How sweet 4 GB can be

Finally I upgraded my MacBook to 4GB RAM. I wanted that long before but I never did it. Actually I don’t know why. I guess there were some factors which hold me up. But now I got 2 2GB RAM bars for 53 Euros which isn’t really much and I decided to do it – well some OutOfMemory help me with the decision πŸ™‚

But now I’m just happy having 4GB in my MacBook and that thing is really fast again *yepee*

Vacation is over

Hi again!

Unfortunately my vacation is over and I’m back from Cuba. Well the vacation was great of course! The Cuban are great and especially releaxed people and the landscape is really as like in the movie “Pirates of the Caribbean”! Of course I brought over some cigars and rum. And I smoked some of them right in Cuba because only there you’ve the right feeling for it! I also had a little salsa session but I’m not the born dancer! πŸ˜‰

Anyway, pictures aren’t online yet – seems that some people were waiting for me! πŸ™‚ But I look forward to have them online in the next 1 – 2 weeks!

So all in all it’s time to update my list of visited countries:

visited 13 states (5.77%)
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Vacation: Cuba

Well, I promised some more posts the last time but the problem is that I’m very busy in the last couple of weeks – in work as also in my freetime. One of the reasons is definitely that I’m going on vacation on Thursday and it looks like that everyone is thinking that I won’t return anymore! But back to the positiv things: The destination this time is Cuba.

I have spoken already three or four years ago that I want to visit this country once. One of the main reasons was that when you’re in Cuba you make a time travel back to the 60s. Last year a working colleague was with his girlfriend there and as I saw the photos I was sure that this year it will be Cuba. I had a little bit of luck: We started talking about Cuba in February and my colleague told us that we’re already very late. You can’t/won’t visit Cuba in the summer because of the hurricane season which starts in the middle of May and ends somewhere in October. So we hurried up and made a visit in the travel agency and we fortunately got one of the last seats on a tour between 9th of April till 24th of April.

The vacation is split up in two main parts:

The first 8 days we make a round trip through whole Cuba, the other 7 days we’re in an all-inclusive hotel in Varadero and just relax.

Hopefully everything will go fine but I’m confident!

So, we’ll read us in 2 and a half weeks – and no, the cigars are for me and only for me! πŸ™‚


Finally back at home

After three weeks in US and nearly one week in UK I’m finally back at home. Now it’s time for some work on the pics from vacation and some other stuff that was already waiting for me! πŸ™‚

Btw: UK was also nice. I had the luck that there was good weather over there. My last visit in UK was 8 years ago.

Vacation – Viva Las Vegas

We’re currently in Las Vegas (and yes: Again a Apple store where I’m writing! ;)) and have a lot of fun here. Yesterday we went the first time out – something that you’ve to do when you’re in Vegas and it was great! Ok, I came in the hotel room at 5:30 AM and slept till 12:30 PM and I’ve also lost my watch (which will hopefully wait at the reception for me!) but it was just great! Las Vegas is amazing, it’s really a city full of entertainment. As soon as the night begins everywhere are amazing lights full of entertainment. There are also lot of famous cities reconstructed like Paris, New York of Venice. It’s cool over here, but unfortunately you’ve to have a lot of money so that you can enjoy everything in Vegas.

Today it will be our last day in Vegas. We’ll stay here over night and tomorrow we’re driving trough to Death Valley National to Lone Pine where we’ll spend the night. On Wednesday we’re going to visit Yosemity National Park and stay there. And on Thursday we’re driving back to our starting point: San Francisco. They we’ll give back our rental car and stay in a hotel next to the air port. Our flight back goes on 10:00 AM on Friday and we’ll be back in Munic on Saturday around 10:00 AM (15 hours to go there and a time shift of 9 hours).

I’m looking forward to come home again. I mean the trip is cool and we see and saw a lot, but 3 weeks isn’t such short as you think in the first moment. Anyway, this will be probably the last update from the vacation – not sure – so have fun!



Vacation – update

Finally our vacation comes slowly to an end. Today we visited Bryce Canyon and tomorrow we’re going to see Zion Canyon. After that we spend three days in Vegas and then we’re going to San Fran over Death Vally and Yosemite National Park. And in a week at this time I’m already in the plane over the Atlantic bringing me back home!

Cheers from Bryce!

Vacation – another update

I’ve again free access to a wireless Internet connection, so here is another short update: Today we made it to the Grant Canyon and I just can say that it’s really impressive! I mean ok, for an Austrian who knows the Alps is isn’t really new stuff to see but anyway: Seeing some rocks which are older then 1 billion years and nearly 2 kilometers deep is also impressive! Comming up next: Page with Lake Powell and the day after Bryce canyon!

Vacation – Update the second

We are currently in the Apple store in LA and it’s 7 pm. Yesterday we were in the famous Universal Studios in the so called Universal city and had a lot of fun in the Waterword show and the Terminator 2 show. We also had a tour through the studios and saw the locations from Desperate Housewifes for example. Today we visited Beverly Hills (walkthrough on Rodeo drive, Beverly Blvd, …) and Hollywood. Of course we went on the walk of fame and visited the famous Chinese Theater where we made lots of pics of the in concrete embedded hand and footprints of the stars. Also we tried to reach the “Hollywood” letters which was very hard. Actually we didn’t make it up to them but we found a hill where we had a great view on them! And now for the last point of todays tour we visited the Grove shopping center in the middle of Beverly Hills where this Apple store is located.

Tomorrow we plant the visit a shopping mall to get some new SD-Cards for our digi cams and some mini DVDs for the camcorder – Yes, they are already full and yes, after one of the three weeks! ;). In the afternoon we want to visit Bel Air and Santa Monica beach and of course sunset strip where we, or at least I hope to see some stars! Currently everything is fine over here and on Tuesday we’re going on with our journey to Joshua Tree National Park and Laughlin in Nevada where we’ll spend the night.

I hope I get another chance to get an internet connection (yeah…. in the hotel in LA we don’t have free access to the WLAN 😦 ) to post some more updates!

Till then I can just one thing say: Have fun!

Vacation – Update

We just arrived in Pismo Beach where we spend the night during the two days trip from San Francisco to Los Angeles. San Fran was a very very nice city. Tomorrow we’ll visit Santa Barbara and go on to LA. So far everything is fine here! Cheers
Btw: This post was written with my new iPod touch which I bought in the Apple store in San Fran! πŸ˜‰