other days I wonder how on earth it is possible to find such harmony in such a large city like Beijing

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Darling Darling where is the BOLLI?

26 Jul

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Mitt smultron ställe

26 Jul

There is a saying in Swedish ”mitt smultron ställe” which literally translated to English is ”my wild strawberry place” meaning a place which not a lot of people can find. Mine is my summer house, 3 hours outside of Stockholm on a small forest track alongside the lake of Siljan.

 

Here are some of my own shots I took of a magnificent sun-set at ”my wild-strawberry place” this summer

Ferdinand the Bull is back in Jing a ling ling

14 Jul

My 3 week-summer-holiday has flown away and now I am back in Beijing! I had a great holiday, met lots of friends, family and visited some nostalgic places… Summer in Sweden was amazing! I felt like Ferdinand the bull most of the time; snorting in all the natural scents, flowers, crisp air, the sea, freshness of the rain, the evening mist, the fine wines, the succulent food and the un-polluted-ICE COLD tap water etc etc. It was incredible! In the many ways which I adore Beijing I have to say that this is the one thing I miss the most; all the fresh, clean, beautiful scents!

I will post some of my many photos I took in  Sweden later, now I have to dash out in this  unbearable heat.

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