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Radiation in England

Posted by on Dec 18, 2012 in All posts, England, Radiation levels around the world | 0 comments

“In physics, radiation is a process in which energetic particles or energetic waves travel through vacuum, or through matter-containing media that are not required for their propagation.” Yeah, Wikipedia. The way I see it, radiation is more ‘down to Earth‘. I am on a mission encouraged by the newest Wachowski movie Cloud Atlas, where possibly harmful environments (or radiation levels) are not stopping my spirit (eh, body) from travelling across time (well okay, across Earth) to do great things. Inspired by revolutionist actions of a female clone-worker (Doona Bae) and the ambitious Meronym (Halle Berry) with futuristic Star Trek look, I am, too, taking on a post-apocalyptic journey to make the world a better place. I am carrying the Geiger Counter for the good of human kind. To enlighten and raise awareness. That’s me. AND my body is marked by...

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Meeting Oliver!

Posted by on Dec 17, 2012 in All posts, England | 0 comments

After meeting Kate and William in Cambridge at lunchtime I decided to have Oliver Twist for dinner. Not as a cannibal, nor child molester (surprise) but a curious visitor of the musical ‘Oliver!‘. Written by Lionel Bart and based on the novel Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens, the musical follows the adventures of orphan boy Oliver as he escapes from the cruelties of a poorhouse and finds refuge with a gang of pick-pocketing children living under the roof of their substitute guardian but mainly criminal and my favourite character, Fagin. Fagin, characteristically wearing goatee beard and a huge cloak, showing off his golden watch, is a lonely thief, hoarding stolen goods for his retirement. He teaches kids the art of pick pocketing, which is embedded in the well-loved song ‘You’ve got to pick a pocket or two’.   You...

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Very British Lovely Food

Posted by on Dec 16, 2012 in All posts, England | 0 comments

British culinary convenience has been largely underestimated on ‘the continent’ and for some reason undeservingly reduced to fish & chips with vinegar. (And pork stomach and haggis.) Add unpronounceable Worcestershire Sauce and we have the stereotypical British dish.     This is what Europeans think, British people live on.   Let me put an end to the myth of ‘bad British food’. British fast food can be great and healthy. Greasy-meaty-gross Kebab places are not very popular. Instead you will find many small pass-by eateries, cafés, sandwich shops. Even drug- and department stores offer a wide selection of edible goodies. This is big news for the rest of Europe, suffering from severe food inconvenience. There are virtually no food courts. (I know. How did this happen?) In Cambridge, a department and a drugstore offer better food than most restaurants in...

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Two days in Cambridge: Sights, Shopping, Lodging, Transport

Posted by on Dec 14, 2012 in All posts, England | 0 comments

CAMBRIDGE is a secluded little wonderland of 19th-century splendour and Victorian façade. The town’s name stands worldwide for egalitarian students in smart academic dress with ties and gowns attending Cambridge University. Surprisingly I learned that presenting itself as one renowned university to the world is  foremost good PR – well okay, it does have some historical relevance as well. But, what the world perceives as the one Cambridge University is a variety of 31 Colleges, the oldest being Peterhouse dating back to 1284 and the most famous embodied by King’s College with its stunning late Gothic architecture and Trinity College, the smarty pants leader with the most Nobel price winners of all. Nobel prizes have been awarded to affiliate colleges of the Cambridge University for the discovery of DNA structure, the development of a national income accounting system and...

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‘A day to remember’ – Meeting William and Kate

Posted by on Dec 4, 2012 in All posts, England | 0 comments

“Are you getting off here, dear?” “I don’t know. Is this Cambridge centre?” “It sure is. Kate and William are strolling through town just now, you know.” “Really? I am getting off, then! Thank you.” (British people are polite and chatty and call you ‘dear’ and ‘love’ and it’s just such a small world and Cambridge feels wonderfully accessible and familiar.) This was about my conversation with a friendly old lady who would postpone my shopping spree in order to make the 28th of November, which was last Wednesday, ‘A day to remember’. Indeed. Kate and William in Cambridge. ‘Souvenir edition’ did sound special. I bought one. I am gullible.   I had two full days to enjoy myself in Cambridge and coincidence had it that I was going to meet William and Kate. They had been given the...

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